Winter is here, as I write this article I can look through the window and I can see how the snow begins to cover my yard.
Going outside means I need to dress warm and come back inside as soon as possible as winter temperatures in South-western Quebec tend to be cold during this part of the year that we use to call Canadian winter.
A wise way to keep warm is as soon as I get back inside, place the kettle on the stove to heat some water and make a cup of coffee, or brew some espresso on my coffee maker to have a good cup of coffee.
Winter weather can be quite cold here and seems like the cold weather is stating to arrive for a long stretch, in the old times people used to get enough of spending long periods of time inside, today we have more options to bring some excitement into our lives.
One of things I could say I enjoy of cold winter weather is the opportunity that gives me to being creative on something I love to do, drink a good cup of coffee.
As I enjoy drinking espresso or an Americano during warmer weather, I always look for a coffee that keeps me warm during this time of the year.
If you add some fun while you make that cup of coffee, that will bring some excitement into your life, whether you’re alone at home or you have some friends at your place, enjoying the art of making a different cup of coffee is something I always enjoy.
Today, I want to share with you some “winter coffee recipes” you can make at home, starting with an espresso coffee or an American.
To make an Irish coffee you can follow the video above for directions or if you want to make an Irish coffee with no alcohol you can follow the recipe bellow.
1 Cup hot coffee
1 Tablespoon Irish Cream coffee flavor syrup
Prepare coffee as you like it and add 1 Tablespoon of Irish Cream coffee flavoring. Serve with whipped cream. Drink coffee through whipped cream.
3 cups coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbs butter, softened
1/4 tsp cloves, ground
1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
Blend butter, sugar, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix coffee and cream together with the spice mixture.
White Chocolate coffee
3 oz white chocolate, chopped
2 cups half n half
2 cups hot coffee
Heat the milk and chocolate together in a saucepan until melted and smooth. Stir in coffee and serve with whipped cream on top.
If you come to Canada and you don’t try a maple coffee, well then you need to come back!
Here in Canada it’s good we have maple syrup and we have so many good recipes to cook with it, one recipe we should try is this one to make a delicious maple coffee!
1 cup hot coffee
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup half & half
Heat the milk and syrup together in a saucepan, but do not let it boil. Stir in the coffee. Serve topped with whipped cream.
Eggnog Coffee Punch
A Holidays classic, but I wish I could make it all year round.
1 1/2 cups coffee ice cream
1 1/2 cups eggnog
1 cup hot, strong coffee
4 tablespoons frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 pinches ground nutmeg
Scoop the ice cream into a pan over low heat. Stir in the eggnog and coffee. Heat for a few minutes until warm. Pour into four mugs. Top each with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.
One of the new classics!
1-1 1/2 cup instant cocoa powder
8 ounces powdered vanilla non-dairy creamer
1 cup non-fat dry milk powder
1 cup confectioner’s suggar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup instant coffee granules.
1 cup of hot water per cup.
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl (only the first 6 ingredients), store in a airtight container in a cool place for up to two months.
- To prepare French Vanilla place 1/4 of cup mix in a coffee mug and add 1 cup of hot water, stir until combined.
- Top with wiped cream, sprinkle with cocoa powder.
I hope I inspire you to try one of these coffees to keep you warm during these winter months, if you find your new coffee favorite, let me know which one and mention it on a comment.