5 Winter Coffee Drinks you can make at Home [2021]

5 Winter Coffee Drinks you can make at Home [2021]

5 Winter Coffee Drinks you can make at Home [2021]

Are you looking for ways to stay warm this winter with different coffee recipes? In this article, we have listed down five winter coffee recipes that can prevent you from the winter chills, and also keep you energetic, motivated and bring you joy.

What is Winter Coffee?

The word ‘coffee’ itself is enough to brighten our day. A lot of us kick-start our day with a cup of coffee. Even if the world turns upside down, our love for coffee will hardly change. And well, nothing is better than a steaming cup of coffee in a chilly winter weather. That is 'winter coffee’ for you. 

Does drinking coffee in summer makes it summer coffee? No, right? That’s why there is no word called ‘winter coffee’, but drinking coffee in winter can help you stay warm. Better still, go for protein-rich winter coffee drinks that will keep you energized throughout the day.

Winter Coffee

 
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With sub-zero temperatures and frequent snowfall in the forecast, you would definitely love to snug up in your cozy bed wrapped in a blanket and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee. But it takes more than blankets to keep you warm. That’s why people are on the lookout for different winter coffee recipes that can keep them warm, energized, and motivated for the day.

Five Best Winter Coffee Drinks in 2021

Winter can be a great excuse to drink coffee and try some seasonal winter coffee ideas. Here are five drool-worthy winter coffee recipes for you to warm up with a flavourful brew.

1) Spiced Coffee

Infused with cloves and cinnamon, this spiced coffee is a perfect winter drink. Combined with the benefits of cinnamon that helps in improving your blood circulation, cloves that provide an influx of vitamin C and vitamin E, and coffee that helps you energize, this spiced coffee can be a great start to your winter mornings. It can also serve as a great post-workout solution for athletes and bodybuilders. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 cup of milk/water
  • 1 teaspoon of skim milk powder (for a creamier effect)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar/ brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves

Directions :

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a mug- add cloves, cinnamon stick, and sugar to half cup of boiling water.

2. Mix it thoroughly to form a paste and add in the coffee powder.

3. Top it with the mixture of warm milk and skim milk powder for a frothy effect.

Your steaming hot coffee filled with nutritional benefits is ready to sip.

2) Protein-packed Mocha Coffee

Consuming chocolate comes with a guilt trip for most of us. But what if we told you that chocolates could be good for your health? The mystical cocoa beans are rich in antioxidants and can facilitate better blood flow and reduce inflammation, apart from the other benefits. Combining it with the nutritional benefits of caffeine and protein-infused chia seeds can not only enhance its health value but also improve its taste and flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon of a powerful blend of chia seeds, flax seeds, and lentils
  • 1 cup of milk/water
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar/brown sugar

Directions: 

1. Prepare a fine blend of chia and flax seeds.

2. Mix the coffee powder and cocoa powder together before mixing it with milk or water.

3. Once dissolved, start adding small portions of protein powder in the coffee to avoid clumps.

Mix it properly, and you get a protein-packed hot chocolate coffee to please your taste buds during winters. It is one of the most popular winter coffee drinks because of its flavourful combination of coffee, chocolate, and protein. 

3) Banana Coffee

Bananas come loaded with vitamins C and B6 and boost a strong immunity system. They help in maintaining your blood pressure during the winter season and help you stay warm. Consuming raw bananas may sometimes get boring, so why not add them to your coffee? That’s right. With banana coffee, you get a balanced intake of vitamins, potassium, and proteins. Further, consuming banana coffee can double your energy for the day and help you stay focused and alert at work. 

Banana Coffee

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon freshly brewed coffee 
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar/brown sugar

Directions: 

Combine milk, banana, coffee powder, and sugar in a blender, and blend until it gives a frothy texture. Pour into glasses and let the heavenly rich flavor please your taste buds. Sipping a glass of banana coffee every day can be an excellent start to your winter morning routine because it contains 10 grams of protein and 2.4 grams of dietary fibres, among other nutritional benefits. 

4) Hazelnut Coffee

Hazelnuts make an excellent snack and are a great source of proteins, vitamin E and dietary fibres. Hazelnuts are also known to have umpteen benefits for your brain functioning and prevent age-related cognitive and mental decline. They can be a great addition to many dishes and drinks, including coffee. Coffee keeps you energetic, and hazelnut promotes your cognitive functions. Adding a cup of hazelnut coffee to your winter morning helps you improve your mental alertness.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of hazelnut syrup
  • 1 teaspoon freshly brewed coffee 
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar/brown sugar

Directions:

1. Add milk to a vessel and bring it to boil.

2. Beat the boiled milk with a mixer and continue beating until there is a thick layer of foam and froth. By doing this, the steamed milk will settle to the bottom of the vessel, and the frothed milk will rise to the top. Keep this separately.

3. Pour hazelnut syrup, coffee, and water together, and bring it to a slight boil until the mixture is soluble.

4. Add steamed milk to the mixture and top with foamed milk.

5. Garnish with some coffee powder, and it is ready to be served.

5) Peppermint Coffee

Peppermint aids in curbing your appetite and supports weight loss. Coffee can also help in reducing the excess weight off your body. When both these ingredients combine together, they double their impact. Moreover, peppermint is also known to relieve headaches and migraines and keep you stress-free, thereby improving your productivity. With peppermint coffee, you can surely send some cool flushes down your spine and satiate yourself with its awesome taste.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of peppermint syrup
  • A handful of crumbled peppermint
  • 1 teaspoon freshly brewed coffee 
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of white sugar/brown sugar
  • A handful of crushed peppermint leaves

Directions: 

1.Bring the milk to boil until it creates a foamy texture, and keep it aside.

2. Mix peppermint syrup, crushed leaves, sugar, and coffee to create a soluble paste

3. Add the paste to the boiled milk in small portions to avoid the clumps.

4. Mix it evenly and garnish with a pinch of crumbled peppermint.

Takeaways

Winter coffee drinks are the most popular drinks of the winter season to keep the chills away. They are not only delicious but also nutritious and help you fight the winter colds easily. Combined with the already-existing benefits of coffee, they provide a host of other vitamins and nutrients that help you stay energetic and productive. Try these easy winter coffee recipes, experiment with different flavours and bring joy into your day!