Delicious Christmas Coffee Recipes

Christmas Coffee Recipes

After dinner, it’s always nice to serve coffee to guests.

On Christmas Day, you’ll want to get in the spirit with some delicious Christmas coffee drinks.

After all, when hosting during the festive period, you want to go the extra mile to make sure that everyone has a Christmas to remember. 

1. Christmas Peppermint Coffee

Peppermint is a flavor that we see a lot more of throughout the Christmas period.

Not only do families tend to serve minty chocolates, but peppermint coffee is a real after-dinner treat.

Christmas Peppermint Coffee Recipe (Option 1)

Ingredients needed: 

  • Espresso
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Whipped cream
  • White chocolate chips
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Cacao powder 
  • milk

Instructions:

  1. Combine 2 oz of milk with 1 tbsp white chocolate chips, 1 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder, and 1 tsp cacao powder. 
  2. Warm the mixture in the microwave until it is steamy.
  3. Stir to dissolve all powders fully. 
  4. Brew one shot of espresso.
  5. Pour the espresso into a mug and then top it with the milk mixture. 
  6. Add some whipped cream to the top.
  7. Sprinkle crushed peppermints.
  8. Enjoy!

Christmas Peppermint Coffee Recipe (Option 2)

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 cup of hot brewed coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons of peppermint syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream (optional)
  • Candy cane pieces or crushed peppermints for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Brew a cup of hot coffee and add the peppermint syrup to it, stirring to combine.
  2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is hot and frothy.
  3. Pour the hot coffee into a mug and add the hot milk on top, stirring to combine.
  4. Top the coffee with whipped cream and sprinkle with candy cane pieces or crushed peppermints, if desired.
  5. Serve the coffee immediately and enjoy!

Note: If you don't have peppermint syrup, you can also use peppermint extract or peppermint candy to flavor your coffee.

You can adjust the amount of syrup or extract to taste, so feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance of flavors for your Christmas Peppermint Coffee.

2. Ginger Praline Coffee Float

If you really want to bring something new and exciting to the table this Christmas, a Ginger Praline Coffee Float is bound to spark everyone’s interest.

Simple, but delicious, and definitely a drink with the wow factor!

Ginger Praline Coffee Float Recipe (Option 1)

Ingredients:

  • Haagen-Dazs praline and cream ice cream
  • Lukewarm strong coffee
  • Ginger snaps

Instructions:

  1. Place two scoops of ice cream in a tall glass. 
  2. Crumble up four ginger snaps and sprinkle this on top of the ice cream. 
  3. Pour the coffee over the ginger snaps and ice cream.
  4. Serve with a straw or spoon, or both!

Ginger Praline Coffee Float Recipe (Option 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of hot brewed coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons of ginger syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons of praline syrup or crumbled praline candy

Instructions:

  1. Brew a cup of hot coffee and add the ginger syrup to it, stirring to combine.
  2. Scoop the vanilla ice cream into a tall glass and pour the hot coffee over it.
  3. Drizzle the praline syrup or sprinkle the crumbled praline candy over the top of the ice cream and coffee.
  4. Serve the coffee float immediately and enjoy!

Note: If you don't have ginger syrup, you can also use ginger liqueur or ginger candy to flavor your coffee.

You can adjust the amount of syrup or liqueur to taste, so feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance of flavors for your Ginger Praline Coffee Float.

3. Cinnamon Latte

The mere smell of cinnamon lets you know that Christmas has arrived. It is a traditional festive flavor.

It’s also an ingredient that can transform the humble latte with ease.

Cinnamon Latte Recipe (Option 1)

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Grab a small saucepan and roast two teaspoons of ground cinnamon on low heat. Make sure you shake the pan continuously so that the cinnamon does not stick to it. Do this for approximately two minutes.
  2. Add a dash of salt, ¼ cup of sugar, two teaspoons of vanilla essence, and two cups of whole milk. 
  3. Heat the mixture gently until the edges begin bubbling. It’s vital that you avoid overheating the mixture. 
  4. Add the coffee to the mixture. 
  5. You’ll need a milk frother to create some froth
  6. Pour the coffee into your preferred glasses or mugs, ensuring the froth is split evenly between all of them. 
  7. Top the coffee with a little dash of cinnamon for the perfect finishing touch.

Cinnamon Latte Recipe (Option 2)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of hot brewed coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon syrup (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream (optional)
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Brew a cup of hot coffee and add the cinnamon syrup to it, stirring to combine.
  2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is hot and frothy.
  3. Pour the hot coffee into a mug and add the hot milk on top, stirring to combine.
  4. Top the coffee with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
  5. Serve the coffee immediately and enjoy!

Note: If you don't have cinnamon syrup, you can also use cinnamon extract or cinnamon candy to flavor your coffee.

