National Coffee Day: Home Made Coffee Recipes

In light of National Coffee Day, one of the most beloved days of the year, people are flocking to their favorite coffee chains or cute little coffee shops for a free cup o’ joe. There are a variety of coffee chains giving away free coffee today, including Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme. That’s fun and all, and who could resist free caffeine? So go on, run out into the world and claim your coffee on the day where having four or more cups isn’t frowned upon.

Or, you can be a homebody and perfect your coffee craft by making your own specialty drinks.

White Chocolate Latte

Ever wanted to perfect your latte? Well now is your chance. For this little sugary dessert coffee, you’ll need the following:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon sticks
How to prepare: Stir the first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan on low heat until the white chocolate morsels are melted. Then, stir in vanilla and almond extracts. Lastly, pour evenly into 4 mugs.
If you wish (and you’ll certainly want to), top the drinks with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Recipe found on My Recipes.

Mocha-Spiced Coffee

For this fancy coffee beverage, you’ll want to use high-quality unflavored coffee. To make, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream

How to prepare: Take the first three ingredients and place them in a coffee filter, or filter basket of a coffeemaker. Add the five cups water to the coffeemaker and brew according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Next, combine milk, sugar, and syrup in a heavy saucepan and cook on low heat. Make sure to stir constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the brewed coffee and vanilla extract.

Lastly, serve with whipped cream and enjoy!
Recipe found on My Recipes.