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How to Make a Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte at Home: Easy Recipe

a cup of hot sugar cookie latte

The Sugar Cookie Latte is one of the most popular beverages that Starbucks offers, and many people want to know how to make it at home. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to making a homemade Starbucks sugar cookie latte.

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How to Make a Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte:

Ingredients
  • 4 cups Starbucks Holiday Blend freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 2 cups 3.25% whole milk
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
Equipment
  • Coffee maker
  • Whisk
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Frother or hand blender
  • Saucepan
  • Two mugs

1. Mix the Sugar With the Water

The first step is to put the boiling water into a heatproof bowl and add the sugar. Then, stir with a whisk until the sugar dissolves.

2. Add Your Extracts

Add the vanilla and almond extracts to the sugar water, and stir well.

3. Heat Your Milk

Slowly heat the milk in a saucepan until it begins steaming. Stir it regularly, and use low heat for the best results.

4. Create the Froth

Once the milk begins steaming, use a frother or blender to create a foam that you can use.

5. Add the Coffee and Chips

Divide the white chocolate chips between two large mugs, and pour half of the freshly brewed Starbucks Holiday Blend into each. Stir until the chips dissolve.

6. Add the Syrup

Add half of the syrup that you created with sugar, water, and extracts to each large mug, and mix well.

7. Add the Froth

Add half of the handmade foam to the top of each beverage to complete your creation.

a glass of sugar cookie latte
Image Credit: Tinu Coman, Shutterstock

The Sugar Cookie Latte Recipe Alternatives and Toppings

  • If you can’t find the Starbucks Holiday Blend or want to try something different, we recommend Starbucks Pike Place Roast. You can also try other varieties that you enjoy. Another option is to use Starbucks Blonde Espresso.
  • You can use a microwave to create the steamed milk. First, fill a mason jar halfway with milk. Then, close it tightly, shake it to get the foam started, and microwave it a short time on high for about 30 seconds. This method is fast, but it’s easy to microwave the milk too long, which will cause it to spill over and create a mess.
  • Add vanilla syrup to your foam for increased flavor.
  • Add colored sprinkles on top to make your beverage more festive and more closely resemble traditional sugar cookies.

a glass of sugar cookie latte

Simple Sugar Cookie Latte Starbucks Recipe

The Sugar Cookie Latte Starbucks Recipe is easy to make, takes only a few minutes to complete, and is well worth the effort. You can even make several batches of the syrup and store it in the fridge so it’s ready when you need it. If you master the microwave steamed milk method, you’ll be able to enjoy one of these beverages as quickly as any homemade morning cup.
5 star average
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine coffee
Servings 2
Calories 210 kcal

Equipment

  • Small whisk
  • Coffee cup
  • Large glass bowl
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups Starbucks Holiday Blend freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 2 cups 3.25% whole milk
  • ½ cup Boiling water
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup White chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Almond extract

Instructions
 

  • While the coffee is brewing, mix the boiling water with your granulated sugar and mix well.
  • Add the almond and vanilla extracts to the sugar water syrup, and stir well.
  • Slowly heat the milk in a saucepan until it begins to steam.
  • Use a hand blender or a frother to create foam for the top of the beverage.
  • Divide the white chocolate chips between two large mugs, then pour half the coffee into each one before stirring well.
  • Add in the syrup.
  • Divide the foam between the two beverages.
  • Top with colored sprinkles for more color.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal

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Conclusion

The Starbucks sugar cookie latte is a fantastic drink that is easy to make at home with just a few ingredients and tools, including a standard coffee maker and a saucepan. You can use any extract brand, and you can reduce the sugar if you find it too sweet. Experimenting with different kinds of coffee or even espresso can lead to delicious surprises!


Featured Image Credit: mikeledray, Shutterstock

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Ed Malaker

Ed Malaker, a veteran writer, has contributed to a wide range of blogs that cover tools, pets, guitars, fitness, and computer programming, and of course, coffee. He drinks a lot of it when he writes, making him an expert indeed. When he’s not writing, Ed is usually performing DIY projects around the house or working in the garden. He’s also a musician and spends a lot of time helping people fix their guitars and composing music for independent films.

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