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Top 5 Fall Coffee Recipes 2021

Autumn is here, and you know what that means: delicious seasonal coffee! There’s nothing like fall-themed recipes to warm you up and make your house smell amazing. Here are some of our favorite fall flavors and how you can make them at home.

Best Seasonal Coffee Recipes

Some of the best things about the fall season are the leaves changing colors, the transition into the holiday spirit, and of course, seasonal coffee flavors. After a long and hot summer, there is nothing like celebrating the changing season than by switching to warm and spiced drinks. Not only do they help you get into the holiday spirit, but they can make your space smell amazing. So let’s explore some seasonal coffee flavors you should try at home!

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte

When thinking about autumn flavored drinks, you can’t forget about the popular pumpkin spiced latte! Even though it is a limited-time flavor, most people look forward to it whenever the summer season ends.

A pumpkin spiced latte combines the classic flavors of fall. This includes a blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Depending on the coffee shop you go to, it can also have other spices such as ginger, cloves, and allspice. But not to worry, you can join in on the pumpkin spiced latte craze right from your home!

Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp of ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 2 tsp of Waka instant coffee + 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup of cold heavy cream
  1. Place the pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, and black pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until it’s hot for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the brown sugar and stir until the mixture looks like a thick syrup.
  3. Whisk in the milk and vanilla, stirring often and watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t boil over.
  4. With a hand blender, mix until frothy and well blended.
  5. Make the instant coffee and divide into 2 mugs (mix 2 tsp of instant coffee with 1 cup of hot water).
  6. Add the pumpkin mixture in each mug on top of the coffee.
  7. Top with the whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and the pumpkin spice. Enjoy!

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Salted Caramel Latte

Another delicious seasonal coffee is the salted caramel latte. While it is a flavor you can get everyday, there is something very fall-themed and comforting to this drink. There is nothing like a salted caramel flavored coffee to start your morning off cozy. It is also great for people who enjoy an amazing mix of sweet and salty all in one! It includes caramel, a hint of saltiness, and can include some cocoa powder for a bit of chocolate flavor.

Salted Caramel Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp of Waka instant coffee + 1 cup of hot water
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp of salted caramel sauce
  • 1 tsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Whipped cream
  1. Combine milk, caramel sauce, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat until very warm, stirring well to dissolve caramel sauce and cocoa powder.
  3. Add coffee and use an immersion blender to blend until frothy, or place in a blender and blend to get frothy.
  4. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce. Enjoy!

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Maple Pecan Latte

Besides the popular pumpkin spiced latte, the maple pecan latte is also a staple fall drink in many coffee shops! This coffee drink is a blend of toasted pecans and sweet maple. It’s a flavorful mix of rich, nutty flavors with a splash of maple sweetness that will keep you coming back for more. Instead of pancakes and maple syrup in the morning, try starting your day off this autumn with an amazing maple pecan latte at home!

Maple Pecan Latte Recipe

Maple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 2 oz of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of pecan butter 
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1/4 of cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 of tsp salt
  1. Place brown sugar, pecan butter, maple syrup, butter and salt in a pan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, cook for 5-10 minutes until sugar is melted and smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and add the heavy cream and vanilla extract. Stir. Set aside to completely cool.

Coffee Base/Latte Ingredients:

  • 1 shot of espresso (1 tsp Waka instant coffee + 1 oz water)
  • 2 tbsp maple pecan syrup (made separately)
  • 1/2 cup steamed milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Chopped toasted pecans
  1. In a serving glass, pour 2 tbsp of maple pecan syrup.
  2. Add the instant coffee base and whisk.
  3. Add steamed milk. 
  4. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of toasted pecans. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Latte

A staple spice that represents the season of fall is cinnamon! If you have not tried a simple cinnamon latte yet this season, then maybe it’s time to do so. Not only is it easy to make at home, but the cinnamon adds a nutty, spiced-filled element to your normal daily coffee. Not to mention, if you love cappuccinos, then this similar coffee drink may be great for you!

Cinnamon Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp of Waka instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp of hot water
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar, honey, or sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup of milk (of your choice, but whole milk works best)
  1. In a large pot, combine cinnamon powder, sugar, and milk. Bring it to a slight boil.
  2. Take the pot off the heat once it's starting to boil.
  3. Pour instant coffee granules into a mug and mix with the hot water until it is completely dissolved.
  4. Pour hot milk atop coffee immediately as granules dissolve.
  5. Optional: garnish with cinnamon powder on the top of the frothy milk and enjoy!

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Butterscotch Coffee

A fun fall coffee you might not have tried yet is the butterscotch coffee. It is rich and creamy coffee perfect for those who enjoy a sweet kick in the morning! Not only is this coffee perfect for cozy autumn days, but it can also be easily made right at home.

Butterscotch Coffee Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp of Waka instant coffee + 1 cup hot water
  • 1 & 1/2 of cups half & half
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter (salted)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm half & half. Add butter, sugar and salt.
  2. Stir constantly until butter and sugar are completely melted and cream has turned a very light caramel color.
  3. Remove from stove top just before it begins to thicken. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Mix 2 tsp of instant coffee with 1 cup of hot water in a mug.
  5. Add the butterscotch creamer to the coffee.
  6. Mix together and enjoy!
  7. Note: Unused butterscotch creamer can be stored in the refrigerator. To use after storing, stir well.

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