Easy-to-make coffee ideas
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There is no better time of the year for a delicious hot cup of coffee than winter. It’s the one thing worth you climbing from underneath your warm covers on a cold winter morning. And, if you are looking for some new and easy ideas to whip up in your kitchen, then look no more! I have put together a delicious list of tasty winter coffee recipes just for you. So, stay warm, get cozy, and enjoy this holiday season with these easy-to-make recipes.
1. Eggnog Latte
· 1 cup of coffee
· 2/3 cup of eggnog
· 1/4 cup of cream or half & half
· 1/8 tsp. of ground CIN
· A pinch of nutmeg
· Sugar (optional)
· Whipped cream
Tip: You can make this delicious drink with or without an expresso machine, add your own touch of flavors, and adjust beverage to your taste. You can also use maple syrup instead of the sugar, simply pour it into the coffee with the eggnog mixture.
Step one: Pour eggnog and cream into a small saucepan and gently warm it over low to medium heat. Keep the eggnog mixture below a rolling boil and simmer. Add the nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar if you want it sweeter. Whisk continuously for three minutes or until mixture is thick. (This will form the nice frothy topping for your latte.)
Step two: Make a cup of coffee. The stronger the better to handle the sweetness of the eggnog.
Step three: Add the thickened eggnog to the coffee.
Step four: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg. (If you would like, add alcohol to your eggnog latte. Some top favorites are bourbon, dark rum, Baileys, Kahlua and brandy.)
2. Butterscotch Caramel Coffee
· 1 large cup of coffee
· Ground cinnamon
· 1 ounce of butterscotch syrup
· 1 ounce of heavy cream
· 1 tbsp. of caramel sauce
· Whipped cream
Step one: Brew one large cup of coffee. (Strong is recommended.)
Step two: Combine the coffee, butterscotch syrup, heavy cream, and caramel and stir until the syrup and caramel are well mixed.
Step three: Top with whipped cream, drizzled caramel, and a pinch of cinnamon.
3. Peppermint Mocha
· ¾ cup of milk
· 3 tbsp. of sugar
· 1 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
· ¾ cup of expresso (or strong coffee)
· ½ tsp. of mint extract or ½ peppermint candy cane
· ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
· Whipped cream
· Pinch of chocolate shavings
Step one: Add milk, unsweetened cocoa, and sugar to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Stir occasionally.
Step two: Stir in coffee, mint extract, and vanilla then remove from heat. If using candy cane, be sure to let it melt completley.
Step three: Pour into large mugs and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and crushed peppermint.
4. Irish Coffee
· 6 ounces of coffee
· 2 tsp. of sugar
· 2 tbsp. of Irish whiskey
· 2 tbsp. of heavy cream
Step one: Brew the coffee. Robust but not bitter is the recommended strength.
Step two: While the coffee is brewing, whisk the heavy cream vigorously until it starts to thicken. Stop before it becomes too thick to pour.
Step three: Add the whiskey to the coffee.
Step four: Pour the cream over the back of a spoon into the coffee. Pouring the cream like this causes it to stay on top of the coffee and give you the classic Irish coffee look and taste. Add a garnish: Sprinkle the top with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg. For a fancy touch, add chocolate orange shavings on top.
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Isabella Boston is a multi-talented writer and the Founder of Bella’s Attic Studio. She has several years of experience in content writing, copywriting, and social media strategies. She is the author of the romantic and rare memoir, Passion of Flames. Isabella is currently working to spread awareness on the dangers and inhumanity of human sex trafficking. She has special interests in fashion and beauty, health and wellness, and natural healing as it pertains the body, mind and soul. When Isabella is not writing, she enjoys playing the violin, learning new languages (currently Italian), and reading books of substance.