14 Specialty Coffee Drinks

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Specialty coffee drinks can be right at home by making your own syrups and using spices to flavor your coffee.

All of these unique coffee drinks can be made using espresso or freshly brewed coffee.

Try making your own custom special coffee drinks using a few of these incredible flavorings.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice latte is made by heating milk in a saucepan over medium heat.

Pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla extract, and sugar are added to create the base of the latte.

To prepare your latte, add strong coffee or a couple shots of espresso to a coffee cup. Slowly add milk until you’re happy with the taste. If you only want a hint of coffee, go with about 1/4-1/3 cup of coffee in your mug, and fill the rest with pumpkin spiced milk.

You can enjoy your fall latte with a bit of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Specialty Coffee Drinks

Salted Caramel Latte

Salted caramel latte is made by heating milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Add salted caramel sauce and cocoa powder to the milk.

Once the milk comes almost to a boil, remove it from the heat. Your milk is ready to be added to fresh coffee or espresso.

Garnish this creamy fall latte with some whipped cream drizzled with salted caramel sauce.

Cardamom Latte

Cardamom latte is made by adding a little bit of cardamom spice and honey to your freshly brewed coffee or espresso.

Add your favorite steamed warm milk to create this unique fall latte to enjoy.

You could also add cocoa powder, vanilla extract or a bit of sugar to enhance the flavor of your cardamom latte.

Maple Cinnamon Latte

Maple cinnamon latte has a hint of sweet maple combined with cinnamon spice is one of the most tantalizing fall lattes you can taste.

Maple cinnamon latte is made by adding maple syrup, cinnamon spice, and vanilla extract to espresso or brewed coffee.

Add freshly steamed or warmed milk to the rest of your coffee mug and enjoy this incredible fall flavored latte!

Peppermint Mocha Latte

Peppermint mocha latte is made by heating milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a saucepan. The sugar and cocoa powder will dissolve into the milk to create the chocolatey base of your mocha.

Remove the hot chocolate base from the heat and stir in a little vanilla extract and peppermint extract.

Add espresso or freshly brewed coffee and mix thoroughly.

Garnish your winter latte with some whipped cream and crushed candy canes.

Maple Sea Salt Latte

Maple sea salt latte is a special sweet and salty fall latte.

Maple sea salt latte is made by adding sea salt and maple syrup to your freshly brewed coffee or espresso.

Fill the rest of your mug with warm steamed milk and enjoy this autumn flavored latte.

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Eggnog Latte

Eggnog latte is made by steaming eggnog or warming it up in the microwave or on the stove.

If you’re steaming the eggnog, add a little milk to it to thin it out so it’s easier to steam.

Pull 2 espresso shots or brew fresh coffee. Add your warmed eggnog to your coffee. You have the option of adding a little vanilla syrup for a sweet finish to your eggnog latte if desired.

Top your winter latte with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Apple Spice Latte

Apple spice latte is the perfect fall latte to sip on a cold evening.

Apple spice latte is made by making an apple syrup.

To make the apple syrup, combine apple juice, water, apple pie spice (cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice, cloves and ginger), and brown sugar over medium heat in a saucepan. Let the mixture thicken over the next 5-10 minutes until it’s a syrup-like consistency.

Add about 4 tbsp of your apple spice syrup to your freshly brewed coffee or espresso.

Add warmed steam milk to make it a bit more of a creamy texture.

Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of apple pie spice.

Gingerbread Latte

To make your own gingerbread latte, you need to make your own gingerbread syrup. Gingerbread syrup can be made with a sugar syrup base (water and sugar), a few spices, and molasses.

Assemble your gingerbread latte by pulling a few shots of espresso or freshly brewed coffee into a mug.

Mix in a couple pumps of gingerbread syrup.

Pour in your steamed milk and mix together for your gingerbread latte.

Add whipped cream and little drizzle of gingerbread syrup.

Chai Tea Latte

Chai tea latte is made by creating a chai concentrate in a saucepan over medium heat. To make the chai concentrate, Assam tea is used as a base flavor. Assam tea is a black tea with cocoa, and earthy flavors.

To strengthen the chai flavor, herbs are added to the concentrate to infused the tea (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, peppercorns).

The chai concentrate needs to have a sweet finish to it, so brown sugar is added along with the herbs.

Once the concentrate has finished brewing, a little vanilla extract is added.

The chai tea latte can now be prepared with a half and half mix of chai concentrate and hot, steamed milk for a flavorful fall latte. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Caramel Brulee Latte

Begin by making your own caramel by using the “dry method”. Add granulated sugar to a saucepan on low-medium heat and it will turn into balls of sugar. Keep mixing until it turns into a caramel sauce, it will eventually!

Once it’s reached an amber color, pour the caramel onto a silicone baking mat inside a baking pan. Let it cool to room temperature. Break apart the caramel pieces into small bite sized pieces.

Pull your espresso shots or hot coffee and place in a mug. Add your warm steamed milk to your coffee.

Pour in a few pumps of caramel sauce and a little vanilla extract. Mix together and top with whipped cream. Add your freshly made caramel brulee bits to the whipped cream and enjoy!

Chestnut Latte

Chestnut latte is made by first cooking chestnuts in water to soften the insides. Cut the chestnut in half and remove the insides.

Warm milk in a saucepan and add a bit of brown sugar. Remove it from the heat right before it boils and add vanilla extract.

Place the insides of the chestnuts in with the milk. The chestnuts will infuse the milk with their earthy flavor.

Blend the milk and chestnuts to incorporate them together in a smooth mixture.

Pull your espresso shots or freshly brewed coffee into a mug. Add your chestnut milk and enjoy!

Top with whipped cream and melted chocolate or chocolate shavings.

Apple Cider Caramel Latte

Apple cider caramel latte is made by heating milk with apple cider in a saucepan over medium heat.

Once the mixture is warmed, remove it from the heat source. Add a little vanilla extract.

Pull your espresso shots or freshly brewed coffee into a mug. Pour your apple cider milk into your mug.

Add salted caramel sauce and mix together to enjoy!

Irish Cream Latte

Irish cream latte is made by pulling a fresh shot of espresso or freshly brewed coffee in your favorite mug.

Add 1 shot of Irish cream to your espresso. Pour in steamed milk and mix together.

Garnish your Irish cream latte with whipped cream.