How much do you love Iced Coffee? I’m not going to lie, I pretty much live on it during the summer months. Come mid-April I’m ready to trade my hot caramel macchiato for an iced coffee until about October when I can resist the pull of a pumpkin spiced latte no longer. But let’s be real, I can’t afford to go to Starbucks everyday. So I set out to find a cheaper way to have my favorite drink. Since I used to work at Starbucks, I can honestly tell you that this tastes like the real thing for a fraction of the price. You need a whooping 3 ingredients for this dream come true, so hold onto your hats while I show you how amazing this is.
I used to work at Starbucks. It was a great job that saw me through college and my first few years as a newlywed. I quickly became addicted to coffee and, on the hotter days, iced tea. As a barista, we had to try all the different recipes (no complaint here!) so we could describe them to the customers. My favorites were the java chip frappuccino, a plain coffee frappuccino with two shots affogato style (one can get a bit prissy about coffee when working there), a hazelnut americano, and my staple: a venti iced black tea lemonade! I can still smell the tea brewing and hear the sound of the ice in the tea shaker. Those were the days! When I quit because I got my first teaching job, I lost the awesome discount us employees received. But alas, I could make these recipes in my sleep so I quickly learned how to make cheaper copycat versions at home. [Read more…] about Copycat Starbucks Iced Black Tea Lemonade