For many of us, coffee is a necessity in order for us to get going. Yet sometimes, it feels like our start is only as good as our coffee is. And if you’re like me, it can be hard to find a coffee recipe that keeps you going while also keeping you interested. Looking for a way to liven up that old bitter coffee? There are recipes out there to help you bring life back into your coffee. Are you not sure where to start to liven up your coffee game? No problem! Here are 5 coffee delights for your next pick me up.This coffee delight is perfect for adding that touch of sweetness to your mornings.
1. Vanilla Latte
This sweet classic is a perfect way to start your day when you’re looking for something that is both subtle and sweet. Some coffees can be a punch to the face with how much sugar content is in them. Yet with a soft vanilla latte, you’re still getting that gentle sweetness without it overpowering you. This recipe is especially fast, easy and sweet for your next pick me up.
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 2 tbsp vanilla syrup
- 1 jigger brewed espresso
Begin by adding your milk into a steaming pitcher and until 145F. Carefully measure your vanilla syrup and add to a large coffee mug. Brew your espresso then add to your mug. Pour your steamed milk into the mug and stir together. Spoon foam over the top. Serve and enjoy.This nutty latte is perfect for when you’re looking something more substantial to your morning.
2. Hazelnut Latte
Hazelnut is a remarkably nutty and sweet way to liven up your morning. This pick me up has deep rich tones that add a perfect depth to an otherwise flat coffee. Hazelnut is a natural additive to chocolate making it a perfect way to sweeten up any bitter old coffee that you might have lying around. Adding a little hazelnut in your life can go a long way in making sure your morning starts off right.
- ¾ oz. Roasted hazelnut syrup
- 1 shot espresso
- Steamed milk
Add your roasted hazelnut syrup at the bottom of your mug. Steam your milk, either by using a latte machine or doing it over the stove top by hand. Note, for the stove top, simply take 1 cup of milk and set on low, carefully stir until steaming but not bubbling and remove from the stove top. Add your one shot of espresso and steamed milk to the mug. Stir to combine. Garnish to your liking. Serve and enjoy.This persona favorite is a great way to start your morning.
3. Dirty Chai Latte
This recipe plays off the natural sweetness of chai and utilizes it as a sweet and nutty sweetener to your coffee. This pick me up packs a caffeinated punch in a soft and creamy way. And while this recipe is a little less nutty than that of the hazelnut, it’s sweet cream adds a gentle allure and aramoa unlike any other. If you’re looking for a strong, sweet and creamy pick me up for your next morning routine, try this recipe out.
- 1 tsp chai spices
- 1 cup water
- 1 bag black tea
- 4 ounces of espresso or strong coffee
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp simple syrup
Begin by taking a small saucepan over medium high heat and whisk together your chai spices, water and tea bag. Bring to a rolling boil. Then remove from heat and let sit for 1 minute, 2 minutes if you want really strong. Next, add your espresso to your maker brew. Add finished espresso to your mug. Strain your tea and pour over the top of your coffee. Rinse your saucepan before adding in your milk on medium low heat. Add your syrup. We want bubbles forming but not simmering. If you want foam, use your hand frother and foam your steamed milk. This should take 1 minute. Let the foam rest for 30 seconds. Add in your syrup and milk mixture and stir thoroughly before adding your light foam to the top. Serve and enjoy.
4. White Chocolate Mocha
Are you looking for something a little sweeter out of your coffee? This recipe incorporates that natural sweetness of white chocolate and sweet coffee. It gives you that taste of the sugar sweetness when you’re looking for something that is sugar sweet for your next pick me up. Get a taste of the holidays in these fast easy steps.
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 tsp heavy cream
- 2 tbsp white chocolate, finely chopped
- ½ cup strong coffee of your choice
- 1 dash sugar
In a small saucepan, heat up your milk and gently steam. Remove from heat and add your white chocolate and melt until smooth. Whisk until light and foamy. Pour coffee into a mug. Add your milk mixture and stir thoroughly. Serve warm and enjoy.
5. Salted Caramel Mocha
Are you looking for a little homestyle Starbucks in your life for your next coffee creation? This salted caramel mocha recipe is the epitome of sweet deliciousness. This recipe is great for when you’re looking to take your coffee to the next level. This is also a great way to impress your friends. But don’t be surprised if they ask you to make them coffee with this recipe.
- 1 cup of hot strong coffee of your choice
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp salted caramel sauce
- 2 to 3 tbsp milk
- Whipped cream
Begin by pouring your hot coffee into a mug. Add in your cocoa powder, sugar, caramel sauce and milk. Thoroughly combine and top with whipped cream. Drizzle some salted caramel sauce to finish the look. Serve and enjoy.