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  • Writer's pictureLily Burns

Three fall coffee recipes you can easily make at home

Looking for the perfect coffee recipes to match your fall aesthetic? These are my top three fall coffee recipes that can easily be made at home- no expensive equipment necessary!! Just sit back on your couch, snap a pic of your beautiful coffee for your Instagram story, and throw on some smooth jazz. Embrace the season!

Flash back to two years ago… I really didn't like coffee. Most of my friends were the “can’t do anything until I’ve had an iced coffee!” type of people. I liked the smell of only hazelnut coffee, but every time I tasted it I would either spit it back out (dramatic, I know) or force myself to swallow with disgust.

Then came the pandemic and I rarely had any break from online life, like most people. So I got really into drink making- cocktails, matcha, tea, coffee, the works. It was my little break from being online. It became a bit of a ritual where I’d spend at least 20 minutes in my morning, afternoon, or night perfecting a recipe. I went from daily mochas to daily cold brew (with no milk!) today. You can say I’m a coffee lover and a changed woman.

I love playing around with coffee recipes, but so many of them involve all this expensive equipment!! These are all easy at home coffee recipes you can make so you can pretend you’re sipping at a cafe without all the clunky, expensive machinery! Enjoy your coffee with friends and you’ll have them knocking at your door every morning for some more of your coffee creations.

For all of these recipes I use a french press (for the coffee making) and a frother. For the hot drinks, I use a microwave as well. You can get a frother for less than $10 on Amazon or Target, but it’s not necessary. I’ve made these recipes with a mason jar as well- just pour your milk in, put the lid on, and shake like crazy for a nice little froth when you want it. It’s a nice lil workout too!

Note: I don’t use exact measurements in any of these recipes because I am almost always winging it.

Pretty coffee photo

Oat milk french toast latte

  • Espresso

  • Maple syrup

  • Cinnamon

  • Nutmeg

  • Oat milk (or your milk of choice)

Make your espresso. I make mine in a french press. You can make it however you like- instant espresso, espresso machine, stove top espresso, etc. Then, either shake up your milk and pop it in the microwave at 30 second intervals until it's warm or put it in the microwave then froth it when it’s warm. Grab your glass, pour in some maple syrup, shake in some cinnamon + nutmeg, then fill with your espresso. I usually fill the glass a bit over halfway with espresso, but do it to your liking! Give it a stir and top it off with your frothed milk. For some extra decor, shake some cinnamon on top of the froth. Light your favorite candle, put on some fall tunes, and cozy up on the couch with your little taste of fall.

Pumpkin iced coffee

Pumpkin oat milk ice cubes with coffee being poured over

  • Coffee of choice- I use a vanilla french roast from Trader Joe’s

  • Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Oat Beverage

  • Cinnamon

  • Maple syrup

  • Pumpkin spice- for those that aren’t sick of pumpkin yet

This is for those of you that will drink iced coffee no matter the weather- I'm with you. This one’s good AND it won't get watered down. Make your coffee. The night before (or whatever time frame pleases you), combine maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin oat milk, pumpkin spice (optional) and pour it into an ice cube tray. Fill your glass with your lovely pumpkin ice cubes and pour your coffee over it. Now, just imagine you’re watching colorful leaves fall in Central Park on a sunny Fall day. Mmhhhhh…

Caramel apple latte

Caramel apple coffee with coffee drizzle and frothed milk

  • Espresso

  • Oat milk (or milk of choice)

  • Caramel

  • Spiced apple cider

Now, bare with me on this one. I was a sceptic when I was trying it out but this one’s good- a sweet taste of the apple orchard in your morning pick-me-up. Make your espresso. Using a microwave, heat up your spiced apple cider (I got mine from Trader Joe's, so random I know) and stir in a small spoonful of caramel 'til it's all melted in. Make sure it’s mixed well. Pour your espresso into a glass and add your apple juice mixture (not too much, I think I used 4 ounces). Froth up your warm milk and top off your glass. For some decor, drizzle on some caramel. Drink it up. Drink it up, baby.

Which recipe are you most excited to try?? My favorite is probably pumpkin iced coffee- what can I say I'm a sucker for a good iced coffee. Enjoy your coffee with friends and you’ll have them knocking at your door every morning for some more of your coffee creations. Send me your beautiful coffee photos, loves.

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