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Stay Warm with These Christmas Coffee Drink Ideas


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There is nothing more memorable in the winter than a piping hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning—the sacred ritual of that first warm cup signaling the start of a day. Likewise, nothing is more festive and magical than preparing and sharing the holiday season’s cozy flavors, all brewed together in Christmas coffee drinks.

Whether you are preparing a holiday breakfast, brunch, banquet lunch or huge evening bash this holiday season, Christmas coffee drinks are always a hit. Preparing coffee beverages doesn’t have to be labor-intensive either. Below are some delicious recipes that are easy to prepare and sure to be a hit.

Kid-Friendly Drinks

Mint White Hot Chocolate

  • Two cups milk
  • 12 oz. bag white chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp peppermint or mint extract
  • ¼ vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • Marshmallows

Mint white hot chocolate is sinfully rich, decadent and easy to prepare. Add milk along with half & half to the pot. When it is hot, stir in white chocolate chips. Stir until chips are melted and add food coloring and extracts. Serve warm. Top with marshmallows.

Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint mocha is a Christmas classic. You can make your own with coffee or espresso, steamed milk, whole peppermint stick, and crushed peppermint on top. Don’t forget the extra whipped cream!

Coffee Mocha

Coffee mocha is another holiday classic and a family favorite. Add a tablespoon of liquid chocolate syrup to the mug of hot coffee and stir. Top drink with whipped cream.

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

  • Eight cups whole milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Two cinnamon sticks
  • Pinch cloves
  • ½ tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 3 ½ cups strong coffee or espresso
  • Caramel
  • Whipped cream
  • Gingerbread cookies

Slow cooker gingerbread latte coffee is simple and perfect for Christmas morning. Add all ingredients except the whipped cream and caramel sauce to a slow cooker and cook for 5 hours, stirring halfway through. Rim glass with caramel sauce and top drink with whipped cream and gingerbread cookie.

Spiked Coffee Drinks

Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Kahlua hot chocolate is creamy and rich, but be careful—it’s got alcohol in it. Lace hot chocolate with coffee liqueur and top with Kahlua whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Irish Coffee with Whiskey

Irish coffee with whiskey contains freshly brewed coffee, sugar to taste, an ounce of whiskey per cup, and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Irish Coffee Milkshake Shooters

Irish coffee milkshake shooters can be a drink or dessert. Irish cream is blended with coffee ice cream. Put in a shot glass and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Almond Irish Coffee Hot Cocoa

Almond Irish coffee hot cocoa is perfect for a snow day. Add a shot of espresso, Irish cream and amaretto to a cup of hot chocolate. Garnish with marshmallows, whipped cream and almond slivers.

Tennessee Mud Spiked Coffee

Tennessee Mud Spiked Coffee will surely add to the warmth of your festivities. Add ½ ounce amaretto, ½ ounce whisky, and top with whipped cream to a 5-ounce cup of coffee.

Preparing coffee beverages to share and enjoy over the Christmas season makes for cozy days full of great drinks and memories.

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