We don’t know about you, but here at Roasty, fall is a favorite. Flannels, cold weather, bonfires, leaves changing colors, caramel apples, Halloween — what’s not to love? As lovely as all those things are, there’s nothing we love more about fall than all of the delicious seasonal flavors that show up at our favorite coffee shops.
Unfortunately, spending five or six dollars on a fall-flavored cup of coffee multiple times a week can add up quickly and put a dent in your wallet before you know it — bummer, right? That doesn’t mean you have to give up your pumpkin spice latte or whatever it is you’ve dubbed the perfect fall coffee drink. Instead, make it at home and use one of our autumn-approved recipes to do it.
Those who love fall but need a break from the typical pumpkin spice flavoring that rules the season will love the cinnamon maple latte. This drink warms you from the inside out while giving you something delicious to sip on as you watch the leaves change, head to a haunted house, or whatever other fall activity you'll be doing.
Only one drink should be in your hand as you sit by the campfire: the campfire s'mores latte. The rich and creamy drink dazzles thanks to the sweet flavors of whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and graham cracker crumbles that complement its strong coffee taste beautifully.
Ah, the PSL: the king of fall coffee drinks. This drink, made with pumpkin pie spice, a shot of espresso, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and steamed milk of your choice, is a fan favorite thanks to its distinct flavor and generally cozy feel — perfect for sipping in the colder temperatures. See what all the hype's about and try it. Who knows? It may become one of your favorite fall drinks.
Are you running low on keto-friendly coffee drink ideas? You're in luck; we've got one for you, and it's got enough delicious pumpkin flavor to get you feeling festive for fall. Happy ketogenic coffee drinking!
Hazelnut is one of the most popular fall flavors, so it's not surprising that our hazelnut-flavored mocha latte made it onto our autumn recipe roundup. This combination of chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella — yum!), milk, and your favorite brewed coffee creates a warm and sweet treat perfect for sipping first thing in the a.m. or after dinner when you want to drink your dessert.
We don't know about you, but the cool autumn weather makes us want to curl up under a blanket with a good book in one hand and a cup of something warm in the other. Trust us: on those cozy, do-nothing days, you'll want to sip a smooth, sweet brown sugar latte. Coffee, foamed milk, brown sugar — that's all you need to create what might become your signature fall beverage.
If you count down the days until Starbucks' seasonal toasted white chocolate mocha returns, you'll be happy to know you can enjoy it on your own at any time, no long coffee shop lines required. Use our recipe, an espresso shot, a splash of milk, white chocolate chips, and fluffy whipped cream to create this concoction. If you're feeling extra-fancy, top it off with holiday sugar sparkles, just like Starbies does.
You'd be surprised what a difference a pinch of spicy-sweet cinnamon can make to your cup of hot coffee. But you don't have to take our word for it; you can make a homemade cinnamon dolce latte and see for yourself. One or two shots of espresso give you a much-needed energy boost, your milk of choice makes it creamy, maple syrup makes it sweet, and cinnamon gives it a little edge — it's the ideal companion for a crisp fall morning.
What do you make when you're not in the mood for your regular coffee drink but want to sip something warm during the cooler fall weather? A turmeric latte, of course! This golden beverage matches the colors of the changing leaves and packs an impressive bunch of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties, pain relief, and improved digestion. Plus, when combined with sugar, vanilla extract, ginger, cinnamon, a few tablespoons of joe, and your favorite milk, it makes a satisfying latte.
Does anyone else miss those Werther's Original butterscotch candies Grandma used to carry around in her purse? Well, our Starbucks copycat recipe pays homage to those and the smoky bonfire you're sitting around as you drink it. Try it hot or over ice.
When you follow our sugar and spice Mexican coffee recipe, you don't just end up with something similar to the traditional café de olla. You get a delicious autumn coffee treat, too! Sure, you can enjoy this warm beverage any time of year, but the combination of sweet chocolate, rich coffee, and cinnamon's unique flavor gives us all the cozy fall vibes.
The snickerdoodle latte is for the dedicated dessert and coffee connoisseur, and it's a lovely way to treat yourself during the autumn season. Coffee, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and half-and-half (or milk/milk alternative) join to create something reminiscent of the beloved German-born cookie. And the best part is, you didn't even have to do the hard work of baking.
This fall, give your trusty espresso machine a break every once in a while; enjoy a cup of authentic masala chai instead. The recipe calls for black tea, milk, and a range of spices — cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and sugar. You'll only have to take one sip of the milk tea to understand why it's such a popular beverage in India.
