I like to go to the coffee shop and splurge on various drinks and offerings as much as the next person. But after a while, I get sick of throwing out plastic cups and my credit card just looks. . . tired. There's always something satisfying about following a recipe and crafting something yourself, and it also tends to taste better. Here are five recipes to try out on your own:

1. Iced Dirty Chai (Vegan, Paleo, Sugar Free)

Iced Dirty Chai (Vegan, Paleo, Sugar Free)

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You like iced coffee. You like chai. Here's a recipe to merge those two together!

2. Homemade Mocha Frappe Recipe In Five Minutes

Homemade Mocha Frappe Recipe In Five Minutes

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Can never go wrong with chocolate and coffee. . .

3. Iced Coconut Matcha Latte

Iced Coconut Matcha Latte

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Iced Coconut Matcha Latte is not only delicious, but healthy too.

4. Italian Sodas

Italian Sodas - Sugar and Charm

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These blueberry and strawberry Italian soda recipes put a new twist on refreshment.

5. Earl Grey Vanilla Tea Latte 

A deliciously simple Earl Grey Latte (London Fog) that you can make healthier at home! Recipe from thebusybaker.ca