Coffee for Christmas

Try something new for Christmas or whatever your holiday is this season…

Add some spices to your grounds, like brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. When done, add some whipped cream and top with red and green sprinkles, crushed gingerbread, or crushed peppermints.

Buy a Christmas-flavored coffee, or a flavored creamer.

Add eggnog and nutmeg to your coffee.

If you drink coldbrew coffee, and want some spices, you may need to dissolve the spices in a little bit of hot water before adding it.

Peanut Butter Coffee Smoothie

Need to amp up your morning routine? Try a Peanut Butter Coffee Smoothie. Some coffee shops are starting to add peanut butter or peanut butter powder to their coffee. You can whip up a smoothie for breakfast that not just your plain old coffee.

The ingredients also have a lot of healthy items in it. Besides brewed coffee, there is a banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, peanut butter powder, cocoa powder, oats, milk. You can add healthy seeds such as chia or fruit or granola on top. The recipe calls for brewed coffee, cooled, however, it could probably be made with cold brew as well.

Get the full recipe.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Now that Autumn is here, many places have the fall flavors of coffee creamer. You can make it yourself. Morning Chores has plenty of flavors to choose from, not only for fall but for the holidays as well. From pumpkin spice to thin mint, caramel and amaretto, marshmallow, vanilla, you are sure to find something you like.

Some of the offerings are vegan, keto, regular fat, high and low sugar, non-dairy or full dairy. Whatever regimen you follow, one of the 49 offerings are sure to be the right one.

If that’s not enough, Mrs. Happy Homemaker takes a different approach. She has a basic recipe of condensed milk mixed with milk or cream and add-ins for different flavors using extracts, spices, or syrups for over two dozen more flavors.

Jägermeister Cold Brew

Jägermeister has indeed developed a blend of their Jägermeister in an herbal (blend of 56 herbs, blossoms, roots, fruit) liqueur with arabica coffee and cacao. It is not yet available but will be the beginning of 2020. You can sign up to be notified on their website: jagermeister.com

It has 33% alcohol, so maybe this won’t be your daytime drink of choice. It is meant to be served in frosty shots (with about 10% of the caffeine found in a normal cup of coffee).

Can’t wait? You can try to make your own:

Things you can do with Instant Coffee

Not the kind who buys instant coffee, we thought it was interesting to find this article from DailyMail.com about ways to use instant coffee. Here is their list of uses:

Add a teaspoon to Bolognese sauce.
Mix a teaspoon into chili con carne.
Make a body scrub by mixing a few teaspoons with some sugar and either coconut oil or olive oil.
Add a teaspoon to your cookie dough batter, or other batter, like brownies, or even buttercream icing.
Add to your meat rub.
Sprinkle on vanilla ice cream.
Add to smoothies or milkshakes.

Looks like we’ll need to rethink our aversion to instant coffee.