Though apples, caramel and pumpkin flavors are usually available all year long, there’s no better time than autumn to really appreciate these tastes. If you’re a coffee lover, you’ve probably already indulged in pumpkin spice lattes, caramel apple Frappuccinos, and other spicy, creamy coffee blends that take over coffee shops during the fall season.
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Here are 7 autumn-inspired coffee drink recipes to keep you feeling warm and cozy this season.
1. Pumpkin Spice Latte
A classic fall favorite for coffee lovers, the pumpkin spice latte is exactly what you need to break in your fall taste buds. This recipe from food blogger Averie Cooks uses real pumpkin puree and real pumpkin pie spice in place of synthetic pumpkin-flavored syrups, which lends to greater flavor without health risks. Averie says this version is far more economic than its counterpart available at Starbucks.
2. Pumpkin Frappuccino
This 5-ingredient recipe from Minimalist Baker uses pumpkin-infused milk ice cubes to make cold-brewed coffee taste exactly like fall. Pumpkin butter is the drink’s magic ingredient, but can be substituted with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, or any pumpkin-flavored syrup. Those who enjoy sugary drinks can add a few tablespoons of agave nectar for natural sweetener.
3. Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
The food blogger behind Inside BruCrew Life was inspired to create this salted caramel mocha latte recipe after getting tired of spending $5 on the drink at local coffee shops. Its key ingredients are coffee, milk, chocolate syrup and caramel ice cream topping. A pinch of sea salt and hot chocolate mix make this drink even tastier and more intense.
4. Mexican Mocha
This hot, spicy drink recipe from the blogger at A Spicy Perspective uses cayenne pepper to literally warm you to your toes. Powdered sugar, cocoa powder and heavy cream lend to a smooth, creamy taste, while cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper will fulfill anyone’s autumn-spice craving.
5. Dirty Chai Latte
Chai tea on its own is another classic fall favorite, comprised of spices that include ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. But combine a chai tea latte with a shot of espresso and it becomes a dirty chai latte. This recipe shared by Five and Spice could be enhanced with a shot of bourbon for an extra warm kick, according to its creator.
6. Autumn Spiced Toddy
This cold-brewed iced coffee recipe from Ari’s Menu is the ideal complement to warmer autumn days. The drink contains autumn spices that can be tasted over any bold coffee brew, given you allow it to steep for at least 24 hours before serving. The autumn spiced toddy is bound to satisfy your caffeine addiction and rivals those offered by most coffee shops.
7. Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
This chilly twin of the classic pumpkin spice latte is refreshing and cozy, and also uses real pumpkin puree and real pumpkin spice in place of synthetic pumpkin-flavored syrup. Simply chill your coffee or espresso, then mix with milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin spice. This delicious fall drink recipe is available at the food blog A Cozy Kitchen.
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