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Skip The Line And Save Your Money: Make Those Coffeeshop Drinks At Home!

Are you a gingerbread latte addict? How much have you spent on pumpkin spice lattes? Save yourself some major moolah this season and make your own coffeeshop drinks!

We get it. The call of the coffee siren is strong. Not only does she flaunt her red coffee cups around town, but oh, the smells! Freshly ground coffee, warm cinnamon, gingerbread and pumpkin spice, okay, you get the point...

Gingerbread Latte

 

Gingerbread Latte

Photo by Holiday Baker

It’s spicy, and we like it. If you want that quintessential drink that smells like Christmas, then this is your latte. Bonus if you make a loaf of this Pumpkin Gingerbread to enjoy at the same time.

Eggnog Latte

 

Eggnog Latte

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If you’re looking for a warm hug on a cold day, then wrap your mitts around this. We know you have leftover eggnog, why not use it to make a Banana-Nog Cake?

Abbey’s White Chocolate Latte

 

Abbey's White Chocolate Latte

Photo by Holiday Baker

It’s rich, creamy, and frothy with the perfect balance of white chocolate and coffee. Brew a cup of strong black coffee if you don’t have an espresso machine.

It’s no secret: if you have white chocolate chips, you need to make the Clone of a Cranberry Bliss Bar. You’re welcome.

Flavored Latte

 

Flavored Latte

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If you’re seeking the perfect latte with the best milk-to-espresso-to-syrup ratio, then stop here. Just add your favorite flavor or holiday syrup to create your best concoction yet.

These Big Soft Ginger Cookies are winter perfection. Cinnamon spice and everything nice goes perfectly dunked into a creamy latte.

Got Coffee?

If you don’t have an espresso machine (and now’s the time to put one on your wish list for Santa!), here are some drinks you can make at home using freshly brewed coffee.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

 

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

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“I created this recipe so we wouldn’t have to go broke,” said Allrecipes member Zippy. Save a few more bucks by making the Pumpkin Pie Spice mixture yourself, too. We’ve got a recipe for that!

Brown Sugar-Caramel Latte

 

Brown Sugar Caramel Latte

Brown Sugar Caramel Latte

Sometimes coffee is a dessert in itself! Dust with cinnamon or cocoa powder, put your slippers up, and acknowledge you didn’t have to leave the house. You’re welcome.

And if you’re going to do it, go all the way. Fresh homemade whipped cream is the perfect topping for these coffee and cocoa recipes. And go ahead and add a few extra dollops, we won’t charge you extra.

Making fresh whipped cream is easier than you think. Watch how to make it.

Cafe Latte

 

Cafe Latte

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It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Heat milk in a saucepan, whisk to create foam, and combine it with your favorite roasted coffee. Spoon foam over the top, if you’re feeling fancy. We won’t judge.

Because coffee requires cake: Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake

No Coffee Required

Hot Chai Latte

 

Hot Chai Latte

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Cozy up with a velvety chai tea latte. Crank up the caffeine by using more black tea leaves, or add a few sprinkles of cardamom to make it spicier. Bonus: This is going to make your house smell amazing!

If you’ve got two ripe bananas, then this is the easiest bread we’ve got: Janet's Rich Banana Bread. After you put it in the oven, you’ve got an hour to enjoy your chai!

Candy Cane Cocoa

 

Candy Cane Cocoa

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What else were you going to do with all those candy canes?

And, as long as you’re crushing candy canes—keep going! This Milk Chocolate Peppermint Bark is a holiday favorite.

Hot Apple Cider

 

Hot Apple Cider

Photo by LilSnoo

Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold winter day. If you’re making the recipe for a crowd, remove the cider from the heat, discard the spice bundle, and transfer the cider to a slow cooker.

Hot apple cider and donuts go hand in hand. These Donut Muffins are ready in 40 minutes—no frying required!

Lion House Wassail

 

Lion House Wassail

Photo by Juno Suks At Cooking But Eats

Move over mulled cider, hello wassail. It’s “steeped” in tradition, and is wonderfully spicy and comforting. Keep it warm all day in the slow cooker, just remove the cloves so it doesn’t get bitter.

Make these Pumpkin Spice Coffee Muffins your go-to muffins. Just 35 minutes to get 2 dozen moist and delicious muffins.


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