Four Fall Coffee Drinks You Can Make at Home

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What’s better than a pick-me-up that perfectly encompasses the flavors of fall? There’s no need to spend $7 and make the trip to the coffee shop when you can make your favorite coffee at home in a few easy steps! Here are some recipes to make your very own fall coffee.

Iced Caramel Pumpkin Macchiato

Living in Central Florida, sometimes fall can be pretty warm… if you want an iced drink that still encompasses the flavors of fall, I’ve got the drink for you!

1 1/2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie syrup
1 Tablespoon caramel sauce
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
2 shots espresso

Prepare two shots of espresso with either an espresso machine or an instant espresso powder. Fill your glass with ice and pour caramel sauce and pumpkin pie syrup into your glass. Pour almond milk into the glass and the espresso shots over the top and stir. You’re done!

Recipe courtesy of Cooking with Amber.

Caramel Brûlée Coffee

1 cup milk (or milk alternative)
1/4 cup caramel sauce, (plus more for drizzling)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 cups hot coffee
Whipped cream

Brew two cups of coffee. While your coffee brews, heat milk, caramel sauce and some brown sugar in a small saucepan. Once it’s steaming, combine with your brewed coffee and stir. Garnish with whipped cream and caramel sauce!

Recipe courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

2 cups milk
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 to 3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup strong hot coffee
Whipped cream

Simmer pumpkin puree in a saucepan until it has reduced down by ⅓, (this is for extra flavor, you can also add the puree as is). Combine your milk, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, sugar and spices into a pot on the stove until it’s steaming. Then, mix the pumpkin spice milk with the strong coffee. Divide it between two mugs, add whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, and you’re done!

Recipe courtesy of Inspired Taste.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

For the homemade cinnamon syrup:
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract, optional
3 cinnamon sticks

For the lattes:
2-4 Tablespoons cinnamon dolce syrup
2 cups strong brewed coffee
2 cups milk
Whipped cream

To make the cinnamon dolce syrup, combine sugars, water and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate.

Brew two cups of coffee twice its normal strength. You can also use espresso if you have an espresso machine. Pour milk into a saucepan over medium-high heat and constantly whisk (or use a frother). When your milk is at least half foam, remove it from heat.

Stir your cinnamon dolce syrup into the hot coffee and pour into mugs with milk and foam. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of The Soccer Mom blog.

No need to wait in coffee lines, your cup-o-joe can be done by you in minutes. So wrangle up the ingredients and try it yourself. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll be glad you did.


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