Coffee – it’s arguably the world’s favourite drink. And for a good reason: it tastes great and there is so much you can do with it. It’s not just about the caffeine!
In this post, we take a look at some brand new coffee recipes you simply must try this year (or what’s left of it). Check them out below.
Not tried an iced coffee yet? You’re missing out. While coffee tastes great warm, it can also be a refreshing beverage when served cold.
Making iced coffee is easy. Just make drip coffee as you normally would and then pour it over a tall glass, filled with ice. The ice will then melt slightly, cooling the coffee so that it tastes chilled. You want to serve iced coffee at around 4C.
Don’t worry about the ice melting. You can always increase the intensity of the coffee when you make it.
Milky coffees have been all the rage for a while now. But there is renewed interest in flavoured lattes. These are where you make your latte as you normally would and then add something to it to make it even tastier.
Try buying some caramel or hazelnut syrup from a specialist coffee brand. Add it to your lattes for a rich, smooth coffee sensation.
Iced mochas are a great icy treat for anyone who has a sweet tooth or loves chocolate. To cap off your iced mocha, add some squirty cream and top off with a sprinkling of dark chocolate pieces.
We’re so used to making coffee hot, we sometimes forget that cold brew is still an option. Brewing coffee cold takes longer – much longer – but it brings out all sorts of interesting flavours that you don’t otherwise get. Plus, you can serve it on a hot day, good for any of you living in the southern hemisphere right now.
Frozen Caramel Latte
Frozen caramel lattes are a bit like a rich, easy frappe. Start with some brewed espresso, caramel sauce, white sugar, milk, ice cubes and whipped cream. Put all of the ingredients in a blender, except the whipped cream, and then whizz them up. Then decant from the blender into a glass and top with the cream and then some extra caramel sauce. And voila, you have a delicious drink – perfect for the holidays.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you want the flavour of pumpkin spice but without the pumpkin itself, you might want to consider the pumpkin spice latte. This drink is so simple. You make a latte the way you normally would, adding milk and sugar. And then you top it off with some pumpkin spice, which usually contains a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg. With this drink, it’ll feel like Halloween year-round.
For something more seasonal, you might want to try your hand at making a gingerbread latte. As you might imagine, this type of latte involves adding a hefty dose of ginger powder and sugar to the drink. You can also use sweetener too.