Coffee is an all-around, all-year staple. We love it tall, we love it short, black, or with milk, and in a variety of styles. Whether you’re an Americano aficionado or a latte lover, you likely get your coffee fix daily. In fact, around 60% of Americans drink coffee every single day.
When the seasons change, we love to mix up our coffee flavors and recipes. But, those specialty coffees are not exclusively made by big coffee chains or independent coffee roasters, no, they’re doable at home too! If you’re looking for some lovely, hot, seasonal coffee recipes, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s go through a few seasonal coffee recipes and show you how to make them at home and surprise all of your friends and family with delicious homemade treats.
The pumpkin spice latte, often shortened to PSL, is an autumnal favorite every single year. It is often made simply by adding sugars and artificial flavors, especially in the bigger coffee chains. However, as Corrie from www.corriecooks.com says, “You can make it at home a lot healthier and – I think – a lot nicer!” To do this, start by getting hold of some natural pumpkin puree, which will be available from good health food stores and supermarkets. Combine one tablespoon with half a cup of your choice of milk and start to whisk.
As it combines, add pinches of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, tasting and smelling the recipe as you go. Once it is frothy and delicious, mix with a shot or two of espresso and you’ve got a perfect, healthy, natural, and very impressive homemade PSL!
The Christmas spices are not far from the PSLs, but we’re making this coffee a little differently. Christmas is all about hot drinks on cold, cold winter days. So, we’re making a light mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar for this one. Sweet, nutty, Christmas vibes! Mix with hot water on the stove until you can sense the spices, then add two shots of espresso. You’ve now got a rich, hot, dark coffee with sweetness and spice. Add a splash of milk, if you like.
Another winter classic often dropped at the same time as the PSL is the sweet gingerbread latte. To make this at home, we are once again going to blend natural ingredients with milk as we whisk the latte texture. Combine 1 cup milk, half a teaspoon of ground ginger, and half a teaspoon of molasses in a saucepan. As you heat, add a few drops of vanilla sweetener, such as Stevia, and watch those flavors come to life! Combine with two shots of strong coffee and you’ve got yourself a winter treat suitable for sharing with everyone.
These are just three of the best hot seasonal coffee recipes going, there are many more out there. Plus, you can use your imagination and add any combination of spices, cocoa, or even alcohol (in the evening!) to mix up your winter treats. Whatever you do, we’re sure your friends will be super impressed.