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Top 7 Coffee Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

Coffee Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

Winter’s chill calls for a warm, comforting drink to keep you cozy. Let’s dive into our top 7 coffee recipes to keep you toasty this winter. Bake up this easy coffee cake and let’s get started on the perfect coffee companions.

For more delicious coffee ideas, check out our Pinterest Board!

1. Cinnamon Bun Latte

Nothing beats a warm cinnamon bun fresh from the oven. Why not capture that flavor in a comforting latte? This cinnamon bun latte is a breeze to make and absolutely delicious.


  • Espresso
  • Whipped cream
  • Steamed milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon bun flavored syrup


  1. Brew a shot of espresso in a regular-sized mug.
  2. Steam 6 ounces of milk.
  3. Add an ounce of flavored syrup to your espresso, then pour the steamed milk over it and stir.
  4. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
A delicious cinnamon bun latte served with a frosted cinnamon roll

A delicious cinnamon bun latte served with a frosted cinnamon roll

2. Chocolate Coffee

Love hot chocolate but need that morning caffeine kick? This chocolate coffee combines the best of both worlds.


  1. Brew your coffee as usual.
  2. Stir in a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  3. Add cream and sugar to taste.

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a busy morning.

A glass mug of chocolate coffee topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle

Enjoy a decadent chocolate coffee recipe with a rich blend of coffee and chocolate, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

3. Peppermint Latte

Peppermint is the quintessential holiday flavor. Skip the coffee shop and make this festive latte at home.


  1. Brew a pot of coffee and pour half a cup into your mug.
  2. Add ¾ cup of your preferred milk.
  3. Stir in ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract (adjust to taste).
  4. Top with whipped cream if desired.
A cup of peppermint latte topped with whipped cream and a candy cane

A cup of peppermint latte topped with whipped cream and a candy cane

4. Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Pumpkin spice lattes are a fall favorite, but they’re just as comforting in winter.

Here’s how to make one at home.


  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • Sweetener (maple syrup recommended)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Combine coffee, milk, pumpkin puree, sweetener, and spices in a pot.
  2. Heat gently, stirring, but do not boil.
  3. Pour into a mug (or over ice for a cold treat).
A mug of pumpkin spice coffee topped with whipped cream, surrounded by small pumpkins

Savor the cozy flavors of fall with this pumpkin spice coffee recipe, topped with whipped cream and perfect for pumpkin spice lovers.

5. Gingerbread Coffee

Gingerbread isn’t just for cookies. Bring this festive flavor to your coffee with this easy recipe.


  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Mix ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Brew a pot of coffee.
  3. For each cup, mix ¼ cup coffee with a tablespoon of the gingerbread mixture.
  4. Fill the rest of the cup with coffee and adjust with cream and sugar to taste.

A red mug of gingerbread coffee next to a bowl of gingerbread cookies and pine branches

6. Chai Coffee

Love chai and coffee? Combine them in this warming recipe.


  • ½ cup hot water
  • 4 teaspoons coffee grounds
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (more if desired)
  • 2 pieces peeled ginger
  • 7-8 whole black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Mix ingredients in a cup or small bowl and let steep for 3 minutes.
  2. Microwave a cup of milk until hot.
  3. Strain the steeped mixture, removing spices.
  4. Divide the liquid into two mugs of hot milk.

7. Americano

For a simple, strong start to your day, an Americano is perfect.


  1. Brew a shot or double-shot of espresso.
  2. Slowly pour over 6 ounces of hot water.

Enjoy these cozy coffee recipes to keep warm and energized throughout the winter months!

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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