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7 Easy Budget-Friendly Coffee Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

7 Easy Budget-Friendly Coffee Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

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Winter is a wonderful time to be with family and savour the things that make life warm and soothing, from lounging by the fire to watching heart-warming Christmas movies. With that in mind, there is no better way to try several coffee recipes that are not only easy to make, but also save you money on coffee shop visits. Besides, nothing beats waking up on Christmas morning to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. If you are not sure which recipe to try, keep reading because we have compiled a list of recipes for you to try this Christmas.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Even if fall has come and gone, it is never too late to enjoy a pumpkin spice latte. This recipe is so simple that you will have it ready in under 10 minutes.

First, make your coffee and set it aside. Then mix your choice of milk and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then stir in the pumpkin purée, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and maple syrup. Whisk until completely smooth. Next, mix in the coffee and vanilla extract. Taste and adjust the flavour to your liking. If you want a stronger coffee flavour, add more coffee, or you can add maple syrup for sweetness. Finally, topped with whipped coconut cream and a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

Peppermint Mocha

Since mint goes so well with the chilly weather, why not make a peppermint mocha? In this cold-weather latte, the chilly sensation and minty flavour complement each other nicely.

To begin, make the mint syrup by combining a cup of water and sugar and simmering it. Then, add a bunch of fresh mint leaves or mint extract and boil until it is thick and syrupy. In a separate pan, warm the milk and cocoa powder or chocolate syrup. Next, brew your coffee in the coffee machine and combine it with the mint syrups in a mug. Pour in the milk mixture and whisk everything together. Aside from whipped cream, you can garnish with fresh mint and candy cane sprinkles.

Gingerbread Latte

With just one shot of espresso, two shots of gingerbread syrup, and heated milk on top, this gingerbread latte recipe truly tastes like Christmas.

To create one, whisk together a cup of strong brewed coffee, molasses, maple syrup, ground ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix them together, then heat the milk in another small saucepan over low heat until it is steaming. Froth the milk to your liking and pour it into the coffee mug. Make sure you hold back the froth while pouring it. Finally, dollop the froth on top and sprinkle with nutmeg powder. Serve with a cinnamon sprinkle and a ginger biscuit, this recipe is great for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.

Cinnamon Latte

Have you ever wondered what it is like to smell and taste the Christmas Spirit? If your answer is yes, you should try making a cinnamon latte.

First, fill a mug halfway with the brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso. Next, heat the milk, cinnamon, and sugar in a saucepan until it is steaming. Remove from the heat and whisk in the foam. Pour the milk into the coffee while holding back the foam. Finally, spoon the foam on top and sprinkle it with cinnamon powder. Isn’t it simple?

Eggnog Latte

Eggnog, or milk punch, is a classic Christmas drink that has been enjoyed for ages. If you have not heard, it is a rich, sweetened beverage infused with alcohol like rum or brandy. This time, we are adding a twist by including coffee. How?

First, fill a mug halfway with strong brewed coffee or 2 shots of espresso. Then, in a saucepan, bring the milk, eggnog, and sugar to a boil. Remove from the heat and froth with a whisk before pouring into a coffee mug. Again, make sure to use a spoon to hold back the foam before topping it with the foam and a pinch of nutmeg. Take a sip of it, and you will be glad you had it on chilly winter mornings beside the fire.

Irish Coffee

Enjoy this Irish coffee with whipped cream on the holiday or as an after-dinner drink.

To make one, fill a mug halfway with boiling water. Allow for 1-2 minutes before pouring out the water. Once you have brewed your favourite coffee, fill the mug with it. Pour in the whiskey and top with brown sugar. Stir the sugar until it is completely dissolved. Pour in the Irish cream and stir to mix. Decorate with whipped cream and, if desired, grated chocolate. Leftover Irish coffee can be enjoyed with its full flavour by simply reheating it in the microwave the morning after Christmas.

Hazelnut Macchiato

From hazelnut chocolate bars to hazelnut spreads, everything is hazelnut-flavoured nowadays. Coffee is no exception as well, and you cannot go wrong with such a traditional Christmas flavour.

To begin, pour strong brewed coffee into a mug. Then, in a saucepan, heat the milk and hazelnut coffee creamer until they are steaming. Remove the mixture from the heat and vigorously whisk until it is foamy. Pour the milk mixture into the mug of coffee while holding back the froth. Finally, top with the foam, and you are ready to go.

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