You Must Try Christmas Special Coffees at Home
Snow, cozy ambiance, gifts are not the only things we love about Christmas. Coffees are also delicious at this time. Some of you may not like the cold weather. We know, it’s cold outside, but coffee will always keep you warm!
We have written Christmas special coffee recipes that you should try this Christmas so you can always stay warm. You will learn in this article what are these coffees, what are they made of, and how can you prepare them at home. Bon Appetite!
1. Toffee Nut Latte
Toffee nut latte is one of many people's favorite drinks. Taste is rich, buttery, and sweet. Prepared with toasted nuts and blended with espresso and steamed milk. It will smell good at your home.
- 1 oz. Monin Toffee Nut Syrup
- 2 shot(s) espresso
- Steamed milk
Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup. Stir and set aside. Steam milk in pitcher. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stirring gently.
2. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, the latest winter drink of Starbucks, is liked by most people with its sweet taste and appearance. It's basically white chocolate mocha, but added caramelized flavors and topped off the whipped cream and candied cranberry sugar.
- 2/3 cup strong brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons toasted white chocolate
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1-2 teaspoons Sugar
To make toasted white chocolate Preheat oven to 200°F. Spread pieces of white chocolate or white chocolate chips on a baking sheet. Bake for 40-50 minutes, gently stirring every 10 minutes. The chocolate will get clumpy and start to break down slightly. As soon as it starts to change color it is done. Remove and let cool. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
In a small saucepan heat milk and heavy cream over medium-low heat until it is steaming; be careful not to bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add white chocolate. Whisk until chocolate is melted and it is foamy.
Add coffee and sugar and mix until combined. Pour into 2 mugs to serve. Top with creme Chantilly or whipped cream if desired.
3. Gingerbread Latte
Gingerbread for Syrup;
- ½ cup (375ml) drinking water
- ¼ cup (310ml) of sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon (7 ml) powdered ginger
- 1 ½ teaspoon (7 ml) of cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) cloves, whole
- ¼ teaspoon (1ml) salt
- 1 stick vanilla, cut in half and kernels removed
- 4 servings (shot?) (100ml) of espresso
- 2 cups (500ml) of hot milk
Put all syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan. On low heat, heat with intermittent stirring until the sugar completely melts and the syrup condenses. When the mixture is concentrated, filter and transfer to a jar. Leave to cool.
To prepare the coffee, put half of the milk in a medium saucepan. Heat to a boil over medium heat. Place espressos in 4 service glasses. Add two teaspoons (10ml) of ginger syrup prepared for each glass.
Pour the remaining milk in the saucepan. Heat on low heat for 2-3 minutes with constant stirring with a whisk. Spoon the frothed milk over your ginger latte with a spoon. Serve it now.
4. Peppermint Mocha
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract or 1/2 peppermint candy cane or peppermint syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired
In a small saucepan, add milk, cocoa, and sugar. Heat over medium heat until small bubbles begin to form around the edge and sugar has dissolved.
Stir in espresso, mint extract, and vanilla and remove from heat (if using a candy cane, be sure to let melt completely.)
Serve in a large mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.
We are at Christmas time and we all want to do is napping, and keeping warm with coffee at home. Now, let's take a quick look at some coffee cups to match the Christmas spirit.