What’s the best part about waking up? The wonderful day ahead waiting for you to take on the world? Nope. It’s the coffee you’ll be having to muster enough energy to get yourself through the work or school day. Only then can you take on the day. And a new coffee recipe is calling your name. So, here are 5 Delicious Coffee Recipes You Must Try:
1. Ube Latte
Ube? What is that? Well, this vibrant purple foam sitting on top of your freshly steamed latte comes from a purple yam that originates from the Phillipines called ube (pronounced “ooo-bae”). It has a sweet taste similar to a nutty vanilla, or some say it’s like a coconut taste. Ube is super trendy right now. It’s distinctive color and sweet taste is spreading across coffee connoisseurs as the next hit coffee recipe. If you’re the type who must take pictures of their coffee, the ube latte will for sure satisfy the call to snap a picture of your morning cup of joe. Posting a pic on your Instagram feed will most definitely add some diversity on your page and for sure get you many likes! You can find ube at many grocery stores, or order from Amazon. Froth the purple yam paste with a cup of milk to create a foamy consistency perfect to pour over espresso or cold brew. Post a pic of you trying this coffee recipe, tag us @Society19, and let us know what you think of this picturesque popular purple latte.
2. Dirty Chai Latte
A dirty chai latte is a fairly simple coffee recipe, and not totally under the radar. But, for those who haven’t tried it yet though, you should definitely give this spicy drink a chance. Filled with hints of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, and cloves, the spiciness of a chai latte is well familiar and provides feelings of warmth and comfort. The addition of an espresso shot is what makes a classic chai latte dirty. Spiking a chai latte with a shot of espresso should perk you up if you find a regular chai isn’t doing enough. Find a chai tea mix from the store, or simmer your own, add strong coffee or a shot of espresso, and cold or frothed milk and there you have it! Try it hot or iced, this coffee recipe is divine either way. (Psst, and if you make your own pumpkin cold foam and put that on top of your iced dirty chai, it creates the perfect autumn coffee recipe).
3. Cold Brew Smoothie
A cold brew smoothie to give you enough energy early in the morning and hold you over ’til lunch? Erm, yes, please! For this recipe you’ll need cold brew coffee, a banana, protein powder, milk, and ice. Blend all of the ingredients together; you can add more milk to make it thinner, or more ice to make it thicker, and this cold brew smoothie is a great to addition or substitution to your breakfast. The energy from the banana and protein powder, along with the caffeine from the cold brew, will definitely draw you out of that morning grogginess and put a pep in your step. A cold brew smoothie could be so different to your usual coffee recipe! You can even try different flavored cold brews like caramel, or pumpkin spice. Tailoring this recipe to what you like is so easy to do! Just by throwing it all in a blender, it’s so easy to make!
4. Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso
If you love the Starbucks Shaken Espresso drinks, you will for sure love this at-home knock off recipe. Perfect to save a little a bit of cash if you’re one of those people who just happens to end up at a Starbucks whenever out in public. It’s okay, it happens to the best of us. Also perfect if you’re looking for a morning pick me up, there is plenty of caffeine in this drink. Made with your choice number of espresso shots, shaken (not stirred), poured over ice, with any type of milk – Oat Milk is SO Good with this drink – and brown sugar, this drink is a must try. You can also change it up by adding some other flavor syrups, cinnamon dolce and caramel are also good choices. The versatility of this coffee recipe creates a simple foundation, and room for change when deciding on creamer, milk, and flavored syrups or sauces to add. Adding sweet cream or whipped cream, or cold foam or caramel drizzle, are also ways you can create your own recipe perfectly manufactured to match your taste buds. Give the Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso a try and you’ll be feeling the coffee buzz all day.
5. Lavender Vanilla Latte
The last must try coffee recipe is the lavender vanilla latte. Lavender is one of those scents you either love or hate, no in between. Regardless, lavender flavoring in coffee is no doubt delicious. Lavender is commonly used in aromatherapy, believed to promote calmness and wellness. It is also believed to help reduce stress and anxiety. If you find yourself getting coffee jitters or feeling anxious in the morning, perhaps try a low caffeinated coffee, with lavender flavoring. A calm, relaxed morning for anyone with a busy lifestyle should help you feeling more cool and confident for the busy day ahead. Brew the coffee, add lavender and vanilla flavoring, milk, and top with a sprig of lavender, and the presentation of your very own lavender vanilla latte is gorgeous, tastes so yummy, and is relaxing!