Coffee and Tea – Perfect for a Cold Day
Are you a coffee or a tea person? Or both? No matter which one you are, if you are a lover of these beverages, you probably can’t imagine starting your day without a cup of one or the other. Whether you have a cup for the boost of caffeine or you just love the flavor, hot coffee and tea are both great on a cold day.
Of course, you can always head to your favorite coffee shop and pick up a cup on your way to work, but why do that when you can make a great cup at home? Yes, at home! It may mean you have to invest in an espresso machine to get the rich coffee flavor you love or purchase some of your favorite teas, but you’ll save some money in the end, and you’ll love that you control every aspect of your tea or coffee.
It also means you can experiment with some new drinks and flavors. Here are a few recipes to get you started.
- Teh Tarik: Teh Tarik is a Malaysian specialty and sold throughout the country. It is smooth and creamy and delicious. The secret ingredient is sweetened condensed milk – so you know it’s going to be good!
- Easy Hot Spiced Tea: Full of spices and fresh citrus flavors, this hot spiced tea is great for winter. Make a big batch and put it in a thermos so you can enjoy it all day.
- Blissful Five Minute Tea Latte: If you’re a fan of milk in your tea, you’ll love this tea latte. Invite some friends over so they can try this tea variation.
- Chai Tea Latte: Chai lattes are showing up on the menus of all coffee shops, but you can easily make it at home with this recipe. The half and half makes it really creamy and if you don’t have a milk frother yet – take a look at these.
- Better Than Starbucks Caramel Macchiato: It’s one of their most popular drinks, but once you’ve made your own caramel sauce at home – you’ll find you have no reason to stop and buy one.
- Cozy Homemade Peppermint Mocha: This is the perfect time of year to learn how to make your very own peppermint mocha. You can use fresh mint or mint extract to make this – and don’t forget the crushed candy canes.
- Cinnamon Dolce Latte : Make your own cinnamon simple syrup and heat up your favorite milk or cream and then add it to a strong brewed coffee or espresso. Yum!
- Hazelnut S’mores Mocha: If Nutella and a s’more got together, this drink is what it would taste like. Rich, sweet, and chocolatey – try to stop yourself from making another one!
- Vietnamese Style Coffee: Coffee lovers in Vietnam know this coffee very well. It’s made with sweetened condensed milk (like Teh Tarik), and it’s fantastic!
- Honey Coffee: If you always reach for the sugar to sweeten your coffee, give this recipe a try. Honey is used to sweeten this drink, and then cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract are added to make it extra special.
By this time in the year, you’ve probably put away the iced tea and iced coffee, and you’re now deep into hot tea and hot coffee season. Try these recipes to shake up your traditional tea or coffee drink and save yourself some money, too!