Healthy Coffee Drinks: 10 Homemade Starbucks Copycats

Healthy Coffee Drinks: 10 Homemade Starbucks Copycats

Healthy Coffee Drinks: 10 Homemade Starbucks Copycats

If you’re a coffee lover, but are not a fan of the high sugar and calorie content of Starbucks, look no further because we’ve put together a list of healthy coffee drinks that are sure to satisfy your cravings!

Each has a recipe linked to it so that you’re equipped to make homemade Starbucks drinks whenever you please without disrupting your health goals. It’s a win-win to say the least.


 pumpkin spice latte


1. Pumpkin Spice Protein Latte

This Starbucks favorite is sure to warm up your home and give your body the protein it needs to run effectively. Use BuzzFit Protein Coffee or substitute with your favorite protein powder and brewed coffee in the recipe below to get the perfect, nostalgic autumn taste we all love:


1 serving BuzzFit HOT Original Coffee + Protein

8 oz water 

4 tbsp organic pumpkin puree 

1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (warmed)

1/2 tsp stevia or sugar of choice

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon  

1/4 tsp nutmeg 

dash of pumpkin spice seasoning (optional)


  1. Heat water in a saucepan until almost boiling. Add in 1 serving of BuzzFit HOT Original Coffee + Protein. Stir well. Reduce heat to low
  2. In a blender or shaker bottle, add the pumpkin puree, almond milk, sugar and nutmeg. Blend/shake well, until ingredients are fully mixed.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree mix to the saucepan and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a mug. Top with a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin spice seasoning if desired. 


Caramel frappuccino


2. Keto Caramel Frappuccino

For all of our Keto friends, you’ll love this recipe because it’s completely keto and sugar free! Complete with almond milk, sugar free caramel sauce, and salted caramel collagen, this recipe is sure to tingle your tastebuds without you feeling guilty afterwards.

If you need some extra protein, try substituting the instant coffee for BuzzFit Original Protein Coffee and you can still maintain 0g of sugar and the keto status!


 Chai mocha latte


3. Chai Mocha Protein Latte

    Although not a verbatim menu item at Starbucks, this Dirty Chai Latte twist does not disappoint. Combining a classic chai tea with mocha coffee, you almost get a richer dirty chai taste with chocolate notes. Try the recipe below with mocha protein coffee or substitute with a mocha flavored protein powder and a shot of espresso.


    1 serving BuzzFit HOT Mocha Coffee + Protein

    8 oz water 

    1 chai tea bag

    3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

    dash of cinnamon (optional)


    1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil. Pour into mug and add chai tea bag. Let steep for 5 minutes. 
    2. While tea is steeping, add the almond milk to the pot and heat over medium-low heat until it begins to warm. Whisk for 30 seconds or use a handheld frother to create a foam. Remove from heat. 
    3. Remove the tea bag from the mug and add in 1 serving of BuzzFit Mocha Coffee + Protein. Stir for 30 seconds. 
    4. Pour foamed milk into the mug and stir. Add a pinch of cinnamon on top if desired. 


    cold foam latte


    4. Iced Cold Foam Vanilla Protein Latte

      Cold foam is a cold, frothed milk and cream mixture that’s made without heat or steam. Throw it on top of a vanilla latte, and you’ve got a recipe for a low calorie coffee that is super refreshing and smooth to the touch.

      See below for how to use vanilla protein coffee to get this drink. You can also use vanilla flavored protein powder and brewed coffee:


      1 serving BuzzFit ICED Vanilla Latte Coffee + Protein

      8 oz cold water 

      1 cup ice

      1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice


      1. In a shaker bottle, combine 1 serving of BuzzFit ICED Vanilla Latte and water. Shake for 30 seconds or until completely dissolved. 
      2. Fill a glass with ice and pour-in BuzzFit protein coffee. Leave at least 1-2 inches at the top of the glass. 
      3. In a separate cup or bowl, add almond milk and whisk by hand vigorously or use a handheld frother for 30 seconds. 
      4. Pour the cold foam over the top of the iced coffee glass and enjoy!


      Keto cinnamon roll frap


      5. Keto Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino

      The Cinnamon Roll Frap is on the secret menu at starbucks, but that doesn’t stop people from gushing over it. With the high amount of sugar content, this drink is a challenge to make healthy, but we found a miracle recipe from Oh So Sweet Keto that is able to make the drink at only 1.5 net carbs! The key is replacing some of the heavy cream with almond milk and using an all natural brown sugar alternative, like Sukrin Gold.


       gingerbread latte


      6. Gingerbread Protein Latte

      If you loved the Gingerbread Latte at Starbucks and you’re heartbroken that they are no longer bringing it back for the holiday season, try this copycat recipe with a protein twist. It’s cheaper and healthier than you would have gotten from your barista anyway!


      1 cup water

      1 serving BuzzFit HOT Mocha Coffee + Protein

      1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

      1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (plus more for sprinkling on top if desired)

      1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (plus more for sprinkling on top if desired)

      3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)


      1. In a small saucepan, add the water, BuzzFit, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Over medium heat, whisk the ingredients together until well-combined and the spices are fully dissolved. Bring to a light simmer and then reduce the heat to low. Stir regularly for 1 minute. Pour into a coffee mug.
      2. In the same saucepan, add the almond milk over medium-low heat until it begins to warm. Use a handheld frother or whisk vigorously for 30 seconds to create a foam. Remove from heat.
      3. Pour desired amount of milk into the mug and spoon the foam on top. Add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg on top if desired.



      7. Skinny Vanilla Latte

      This Starbucks copycat drink recipe doesn’t need much to make it healthy because it’s already a “skinny” drink, but you can certainly add or subtract whatever you’d like from it to adjust as needed. If you’re cutting calories, this version of the vanilla latte will be a great option. If you’re looking for a bit of extra nutrients, check out the BuzzFit Vanilla Protein Coffee as another option to have 10g of protein in your cup.


      skinny double chocolate chip frap


      8. Skinny Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

      Chocolate may be the last thing you think can be healthy, but substitute the milk chocolate for dark chocolate and you have a nutrient packed drink! This recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking is 181 calories less than the Starbucks version and yields a larger cup full as well.


       caramel machiato


      9. Vegan Caramel Macchiato

        If you’re looking for a vegan alternative to the Caramel Macchiato, we’ve got you! This recipe is not only vegan, but it’s also naturally sweetened with coconut milk, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and salt. 


        peppermint mocha


        10. Low Calorie Peppermint Mocha

          The version of this drink at Starbucks can be quite hefty on calories… a tall totals 350. We found an awesome alternative recipe from the Clean Eating Couple that makes this drink come out to only 63 calories which makes it totally worth it.

          For added protein, try substituting the espresso and cocoa powder for BuzzFit Mocha Protein Coffee and you’re well on your way to a healthy drink!