How to Make Coffee Shop Drinks

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Most of us need a go-to beverage every morning to boost our mood and energy. We always go to our favorite coffee shops to buy a drink for that much-needed jolt for a sharper mind throughout the day.

However, coffee shop drinks are so expensive. And, you usually have to endure that typical long line of people before getting your order. So, we are giving you five chosen beverages from My Recipes to show you how to make coffee shop drinks at home.

Spiked Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is too common that it may not start your day right. So, put a special kick in your hot choco with peppermint schnapps! This drink is such a delight that its sweetness is enough to get you all hyped up for the day. Coconut milk is the reason why Spiked Hot Chocolate has a rich flavor. It also tastes good when mixed with mint and chocolate.

  • Ingredients

    You need two 13.5-oz. cans of light coconut milk, two cups of 2% reduced-fat milk, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa, a half cup of sugar, a teaspoon of your favorite instant espresso powder, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a dash of kosher salt, a half cup of peppermint schnapps, peppermint sticks, and mini marshmallows.

  • Procedure

    Pour two 13.5-oz. cans of light coconut milk, two cups of 2% reduced-fat milk, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa, a half cup of sugar, a teaspoon of instant espresso powder, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a dash of kosher salt in a saucepan. Mix them over medium heat until the mixture becomes warm. Take the pan off the heat. Add schnapps. You may decorate the cups with peppermint sticks and mini marshmallows.

3D Hot Chocolate

This drink sounds so unique. What makes a hot chocolate three-dimensional anyway? Find out as you go through the ingredients and procedure below!

  • Ingredients

    Get four cups half-and-half, a half cup of dulce de leche from a can or jar, eight ounces of chopped dark chocolate, 1/3 cup of Drambuie, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt, a cup of cold heavy cream, shaved or chopped dark chocolate, and chocolate wafer cookie rolls.

  • Procedure

    Mix half-and-half and a half cup of dulce de leche in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat for 10 minutes. Take the pan off from heat. Add eight ounces of chopped dark chocolate, Drambuie, vanilla, and salt. Stir until smooth. Then, using an electric mixer, beat the cold heavy cream in a cold bowl until stiff peaks develop. Do this for a minute. Pour the mixture into four cups. Add whipped cream, a drizzle of dulce de leche and chopped dark chocolate on top. Garnish with chocolate wafer cookie rolls.

White Chocolate Latte

White chocolate and coffee mixed together sound so promising. It is a perfect balance of mildness and strength. Just by looking at this velvety drink, you can already tell that it is rich in flavor. With cinnamon sticks on the side, this beverage captures, even more, the vibe of coffee shop drinks.

  • Ingredients

    Prepare two cups of milk, one cup half-and-half, 2/3 cup of white chocolate morsels, two tablespoons of your favorite instant coffee granules, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract, whipped cream, and cinnamon sticks.

  • Procedure

    In low heat, stir two cups of milk, one cup half-and-half, 2/3 cup of white chocolate morsels and two tablespoons of instant coffee granules in a saucepan to mix. Stir until the white chocolate morsels melt. Add vanilla and almond extracts into the mixture. Pour the mixture evenly into four mugs. If you want, add whipped cream on top. Then, decorate the mugs with cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately.

Mocha-Spiced Coffee

Coffee in itself is already a drink with a kick. Let’s take it up a notch by adding nutmeg and cinnamon in it!

  • Ingredients

    You need a half cup of ground coffee, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, a half teaspoon of ground nutmeg, five cups of water, a cup of fat-free milk, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of light chocolate syrup, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and whipped cream.

  • Procedure

    Place a half cup of ground coffee, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon and a half teaspoon of ground nutmeg in the filter of your ever-reliable coffeemaker. Pour in five cups of water into the coffeemaker and brew. Then, mix milk, sugar, and syrup in a saucepan. Stir them over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add brewed coffee and vanilla. To serve, top the mug with whipped cream if you want. Serve immediately.

Peppermint Mocha Latte

The great thing about coffee shop drinks is how basic ingredients are continuously mixed and matched to achieve a whole new beverage. One example is a simple mocha latte added with peppermint and other extra ingredients for a unique drink.

  • Ingredients

    Get two cups of strong brewed coffee, a half cup of divided 2% reduced-fat milk, three tablespoons of sugar, a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, an ounce of finely chopped 60% bittersweet chocolate, one to two drops of peppermint oil and crushed peppermint sticks.

  • Procedure

    Mix coffee and 1/4 cup of milk in a saucepan over low heat. Pour in sugar, cocoa, and chocolate into the mix. Stir over low heat for four minutes until the chocolate melts. Stir continuously. Add peppermint oil. Divide the coffee mix into six mugs. Pour the remaining milk into a microwave-friendly container. Close it with a lid. Shake it until the milk becomes frothy and has more volume. Take off the lid and microwave the content at high temperature for 30 seconds. A simpler way for this process with the milk is by using an automatic frother. Top the servings with a spoonful of milk froth each. You can decorate the cups with crushed peppermint.

Summary

Learning how to make coffee shop drinks at home is fun yet useful. It helps you reduce your usual expenses and saves you from a long line of people in coffee shops. There are a lot of recipes for coffee shop drinks online, so it is exciting to come across a new recipe and slowly accompany it with other ingredients for the sake of fun and curiosity. Transform your kitchen into your own 24/7 coffee shop. You can also bring your homemade coffee at work using your travel mug!

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