16 Drive-Thru Favorites to Make at Home
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16 Drive-Thru Favorites to Make at Home

Back before food trucks started their takeover, the drive-thru ruled the on-the-go-eats arena. And now that we’ve been spoiled with such awesome and thoughtfully crafted fare, it can be a bit of a challenge to revisit the old haunts. Thankfully, it’s easy enough to hack fast food at home, allowing you to re-create favorites while customizing ingredients so you can truly have it your way. Enjoy this collection of 16 sips, sides and sandwiches that are sure to put a smile on your face.

1. Filet-O-Fish Sandwich: Looking to earn a few more brownie points? Top this flaky fish sando with a scoop of totally homemade slaw. (via Catz in the Kitchen)

2. Frosty: This Wendy’s Frosty copycat is so spot-on that the question of whether to spoon it up or stick a straw in it still remains. (via Dine and Dish)

3. Meat Lover’s Quesarito: If you’re torn between a quesadilla and burrito, you’re in luck. This meat-filled fusion of the two will absolutely satisfy both cravings. (via She Knows)

4. Chick-Fil-A Nuggets: Served with an outragously good honey-mustard sauce for dipping, this Chick-Fil-A fave can now be had at home instead of by road trippin’ it to your nearest location. Now if only there was a DIY for their waffle fries… (via Damn Delicious)

5. Curly Fries: You’ll need a special device to cut these Arby’s-like fries into curls, but don’t let that scare you away. The seasoning works just as well applied to your standard, straight-cut potatoes. (via Instructables)

6. Cherry Limeade: For a more authentic Sonic experience, try to get your hands on some pellet ice. Otherwise, simply crush up some cubes and add them to this refreshing, sweet-tart sip. (via Lil’ Luna)

7. Double-Double, Animal Style: One of the most popular not-so-secret menu options at In-N-Out, this “Animal Style” double cheeseburger adds a little dab of mustard to the patties, and tops things off with tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions and an extra large helping of spread (aka thousand island). It’s so messy but sooo good. (via Serious Eats)

8. Breakfast Waffle Tacos: Straight off Taco Bell’s breakfast menu, put a few frozen toaster waffles to use, and you’ll be enjoying breakfast tacos in no time. (via Brit + Co)

9. Double Decker Tacos: If you have a hard time choosing between flour and corn tortillas, now you don’t have to. Each bite of these tasty tacos are totally packed with textures and flavors. (via Simply Scratch)

10. Charcoal Burger With Spicy Chicken and Black Pepper Mushrooms: With this guide for making black burger buns, you’re well on your way to DIYing the black burgers from Burger King without a flight to Japan. (via Nasi Lemak Lover)

11. Coffee Coolatta: For all those East Coast transplants living out west, now you can satisfy your Dunkin’ Donuts Coolata cravings from the comfort of your own home. While you’re at it, might we recommend making a couple dozen donuts to enjoy alongside? (via Tammilee Tips)

12. Nachos Supreme (Gluten-Free): Topped with totally-from-scratch queso and beef seasoned with a homemade taco seasoning blend, these nachos go from dinner table to fiesta with ease. (via A Sage Amalgam)

13. Shamrock Shakes: This minty milkshake shouldn’t be stuck in the month of March; enjoy it year-round with this DIY. (via Tide and Thyme)

14. Enchilada-Style Burritos: Whether you call ’em “Enchiritos” or “wet” burritos, these enchilada-sauced beauts are simply delicious. (via That’s Some Good Cookin’)

15. Double Down: Consider yourself warned, meat sweats are very real if you manage to work your way through one of these meat on meat on cheese on sauce on meat sandwiches. (via Serious Eats)

16. Big Mac: It’s time for a singalong — two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed brioche bun! (via Food and Wine)

What copycat recipes do you enjoy making at home? Let us know below!