Create tasty takeaway drinks at home with our great money-saving tips


TAKEAWAY drinks are back on the menu. I have treated myself to a few frappuccinos and milkshakes to celebrate.

But they are not cheap.

Takeaways are back on the menu but they are not cheap

Luckily, you can knock up the same drinks at home for a fraction of the price. Here is how . . .

THAT’S A FRAP: I can’t wait to try this take on a Starbucks frappuccino from TikTok’s @caughtsnackin. Put ice, two shots of espresso, a cup of milk, 1tbsp chocolate sauce and 2tbsp  sugar in a blender and mix. Top with squirty cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

SAVE: Around £3.20 per drink

SHAKE IT: If  you can’t face queuing at McDonald’s, whip up your own milkshake. Combine two cups of vanilla ice cream and 1¼ cups of milk with sugar or chocolate/banana/strawberry Nesquik. Put the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

SAVE: £1.99 per drink

ICE, ICE BABY: Missing Tango Ice Blasts at the cinema? Take any ice lollies you have, crush them and pop into a blender with a glass of Tango. Any flavour will work. Sainsbury’s has two-litre bottles of Tango Orange and Strawberry & Watermelon for £1.25, down from £1.65.

SAVE: 40p per drink 

SUPER SLUSH: Treat your kids to DIY Slush Puppies. Pour sugar and water into a bowl, mix in flavouring and food colouring then freeze for three hours, stirring every 30 minutes. If you make them regularly, you may want to invest in a machine. The cheapest I have found is £39.99 at Ryman. Robert Dyas currently has syrup for £2.99, down from £4.99.

SAVE: £2 on syrup

TIME FOR TEA: You would  spend around £2.65 on iced tea at Costa but it is one of easiest drinks to make in your kitchen. Pop four herbal teabags into a 1-litre jug, fill halfway with boiled water, brew, add cold water and top with ice and fruit.

SAVE: £1.50 and get more drinks

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Cheap treat

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SAVE: £1.25

Top swap

These espadrilles from Aspiga cost £115
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SAVE: £103

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