The holidays are here! Yes, already.
But with it comes the opportunity to change up your routine in everything from work and play, to that morning cup of coffee – and that means holiday flavors and choices to spice up and re-flavor your coffee for the next couple months!
All the grocery stores have started lining up their favorite holiday coffee beverages and flavors, but it’s not just on them – you can create your own flavors at home, including these couple we’ve got for you here.
First, eggnog. You know eggnog is already a staple in your refrigerator, so why not experiment a little bit and add it to your coffee, too? It makes for a great replacement to liquid creamers, and it’s incredibly simple to use – just pour in a couple of tablespoons of eggnog into your coffee cup, add the java, and boom! You can explore with the intensity and even add a dash of nutmeg for a little unique kick, too.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are all the rage at national coffee chains, but did you know you can do it at home, too? Just buy a ready made can of pumpkin spice coffee creamer, and add a teaspoon of the mix to your freshly brewed coffee. Add cream and sugar to it as usual, and top it off with just a tiny amount of cinnamon, and you’ve got yourself your own pumpkin spice coffee drink!
After playing in the snow or a long day of shopping, kick back with a little Irish coffee to help you unwind and relax. Pour a little bit of Irish Whiskey, and a little bit of Irish cream liqueur into a mug, and sprinkle in a little nutmeg. Add a bit of fresh whipped cream, and add your coffee, and bam! You’ve got your very own Irish coffee drink of choice.
Round out the list with a little peppermint mocha, which is always a holiday favorite. Grab some Dutched cocoa powder for this one, and a little bit of half & half, crushed peppermint sticks, and blend them all together in your normal cup of coffee – talk about a kick!
Whatever you end up choosing for your holiday coffee flavors, you really can’t go wrong. Experiment a little, stick with what works, tweak what doesn’t, and figure out what the best holiday flavors out there taste like.
And the best part of it? By making all the flavors yourself, think of how much money – and how many calories – you are saving by doing it on your own instead of going to those high-calorie high-cost coffee shops to buy your next specialty cup of coffee. Who needs them when you’ve become your own barista?