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Nothing quite compares to a cup of freshly brewed coffee in the morning. It’s a beverage that has accompanied people for centuries, and over time, has become one of the most popular and eagerly consumed drinks worldwide. Thanks to its rich history, today there are numerous ways to prepare your coffee, probably to compensate for the fact that there really aren’t that many types of coffee beans.

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The best thing about brewing coffee is that, in order to prepare a delicious cup of goodness, you don’t need to be a professional barista or get a bunch of expensive supplies. Nailing the exquisite taste is not as difficult as it may seem – deciding how much coffee to use per cup is not rocket science, and many recipes allow you to prepare something unique with appliances and ingredients you’re likely to already have at home.

Therefore, if you are looking for some fresh and unique ideas that will allow you to spice up your morning coffee time, make sure to read this article. Below, you will find four coffee recipes and become an amateur barista in no time. Once you try mocha coffee or test the snickerdoodle latte recipe, you will see how easy it is to prepare your own coffee and how few ingredients you need. Read on!

Mocha Coffee

In a nutshell, mocha is a mixture of espresso, milk, and chocolate – three ingredients that most people keep in their pantry at all times. A great thing about this recipe is that while whole or 2% milk is commonly used to prepare it, you can also feel free to veganize it and use any kind of milk you want, including a plant-based type. 

Mocha is a sweet treat with a taste so captivating that after you try it, you might find it hard to stop preparing it over and over again. It’s so easy to make that you don’t need any special skills or purchase specific equipment. To make a mocha coffee, you will need 2 tablespoons of hot cocoa mix, some milk, and a cup of coffee. You can also add chocolate syrup or whipped cream to make it even more flavorful and fun.

Once you gather all the ingredients, brew your usual cup of coffee and add the hot cocoa mix. If you want your drink to be extra chocolatey and sweet, feel free to be more generous with the cocoa. Then, quickly stir everything together. Finally, you can drizzle some chocolate syrup into your cup or decorate the top of your beverage with whipped cream.

Cotton Candy Coffee

Cotton candy coffee may be the ideal beverage for all the slow and lazy mornings when you’re not in a rush to get anywhere and can dedicate a little bit more time to preparing it. It’s a creative and simple way to enjoy coffee, and you can also serve it to your guests, provided they usually take it sweet, as, in this recipe, the cotton candy is supposed to melt under the hot, dark liquid, giving you a fascinating show and rich, sweet taste.

So, the next time you head to the store, remember to grab some regular white or fun and colorful cotton candy from the sweets section. If you don’t use it all for the recipe, you can always munch on the rest. Besides cotton candy, you’ll also need a cup of cold milk, a skewer, and a shot or two (depending on how strong you want the coffee to be) of espresso.

Start by pouring your milk into a tall glass. For the best visual effect, you can use double-walled coffee glasses. Then, take some cotton candy, ball it up, and put a skewer through. Carefully position the skewer so it can rest on the rim of the glass and doesn’t touch the milk. Once everything is ready, pour the espresso over the cotton candy and watch it slowly melt. You can remove the skewer and enjoy your delicious treat.

Homemade Frappuccino

Frappuccino is a creamy, rich, and delicious coffee-based drink. It’s made of coffee, ice, milk, flavored syrups, and whipped cream – it’s likely that you already have these ingredients in your pantry. While the term “frappuccino” has been around for quite some time, in 1994, Starbucks trademarked it and got the right to make and sell their iconic frappuccino drink. This, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t make it at home. 

So, if you are craving a cold, sweet, and delicious coffee blend, here’s how you can make your own frappuccino. Prepare 2 cups of crushed ice, 1 cup of freshly brewed espresso, ¾ of cup milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar or a sweetener of your choice, and some whipped cream. In a blender, blend all the ingredients except the whipped cream until they’re well combined. Once you’re finished, pour the mixture into a chilled mug or a tall glass. Then, top it off with whipped cream, add your favorite syrups, and enjoy.

Snickerdoodle Latte

Snickerdoodle latte can quickly become your favorite special morning treat. If you love slow and cozy mornings and don’t mind the rush of energy coming from sugar and cinnamon, then it’s a must-try that you should add to the list of your coffee recipes. 

To prepare a perfect snickerdoodle latte, you’ll need 1 cup of milk, ½ cup of hot espresso, ¼ tablespoon of cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. All these ingredients are probably waiting for you in the pantry. 

Start by pouring your milk into a jar with a lid. Add the brown sugar and the cinnamon, close the lid tightly and shake the jar vigorously for about a minute. Then, pour the freshly brewed espresso into a mug or a glass of your choice (tall glasses work well for lattes), add your milk mixture and stir. Top the latte with cinnamon sugar, or add other toppings you see fit. Enjoy your tasty and warming drink that will instantly put you in a good mood for the rest of the day!

In Conclusion

As you can see, every coffee enthusiast can make unique and delicious coffee in the comfort of their own home using some of the basic pantry ingredients. Choose the recipe, gather what you need, and start whipping up morning treats to help you get through the day. Coffee is such a versatile drink that you can feel free to experiment and change the flavors of the drink above as you like it. 

Cotton candy coffee and snickerdoodle latte will be perfect for the days when you crave something sweet, homemade frappuccino will work great on hot summer mornings, and the mocha coffee will give you energy boost. You can also serve these drinks to your friends and family. Enjoy your coffee!

Published by HOLR Magazine.