Festive Christmas Coffee Recipes

With the festive season upon us, it’s time to add a bit of Christmas spirit to our coffee cups. Whether the holiday is a time to indulge with a creamy sip, or a chance to experiment with festive flavours, there are plenty of ways you can add a sprinkle of Christmas to your coffee. Check out some of our favourite festive Christmas coffee recipes below and feel free to share any of your delicious yuletide drinks below in the comments, or on our social media posts!


Gingerbread Latte

Nothing represents the happiness and cheer of Christmas quite like  gingerbread. The lightly spiced festive flavours will add something special to your coffee, plus you’ll have the excuse of enjoying your brew alongside a gingerbread cookie! This recipe makes one serving.

You will need:

1 shot of espresso / a small AeroPress

280ml steamed milk

20ml gingerbread syrup

To make:

  1. Prepare a shot of espresso or an espresso-sized coffee with your AeroPress UK.
  2. Steam 280ml of milk – you can do this in the microwave, or by simmering and whisking milk in a pan if you don’t have a milk frother!
  3. Add 20ml of gingerbread syrup to your cup and pour in the coffee and milk and stir.
  4. Top the coffee with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder and serve with a tasty gingerbread man, if desired!


Orange Spiced Coffee

For those who want to experience festive spice, without syrup and cream, this spiced orange coffee will add a delicious hit of flavour to your sip without the added calories. This recipe serves two.

You will need:

20g ground coffee

orange zest

¼ tsp coarsely ground cinnamon

¼ tsp coarsely ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground cloves

15g brown sugar

1 tbsp orange liqueur (optional)

orange slices (optional)

To make:

  1. Add the ground coffee, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to your AeroPress or coffee press. Add hot water and allow to steep for a couple of minutes. For AeroPress, the spices need to be ground fairly coarse.
  2. Give the coffee mixture a stir to help the ingredients infuse, and then plunge the press.
  3. Pour into cups and stir in the brown sugar.
  4. Add slices of orange to enhance the citrus flavours. For a Christmas treat, you can even add a splash of orange liqueur to the coffee as well!`


Eggnog Latte

Eggnog is a classic Christmas sip, so why not add a coffee twist this year? This recipe makes two servings.

You will need:

250ml brewed coffee

250ml of eggnog

2 tbsp light brown sugar

whipped cream

pinch of nutmeg

To make:

  1. Prepare 250ml of freshly brewed coffee, and stir in 1-2 tbsp of light brown sugar. Split this coffee between two mugs.
  2. Warm up the eggnog and pour half into each cup, stirring in with the coffee.
  3. Top each mug with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg.

Peppermint Coffee

If candy canes and mint chocolate are your idea of a Christmas treat, then this is the coffee for you. Add a refreshing, but sweet, hint to your brew with this peppermint coffee. This recipe makes one serving.

You will need:

2 shots of espresso / a small AeroPress

280ml steamed milk

½ tsp peppermint extract

whipped cream

mini candy canes or After Eight to decorate

To make:

  1. Add steamed milk and 2 shots of coffee to your cup.
  2. Stir in half a teaspoon of peppermint extract.
  3. Top with whipped cream and decorate with candy canes or dip in an After Eight for an extra minty treat!

Christmas Apple Coffee

An incredibly indulgent Christmas sip, the Christmas Apple Coffee is the perfect autumn to winter transition drink, mixing deliciously rich festive flavours. This recipe makes one serving.

You will need:

40ml apple puree or paste

30ml espresso

20ml caramel sauce

200ml hot milk

whipped cream

pinch of cinnamon

To make:

  1. Add the apple puree, caramel sauce and cinnamon to a glass and combine.
  2. Prepare the espresso and add it to the glass with hot milk and stir.
  3. Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Christmas is the time for indulging, and many love to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at this time of year to warm up and celebrate the festive season. If you simply can’t face switching coffee for a glass of wine, why not try some of these delicious alcoholic coffee cocktails instead?!

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