You can adjust the amount of syrup or extract to taste, so feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance of flavors for your Cinnamon Latte.

    4. Gingerbread Cold Brew Latte

    If you’re looking for a drink that is bound to put a smile on everyone’s face, this is the crowd-pleaser to do so.

    In fact, it’s so good that your friends and family will want you to serve it throughout the year - not just at Christmas.

    Gingerbread Cold Brew Latte Recipe (Option 1)

    Ingredients:

    Instructions:

    You will first need to start by making the cold brew, and then we can move on to the gingerbread element.

    1. Grab a pitcher and combine four cups of water with two cold brew coffee bags. 
    2. Leave the coffee to brew in your refrigerator overnight - around 12 hours is best. 
    3. Once the coffee is brewed, add three more cups of water to the mixture. 
    4. Grab a glass and add some ice. 
    5. Pour the cold brew into the glass, with three tablespoons of cream, two tablespoons of maple syrup, and one and a half teaspoons of molasses. 
    6. Mix everything together thoroughly. 
    7. If you have noticed that some of the molasses has dropped to the bottom of the glass, don’t worry. It’s thick, and this happens. Just make sure you mix while you drink. 

    Gingerbread Cold Brew Latte Recipe (Option 2)

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of cold brewed coffee
    • 1-2 tablespoons of gingerbread syrup (or to taste)
    • 1/2 cup of milk
    • 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream (optional)
    • Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)

    Instructions:

    1. Brew a cup of cold coffee using your preferred method and add the gingerbread syrup to it, stirring to combine.
    2. In a separate container, mix the cold coffee and milk together until well combined.
    3. Pour the cold brew latte into a glass filled with ice and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
    4. Serve the latte immediately and enjoy!

    Note: If you don't have gingerbread syrup, you can also use gingerbread extract or gingerbread candy to flavor your coffee.

    You can adjust the amount of syrup or extract to taste, so feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance of flavors for your Gingerbread Cold Brew Latte.

    5. Chocolate Coffee

    You can’t possibly go wrong with Chocolate Coffee! This drink brings together two ingredients that people love. Sometimes, keeping the flavors simple is best.

    There is no need to overcomplicate things if you want to make a good impression.

    Chocolate Coffee Recipe (Option 1)

    Ingredients:

    • Whipped cream
    • Finely chopped dark chocolate 
    • Fresh whole milk
    • Sugar
    • Cornstarch
    • Espresso
    • Premium quality organic cocoa powder

    Instructions:

    1. Whisk together four teaspoons of sugar, four teaspoons of cornstarch, and five teaspoons of organic cocoa powder in a pan. 
    2. Warm 500 ml of fresh whole milk and add it to the mixture.
    3. Turn the stove on low-medium heat, and heat the mixture. Whisk it regularly so you can avoid any lumps. 
    4. Keep heating and whisking until the mixture comes to a very light boil. When this happens, turn the heat to the lowest level. 
    5. Fold the chopped dark chocolate into the mixture. 
    6. Whisk the hot chocolate until the mixture becomes creamy and thick. 
    7. Add a shot of espresso to the mixture to give it the caffeine hit.
    8. Taste the mixture (blow on it first!) and add some more sugar if you feel it is necessary. 
    9. Divide the mixture between two cups and finish off by adding some whipped cream to the top. 

    Chocolate Coffee Recipe (Option 2)

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of hot brewed coffee
    • 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup (or to taste)
    • 1/2 cup of milk
    • 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream (optional)
    • Chocolate shavings or chocolate chips for garnish (optional)

    Instructions:

    1. Brew a cup of hot coffee and add the chocolate syrup to it, stirring to combine.
    2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is hot and frothy.
    3. Pour the hot coffee into a mug and add the hot milk on top, stirring to combine.
    4. Top the coffee with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or chocolate chips, if desired.
    5. Serve the coffee immediately and enjoy!

    Note: If you don't have chocolate syrup, you can also use chocolate extract or chocolate candy to flavor your coffee.

    You can adjust the amount of syrup or extract to taste, so feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance of flavors for your Chocolate Coffee.

    6. Eggnog Latte 

    Is there a more traditional drink at Christmas than eggnog? We think not! The key to this eggnog latte is to use real eggnog instead of creamer. It makes a massive difference.

    Eggnog Latte Recipe (Option 1)

    Ingredients:

    • Nutmeg
    • Whipped cream
    • Eggnog
    • Light brown sugar
    • Brewed coffee

    Instructions:

    1. Prepare the coffee and add 1½ tablespoons of light brown sugar.
    2. Warm the eggnog. 
    3. Pour the eggnog into the brewed coffee.
    4. Pour it into your coffee cup of choice.
    5. Top the mixture with fresh whipped cream.
    6. Finish the masterpiece with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
    7. Enjoy!

