Globally consumed and favored by many, coffee is a staple drink in almost every home. Coffee’s origin is said to be from Ethiopia. Legend has it that a goat herder discovered the use of coffee through his goats. One day he noticed his goats eating leaves from a coffee plant, he then noticed how active the goats became after consuming the leaves. Later, with the help of a local monastery, they concocted a drink consisting of the berries from the coffee plant.
They found that by consuming the drink, it kept them alert throughout the night. Today, coffee is grown in many countries throughout the world.
As coffee grew popular throughout history, the use of syrups to flavor coffee has also become immensely popular. With the many flavors of coffee syrups today, there are endless amounts of coffee recipes that anyone can make on their own or on-the-go. These flavored syrups come in many varieties of flavors including sugar-free variations to zero-calorie offerings.
For instance, in one coffee recipe, it calls for a ¾ ounce of dark chocolate syrup, 1 ½ ounce of half and half milk, and freshly brewed coffee. The directions state to pour all ingredients in a glass and stir. As an option, you can top it off with some whip cream and or cocoa powder. This particular coffee recipe yields a 14-ounce drink.
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In another recipe, it asks for a ½ ounce of praline-flavored syrup, 1-ounce Irish cream liqueur, a shot of espresso, and steamed milk. Without the steamed milk, combine all other ingredients in a cup, mix well, then set aside. Steam the milk until it becomes frothy, then gently pour on top of the mix and stir gently. For the toppings, you may add cinnamon and whipped cream. This drink recipe is said to be “creole-inspired” and yields 12 ounces.
Are you feeling some coffee during a hot summer’s day? This iced coffee recipe will be sure to cool you down and uses a healthier alternative to sugar. This particular recipe allows the use of a sugar-free syrup to flavor the coffee. It asks for a ¾ ounce of sugar-free hazelnut syrup, 4-ounces of half and half milk, 2-ounces of espresso, ¼ ounce of sugar-free vanilla syrup, and some ice. Fill a glass cup with ice and set aside. In another container, mix all ingredients in the order listed above. Add a cube or two of ice to the mix then pour contents into the ice-filled glass cup. Stir lightly and enjoy. As an added indulgent, you may add a sugar-free whipped cream as a garnish. This recipe yields 14-ounces.
Another health-inspired coffee recipe asks for 1-ounce sugar-free dark chocolate sauce, ¾ ounce sugar-free raspberry syrup, 2 shots of espresso, and steamed milk. To put together, stir ingredients into a cup, but leave the steamed milk out for later. Once combined, add the frothy steamed milk on top. You may garnish it by adding a drizzle of the sugar-free chocolate sauce with a single raspberry buried in a sugar-free raspberry-flavored whipped cream. This drink is a favorite among those who love the unique flavor of raspberry fused with the love of coffee. The recipe yields 16-ounces.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and this coffee recipe will be sure to delight your special someone. This latte recipe calls for steamed milk, ½ ounce of dark chocolate syrup, 1 shot of espresso, ¼ ounce of strawberry syrup, and ¼ ounce of amaretto syrup. Specifically, fill a cup with the steamed milk. Combine all other ingredients in succeeding order and top it off with some milk foam. To garnish, add a cut strawberry on top and drizzle with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. This drink yields 12 ounces.
Are you reminiscing of a time when you went camping as a child? Do you remember the fun and tasteful s’mores made by the campfire? Here is a coffee recipe that’ll keep you feeling nostalgic. The recipe calls for 2-ounces of espresso, 1-ounce toasted marshmallow-flavored syrup, ½ ounce of dark chocolate sauce, 3-ounces of milk, 2-ounces of vanilla-frappe powder, and 2 cups of ice. The directions state to fill a glass with ice and set aside. In a blender, pour ingredients with ice and blend it until it becomes smooth. Once blended, pour mix over the ice-filled glass. Add graham cracker crumbs, small marshmallows, and whipped cream to top off the drink. This recipe yields 16-ounces.
These are only a few coffee recipes to get you started. As previously mentioned, there are endless possibilities in combining flavors with coffee. From the traditional vanilla-based flavored syrups to more exotic and unique flavors such as mango, creating flavored coffee hasn’t been this much fun since the discovery of coffee itself.