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5 Quick & Easy Christmas Coffee Recipes To Make In 2018

December 3, 2018

Woman Drinking a Christmas Coffee from a takeaway cup

While Christmas may be a time for celebration and spending time with friend and family, there is no denying that for most of us it’s also incredibly busy. In addition to a normal working day, we must also contend with hectic shopping centres, wet winter weather, and the old cough/sore throat combo. Whether you are at home wrapping gifts or sat in the office in the obligatory festive jumper, here are some Christmas coffee recipes to help keep your body and soul warm, while also providing that much-needed caffeine kick.

Peppermint Latte

This simple festive recipe is perfect for those who love a truly traditional Christmas sweet – the candy cane. All you need to make a Peppermint latte is:

  • Espresso
  • Milk (or a milk alternative)
  • Peppermint extract
  • Optional: Peppermint Schnapps (should you feel like you need it)

Now, to get started! Start by brewing 2 shots of espresso whilst heating or steaming 250ml milk. If you do not have a home espresso machine, don’t worry. A strong coffee will work as a suitable alternative. Add the hot milk and espresso to a mug with a few drops of peppermint extract, or a tablespoon of peppermint schnapps for more of a minty kick, and stir well. If you wish to add a final festive twist, top your latte with whipped cream and a candy cane.

Salted Caramel Espresso

For a quick and easy Christmas coffee recipe you can enjoy anywhere, try out salted caramel espresso. All you need to get started is:

  • Espresso
  • Milk (or a milk alternative)
  • Brown sugar
  • Salted caramel syrup
  • Sea salt

Begin by brewing 2 shots of espresso (or a strong coffee) and stir in a teaspoon of brown sugar and two teaspoons of salted caramel syrup. Heat or steam 120ml milk and pour over the espresso, whilst adding in a pinch of sea salt. If you wish to give your espresso a truly festive upgrade, why not add whipped cream and experiment with toppings such as cocoa or a crushed candy cane?

Gingerbread Latte

For a truly warming drink to keep you going during those colder days, this Christmas coffee recipe is the perfect combination of coffee and spice. You will need:

  • Espresso
  • Milk (or a milk alternative)
  • Molasses (Treacle, Honey, or Maple Syrup are suitable alternatives)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Ground ginger

Simply brew a single shot of espresso and stir in a tablespoon of molasses (or one of the alternatives), a half teaspoon of vanilla extract and a half teaspoon of ground ginger. Heat or steam 250ml milk and pour over the espresso, with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon on top if desired. If you’d like to try another way to make a Gingerbread latte, simply whip up some of our Seasonal Gingerbread Coffee Syrup and mix it into your latte once it has been poured.

Orange & Nutmeg Coffee

Flavours such as nutmeg, orange, and cloves are synonymous with the Festive Season, and this Christmas coffee recipe combines them all and more to make a truly comforting seasonal beverage. Not only that, but it is prepared using a cafetiere, making it an ideal coffee for either the office or home. The ingredient list for this coffee recipe may be a little longer than some of the others, but don’t worry. Our orange and nutmeg coffee does not take long to make.

  • Ground coffee
  • Cloves
  • Pitted dates
  • Orange zest
  • Ground nutmeg

Place 4 tablespoons of ground coffee, 2 cloves and 2 pitted dates to a cafetiere. Add in a strip of pared orange zest and a pinch of ground nutmeg to the mix and pour over 400ml boiling water. Stir gently to combine the ingredients and leave to steep for approximately four minutes, before slowly pushing the plunger down and serving as usual.

Vanilla Eggnog Latte

When you think of festive beverages, eggnog is likely near the top of the list (probably just below mulled wine). This combination of eggnog and coffee is the perfect way to start your morning, so make sure you have all the ingredients for this Christmas coffee the night before:

  • Espresso
  • Milk (or a milk alternative)
  • Eggnog
  • Vanilla extract
  • Muscovado Sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg

Brew either 2 shots of espresso or strong coffee and set aside. In the meantime, combine 60ml milk with 120ml eggnog and whisk thoroughly. Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a half teaspoon of muscovado sugar and a small pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk again. Heat the spiced milk mixture in a saucepan or microwave until frothy, then slowly whisk in the espresso until fully combined. Top with whipped cream and more nutmeg if desired.

All these Christmas coffee recipes are easy to make at home or in the office, so you can always have a festive beverage in your hand without having to venture out into the cold winter air to find a coffee shop. If you decide to try one or more of our recipes, why not pop over to our Facebook page, post a photo of your Christmas Coffee, and tell us what you thought.