Starbucks lovers have enjoyed the maple pecan latte since its debut in 2017, and though our recipe isn't 100 percent the same, it comes close. This caffeinated delight has a nuttiness and a distinct maple flavor that makes it taste a little like a slice of pecan pie.
One of the most appealing characteristics of the classic cappuccino is that it's so easily customizable. Add a drizzle of vanilla, chocolate, or caramel syrup to your cup when you want to make things sweet, or spoon a bit of cinnamon syrup to give your cappuccino more of a fall feel.
The change of season from summer to fall is the perfect chance to brew something beyond your everyday coffee routine. Enter: spiced Thai coffee. The flavorful, creamy drink made with heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, almond extract, and a dash of ground cardamom is just what you need to get your October morning off to a sweet start.
Cold Weather, Cold Coffee?
The temperature outside may have dropped a few degrees, but that doesn’t stop the most dedicated iced coffee lovers from enjoying something cold and refreshing. Are you someone who can’t get enough iced java? No worries; we’ve got some fall-flavored iced coffee recipes, too.
Do you desperately need fresh coffee drink ideas for the autumn season? Then, look no further than the iced Mexican mocha; it's a lovely way to spice up your regular coffee routine — literally! Even though this drink is over ice, the heat from the cayenne pepper and chili powder it contains gives you a little extra warmth in the cooler temperatures. But the kick isn't too strong; it's just powerful enough to remind you that this isn't your everyday mocha, as the brewed java, whole milk (or your preferred milk alternative), cocoa, sugar, water, and cinnamon tame it well.
The regular pumpkin spice latte is just one of Starbucks' pumpkin spice-flavored drinks; the pumpkin spice Frappuccino is another beloved member of the coffee shop franchise's fall seasonal menu. A shot of espresso mixed with pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, whipped cream, and milk create this festive beverage. Much to the pumpkin spice latte devotee's glee, it tastes similar to the PSL. The only difference is its creamy, milkshake-like consistency. Ready to try it?
At this point, you're probably a bonafide pumpkin coffee addict, and we don't blame you. Adding a bit of pumpkin flavor to coffee is an easy and delicious way to give it an autumnal feel. However, the mighty PSL and its Frappuccino cousin aren't the only means of getting your fall coffee fix. The pumpkin cream cold brew — made with maple syrup, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and cold brew, of course — is a cool way to enjoy what's probably the most popular fall coffee flavor.
Take a break from pumps of pumpkin pie-flavored syrup and the sprinklings of pumpkin pie spice that dominate coffee drinks in the fall with a cup of hazelnut joe. This simple recipe gives your plain-Jane cup of iced coffee an easy upgrade.
Our Roasty readers who can't resist a freshly baked treat from Cinnabon won't be able to resist sipping a cup of cinnamon roll coffee. Though our recipe walks you through making the drink over ice, you can easily make it a hot drink perfect for enjoying on a crisp fall morning; leave out the iced joe or cold brew coffee and use a shot of espresso instead.
If you're a Starbucks regular, you're no stranger to the salted caramel mocha Frappuccino. With its milkshake-like consistency and sweet flavor, this drink is a lot like dessert in a cup. So, we recommend using our recipe to whip up one of these after dinner. Don't forget to use a decaffeinated coffee or espresso blend if you end an autumn day with one of these; you don't want a caffeine kick to keep you up all night.
Coffee and tea lovers can enjoy the best of both worlds with our easy-to-follow dirty iced chai latte recipe. You get all the spicy goodness characteristic of chai tea, a dose of rich coffee flavor, and a lovely burst of energy courtesy of the caffeine both drinks contain. Add a drizzle of honey and a splash of almond milk, and bam! — delicious dirty chai.
It's almost scary how easy it is to make this crazy-good cold brew! All you need is freshly brewed joe (you can make yours with pre-ground coffee or pull out your coffee grinder and whole beans to do the work yourself — we recommend the latter), a bit of creamer, milk of your choice, and bone-shaped ice cubes. Then, in just a few minutes, you've got a caffeinated treat to serve at your spooky season soiree.
Fall in Love with a New Coffee Recipe
There are enough flavors and spices for coffee drinkers to experiment with cozy coffee drinks all autumn. Well, what are you waiting for? Pick a recipe, pull out a batch of fresh coffee grounds, and start brewing!
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