It's that time of year again where we all want to escape the cold–and what better way than with a warm cup of coffee?
With these recipes that you can make right from the comfort of your home, there's no need to hit up Starbucks for a sugar-filled drink. Flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, nutmeg, maple, brown sugar, and vanilla will make your relaxing winter days even cozier. All you'll need is a blender, coffee maker, frother, and your favorite fall-flavored spices mentioned above.
Let's explore these five easy-to-make cold-weather drinks and why you should make them instead of going out to get a quick coffee from your local coffee shop.
5 Cold-Weather Coffee Recipes
These recipes are easy to make and use, and the ingredients are likely already in your pantry or refrigerator! Using these cold-weather flavors is a great way to stay at home and enjoy a quiet morning or evening with a perfect cup of coffee.
Pumpkin Cold Cream Cold Brew
A lovely rich cup of this Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew coffee is sure to get you through your day.
Combine pumpkin spice (this pumpkin protein is also perfect), vanilla, and your choice of milk in a blender or frother. After blending, pour over decaf cold brew or iced coffee. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
This dual-purpose recipe gives you one of the fall's favorite flavors, pumpkin and the warmness of vanilla.
Hot Maple Cinnamon + Vanilla Latte
Start with a cup of maple oatmeal, and then grab this sweet maple latte for an extra boost.
On your stovetop, melt maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla syrup until bubbly and pour and mix into decaf coffee or espresso. Top with frothed or steamed milk!
This drink is a great way to enjoy the cooler season with a nice hot beverage for those chilly mornings.
This warm drink gives you a classic gingerbread treat that can be used in coffee or poured over ice cream.
Add allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon to your milk. You can shake or froth, depending on your preference. Pour over coffee or espresso. This is also great as an affogato over coffee-flavored gelato.
Spiced Apple Coffee
This classic fall drink can be enjoyed year-round.
Finely chop ½ an apple. Next, add apple, a bit of sugar, cinnamon, and allspice to a pot. Warm until apples are soft.
Add mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the bottom of glass or mug, add warmed (frothed or steamed) milk, then pour decaf coffee or espresso on top.
This is a great way to enjoy fall flavors in your coffee. The apple topping can also be used as a garnish.
Maple, Brown Sugar Latte (alcoholic)
This is the perfect drink to wind down from a long day. This drink recipe contains alcohol but can easily be made without it.
Melt maple, brown sugar, and a dash of vanilla syrup in a pan or bowl. Make sure you stir the mixture frequently to reduce the chances of burning. Once melted and combined, add to the bottom of the glass or mug.
Pour in ½ shot of your favorite creamed liquor (Baileys, Kaluha, etc.). You may choose to use warm milk instead of liquor. Add 2 shots of espresso or a cup of coffee to the mixture and enjoy!
This is a great way to add winter flavors to an after-dinner beverage.
Best Decaf Fall Coffee Blends
Here are three of the top decaf coffee blends to help you enjoy the best of both worlds. These fall-flavored coffees are just as tasty but contain no caffeine, so they can be enjoyed any time of day.
- Mindful Morning is a great dark roast that goes very well with rich flavors like cinnamon and maple. It also makes a great cold brew and iced coffee.
- Caramel Sunrise is a flavored decaf that would work exceptionally well with the Gingerbread and Maple Brown Sugar Latte for added flavor.
- Fireside roast is a medium roast from Ethiopia that's bright in its flavor and pairs well with sweet add-ins like cinnamon, vanilla, and spiced apple flavors.
These recipes will help you make great drinks at home, and any coffee enthusiast would be happy to have these hand-crafted beverages.
With these recipes and decaf roasts, coffee-lovers can now enjoy the rich flavors without worrying about caffeine!
These recipes are worth staying home for!