Can’t get enough of espresso’s bold flavor? Or perhaps you find yourself reaching for the rich joe when you need a particularly strong pick-me-up. Whatever your reason may be, you know it’s true: there’s nothing quite like a good shot of espresso.
If you love the stuff as much as we do, you’re in luck! We’ve got some delightful and delicious espresso-based coffee recipes for you to try. Grab your favorite finely ground espresso beans and fire up your trusty espresso machine — you’ve got brewing to do.
Effortless Iced Espresso
Who says you can only enjoy rich and dark espresso served hot? Certainly not us! Our iced espresso recipe is a fast and easy way to cool off while getting a kick of caffeine. Give it a try; we’re sure you’ll be hooked!
Remember the part of 2020 when we were all making cup after cup of Dalgona coffee? You couldn’t dare forget to post a picture of the aesthetically-pleasing brew on Instagram, either! It’s time to bring the beverage back to your morning coffee routine...only this time, use a shot of espresso!
Espresso Martini Cocktail
Sometimes, the evening calls for a boozy coffee cocktail, and the classic espresso martini is always happy to oblige. This recipe blends Kahlua, vodka, simple syrup, and espresso, of course, into the perfect after-dinner treat.
Bone Dry Cappuccino
If you’re a budding barista who prides themselves on being up-to-date with all of the coffee world’s trends, tricks, and lingo, you should know how to make a bone dry cappuccino. It’s easy to do; all you need is a decent cappuccino maker (or espresso machine and milk frother) and our recipe, and you’ll be crafting this cappuccino variation in no time.
A great dessert doesn’t have to be complicated, and the Italian affogato is proof! This little espresso and ice cream treat only takes a couple of minutes to whip up — perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a pinch.
Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
There’s just one problem with Starbucks Coffee’s brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso drink: it’s so addictive! That means you’ll likely find yourself spending way more money on coffee than you’d like. You don’t have to quit your shaken espressos cold turkey, though; just use Milk and Pop’s recipe to make it at home!
Dirty Iced Chai Latte
Something beautiful happens when chai tea and a shot of espresso come together. Not convinced? Try our dirty iced chai latte recipe; you’ll see just how good this pairing can be. It’s so creamy and delicious that both coffee and tea lovers alike won’t be able to resist!
One of the cappuccino’s most appealing characteristics is its customizability. Three simple ingredients — espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam — leave plenty of room for an at-home brewing pro to include their favorite add-ins...like caramel! Our caramel cappuccino recipe is perfect for those looking to add a little something extra to the classic Italian coffee drink.
Classic Cuban Coffee
Whether you have Cuban roots or just want to dive into the country’s coffee culture, you’ll enjoy the rich flavor of good old cafecito, or Cuban coffee. Our recipe outlines every step of Cuban coffee brewing, so if you want something that tastes authentic, you’ll definitely want to check it out.
Smooth Caramel Macchiato
The fancy-sounding name of this drink — macchiato — may have you convinced that you have to be a pro barista to make one yourself, but check out our recipe, and you’ll see that whipping up a good caramel macchiato in your kitchen is easier than you thought. All you need is strong espresso, steamed milk, and sweet caramel, and soon enough, you’ll be making top-notch macchiatos.
Signature Gingerbread Latte
Move over, peppermint; another iconic Christmas coffee flavor is on its way! Meet the gingerbread latte. This combination of espresso, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, and a milk of your choice create a cup full of cheer. This warm drink is a perfect companion on any cool December morning.
Skinny Cinnamon Oat Milk Latte
The more health-conscious coffee drinker will appreciate this skinny cinnamon oat milk latte recipe. But don’t worry; though all of the ingredients used are low or free of fat and sugar, the drink is still full of flavor!
Simple Peppermint Mocha
Picture this: you’re curled up on the couch in front of a roaring fireplace, a warm mug filled with something delicious in your hand. What’s in your cup? A peppermint mocha, of course! Let the flavors of peppermint, chocolate, and strong coffee warm you from the inside out, and use our recipe to do it.
Sweetened Spanish Latte
Spain is a country that takes its coffee seriously, and luckily for you, you don’t have to plan a trip to Madrid or Barcelona to enjoy it. With a shot of espresso and condensed milk or sugar, you can enjoy a sweet Spanish latte whenever you want — no traveling required.
Vanilla Soy Latte
Searching for more non-dairy coffee drinks to try? Then, take a look at our vanilla soy latte recipe! This dairy-free beverage is high in protein and classic vanilla flavor, and it’s good ‘til the last drop!
Easiest Iced Cappuccino
The cappuccino is arguably one of the most popular coffee drinks, but because it’s traditionally served hot, it’s usually not the best beverage to have in your hand on a sweltering summer day. That doesn’t mean you’ve got to sip something else, though. Just enjoy the cappuccino over ice, and use this recipe to do it!
Simple Iced Latte
Getting yourself going early in the morning is hard enough. Why make things even more difficult with a complicated coffee routine? Keep things simple with our two-ingredient iced latte recipe. Milk brings out all the flavors of your favorite espresso beans nicely, creating a pick-me-up you’ll look forward to sipping every morning.
Not a fan of foam? Then, the cortado just might be the perfect coffee drink for you. This little beverage is made with equal parts espresso and steamed milk, creating a creamy and delicious union of flavors.
Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
The toasted white chocolate mocha is a well-loved piece of Starbucks Coffee’s winter menu, and with the flavors of rich espresso and sweet white chocolate, it’s easy to understand why. But you don’t have to make a trip to one of the popular franchise locations to enjoy one of these drinks; just use our recipe to make it at home!
Golden Turmeric Latte
The turmeric latte is one of the latest trends to sweep across the coffee industry. With its nice earthy flavor and impressive health benefits, it’s no wonder so many have fallen in love with this golden-hued drink. All you need is almond milk, honey, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and strong coffee to make it at home!
Low-Calorie Peppermint Mocha
We love a good coffeehouse peppermint mocha as much as the next person, but when you down as many of them as we do, the calories start to add up. Don’t give up the seasonal drink cold turkey, though; just make your own healthier version at home.
From day to night you have a variety of espresso drinks to give a whirl! Happy caffeinating!
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