11 Ahh-mazing holiday coffeehouse drinks to make at home. Your holiday budget will thank you!
Are you a gingerbread latte addict? How much have you spent on pumpkin spice lattes? Save yourself some major moolah this season and make your own coffeeshop drinks!
We get it. The call of the coffee siren is strong. Not only does she flaunt her red coffee cups around town, but oh, the smells! Freshly ground coffee, warm cinnamon, gingerbread and pumpkin spice, okay, you get the point…
It’s spicy, and we like it. If you want that quintessential drink that smells like Christmas, then this is your latte.
If you’re looking for a warm hug on a cold day, then wrap your mitts around this.
Abbey’s White Chocolate Latte
It’s rich, creamy, and frothy with the perfect balance of white chocolate and coffee. Brew a cup of strong black coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine.
If you’re seeking the perfect latte with the best milk-to-espresso-to-syrup ratio, then stop here. Just add your favorite flavor or holiday syrup to create your best concoction yet.
If you don’t have an espresso machine (and now’s the time to put one on your wish list for Santa!), here are some drinks you can make at home using freshly brewed coffee.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Create this bevy at home and you won’t have to go broke. Save a few more bucks by making the Pumpkin Pie Spice mixture yourself, too.
Brown Sugar-Caramel Latte
Sometimes coffee is a dessert in itself! Dust with cinnamon or cocoa powder, put your slippers up, and acknowledge you didn’t have to leave the house. You’re welcome.
And if you’re going to do it, go all the way. Fresh homemade whipped cream is the perfect topping for these coffee and cocoa recipes. And go ahead and add a few extra dollops, we won’t charge you extra.
It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Heat milk in a saucepan, whisk to create foam, and combine it with your favorite roasted coffee. Spoon foam over the top, if you’re feeling fancy. We won’t judge.
No Coffee Required Selections:
Hot Chai Latte
Cozy up with a velvety chai tea latte. Crank up the caffeine by using more black tea leaves, or add a few sprinkles of cardamom to make it spicier. Bonus: This is going to make your house smell amazing!
Candy Cane Cocoa
What else were you going to do with all those candy canes?
Hot Apple Cider
Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold winter day. If you’re making the recipe for a crowd, remove the cider from the heat, discard the spice bundle, and transfer the cider to a slow cooker.
Lion House Wassail
Move over mulled cider, hello wassail. It’s “steeped” in tradition, and is wonderfully spicy and comforting. Keep it warm all day in the slow cooker, just remove the cloves so it doesn’t get bitter.
Here’s to Holiday Cheer! Drink UP!!
*selections courtesy of AllRecipies.com