There’s nothing better in the morning that a yummy hot cup of coffee! And if you thought that cream, sugar or milk were the only ingredients you can add to your coffee, then prepare to take a step farther and upgrade your morning coffee. Get a little creative with these coffee recipes. We chose twenty different ways to enjoy the caffeine boost, either it’s hot, iced, sugary or spicey.
Get ready to check out the most awesome coffee recipes ever, and learn how to easily make them at home.
20. MOCHA FRAPPE
By far the easiest recipe, this Mocha Frappe requires coffee, milk, chocolate syrup, sugar, and ice. You’ll have to either freeze the coffee in ice cube trays or use cold coffee and ice cubes. Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it gets smooth!
This is the fastest way to get some cold coffee on your way to the beach. If you like hot coffee, try the next cappuccino recipe.
The most famous espresso and milk drink in the world – the cappuccino! You’ll find one wherever you travel, but you can make one at home too. They’re the perfect drink for when you don’t want an espresso or a latter – they’re strong but not as powerful as an espresso. The flavor remains the same, but it’s tempered by the milk foam.
Talking about flavor, try this crazy beverage from Tenerife #14.
18. PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE ICED COFFEE
If you love peanut butter, chocolate, and coffee, why not mix them all in your next iced coffee? Remember those coffee ice cubes? If you’ve got more of them, use them in this recipe, along with vanilla extract, creamy peanut butter, and some chocolate syrup.
This iced coffee with peanut butter and chocolate is a perfect breakfast! If you like white chocolate, try this great latte.
17. WHITE CHOCOLATE LATTE
If you want a latte but don’t want to go out and order one, make a mug at home! You’ll need low-fat milk, half and half, some white chocolate chips, instant coffee, vanilla, almond extract, and whipped cream. Heat the milk, half and half, the chocolate chips and instant coffee in a saucepan. Stir in the flavors and pour the mixture in coffee mugs. Add some whipped cream and dust some cocoa.
16. KYOTO-STYLE ICED COFFEE
This is an interesting type of coffee that it’s going to take a while to make. You’ll also need some special tools for it, but before you try to make it at home, look for a restaurant that makes this variety. It’s made with room-temperature water that slowly drips over coffee grounds for eight hours. The coffee is concentrated and poured over ice cubes. It has a balanced and flavorful taste!
15. BUTTERSCOTCH CARAMEL COFFEE
Cold nights are already here, and all you need is a mug of Butterscotch Caramel Coffee. It’s easy to make, and all you need is a large cup of coffee, some cinnamon, butterscotch schnapps, whipping cream, and caramel sauce. It’s great for holiday parties and all coffee lovers. You can also make it without the butterscotch schnapps – for a perfect morning coffee.
Wonder what everyone’s favorite coffee served in Tenerife is? It’s a sweet and alcoholic cup of coffee which makes you think of the sunny holiday. It’s made with espresso, condensed milk, whole milk (frothed), lemon zest, and a vanilla flavored liquor. There are some variations which serve the barraquito with cinnamon or cocoa on top. Make a sin – liquor (alcohol-free) one for your summer morning.
The perfect Italian coffee: Bicerin! It’s made of strong coffee, heavy cream, hot chocolate, and chocolate shavings. Pour hot chocolate on the bottom of the mug. Use the back of a spoon to slowly pour coffee over the chocolate and then add whipped cream or heavy cream (also using the spoon). Add chocolate shavings and enjoy!
Now let’s check out the popular autumn coffee variety…
12. PUMPKIN SPICE FRAPPE
This recipe requires coffee ice cubes which you’ll blend until smooth with sugar, milk, and some pumpkin pie extract. It’s that easy! Add some cinnamon and nutmeg and if you want to go wild, top it with whipped cream and caramel syrup.
It tastes perfect and really makes you feel like autumn’s here to stay. Here’s another icy coffee we absolutely love!
11. ALMOND JOY ICED COFFEE
Just thinking about chocolate, coconut, and almond, all mixed with cold espresso shots makes us want to jump up with JOY! It’s creamy, it’s nutty, and it’s a summer favorite – but we’d drink it no matter the season. You’ll need chocolate chips, coconut flakes, ice cubes, and espresso shots, almond creamer and some sugar. Blend everything together except for the chocolate, which you’ll use to coat the inside of the glass.
10. BRULEE CARAMEL COFFEE
Among our favorites, this coffee makes us think of the best deserts ever. It has milk, caramel sauce, brown sugar, and coffee. Mix warmed milk with caramel and brown sugar and add freshly brewed coffee. Top the mug with whipped cream and some more caramel, and it looks like you ordered it at the restaurant!
Check out the next awesome recipe – hint: Gingerbread!
9. GINGERBREAD LATTEE
It won’t take eight hours like the Kyoto-style Iced Coffee, but you’ll have to wait about three hours for this beverage to brew. The best thing is that you can make it in the slow cooker. You’ll need milk, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, sugar, vanilla extract, and whipped cream. Add the milk, spices, sugar, and vanilla in the slow cooker, stir them and cook for 3 hours on low – the milk must not boil!
Pour the mixture into mugs when ready and then add hot coffee and whipped cream.
8. PEPPERMINT MOCHA
Another beverage to warm your heart is this Peppermint Mocha. You’ll need milk, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and some peppermint extract. Milk all ingredients except for the peppermint and let them simmer for a couple of minutes before pouring them into your mug. Add whipped cream and some sprinkles, and you’re in for a treat!
7. WARM HAZELNUT TODDY
As soon as winter comes, try a Hazelnut Toddy. It could be perfect for one freezing morning, right before you go shoveling the snow. Why? It contains an Italian liqueur – and it tastes amazing! It is infused with flavors of cocoa, vanilla, and crushed hazelnuts. Adding that liqueur (Frangelico) to hot water and heavy whipping cream is the best alternative to coffee on such a cold morning.
6. SPIKED HOT CHOCOLATE
Another beverage perfect for a walk in the snow is this hot chocolate that contains coconut milk, a dash of peppermint schnapps and chocolate. It’s a perfect warming treat, and many consider it to be more of a dessert than a drink. Either way, the mix of flavors sounds perfect.
5. TIRAMISU FROZEN COFFEE
And if nothing impressed you so far, check out this exciting mug filled with a perfect coffee and hints of tiramisu. It’s made with a strong coffee, milk, sugar, chocolate syrup, almond extract, blended ice, mascarpone cheese, and ladyfingers. Have you ever had a better coffee and desert in the morning?
4. ICED VANILLA LATTE
If you’re counting calories, try this three-ingredient latte. You can even switch the dairy for almond or coconut milk. Just get a cup of coffee, add the milk and some sugar-free vanilla syrup. There’s no need to add sugar, and it’s still tasty!
Talking about tasty…
3. COFFEE BANANA SMOOTHIE
Why not mix a smoothie with your cup of coffee? Make a banana smoothie and add a shot of espresso to keep yourself awake and energized for the day. Plus, the bananas are sweet, have a great taste, and many vitamins, protein, and fiber!
2. SNICKERDOODLE LATTE
Add milk, brown sugar and cinnamon in a jar and shake them for a minute. Heat the mixture for half a minute in the microwave. Add coffee or espresso in a mug and add the warm milk over. Finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar and drink it while warm.
1. COTTON CANDY COFFEE
The funniest way to serve coffee is to watch how cotton candy melts as you pour hot espresso over cotton candy into a mug filled with milk and ice cubes. Your morning coffee has never been this fancy and playful. If you have a friend over, they’ll surely be impressed!