Sitting by the fire, cozying up with a book, misty landscapes and the wafting aroma of coffee from the kitchen just makes you all warm and fuzzy inside. Over the past year, surely you’ve heard a lot about Dalgona coffee. Now let’s look at some winter special coffee recipes.
1. Mulled Coffee Wine
Wine, spices, and coffee—a recipe for a new adult favorite. Take your favorite mulled wine and mix in cold brew coffee (cold brew pairs better than hot brew because it’s less bitter and acidic), or follow our recipe below:
- 8 ounces or ¼ bottle of red wine (semi-sweet, like Cabernet Sauvignon)
- 24 ounces of cold brew coffee concentrate
- 1 orange, sliced
- 5 star anise
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 10 clove pods
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
- Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer.
- Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain and pour into mugs.
This is the kind of drink you make in batches. Any leftover mulled coffee wine can be cooled, stored in the fridge, and reheated on the stove whenever you’re craving some more.
2. Homemade Eggnog Latte
Although this may be a Starbucks favorite, this can be easily recreated at home with just as much taste and without an espresso machine too.
- 1 cup of strong hot fresh coffee
- 2/3 cup eggnog
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of ground nutmeg
- Sugar (optional)
- Whipped cream
- In a small saucepan on the stove over low to medium heat, simmer and whisk together the eggnog, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg for about 3 minutes. Whisk constantly so the mix doesn’t burn. You will see that the mixture will begin to get a bit frothy.
- In the meantime, make yourself a cup of hot coffee.
- When the eggnog mixture has been heated thoroughly add it to the coffee.
- To make it extra delicious add some whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
- Sugar can (or not be) added depending on how sweet you want your latte. Eggnog on its own is quite sweet, so you may not need the extra sugar.
3. Butterscotch Caramel Coffee
This will probably become a favorite of yours for every winter hereon. It’s easy to make a quick one for yourself.
- 1 large cup of coffee. About 10-12 ounces
- 2 pinches of cinnamon
- 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
- 1 ounce heavy whipping cream or half and half
- 1 tablespoon caramel sauce and a bit extra for drizzling on top
- Whipped cream
- Brew the coffee and pour into a mug.
- Add 1 pinch of cinnamon, butterscotch schnapps, cream, and caramel sauce and stir.
- Add whipped cream on the top, drizzle with caramel sauce and add a pinch of cinnamon before serving.
- For a non-alcohol version, substitute butterscotch syrup for the butterscotch schnapps.
- Leave out the cream if you prefer your coffee dark and less sweet.
4. Homemade White Chocolate Mocha
Another of Starbucks’ popular drinks, this can be made at home pretty easily and can also become your daily love affair with this beauty of a cup of coffee.
For the white mocha syrup and latte/drink
- 6 cups prepared strong-brewed coffee (if you have access to an espresso machine that’s even better! You’ll want one shot for every 8 ounces)
- 2 cups milk of choice, although we highly recommend almond milk. It’s creamy and rich and slightly sweet!
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Prepared whipped cream (optional, and recipe below)
- Heat the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles start to form around the edges of the milk.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the white chocolate chips until smooth; this makes the syrup.
- To make the quick version of the drink add ½ cup of the syrup to 12 ounces of coffee (makes 16 ounces or a “Grande” in Starbucks-land) and top with whipped cream.
- To make the latte version, pour ½ cup of the syrup and 12 ounces of the coffee into a blender and CAREFULLY blend on medium/high until frothy, about a
- Pour into a big mug and top with whipped cream!
For the whipped cream:
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
We recommend the stand/hand mixer for this. Pour the whipping cream and powdered sugar into a large bowl and whisk on high until doubled in volume and nice and fluffy. Pour in the vanilla extract and whip until blended!
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5. Winter Spiced Coffee
There is nothing more comforting and indulging at the same time.
- ½cup of heavy cream
- ¼cup of coffee beans
- 10 cardamom pods, crushed
- 2 star anise
- ½ lt of water
- ⅓ cup of powdered sugar
- ½cup of Kahlúa
- ⅓ cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of sweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- Chill whipping cream, and the bowl and wire attachment of your mixer.
- In the meantime, mix coffee beans, cardamom, star anise and ½ a liter of water in a pot. Simmer over very low heat until the liquid has reduced to half.
- In the meantime, whisk the cream with the wire attachment at medium-high speed until it forms soft peaks (about 1 ½ minutes). Add sugar and whisk until it forms firm peaks (2-3 minutes).
- Sieve coffee to eliminate solids. Mix with the Kahlúa and brown sugar, and split equally into 6 cups. Top with a swirl of cream, and sprinkle with cocoa and cinnamon.
You would love to simply curl up under a blanket when it is snowing outside, and these coffee recipes are sure to perk you up. We are quite aware of the irony, but it will be totally worth it!