Soon I will leave to take a week’s break for worshiping the Savior and enjoying my family. But first, I wanted to share a super simple trick to turn a basic cup of coffee into a coffee with a Christmas flavor!
In fact, I borrowed this idea from a local grill that does something similar to create your cinnamon coffee. The Taste of Texas is the best steakhouse on the planet. If you’re ever in Houston and you have a few hours to wait for a table, be sure to check them out! Or, have amazing meats and steaks brought from your online store!
They did not pay me to say anything about that, by the way, they are so good. It’s fine, so coffee.
Before we get to the recipe, let’s touch the base of what really is in the store-bought flavored coffee that many of us enjoy.
WHAT IS IN YOUR COFFEE WITH TASTE?
Did you know that the average flavored coffee blend from your grocery store could have up to 80 different additives to achieve the right flavor of pumpkin, cream or Irish cream?
And some of the chemicals used to add flavor sound more like components of a set of chemicals than ingredients in a food label, such as 2,4-dimethyl-5-acetyl-thiazole or 2,5-dimethylpyrazine, for example. .
What’s worse, many of these do not have long-term studies to prove whether they are safe for human consumption. I do not know about you, but NO.
Given the fact that Americans drink 587 million cups of coffee per day, using some natural ingredients to add flavor and sweetness seems to be a much better alternative than settling for unpronounceable compounds with unknown health consequences.
EASY DIY CHRISTMAS COFFEE
So I modified the Taste of Texas cinnamon coffee recipe a bit to get to this DIY Christmas Coffee one-step mix!
It only takes a minute to add three ingredients that you probably already have on hand: cinnamon, cloves and pure maple syrup. I really think you’ll love the slightly sweet and simply spicy taste!
My family has enjoyed it so much, it has become a weekend tradition during these holidays.
Whether you’re hosting guests or just preparing yourself a cup of freshly brewed coffee for you and your family, you really should try it!
Easy DIY Christmas Coffee
Reasons for 12 cups of coffee
15 whole cloves or a pinch of ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup can replace the brown sugar
Fill the machine with water and place the grounds in the filter basket of the coffee maker as you normally would. Sprinkle the cloves and cinnamon on top of the gardens.
Place the maple syrup in the bottom of the empty jar before placing it in the machine.
Prepare as always.
Prepare some Christmas coffee this year: a delicious blend of coffee and mint. Make those spirits shine!
For a cup:
10 oz. your favorite coffee
2½ oz Delight International Delight Mint Mocha Cream
1 ounce. Baileys Irish Cream
1 ounce. Kahlua
For a pot:
10 cups of your favorite coffee
1½ cups Delicacy International Mint Mocha Cream
½ cup Baileys Irish cream
½ cup of Kahlua
Prepare a large cup of your favorite coffee.
Add the Mocha Cream of International Pepper Cream, Baileys Irish Cream and Kahlua and stir to combine.
Top Christmas coffee cups with whipped cream, crushed mint and enjoy!
To facilitate the measurement, 1 oz is equal to ⅛ cup or 2 tbsp.
1 cup of coffee (equivalent to 10 cups)
1/2 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of water
1/4 cup cocoa without sugar
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 nutmeg, grated, pinched
whipped cream to cover
Prepare the cup of coffee.
In a medium skillet, heat the water to a low boiling point. Add sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and nutmeg. Return to boiling point for about a minute, stirring occasionally.
Combine the coffee and the mixture of cocoa and spices and serve covered with whipped cream.
- For sugar, baker’s sugar is the best to use because of its smaller and faster dissolving granules.
- If you do too much, just pick it up and simmer in a saucepan to serve later. Merry Christmas!
- A delicious cocoa-flavored coffee that falls between a regular cup of Joe and an elegant latte.