My morning coffee is a staple. After I get the kids situated with their cereal, I enjoy my piping hot mug for as long as I can until they need me again.
While I often opt for a spoonful of sugar and a splash of almond milk, I also love to mix things up with other ingredients to add a bit of flavor to my morning. Bonus: these recipes help save me money because it means less visits to the Starbucks drive-thru!
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The latest coffee craze is actually super simple. Using an electric mixer, whip together hot water, sugar, and instant coffee until it turns into a foam. Fill your mug with ice and any milk, then top with the foam you made. Easy peasy and oh so tasty.
Hot Chocolate Plus Coffee
Swap the sugar for a pack of instant hot chocolate with this recipe, and you’ve got the start of a super sweet dessert. I mean, coffee. Add the instant hot chocolate to a steaming cup of coffee, stir in your choice of milk, and top with a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Voila! You’ve got super easy pantry-inspired coffee drink.
Lattes sound intimidating, but they can be easy to make at home. For this particular recipe, pour 1 and 1/2 cups of milk into a small jar. Add in 2 tablespoons light brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, then shake for about one minute. Pour 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee into your mug, add in your milk concotion, and stir. Last but not least, top that latte with cinnamon sugar. (For more Latte recipes that are easy to make at home, visit House of Yumm).
Frothy Café Bombon
Warning, this recipe will make about four cups! But it’s worth it for this Spanish coffee treat. Heat up 1 cup of whole milk (the microwave will do just fine, as long as you’re using a microwave-safe cup). Meanwhile, divide 3/4 cup of condensed milk among four coffee mugs. Carefully pour a serving of coffee into each mug. Return to the hot milk and froth it by whisking it quickly. Add a dollop of foam to each cup. Finish it with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Caramel Iced Coffee
While heating up the caramel may take some time and attention, it’s worth it for this iced recipe from DIY Candy. In addition to caramel bits, you’ll need french vanilla creamer, half and half or milk, baking cocoa, ice cubes, and of course coffee. It may be iced, but it’s one recipe you can enjoy year round.
Pair your coffee creation with a breakfast cake, and you’ve got one complete delicious meal.
MORE FUN THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE STUCK AT HOME:
- Check out these kids education websites offering free subscriptions.
- Help your kids learn how to make bubbles at home!
- My kids are obsessed with these active indoor games.
- 5 minute crafts are so fun and easy!
- Coloring is fun! Especially with Easter coloring pages.
- You won’t believe why parents are gluing pennies on shoes.
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- Get kids off technology and back to basics with learning worksheets you can print at home.
- Make being stuck at home fun with our favorite indoor games for kids.
- Have fun coloring our awesome Fortnite coloring pages.