The Joys of Homemade Fall Coffees
Autumn brings with it the urge to cozy up close and take it easy with a hot cup of coffee – so try these delightful fall-flavored recipes that’ll add sweetness to your day!
Pumpkin spice lattes are an autumn classic! Simply steam milk, add two pumps of pumpkin pie spice, and brew your chosen espresso beverage of choice for an irresistibly delicious fall treat.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin spice lattes are one of the signature fall coffee drinks, but creating them yourself at home is equally delicious (and more cost-effective) than visiting Starbucks. In just five minutes on the stovetop you can create this warming drink – or opt for vegan-friendly versions by forgoing syrup altogether!
PSLs may not be the healthiest choice if you’re trying to control your sugar intake, and following a ketogenic diet. Furthermore, their ingredients can sometimes prove challenging: these drinks typically include espresso shot, pumpkin sauce and either natural or artificial flavors processed with sulfites and preservatives – making for an indulgent beverage that may or may not satisfy dietary restrictions.
DIY PSLs can be created quickly and effortlessly using ingredients you already have at home. Simply start by mixing in pumpkin pie spice to your ground or instant coffee of choice and stirring in brown sugar and vanilla extract – pour into a mug, and enjoy!
Add a dash of black pepper or ground cinnamon for an extra special fall coffee experience, perfect for chillier autumn days and sipping as you take in the changing leaves or go on a hayride.
If you want a twist, why not try making your own cold brew pumpkin spice latte using only fresh ingredients? A pitcher should last approximately two weeks in your refrigerator – this delicious recipe from The Healthy Chef should keep you coming back all season long.
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
For all those pumpkin spice lovers out there, this cold brew coffee recipe should prove irresistible! Packed with delectable pumpkin cream on top for an exquisite experience that is quick and simple to create; perfect as an afternoon treat and dairy free as well.
Cold brew coffee is the key to this richly creamy coffee experience, made possible through using cold brew concentrate and heavy whipping cream. Though this method takes more time, its results speak for themselves: less acidic and smoother tasting than regular hot brewed coffee, plus deeper flavors than iced coffee! We prefer using heavy whipping cream mixed with milk; vegans may substitute any kind of non-dairy beverage instead if preferred; the Test Kitchen cooks particularly enjoyed coconut milk but barista style oat milk would also work well – simply make sure your milk does not contain dairy ingredients!
Whip this pumpkin cream using either a hand held frother or high speed blender; whisking will take much more time and arm strength! If neither option are available to you, combine all the ingredients into a jar and shake until your cream mixture holds its shape but does not fully whip. Add pumpkin pie spice if desired but this step is optional.
Serve the cold brew and cream together in glasses. Top each one off with pumpkin pie spice for an unforgettable fall-themed coffee beverage – also ideal for serving at brunch parties!
Spiced Pear Coffee
Fall is all about hot beverages – such as coffee! Sip it before heading out for work in bed, or around a campfire while watching leaves fall – nothing says autumn quite like sipping deliciously-flavored hot beverages to cap off a beautiful day outside.
Pumpkin-spiced drinks certainly have their place, but there are so many other autumn-inspired flavors to explore as well. A creamy cold brew made with simple syrup and warming fall spices takes this creamy cold brew over the edge, with its hint of pecans recalling freshly baked pie. It’s an excellent choice for anyone wanting a taste of fall without overdoing it on pumpkin pie spices; plus it contains far fewer calories than many store-bought fall coffee beverages!
Make sure that you have a powerful blender on hand if you plan on creating this drink, as the ingredients must be combined quickly. Although maple syrup is called for in this recipe, honey or another sweetener of choice could easily replace it for extra sweetness and vanilla extract is key for adding that special touch of flavor.
If you love pear and want to bake something with them, this spiced pear coffee cake is an excellent way to do just that! It features an airy crumb topping studded with chocolate chunks and fresh pear slices; making this treat the perfect way to start the day or enjoy a cozy coffee break with friends.
As temperatures turn colder, these autumn-inspired coffee recipes will help keep you cozy through these long winter nights. Perfect for Friday happy hours with friends and cozy Sunday afternoons with family.
Maple syrup is a delightful natural sweetener that can add a unique taste to coffee, while its lower glycemic index than sugar helps manage blood sugar levels and help wake you up in the morning. Plus, its delightful taste makes maple syrup perfect for autumn coffee recipes!
Homemade maple coffee can be easily made using just three simple ingredients. Brew some coffee, combine real maple syrup from trees rather than from jars at the grocery store, and milk (whole is preferred; other options such as 2%, almond or oat milk are acceptable too). Add an extra touch with maple extract for additional flavor!
Maple coffee can be enjoyed either hot or cold depending on your preferred temperature. If serving it warm, add maple syrup and milk prior to heating it up, while for an added special touch try whipping some cream before serving – or use a milk frother as an alternative solution!
If you’re in search of something different from pumpkin spice coffee, this is an excellent alternative. To add an autumn flair, feel free to use pumpkin or cinnamon spices in the recipe as well. No matter the kind of coffee bean used or method of brewing chosen – ensure your morning cup will be as enjoyable as possible!
Hot Chocolate Coffee
As temperatures turn colder and leaves change color, cozy coffee drinks have become increasingly popular. From pumpkin spice lattes and gingerbread coffee, to chocolate peppermint or slow cooker gingerbread varieties – these tasty beverages provide much-needed warmth during this blustery autumn weather.
And while it can be tempting to run down to your local Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts and purchase fall-flavored beverages, creating your own autumn coffee at home is actually easier and saves both money and allows you to customize it exactly how you’d like it.
Coffee is an extremely flexible beverage, allowing you to explore numerous flavors and combinations. To create homemade fall-flavored coffee, simply combine your desired ingredients in a coffee maker and brew! For an indulgent twist add cream or vanilla extract before whipping. Alternatively, sprinkle in pumpkin pie spice for that traditional PSL taste.
For something decadent and indulgent, mix cocoa powder into your coffee to create hot chocolate coffee! It is rich yet sweet – an extra special treat when served with marshmallows or whipped cream for extra flair.
Coffee and hot chocolate are two of the world’s most beloved beverages, serving as caffeine-packed options that are both satisfying and versatile. Both beverages can be found both hot and cold – they come in various forms with many varieties to choose from. Coffee comes from Coffea beans while hot chocolate contains milk, cocoa powder, instant coffee powder (or even melted chocolate!). Both varieties of beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold and come with various packaging styles to choose from.