Use a high-quality unflavored coffee, such as French roast, for a properly robust cup.
1/2 cup ground coffee
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 cups water
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup light chocolate syrup (such as Hershey's Lite Syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whipped cream (optional)
How to Make It
Place first 3 ingredients in a coffee filter or filter basket of a coffeemaker. Add 5 cups water to coffeemaker; brew according to manufacturer's instructions.
Combine milk, sugar, and syrup in a heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Stir in brewed coffee and vanilla. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately.