The hard times have led us to let out our creativity to make the best coffee recipes. Be it with our laid-off passion or food, we have been loving it all.
So we decided to step up the game a bit and try to bring forth some of the most popular creations in best coffee recipes. Perhaps you must have heard or tried them before but never know how easy they were to make by their appearance.
And with these top 10 recipes, you can amaze your guests and have a mini coffee bar as well.
1. Mocha Latte
If you have ever been to high-end coffee shops you will recognize this one. We are creating an exact copy of Starbucks at the convenience of your home.
You will need:
- A shot of espresso
- Whipped cream which can be store-bought or homemade
- A cup of your favorite type of milk
- 2 to 3 tbsp of chocolate syrup
- Some grated chocolate and coconut powder.
Begin By keeping some chocolate syrup at the bottom of the mug before brewing espresso directly in it.
Aside, in another utensil heat milk and chocolate syrup to mix them together.do not bring a boil in milk.
After both these processes pour milk into the coffee brew and garnish it with whipped cream. Use the chocolate grated and power for further garnishing.
2. Peppermint white chocolate mocha latte.
A beverage combining exotic feeling mocha with the cooling peppermint. This one is indeed born with some uniqueness in it. This is what you need on a sad day.
For this you will need:
- ½ cup of any type of milk for the base.
- 80 grams of white chocolate. It can be a bar or chips.
- 1 teaspoon of peppermint flavor. You can take peppermint flavor candies and powder them for use.
- Freshly brewed coffee.
As you can already judge, mix the fresh coffee with milk that is already frothed. Take the white chocolate and melt it separately to be mixed along with it. Add the peppermint candy powder or flavor into it.
Mix until there are no clusters of the powder. Now transfer the drink into your favorite mug and sprinkle some peppermint crushed candy on top. You may or may not add sweeteners as the candy will be a replacement for it.
3. Caramel latte.
This drink will give you different notes of various tastes hence you can expect it to be “unique”.Along with its ease of being made and put together, it does not feel like easy work.
Here is what you need for it:
- 2 to 3 tbsp of caramel
- A small pinch of sea salt or normal salt. Balck one will give it a very slight note of sourness.
- Your favorite coffee which can be any.
- 2 to 3 tbsp of heavy cream.
Before brewing and transferring your coffee in “the mug”, make sure to add the caramel which can be homemade, and a pinch of salt to the mug and stir it with a spoon. Now let the brewed coffee freely fall into this mug. This will let all the flavors be amalgamated together naturally. On the other side, we suggest heat in a non-stick utensil the heavy cream or microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds. Pour it over the brewed coffee and you are done. Add sweeteners if you want to.
4. Cookies and cream mocha.
A very sweet and fun combination that has been created by creativity lovers. This not only looks expensive and Instagram-worthy but also feels very exotic on the taste. Being an affordable option, you can make it yourself.
What you need:
- 3 to 4 tbsp of coffee
- Your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies.
- Whipped cream for garnish.
- 1 cup coffee-flavored ice cream
- A couple of ice cubes.
For this one, all you need to do is simply make a regular coffee shot and then mix it with your favorite type of steamed and frothed milk.
top it off with whipped cream and crushed or chopped cookies as they give crunchy bites in between smooth and creamy sips.
Trust us when we say it is that simple!
5. Pumpkin spice latte.
They are all Starbucks junkies that have made it popular. You have one of your most bought drinks and that too at a very affordable and healthier/cleaner approach. Here is what you need:
- A cup of fresh steamed/frothed milk.
- Sweetener or sugar as per your preference.
- Coffee brewed strongly. You can use any beans for this.
- A few drops of vanilla essence.
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice
- Whipped cream.
Take together milk, puree, and spice in a utensil and mix together until smooth.it should be light orange in color and slightly thick in texture.
then add the vanilla extract. Mix everything on the heat for better amalgamation. Avoid boiling the milk now. Add some more spice after taking it off of the heat. This will give the real taste and prevent milk from going bad.
After letting it cool for a couple of minutes, pour it like normal milk over the espresso shot you have pulled.
for garnishing, top it with whipped cream or store-bought cream and sweeteners.
6. Caramel macchiato.
Yet another popular drink loved by folks all around the world.
What you will need:
- 3 tablespoons of your loved coffee grounds.
- ½ cup milk steamed and frothed
- Caramel sauce and for garnishing as well.
Begin by extracting a simple and easy espresso shot as you would normally do. Until then take milk that has been frothed and steamed in a utensil and mix with hot caramel sauce(you will have to heat the caramel sauce as it might be harder at room temperature). Then froth it once again for better crema and fluff.
After the shot has been taken in your cup mix together with the caramel milk and top it off with more caramel sauce on top, you may/may not add store bought cream for more taste and sweetness.
7. S’mores latte.
Have you heard of it before? If you didn’t chances are you wil find it more fun to try being a newbie. Considering that you are a fan of this drink, use your preference to your advantage and make it more fun. This one is more creativity based and focuses on a presentation than others.
- 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup.
- 2 to 3 tbsp of graham biscuit crumbs or any other similar ones.
- One or two melted marshmallows. You can also use a hairdryer to its hottest settings for the purpose.it will take time though.
- Pre brewed fresh coffee.
- Milk of your choice.
In a mug of fresh coffee drop some chocolate syrup and stir with a spoon to mix nicely. Next, add in the steamed and frothed milk. Now add a small number of graham crackers to the drink and give it another stir a rather light one. This will give slight crunch.
On the rim of your mug drop some chocolate syrup in order to cover the rim and not make it messy. Do the same with some slightly melted marshmallows. Save some for garnishing.
Add a few sprinkles of crackers grounded roughly and then top it off with marshmallows and some more crackers. Here you have it!
8. Vanilla almond latte
This one looks and tastes like something from the dreams. You can add in whatever you want since it looks like a canvas for your creativity to flow into.
For this you will need:
- Fresh and strong brewed coffee.
- One tbsp of vanilla flavoured almond butter.
- 1 tbsp vanilla syrup
- 1 cup milk.
Before letting the brew fall in mug put some vanilla almond butter and vanilla syrup.
Now add some frothed and hot milk and let it be intermixed.
Let it sit aside and then add some more vanilla syrup on top for extra boost of taste.
9. Chocolate coffee iced drink.
For those who cannot choose between coffee or chocolate, you do not have to anymore. This coffee gives you the best of both worlds.
For this you will need:
- Lots of ice cubes
- Dark roast coffee brew
- A cup of whipped cream
- ½ cup of chocolate syrup and for garnish as well.
At the bottom of your mug add the chocolate syrup as much as you want and let the brew fall into it. This will help to mix both the ingredients perfectly.
You may also add ice cubes now.some people prefer to have ice cubes already into the mug but that won’t allow chocolate syrup to be mixed. It will slightly harden and remain stuck at the bottom.So so it at the end of drip process.
Now add the whipped cream on top and there you have your very own chocolate iced coffee.
10. Maple coffee
A paleo friendly option and something you must have not heard of before.
What you will need:
- Some freshly brewed coffee
- 2 to 3 tbsp of maple syrup.
- ½ cup of vanilla flavoured milk.
- A tbsp of cinnamon
- Powdered nutmeg.
At the bottom of your mug add the maple syrup and let the coffee fall into it for effortless mixing.
Until then, heat and froth the selected milk for a smooth and creamy base.
After the coffee is done pouring, add this freshly prepared milk and top the drink with cinnamon and nutmeg for a more characterized flavor.
Serve it as you want.
Frequently asked questions:
What type of coffee is used in ninja coffee bars?
Avoid using extremely fine powder coffee something that is left behind in the jar and can be blown off with a slight blow. Make sure to stay with dark roast if going for milk-based drinks as milk will balance the bitterness and it will not be too sweet or sour for you.
Is a ninja coffee bar worth it?
yes , without a doubt. At a reasonable price, it is being sold with its versatility of being able to make so many different beverages, you should get your hands on one of these, instead of high-end machinery which can get easily worn out.
What can you make with ninja?
A latte or an espresso, you can do it all. The most difference between the two coffee beverages is created with the amount of milk and what additives we are planning to use. A latte comparatively has more milk than a cappuccino and it is way more smoother as well.
How much time does it take for the drinks to be made?
It depends on your speed and experience of handling such things. Yet to answer the question, it takes between 2 to 5 minutes to make a drink like these considering you have worked with an espresso machine like ninja before.
Can one make varieties of drinks using one machine at a time?
Yes it is totally a possibility. All these options have an espresso shot in common and the rest ingredients are what is variable. So you will have to make choice and then grab all the ingredients. We suggest you make an espresso shot in bulk if making multiple drinks and so same with the milk.
What is the exact ratio of the shot and milk?
Generally, it is kept at 1:3 which means one part of the shot is mixed with 3 parts of the milk. you can take this ratio in whatever numbers you wish to but make use of a little math to get an exact copy of what they serve us in coffee shops.
How to add flavor to regular coffee beans?
For this, you will have to use flavorings of your choice such as vanilla or any fruity flavor that you want and yes these are available as a product. just add a few drops of it when you are done making the latte or any other drink and stir to indulge the taste completely.
As you have everything you need, one thing to have is patience. It is less probable that your first try of making a latte with an espresso machine or a latte, in general, will result exactly like that of baristas. Another thing is to keep practicing and trying out new methods and combinations. this will help you to find out what is best for you and how easy it went.
We also have mentioned little tips that will surely get you to the picture you have right now in mind. Just keep in mind that a little goes a long way, so avoid using more of anything than what we have suggested. these measurements have been thought through and tried in real life.
We hope that you found this useful and as long as you take everything we mentioned into account and consider it, you will always be able to make a perfect cup of latte from an espresso machine and amaze your visitors.