Your 5 Favorite Starbucks Summer Drinks—Made Healthier!

September 5, 2016
by Michelle Pellizzon for Thrive Market
Your 5 Favorite Starbucks Summer Drinks—Made Healthier!

Technically, summer is drawing to a close. And for most of the U.S. (not you, Californians) it’s the end of cold-brew season—and time to start ushering in all those pumpkin spice lattes.

But this summer was one of the hottest on record, and there’s no sign that September will bring more temperate weather. Even if though the PSL drops tomorrow, it’ll still probably be warm enough outside for frosty beverages.

Thankfully, we’ve got five recipes for at-home iced tea and coffee drinks that are just like your Starbucks favorites, but healthier (and cheaper!). Enjoy the last few weeks of heat—and the excuse to put ice cream in your coffee.

Starbucks Pink Drink

Starbucks’ Pink Drink

It’s sweet, fruity, and bright pink. Instagram loves it, and so will you. #pinkdrink

White tea granita

White Tea Granita

Icy lemon and fruity white tea make for a perfect combo in this pretty, pastel-colored afternoon pick-me-up.

Cold Brew Float

Cold Brew Float With Coconut Ice Cream

A little milder and less acidic than regular coffee, cold brew is already a hit at coffee shops everywhere. Adding in homemade coconut ice cream takes it over the top—no ice or milk required.

Espresso granita

Espresso Granita

You love caffeine, but you also love slushies. The answer to your summertime prayers? A frozen espresso granita.

Coconut milk macchiato

Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

Real talk: This iced dairy-free macchiato is so good, it didn’t even make it out of our photo studio. And it’s surprisingly easy to make—you probably have the ingredients in your pantry already (but if you don’t, we’ve got you covered with espresso, coconut milk creamer, and everything else you need!).

Photo credit: Alicia Cho

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