Last weekend we shared tips for recreating our favorite craft cocktails at home. Since most coffee shops are shuttered as well, our morning beverage rituals are wholeheartedly do-it-yourself. With the tea and coffee you have lying around the pantry, fresh spices and a little creativity will have you donning a barista’s apron in no time. These are a few of our favorite spiced drink recipes and tips to elevate your AM beverages.
This Korean-style whipped coffee has become a social media phenomenon, and for good reason. It is easy to make and truly indulgent. We used our fine espresso powder instead of regular instant coffee for some extra kick in flavor and caffeine.
Easy Chai Latte
Don’t have a coffee steamer? No problem! You can make frothy latte foam with an immersion blender or simple whisk. Chai Spice mix dissolves easily into warm milk, making for a quick and delicious warm beverage. For an iced chai latte, chill the milk after you dissolve the chai mix, combine with chilled tea, and serve over ice.
Turmeric Tea Latte
Sort of a twist on golden milk, this tea drink’s flavor is reminiscent of honey-nut breakfast cereal. Warm notes from turmeric, sweet raw honey, and steamed almond milk create a soothing and restorative beverage.
Thai Iced Tea
Thai iced tea gets its characteristic flavors from star anise and orange flower water. We went one step further with real vanilla bean and Ceylon cinnamon. For a more tropical take on this beverage, try using coconut milk instead of milk or cream.
Although simple, this cinnamon tea recipe is delicious and calming. Ceylon cinnamon is light, citrusy, and commonly made into tea when not used in baking or desserts. This is this most popular cinnamon in Mexico, where it is called, “canela.”
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