Coffee Recipes: Holiday

Updated: Apr 12

I LOVE coffee and espresso, especially all of the yummy drinks that come out during the holidays. So I thought, what better way to start off December then with a round of holiday coffee recipes! These are just some of my favorites, and if you are looking for more, make sure to check out my other coffee recipes!



Foamed Milk:

If you don't have en espresso machine that offers a way to froth your milk, this is the best alternative. Fill a mason jar with as much milk as you normally use in your coffee (no more than half full). Place the lid on the jar and shake for 30-40 seconds or until the amount of milk has doubled.

If you are looking for a new coffee maker, I use and LOVE the Ninja Coffee Bar. It does everything I need it to and more, from espressos to iced drinks, its the ultimate!


Caramel Eggnog Latte

This is my go-to drink this holiday season, I love the taste of eggnog, and pair it with caramel and it's a match made it heaven. You could even make this latte without the caramel and it still tastes delicious!

What you need:

8 oz of Hot Coffee

1 Cup of Eggnog

Caramel Syrup (splash)

Light Brown Sugar (couple tblspns)

Ground Nutmeg

Whipped Cream

Caramel Sauce

To make:

Brew coffee.

While your coffee is brewing, warm eggnog in the microwave, you may froth it if you would like.

Stir brown sugar, caramel syrup, and coffee into mug.

Then add eggnog, and top with whip, caramel syrup, and nutmeg if desired.




Maple Latte

This latte gives me a little taste of home, Vermont. Since moving to Arizona, I have such a hard time finding real Maple Syrup, but when I do, it's usually from Vermont! And that's the trick to this recipe, it will taste much better if you use real syrup.

What you need:

8 oz of Strong Hot Coffee

Real Maple Syrup (couple of tblespns)

Milk (about 1/4 cup)

Pinch of Ground Nutmeg

Pinch of Allspice

Pinch of Ground Clove

To make:

Brew coffee.

I prefer to combine ingredients with the milk, but you can put them in the bottom of your mug if you would like.

While your coffee is brewing, combine milk, syrup, and spices, warm in the microwave, then froth.

With coffee in your mug, add foamed milk, then top with a drizzle of syrup and spices as desired.




Gingerbread Latte

This latte will take the most time to make but it's worth it! Making the gingerbread syrup on the stove also makes your place smell so delicious.

What you need:

4 oz of Espresso or Strong Hot Coffee

Milk (about a cup)

1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tsp Ground Ginger

3/4 C Granulated Sugar

1 C Water

Whipped Cream

Ground Nutmeg

To make:

Combine cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, sugar, and water in a saucepan.

Bring mixture to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Then remove from heat and cover.

Brew espresso and froth milk.

In a large mug, add your espresso, then add as much of your gingerbread syrup as you would like (I used 114/c), then add foamed milk.

Top with whipped cream and nutmeg if desired.



Snickerdoodle Latte

When I think of holiday cookies, I immediately think of snickerdoodles! So I thought, why not make it into a latte?! And I'm so glad I did because it tastes like heaven.

What you need:

4 oz of Espresso or Strong Coffee

Milk (I used less than a cup)

Light Brown Sugar (couple tablespoons)

Ground Cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon)

Cinnamon Sugar to Sprinkle on Top

To make:

Brew espresso.

While you’re espresso is brewing, combine milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Warm for 30 seconds, then froth.

With espresso in the mug, top with foamed milk, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.




Nutella Latte

I may or may not have an addiction to Nutella, so putting in a latte was a no-brainer! For this latte, if you prefer your drinks pretty sweet, add a little more vanilla. If you like it less sweet, don't add any vanilla. Enjoy!!

What you need:

4 oz of Espresso or Strong Coffee

Milk (I used less than a cup)

Nutella (about 2 tablespoons)

Vanilla Syrup (splash or 2)

To make:

Brew espresso.

While you’re espresso is brewing, combine milk, Nutella, and vanilla. Warm for 45 seconds, then froth.

With espresso in the mug, top with foamed milk, and enjoy.