Be Your Own Barista
From iced java frappés to liqueur-spiked coffee, make these coffeehouse favorites in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the cost.
Skip the line at the coffee house and make this warm-up coffee drink all year round. The optional chocolate shavings make for a festive and fun presentation.
White Chocolate Latte
The combination of milk, half-and-half, and melted white chocolate gives rich flavor and smooth texture to this hot beverage. A topping of whipped cream is an indulgent plus for many coffee drink recipes.
Make this citrus-flavored coffee from a mix of ground coffee, brown sugar, cinnamon, and grated orange peel. Keep the mix on hand for a quick treat, or package it in jars and give as gifts. To make the coffee a little more "spirited," you can add a splash of homemade coffee liqueur.
Coffee punch is a holiday specialty served throughout the south for brunch or a holiday open house. This one is extra rich and creamy because it has eggnog in addition to two types of ice cream. One online reviewer states that it's a "perfect after-dinner dessert beverage."
This cozy drink falls into the cocktail category with brandy, Kahlua, and crème de cacao stirred into the coffee. It's perfect for a light dessert or after-dinner beverage.
Hazelnut Dessert Coffee
Round out your holiday meal with a steaming cup of hazelnut-flavored coffee topped with a dollop of creamy topping.
Impress your guests by serving this beverage in clear glass mugs so they can see the layers of homemade hot chocolate, brewed espresso, and cold cream.
This sweet drink uses chocolate syrup and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to enhance the robust flavors of fresh brewed coffee.
Spiced After-Dinner Coffee
Cloves and cinnamon steep with dark roasted coffee and sugar for a special warm finale to any holiday dinner party. Amaretto liqueur is stirred in at the finish for guests in the mood for a little holiday cheer.
Pralines and cream make a Southern style coffee that adds a sweet finish to any festive celebration. To keep it simple, the praline flavor comes from praline liqueur and the coffee is sweetened with brown sugar.
Best Friends Iced Coffee Frappe
Instant coffee, chocolate syrup, and a little sugar make the base for one wicked coffee drink. Make it up ahead of time and add ice cream and a splash of ginger ale just before serving at girls-only gatherings.
Freeze strong brewed coffee in ice cube trays so it's always at the ready to blend up into this light mocha frappé. Made with two percent milk, guests will feel positively indulgent without really going overboard.
Louisiana pirate Jean Lafitte is credited with this rich coffee brew spiked with cinnamon, cloves, citrus rind, brandy, and orange liqueur. Igniting the liqueur helps "cook" in the citrus flavor and makes for a showy holiday tableside drink.