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4 Winter Latte Recipes to Keep You Warm: Cozy & Delicious!

person having a cup of latte during winter

Feeling the first cold snaps of the approaching winter means it’s time to get prepared. Bringing out the winter wardrobe, preparing the house for the cold, and even stocking the kitchen with your favorite cold-weather foods are all things we instantly do when the seasons change. While we may have our go-to comfort foods for winter, have you thought about your favorite drinks?

Yes, the right drinks can warm you up when things outside aren’t that great. For coffee lovers, one of the most popular drinks for winter is lattes. Let’s take a look at 4 of our favorite winter latte recipes that will help keep you warm.

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Top 4 Winter Latte Recipes:

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice latte
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Who doesn’t love a pumpkin spice latte? This tasty drink is one of the most popular each holiday season. Having a recipe handy that allows you to make one at home, whenever the mood hits you, is a great way to save a bit of money and avoid the long lines at Starbucks.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 ½ cups cold water
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Equipments
  • French Press or coffee maker that uses paper filters
  • Coffee cup
  • Mixing spoon

1. Gather all ingredients and equipment.

Before starting your pumpkin spice latte, it is important to have all your ingredients and equipment at hand.

2. Combine ingredients and brew.

Using your preferred French press or coffee maker, place ground coffee and pumpkin spice in the maker then brew as usual using 2 ½ cups of water.

3. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract to your cup.

Next, pour the maple syrup and vanilla extract into the bottom of your teacup. Then pour ½ the brewed coffee from the pot into your cup.

4. Add milk.

Add the cold milk in with the other ingredients and stir well.

5. Enjoy and repeat if necessary.

Now comes the best part. Sit back and enjoy your pumpkin spice latte and feel free to repeat if necessary.

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Simple Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte is a beloved favorite when the winter months begin rolling in. This easy-to-follow recipe will allow you to make your cup of this tasty beverage whenever the mood hits you.
5 star average
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 68 kcal

Equipment

  • Coffee maker using paper filters or French Press
  • Coffee cup
  • Mixing spoon

Ingredients
 

  • 4 tbsp ground coffee
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice latte
  • 2 ½ cups cold water
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Gather all ingredients, including coffee maker, coffee cup, and mixing spoon.
  • Combine the pumpkin spice and ground coffee in the coffee maker and brew using 2 ½ cups of water.
  • Pour the maple syrup and vanilla extract into the coffee cup. Then pour ½ the coffee from the maker or French Press into your cup.
  • Pour the cold milk into the mixture and stir thoroughly.
  • Enjoy this yummy drink and repeat the steps if another is in order.

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcal

2. Gingerbread Latte

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Have you ever had a gingerbread cookie around the holidays? These yummy sweets are enough to leave people dreaming of gingerbread all year round. For coffee lovers, however, the idea of having gingerbread in our cups is a dream come true. Here’s a recipe that does just that.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients
  • 1½ cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • ¼ cup espresso
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon molasses for sweetening (optional)
Equipments
  • Espresso machine (to prepare espresso ahead of time)
  • Whisk
  • Small pot or bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Coffee cup

1. Make espresso and gather ingredients.

Use your espresso maker and make ¼ cup of espresso ahead of time. Once finished, gather the remaining ingredients and required equipment.

2. Warm milk and whisk ingredients.

Using a small bowl (or pot and stove if you prefer) warm the milk in the microwave. Next, whisk together milk, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and molasses if you wish. Do this for 30 seconds or until well blended.

3. Add to mug and enjoy.

Once mixed, add the finished product to your coffee cup and top with espresso. Now, it is time to drink and enjoy.


3. Mocha Latte

Mocha Latte
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One of the easiest and tastiest lattes to make in the comfort of your own home is the Mocha Latte. Any coffee lover who wants a smooth, tasty coffee beverage, this is the answer. Let’s take a look at this quick recipe that can have you drinking a Mocha Latte soon.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cup of coffee
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Equipments
  • Blender
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Coffee cup

1. Gather all ingredients and equipment.

Gather all the necessary ingredients and equipment to make things go smoother.

2. Add all ingredients to the blender.

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

3. Pour and enjoy.

Pour the drink into your cup and enjoy.


4. Peppermint Mocha Latte

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No winter experience is complete without a bit of peppermint being added into the mix. This Peppermint Mocha Latte is the perfect mix of the things that make you love the cold. Give it a try and see what you think.

What You’ll Need

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup of espresso
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract or ½ a peppermint candy cane
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Pinch of chocolate shavings
Equipments
  • Espresso machine or coffee maker
  • Small saucepan
  • Mixing spoons
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • 2 large mugs for serving

1. Combine milk, sugar, and cocoa.

In a small saucepan, add the milk, sugar, and unsweetened cocoa. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved.

2. Brew espresso.

Brew ¾ cup of espresso, or very strong coffee, while the milk mixture is heating.

3. Add to mugs and enjoy.

Add both the espresso and the milk mixture to your mugs. Add the whipped cream and pinch of chocolate shavings for an eye-catching topping.

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Conclusion

These four winter latte recipes are the perfect way to stay warm on those cold mornings. Each of these recipes is quick and easy, making them ideal for anyone’s kitchen. If you find yourself in the mood for a piping hot latte this winter, don’t hesitate to throw one of these tasty drinks together before you snuggle up under your favorite blanket.


Featured Image Credit: Brigitte Tohm, Unsplash

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Melissa Gunter

Melissa has been a fan of coffee since the first sip she stole from her Granny's cup when she was just a girl. Now, she spends each morning writing with a hot cup of coffee at her side. With a love of sweet and creamy bliss, Melissa and her daughter, Amber, stop by and try out every local coffee shop they see. Neither are afraid to try something new and have a long list of favorite coffee beverages they simply can't do without. When she's not freelance writing about her 2 passions, coffee, and pets, Melissa spends her time with her husband, 2 kids, and 5 fur babies. She also loves diving into the fiction world under her pen name, Rena Marin. If she isn't at the laptop or with the family, Melissa is out enjoying the mountains of East Tennessee she calls home.

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