“Cool breezy days, cozy warm nights, thick comfy blankets, and a soul-satisfying hot cup of winter coffee.”
Ah, the perks of this cold season.
It won’t be wrong to say winter is not really winter without coffeegulps; two soulmates found each other on a long cold day. (Nope, no exaggeration here! haha)
We have made a list of 5 sinfully tasty winter coffee drinks that every coffee-lover would love to try.
Disclaimer: Check our suggested yummilicious tips to enhance the taste of your hot drink! :p
Clink, Enjoy your Coffee.
1. Heavenly Delicious: Alcohol-Free Irish Coffee
Irish Coffee is one of the most classic winter coffee you can ever have. The original version of this flavorful Coffee contains alcohol, but of course, you can make it non-alcoholic.
It may look all boujee and fancy but is so easy to make. Here’s how to prepare it:
Brewed Coffee – 1 cup
Brown Sugar – 1 tbsp (tablespoon)
Cocoa Powder – 1 tsp (tablespoon)
Whipped Heavy Cream (Slightly Whipped) – 1/3 cup
Orange Juice – 1 tsp (teaspoon)
Lemon Juice – 1 tsp (teaspoon)
Vanilla Extract – ¼ tsp (teaspoon)
Stir vanilla extract, brown sugar, lemon (or 2 tsp. warm water), orange juice in a mug. Next, pour freshly brewed coffee (strong) and top it off with heavy cream. Finally, take a coffee art utensil, keep it above the cream, and sprinkle cocoa powder over it for a barista feeling. And, it’s done.
Enjoy your homemade, absolutely lush Irish coffee!
Note: Hold your measuring coffee scoop upside down and pour the cream over it to let it stay on top of your liquid.
Yummilicious-Tip: Irish coffee will taste even better with a hot choco souffle.
2. The Ultimate Bliss: Gingerbread Latte
The comforting, calming, nostalgic, the ultimate bliss gingerbread latte is a winter coffee you should try at least once.
Feel the intoxicated spiciness and hint of sweetness with this coffee in winter. Here’s how to make it:
Almond milk – ½ cup
Brewed Coffee – ¼ cup
Brown Sugar – ½ tsp (teaspoon)
Ground Cinnamon – ½ tsp (teaspoon)
Molasses – ½ tbsp (tablespoon)
Ground Ginger – ½ tsp (teaspoon)
Ground Nutmeg – a pinch
Vanilla Extract – ¼ tsp (teaspoon)
Maple Syrup – Optional
Whipped Heavy Cream – 1/3 cup
White or dark chocolate or chips
Blend all the ingredients until dissolved. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and turn the heat on medium. Once hot, put it into a mug, top it off with the whipped cream, sprinkle cinnamon, and chocolate or chips.
Ta-da! Enjoy your customized, rich in flavor, sweet, and spicy winterish mix!
Note: You can use a gingerbread cookie cutter to make a gingerbread cookie. Beautify your latte!
Yummilicious-Tip: Gingerbread latte winter coffee is a perfect match with thumbprint cookies.
While you’re here, check these amazing gifts for your coffee-lover friend or even yourself.
3. Perfect Christmas Coffee: Addicting Peppermint Mocha
If there’s one coffee drink that’s not only Instagram favorite but also gives a flavorful taste of sweet mocha and peppermint syrup, this all-year-round winter coffee would be it.
It’s addictive, it’s delicious, and it’s easy to make. Here’s how to do it:
Milk – ¾ cup
Brewed Coffee – ½ cup
Chocolate or baking bar – 2 tbsp (tablespoon)
Whipped Cream – 1/3 cup
For Mint Syrup:
Water – 1½ cup
Sugar – 1½ sugar
Mint Leaves or Peppermint extract – 1 bunch or 1 tsp (teaspoon)
Boil water, sugar, mint, or peppermint extract until syrupy. At the same time, heat chocolate (unsweetened) and milk in a separate pan. Transfer milk-choco mix into a glass jar, cover the lid and shake until foamy.
Stir the frothy mixture, minty syrup, and coffee (strong or espresso) into a mug. Finally, top it off with the whipped cream and candy cane.
Voila, your tempting minty winter coffee is ready to gulp on!
Yummilicious-Tip: This Christmas coffee makes an excellent pair with all the delicious cookies.
4. Put S’more: Espresso Shot Hot Choco
If life gives you marshmallows, make s’mores or, even better, a s’mores hot chocolate with a dash of an espresso shot.
S’mores taste the best, and so does this homemade s’more espresso shot hot choco. Here’s an easy recipe:
Milk (Whole) – 1 cup
Espresso powder– 1 tbsp (tablespoon)
Granulated Sugar – ¼ cup + 2 tbsp (tablespoon)
Chocolate – 4 tbsp (tablespoon)
Whipped Heavy Cream – 1/3 cup
Hot water – 1 cup
Vanilla Extract – 1½ tsp (teaspoon)
Cinnamon – a pinch
Kosher Salt – a pinch
Heat (not boil) heavy cream and milk in a pan. Add and stir chocolate, sugar once hot. Mix hot water, cinnamon, salt, and espresso powder in a separate bowl. Lastly, put vanilla extract and bowl mixture into the heating pan.
Pour the final product into a mug and top it off with the whipped cream and chocolate sauces. Add toasted marshmallows (toast on a gas stove) and sprinkle the crushed chocolate or chips.
Nothing is soul-soothing than a beautifully flavorful s’more hot winter coffee!
Before pouring the coffee, prepare your mug: put caramel syrup onto a plate and invert the mug in it. Slide slightly until the rim is coated with syrup.
Now, place graham crackers in a bowl and repeat the same process.
Yummilicious-Tip: An espresso s’more hot choco will pair well with pretzels or any minty sweet cake.
A coffee only tastes delicious as long as it’s hot and steamy. Check this wooden drink warmer to keep your drink as fresh as ever!
5. Sinfully Tasty: Cinnamony Spiced Winter Coffee
What’s better than brown sugar, cinnamon, and coffee trio?
Honestly, if you have a thing for sweet yet spicy hot coffee drinks, this winter coffee is a perfect-match for you.
It is warm, sweet, spicy, and heavenly at the same time. Here’s how to make it even tastier:
Ingredients (1 serving):
Ground Coffee Beans – 2 tbsp (tablespoon)
Ground Cinnamon – ¼ tsp (teaspoon)
Ground Nutmeg – ¼ tsp (teaspoon)
Ground Cardamom – ¼ tsp (teaspoon)
Whipped Cream – 2 tbsp (tablespoon)
Sugar – 2 tbsp (tablespoon)
Powdered or Icing Sugar – ¼ tbsp (tablespoon)
Water – a little less than 1 cup (7/8)
Boil water, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, and cardamom in a pan. And beat whipping cream and powdered sugar separately. Lastly, mix all ingredients in a mug and top it off with the whipped cream.
Tada, your luscious and tempting cinnamon-spiced winter coffee is ready to serve!
Note: You can also garnish it with a pinch of cinnamon to enhance the flavors.
Yummilicious-Tip: Tasty winter spiced coffee pairs well with hermit cookies.
What is winter?
For some, it is a season of calmness, happiness, and sparkling lights. While for others, it may symbolize mourning, silence, and long dark-nights.
But, one thing that is common to everyone is a warm cup of winter coffee. Try our 5 coffee drink recipes to warm your heart this cold season.
Let it brew, like a warm cup of coffee!