Happy National Coffee Day! I’m more of a hot chocolate girl myself. Still, I enjoy making delicious home brewed coffees for the other half in the morning. I start with regular old coffee and add some kitchen pantry ingredients. It’s much cheaper than the fancy coffee shop. In some cases, it’s better tasting. Here are some home brewed favorites for National Coffee Day.
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the coffee in the filter or basket. This home brewed recipe favorite works the cinnamon flavor right into the mix. Once the coffee’s brewed, add real cream and sugar. Guaranteed to please anyone on National Coffee Day for less than a penny more than regular coffee. Who needs the fancy coffee shop?
Skip that mocha hokey latte crap from the fancy coffee shop. Home brewed chocolate coffee starts with adding a tablespoon of cocoa to the coffee filter or basket. Once the coffee is brewed, mix it proportionally (1/3 cream / 2/3 Coffee) Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with a shake of cocoa powder. National Coffee Day has never tasted better.
Orange Cream Coffee
Here’s a home brewed coffee the fancy coffee shop doesn’t even have. Whip up some heavy cream. Flavor with orange extract and sugar. Mix regular coffee proportionally (1/3 orange cream / 2/3 coffee) blending well. Top with an extra dollop of the whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon. This home brewed coffee makes toes curl in a good way on National Coffee Day.
This home brewed coffee can be made with chocolate or regular coffee. Great for National Coffee Day. Really fun for Christmas too! Just add ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract to regular or chocolate coffee. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or sprinkles. What a delicious way to warm up on a fall or winter day. Skip the fancy coffee shop and their fancy prices too!
Does the fancy coffee shop put real pumpkin in your pumpkin latte? Who knows? Make home brewed coffee with a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice in the filter or basket. Mix together 1 cup real cream, 1 cup sugar and ¼ cup canned pumpkin. Mix 1/3 cup pumpkin mixture and 2/3 cup coffee in the blender for each cup of coffee. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. What a scrumptious National Coffee Day treat!
Chocolate Almond Coffee
Here’s another one the fancy coffee shop can’t duplicate. Celebrate National Coffee Day with home brewed chocolate almond coffee. This time use regular coffee. Stir 1/8 cup semi sweet chocolate chips into each cup of coffee. Add 1/8 tsp almond extract and 3 tablespoons heavy cream. Use any flavor extract to switch up the taste.
Please note: These home brewed coffees can also be made as hot chocolates for non coffee drinkers. Don’t leave the kids out on National Coffee Day.
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