If you’re a coffee lover, you likely enjoy the fall season since this is the time that many coffee shops sell the popular pumpkin spice latte. However, you can make this and other coffee drinks at home to share with your loved ones so you can enjoy delicious coffee drinks together. A few flavorful and creative ingredients can make your regular cup of coffee a little more interesting, especially if you’re sharing a coffee drink you love with the people who mean the most to you. Here are five holiday coffee recipes you and your family can indulge in.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
To make this delicious coffee drink, brew your favorite coffee and blend the coffee with your favorite milk or non-dairy milk alternative. Add “pumpkin spices” to the coffee and milk such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, and blend thoroughly. You can also add flavored syrup, sugar, or agave to the latte to sweeten the beverage. Top each cup of coffee with regular or vegan whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon on top before serving. You can also add a cinnamon stick to the beverage for a more warm and spicy flavor. This coffee beverage is delicious hot or iced. You can enjoy an even more delightful coffee flavor by enjoying this coffee drink with a tasty slice of pumpkin pie.
The classic flavor of vanilla is showcased in various foods and beverages during the holiday season. That’s why this vanilla latte goes great with several festive desserts. You can also enjoy it with breakfast to get your holiday season started right. Brew your coffee and add vanilla flavoring or extract, white sugar, a little brown sugar, and the creamer of your choice. Blend all the ingredients until a froth starts to form. Pour the vanilla coffee in mugs and top with cream and a little sugar for a tasty coffee treat. This beverage can be enjoyed steaming hot or with ice.
The light, floral notes of Ethiopian coffee go great with a cardamom latte. If you and your family are up for a coffee drink that is teeming with complex flavors, this may be the perfect holiday drink for you. You can brew the coffee of your choice and blend the coffee with your favorite milk, coconut milk, or non-dairy nut milk. Add sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom to the coffee mixture to enhance the flavor. Froth some of the milk to add a delicious topping to the coffee and sprinkle a little cardamom on top for a warm and comforting holiday treat.
Salted Caramel Latte
If you love the taste of salted caramel, try this tasty coffee beverage for the holiday season. After brewing your favorite coffee, add some creamer, vanilla or almond extract, and caramel syrup to enhance the flavor of the coffee. Once the coffee has reached your desired temperature, you can top the beverage with a dollop of whipped cream and caramel sauce. You can buy the sauce pre-made or create your own by combining butter, sugar, and milk over low heat until a syrup forms. Sprinkle a little sea salt on top before serving so you and your loved ones can enjoy a decadent combination of sugary and salty flavors.
You’ll likely be drinking eggnog during Thanksgiving and Christmas, so why not add some coffee to this festive holiday drink? Whether you make your eggnog from scratch or have a favorite brand that you love, you can combine your favorite flavored coffee with the eggnog and top with whipped cream and nutmeg for a refreshing and energizing holiday drink. This beverage tastes great with your favorite Christmas cookies.
These indulgent recipes are a tasty way to usher in the holiday season. You and your family can enjoy these drinks as you prepare holiday dinner or when you’re gathered around the fireplace watching your favorite movie or engaged in entertaining conversation. Keep in mind that you can add more milk and ice to these recipes into frappuccinos while still being able to enjoy the flavors you love.