FALL FLAVORED COFFEE RECIPES TO TRY AT HOME

With cooler weather, football tailgates, apple picking and wearing plaid, there are so many reasons to love the fall season. One of our all-time favorite things about fall is the delicious seasonal coffee flavors. Pumpkin, cinnamon, gingerbread, caramel — we love it all.

If the idea of a cozy autumn-inspired drink appeals to you as much as it appeals to us, here’s a list of 7 of our very favorite fall coffee recipes that you are bound to enjoy!

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Photo Source: Inspired Taste

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an iconic drink of the season and ‘America’s unofficial drink of the fall’. If you can’t make it to your local Starbucks, here’s a recipe to make at home!

The ingredients needed:

  • ½ cup milk of your choice
  • ½ cup coffee
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • Whipped cream optional

The instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan.
  2. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  3. Take the saucepan off heat and pour into a mug.
  4. Optional: top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

2. Salted Caramel Latte

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The thing about caramel is that it is one of those flavors that can be enjoyed all year round, but is really enjoyed in the fall. The salted element offsets the taste of the caramel in a complementary way. 

The ingredients needed:

Salted Caramel Latte

  • ¼ cup milk of your choice
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 2 tbsp caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Sea salt

Salted Caramel Cream Topping

  • ¼ heavy cream
  • 2 tsp caramel sauce

The instructions:

  1. Use a handheld milk frother to whisk together caramel sauce and heavy cream to create salted caramel topping. Set aside.
  2. Bring milk to a simmer on the stovetop, making sure it doesn’t come to a boil since it can easily burn, or microwave it for 30 seconds. Pour heated milk into a French press, put the lid on, and move the plunger up and down, making sure to hold down the lid. Or, heat and froth milk at the same time using an electric milk frother. If you have an espresso machine, froth milk using the steam wand.
  3. Pour coffee into a cup and stir caramel sauce, salt, and frothed milk. Top with salted caramel cream topping. Garnish with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a pinch of salt if you’d like.

3. Snickerdoodle Latte

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With cinnamon and brown sugar, you are sure to find comfort in a snickerdoodle latte.

The ingredients needed:

  • 1 ½ cup milk of your choice
  • ½ cup strong coffee or espresso
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tbsp sugar
  • Cinnamon sugar optional to sprinkle on top

The instructions:

  1. Pour milk into a small jar that has a lid. Add light brown sugar and cinnamon
  2. Tighten the lid and shake for about 1 minute.
  3. Remove the lid and heat milk in a microwave for about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour coffee or espresso into mug followed by warm milk. Spoon out remaining foamy milk if left.
  5. Optional: sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top.

4. Gingerbread Latte

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The combination of warm spices like ginger, nutmeg and molasses paired with espresso add the perfect holiday touch to any morning coffee.

The ingredients needed:

Gingerbread Syrup

  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Latte

  • 3 tsp gingerbread syrup
  • 1 shot espresso or 1 oz strong coffee
  • ¼  cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup cream
  • Optional: whipped cream to top

The instructions:

  1. For the gingerbread syrup: place molasses, water, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  2. Store in a jar in the refrigerator. Makes about 3/4 cup syrup, or enough for 10-12 servings.
  3. For each gingerbread latte: place 3-4 teaspoons of gingerbread syrup and a shot of espresso in a mug.
  4. Warm the milk and cream to 155ºF and froth.
  5. Pour milk over the syrup and espresso in the mug.
  6. Optional: top with whipped cream.

5. Maple Cinnamon Latte

Photo Source: The Chunky Chef

Maple and cinnamon flavors combined create a can’t-miss autumn latte.

The ingredients needed:

  • 1/4 cup brewed espresso
  • 1/2 cup steamed/frothed milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon
  • Optional: whipped cream and additional ground cinnamon for garnish

The instructions:

  1. Add maple syrup, vanilla, and ground cinnamon to a large coffee mug.
  2. Add hot espresso and stir to melt the syrup.
  3. Pour in steamed milk and top with any remaining foam.
  4. Garnish with a swirl of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.

If you’re looking for a copycat Starbucks recipe where maple is paired with pecan instead of cinnamon, check out this bonus recipe by The Worktop.

6. Peppermint Mocha

Photo Source: The Recipe Rebel

If you’re looking for the perfect creamy, minty, chocolatey sip in the morning, this recipe is a must-try.

The ingredients needed:

  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp mint extract or ½ peppermint candy cane or peppermint syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: whipped cream and chocolate shavings

The instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, add milk, cocoa and sugar. Heat over medium heat until small bubbles begin to form around the edge and sugar has dissolved.
  2. Stir in espresso, mint extract and vanilla and remove from heat (if using a candy cane, be sure to let it melt completely).
  3. Serve in a large mug and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.

7. Spiced Vanilla Latte

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This simple yet sophisticated latte filled with hot coffee and frothed milk is our next go-to drink for the fall.

The ingredients needed:

  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup strong coffee
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 dash cardamom
  • 1 dash cinnamon

The instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine milk, vanilla, sugar, cardamom, and cinnamon. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved and milk is hot, but do not boil.
  2. Pour coffee into a mug.
  3. Using a handheld milk frother, froth the milk mixture until there is a thick layer of foam on top. Give your saucepan a couple of firm whacks on a hard surface like your counter to break any of the larger bubbles and make a denser foam.
  4. Using a wooden spoon to hold back the foam, pour the milk into the coffee mug. Spoon the foam on top. 
  5. Optional: Add an extra dash of cardamom on top for garnish.

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