My Top 3 Starbucks Inspired Fall Drinks // Sunny’s Sweet Sunday

Trying to save money? Well stop spending so much on your daily Starbucks drinks and make them yourself at home! They taste just as good, if not better…and you can add as much honey as you like;-)

But seriously guys, Starbucks has amazing drinks with wonderful flavors, yes, but they are seriously expensive (think about it, 5 Dollars everyday, 5 times a week, makes 100 dollars per month, which means 5000 dollars per year…that could be your luxury dream vacation!!) and sometimes you have no idea what they put into that drink of yours. I think I´ve said this so many times: Making your own food and drinks at home is much healthier, because you have full control of what you put into your food or in this case drink!

But now let´s start saving A LOT of money;-) and treating out tastebuds!

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Chai Tea Latte (for two)

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What you´ll need

  • 2/3 cup milk / soy milk
  • 1/2 cup black tea
  • 3 peppercorns
  • cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • cardamom
  • star anise
  • agave/honey


Add all the seasonings in 1 cup water and heat it up. Cook the black tea. Get the seasonings out of the water and add the black tea. Pour the mixture into glasses.
Heat up the milk. Add it into the glasses as well. And you´re done!!


Hot Chocolate


What you´ll need

  • 1 cup milk / soy milk
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • maple syrup / agave / honey
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • optional: whipped cream


Heat up the milk a bit. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir well, while heating it up a bit more. Pour into a mug, garnish with whipped cream if you like and enjoy!!

“Glühwein” / Winter Punch


What you´ll need

  • 2 cups grape juice
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • cardamom
  • star anise
  • optional: red wine


Add everything into a pot, stir while heating it up. Pour into mugs and enjoy it cuddled up in a blanket and a good christmas movie. (Totally guilty of having watched the first christmas movie of the year, drinking this goodness!)


Let me know if you´ll give them a try!!
Happy sippin´!


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