Sunday, 16 December 2018

Christmas Coffee Recipes For Christmas Coffee Haters

I'm about to say something a bit controversial; I'm not the biggest fan of festive drinks. I like my coffee as bitter as my heart (that is a joke, don't worry mum my heart is super warm) so adding in a ton of syrup just doesn't do it for me.

However, I do occasionally like to get a little inventive at home, where I can be in control of my festive drinks and have a bit of an experiment. So if you're equally as unimpressed with festive offerings from coffee shops, these ones just might float your boat (or sleigh - HA).

Gingerbread Latte | I love ginger, but gingerbread lattes in cafes are waaaay too sweet (I am fun at parties I promise) so I made my own using ground spices. I whisk the spices with a drop of milk to make a paste then add the espresso and steamed milk.

1 shot of espresso 
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
steamed milk or milk alternative (I use oat milk)

Mulled Cappucino | Like mulled wine but in coffee form (very proud of this one), again I mixed the spices with a bit of milk, squeezed in the orange then added the espresso and milk.

1 shot of espresso
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
pinch of ginger
squeeze of fresh orange
steamed milk or milk alternative

Cinnamon Vanilla Espresso | I saved the easiest and least inventive one until last. This one uses syrup (top tip, TK Maxx do some fab ones) and just sweetens up the espresso a little. I actually quite like using syrup at home because I can just add a really small amount.

1 shot of espresso
drop of cinnamon vanilla syrup

Are you a fan of festive drinks?

Amy x


  1. Oooh, thanks for the ideas! I totally agree that most gingerbread lattes are too sweet but yours sounds great!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

    1. It's so nice that it tastes like proper ginger! Thanks lovely xx

  2. Cinnamon Vanilla Espresso?! Oh my gosh, that sounds sooooo good. I don't drink coffee and so this seems like a pretty fabulous way of disguising the taste, haha... x

  3. All of these recipes sound delicious and they're coming at the perfect time, right when I'm planning our Christmas dinner and Christmas afternoon tea - last year we made our our punch, this year I might just try one of these. It's such a good idea to buy vanilla syrup in general, I love it in coffee. I also really want to get my hands on peppermint syrup, I love a good peppermint hot chocolate! xx

    1. oooh let me know if you do try any! Peppermint syrup sounds amazing! xx


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