No, we’re not quoting Game of Thrones; we mean the literal season. It’s fast approaching, and before you know it, you’ll be wrapping gifts to put under the Christmas tree, ringing in the New Year, and celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone you love.
There are plenty of fun winter holidays and activities to look forward to, and since nearly every one of them is even better with a cup of coffee in hand, we’re sharing some of our favorite winter coffee recipes with you.
Regardless of what you have planned for the winter months, we guarantee there’s a delicious, coffee-filled beverage suitable for the occasion.
Our Favorite Winter Coffee Drinks
You likely are already familiar with the classic winter coffee drinks on the menu of nearly every coffee shop from November through February, like the peppermint latte, for example.
While there’s nothing wrong with occasionally buying one of your old reliable winter brews from a café, sometimes it’s fun to give your taste buds something different — and save yourself a few dollars — by whipping up a new drink at home.
Typically, bonfires and s'mores are associated with the fall season, but Graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate taste just as good in the wintertime, too — and they get even better when you combine them with coffee.
You can whip up this rich and creamy spin on the classic latte when you need to get your daily chocolate fix. Trust us; only one sip, and you'll be begging for s'more!
While some spend the holiday season sipping eggnog spiked with brandy, we prefer to add strong coffee to ours and make an eggnog latte, much like the one that used to be on the winter menu at Starbucks Coffee.
The combination of sweet eggnog, delicious joe, milk of your choice, sugar, and nutmeg is the perfect winter coffee drink, especially during Christmastime.
Sure, Santa Claus is probably very grateful for all the milk and cookies he gets on Christmas Eve, but we've always thought Old Saint Nick would probably appreciate a cup of coffee more.
Take the gingerbread latte, for example. The combination of ginger, maple syrup, sugar, cinnamon, milk, and nutmeg would still satisfy his sweet tooth, and the addition of caffeinated coffee gives him the energy he needs to get all his deliveries done in one night. It's a win-win, no?
The enticing scent of cinnamon not only makes a wonderful addition to a winter-themed candle; it also is a charming add-in to any delicious winter coffee drink.
That's why you'll find us sipping this sugar and spice Mexican coffee (inspired by the traditional café de olla) all season long.
All you need is coffee, cinnamon, chocolate syrup, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and whipped cream — stir in cloves and star anise, too, if you've got them — and in no time, you'll have a drink worthy of all your wintertime activities.
What makes snickerdoodle cookies so appealing? Is it the array of spices responsible for their one-of-a-kind flavor? Or maybe it's the dessert's fun name.
Whatever your reason for enjoying the snickerdoodle might be, we're sure if you're a fan of the cookie and a self-proclaimed coffee aficionado, you'll love the snickerdoodle latte.
This recipe is an easy way to (literally) spice up your daily morning brew. And since its flavor is reminiscent of the classic winter holiday cookie, we think it's a perfect drink to add to your seasonal coffee rotation.
Wouldn't life be much simpler if it was socially acceptable to eat dessert for breakfast? We think so.
Fortunately, drinks like the red velvet latte exist to fill in the gap. Downing this rich chocolate delight isn't quite the same as eating a slice of moist red velvet cake, but we think it tastes close enough to the real thing to satisfy your cake cravings — and give you a burst of strong coffee flavor — in a pinch.
The horchata latte isn't your average morning cup, but don't worry; it can still put some pep in your step on an early winter morning. Plus, it tastes great, too!
Though horchata originated in Africa, it's now primarily enjoyed in Latin American countries. The creamy beverage made from rice, water, milk, sugar, and cinnamon sticks can be enjoyed on its own, but add a few espresso shots to it, and you've got a sweet pick-me-up to enjoy when you want a break from your usual brew.
Create Your Own Cold Front
You don’t have to give up cold coffee drinks just because there’s cold weather!
Here are some of our favorite iced beverages to make in the winter.
A perfectly sweet, perfectly easy drink to start your day off with! This wonderfully easy white chocolate mocha has just the right amount of chocolatey goodness to make your morning seem a little extra special!
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