    Eggnog Latte Recipe (Option 2)

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of hot brewed coffee
    • 1-2 tablespoons of eggnog syrup (or to taste)
    • 1/2 cup of milk
    • 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream (optional)
    • Ground nutmeg for garnish (optional)

    Instructions:

    1. Brew a cup of hot coffee and add the eggnog syrup to it, stirring to combine.
    2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is hot and frothy.
    3. Pour the hot coffee into a mug and add the hot milk on top, stirring to combine.
    4. Top the coffee with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground nutmeg, if desired.
    5. Serve the coffee immediately and enjoy!

    Note: If you don't have eggnog syrup, you can also use eggnog extract or eggnog candy to flavor your coffee.

    You can adjust the amount of syrup or extract to taste, so feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance of flavors for your Eggnog Latte.

    Don’t know How to Make Eggnog?

    As mentioned, this drink is going to be much better if you use real eggnog instead of creamer. If you have never made eggnog before, we’ll take you through it. 

    Ingredients:

    How to make real eggnog:

    1. Whisk six egg yolks and ½ cup of granulated sugar in a bowl until it becomes creamy and light. 
    2. Turn the stove on medium-high heat. 
    3. Grab a saucepan and combine a pinch of salt with ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, two cups of milk, and one cup of heavy whipping cream. 
    4. Warm two cups of milk.
    5. Add one big spoonful of milk to the egg mixture. Whisk it vigorously. 
    6. Repeat step five until you have added all of the milk. This will temper the eggs. 
    7. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and add it to the stove.
    8. Whisk for a few minutes constantly until the mixture is slightly thick. As it cools, it will thicken more. 
    9. Remove the mixture from the heat.
    10. Add ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture. 
    11. Grab a pitcher and pour the eggnog into it via a fine mesh strainer. 
    12. Refrigerate the mixture until it is chilled. As the mixture cools, it will get thicker. 

    Of course, we’re going to use eggnog to make a latte. However, it is also a delicious drink to have on its own. You can serve it with a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon. A lot of people also enjoy topping it with fresh whipped cream.

    You can keep eggnog in your fridge for around a week. 

    7. Warm Apple Chai Latte 

    A little bit of coffee, a little bit of apple, and a little bit of cider what’s not love? This Warm Apple Chai Latte is a great Christmas treat.

    Warm Apple Chai Latte Recipe (Option 1)

    Ingredients:

    For the Chai tea spice mix:

    For the Chai tea latte:

    For Apple Cider:

    Instructions:

    1. Start off by making the apple cider. Grab a medium saucepan and add one teaspoon of whole cloves, ½ teaspoon of ground allspice, two cinnamon sticks, and four apples (peeled and sliced). 
    2. Cover the mixture with water, but make sure you leave a little bit of space at the top so that the mixture does not boil over. 
    3. Simmer the water until the apples are fully soft and everything is fragrant. This should take between 15 and 20 minutes. 
    4. Once you have done this, remove the mixture from the heat. Carefully scoop spoons of the mixture into a strainer over a big bowl. Squeeze the apples to extract any excess juice. Continue this until you have strained all of the apple cider into the bowl. 
    5. Discard the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and apples. Set the mixture aside. 
    6. Now, it’s time to make chai tea. In a medium saucepan, add two cups of almond milk. Bring it to a boil for around one to two minutes. 
    7. Take the milk off the heat. 
    8. Add two or three of your favorite black tea bags to the milk. Allow it to steep for six minutes. 
    9. Once the tea has fully steeped, take the tea bags out. 
    10. Now, whisk in half a cup of apple cider, one tablespoon of chai tea spice, one tablespoon of vanilla, and two tablespoons of agave. Whisk until everything is thoroughly combined. 

    Warm Apple Chai Latte Recipe (Option 2)

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of hot brewed chai tea
    • 1-2 tablespoons of apple syrup or apple juice (or to taste)
    • 1/2 cup of milk
    • 1-2 tablespoons of whipped cream (optional)
    • Ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)

    Instructions:

    1. Brew a cup of hot chai tea and add the apple syrup or apple juice to it, stirring to combine.
    2. Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it is hot and frothy.
    3. Pour the hot chai tea into a mug and add the hot milk on top, stirring to combine.
    4. Top the latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.
    5. Serve the latte immediately and enjoy!

    Note: If you don't have apple syrup or apple juice, you can also use apple extract or apple candy to flavor your chai tea.

    You can adjust the amount of syrup or extract to taste, so feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance of flavors for your Warm Apple Chai Latte.

    Impress your guests with delicious Christmas coffee drinks

    So there you have it: some of the best Christmas coffee drinks to serve your guests this year. We hope that you have stumbled across some recipes that appeal to your taste buds.

    After all, Christmas is the perfect opportunity to push the boat out and try something different. 

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