Warm Up Your Winter with These Coffee Drink Recipes

February 10, 2016 Evergreen Enterprises 0 Comments

There's no better way to start a cold morning than with a delicious warm drink! Even if the groundhog says we're just a few weeks away from spring, the weather outside—at least in our area— certainly says differently.

Running out to pick up your favorite hot beverage is not always convenient, or may not even be an option if you're snowed in! We personally love savoring our favorites at home with our own beautiful double-walled Artisan Café Cup. The insulated design helps keep drinks inside warm while keeping the outside of the cup from getting too hot to handle. Plus the two layers of decaled artwork give these glass cups a really classy look.

Below are a few recipes that we have been trying lately. Enjoy!

Vanilla Latte

1 ¼ cups 2% milk
2 tbsp. vanilla flavored syrup
1.5 oz. brewed espresso

Ready in 6 minutes (Prep: 5 min, Cook: 1 min)

Pour milk into a steaming pitcher and heat to between 145 and 165 degrees F using a steaming wand. Measure the vanilla syrup into your Café Cup. Brew the espresso, then add to mug. Pour the steamed milk into the cup, using a spoon to hold back the foam. Spoon foam over the top.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

3 cups hot whole milk
4 tsp. white sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
6 oz. double-strength brewed coffee
3 tbsp. sweetened whipped cream
3 pinches pumpkin pie spice

Ready in 18 minutes (Prep: 15 min, Cook: 3 min)

1. Combine the hot milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice in a blender; blend until frothy.
2. Pour the mixture into 3 Café Cups to about 2/3 full. Pour 2 oz. coffee into each cup
3. Garnish each mug with whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice

Mocha Coffee

1 cup hot brewed coffee
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. white sugar
2 tbsp milk

Ready in 10 minutes (Prep: 5 min, Cook: 5 min)

Pour hot coffee into your Café Cup. Stir in cocoa, sugar and milk

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If cold beverages are more your thing, here's one for you to try:

Creamy Ice Coffee

1 ½ qts brewed coffee, room temperature
1 cup milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Ready in 4 hours, 30 minutes (Prep: 10 min, Cook: 20 min)

1. In a pitcher, combine cooled coffee, milk, and half-and-half
2. Stir in sugar and vanilla
3. Chill in refrigerator (for around 4 hours) until ready to serve over ice

Let us know what some of your favorite coffee drink recipes are! And if you're a retailer, check out our full selection of glass Café Cups when you login to our website at www.MyEvergreen.com