How To Make Your Own Fantastic Fall Coffees

 

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Calling all coffee lovers, here are five deliciously decadent fall coffee recipes that you can make right in your own home! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or anytime you need a fall-flavored boost, these homemade recipes will rival any coffeehouse creation with a nod to this beautiful autumn season. Some might say fall begins with the changing of leaf colors, or with pumpkins popping up everywhere, but we think fall has not officially fell until you've had that perfect seasonal drink.     

Another reason to brew from home? 2020 appeared to be the year when meaningful plastic/single-use item restrictions would finally take but, amid the COVID crisis, these efforts were not only put on hold - they were put in reverse. Many brands, even those committed to weaning off disposable food-ware, have been forced to suspend bring-your-own (BYO) container programs. As food operators big and small lean on disposables more than ever, environmentalists worry the trend could be lasting. Consider brewing from home in your favorite Silipint. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED 

These recipes are easy and require very little equipment, you’ll just need your favorite device - Coffee Maker, Keurig, Espresso Machine, etc. and a milk frother. If you have an Automatic Milk Frother, amazing, but if you don’t - here are some easy milk frothing techniques that you can do right at home

 

You'll also want to have your Silipint of choice ready. The shot glasses are a great way to measure out your espresso shots (they pour 1.5 ounces)! If you're on-the-go, the 22oz Bomber or 16oz Pint topped with a lid is ideal. If you're just hanging out at home, the 12oz Base is another crew-favorite.

 

Silipints are safe for hot and cold, are free of nasty chemicals found in single-use plastic, paper and styrofoam cups and can be reused for a lifetime. 

 

Heat-safe Silipints for Lattes 

 

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte   

We'll kick things off with sugar and spice and everything nice! With just the right amount of chocolate, spices, and pumpkin goodness, this fall recipe is a delicious revision of the pumpkin spice classic! Also known as the Cinderella Latte, for its use of white chocolate and real pumpkin, this magical recipe rivals any witches' brew. No fairy godmother? No problem, this coffee recipe is incredibly easy to make yourself and it’s the perfect coffee drink for cool fall days.  

Ingredients:   

  • 3/4 Cup Milk   
  • 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream   
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips   
  • 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree   
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract   
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice   
  • 1 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee   
  • Whipped Cream   

How-To: 

  1. Combine the milk, cream, white chocolate chips, pumpkin puree, vanilla and spice in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Bring the mixture to a simmering heat but do not let it come to a boil. While waiting on the chocolate chips to melt, make sure your coffee is brewing.   
  2. Remove from saucepan from heat and froth, using your technique of choice. 
  3. Pour your coffee into your Silipint cup and, once frothed to perfection, top with the creamy, white chocolate milk. 
  4. Garnish with whipped cream, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and enjoy!   

    Simply Golden Spice Latte   

    Spices are a key fall element, and there’s no place we enjoy them more than in a seasonal home-brewed latte. If you’re a spice rack newbie, turmeric and ginger make for a savory flavor combination that pairs perfectly with coffee and sweet, pure maple syrup. You’re free to use your milk of choice, but nothing beats the malty warmth of oat milk. Whether served hot or cold, with these spicy flavors, this fall recipe is guaranteed to warm you up!    

    Ingredients:  

    • Oat Milk (or your milk of choice)   
    • 1 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric   
    • 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger  
    • 1 Tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup   
    • Coffee or Espresso  

     How-To: 

    1. Brew your espresso and then (pro tip) empty the full spoonful of pure maple syrup in the bottom of your cup before pouring in the caffeinated brew.  
    2. Combine the ground turmeric, ground ginger, and milk. And then froth, using your technique of choice. 
    3. Once frothed to perfection, pour over your espresso and maybe try your hand at one of those Pinterest-worthy latte designs. Enjoy!   

      

    Easy Keurig Apple Cider Chai Tea    

    If you find yourself halfheartedly rifling through your good 'ole k-cup stash, why not spice up your everyday Keurig routine... literally, with this new fall favorite! Have you ever thought of combining k-cup flavors? This recipe brings together classic seasonal spices - the strong cinnamon and clove of Chai tea with Apple Cider creates an amazing fall flavor sensation. If you’re already an apple cider fan, this is a great way to take the taste up a notch or two...or three!    

    Ingredients:  

    • 1 Cafe Escapes Chai Latte K-Cup   
    • 1 Apple Cider K-cup   
    • Whipped Cream  
    • 1 Pinch Ground Cinnamon   
    • Cinnamon Sticks or Star Anise  

    How-To: 

    1. Brew your Chai Latte K-cup pod on the lowest water setting of your Keurig into a 12oz Base or 16oz Pint. Next, brew your Apple Cider K-cup, again on the lowest water setting, into the same cup. Stir to combine. 
    2. Top with a dollop of whip cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and, for those of you going fall-in, add a decorative, aromatic cinnamon stick or star anise. Enjoy!   

        

      Spiced Hot Chocolate Coffee 

      In the tradition of fall-flavored coffees, some of us crave childhood classics while others need an adult-rated kick of caffeine, this recipe is the best of both worlds! Whether you’re carving pumpkins and putting up decorations or preparing to cook up a festive family meal, this hot chocolate coffee recipe is a tasty way to get you across the finish line. Using both cocoa powder and chocolate chips gives this drink a warm, rich thickness. And a dash of cinnamon gives it a spicy kick! 

      Ingredients:  

      • 1 1/2 cups milk   
      • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon   
      • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder  
      • 8 oz Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips   
      • Coffee   
      • Marshmallows for Topping  

      How-To: 

      1. Combine the milk, cinnamon, cocoa, and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally. Bring the mixture to a simmering heat but do not let it come to a boil. While waiting on the chocolate chips to melt, make sure your coffee is brewing.   
      2. Pour your coffee and hot chocolaty mixture into your favorite cup and top with marshmallows. Enjoy!    

      Hot cocoa in your Silipint 

       

      Maple Pecan Pie Latte   

      For our fall flavored grand finale, we saved the best for last. Maple is having a moment right now, and this mouthwatering fall favorite is all the proof you need. While you might recognize this coffeehouse creation; you have not lived until you’ve tasted it homemade. With warming notes of pure maple, sweet brown sugar, and creamy pecan butter, the Maple Pecan Pie Latte might give good ole’ pumpkin spice a run for its money!  

      Ingredients:  

      Maple Pecan Sauce (Makes About 1 Cup)  

      • 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup  
      • 1/4 Cup Lightly Packed Brown Sugar  
      • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream  
      • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter  
      • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract  
      • 1/2 Cup Pecan Butter  
      • 2 Tablespoons Condensed Milk  
      • 1 Pinch Salt  

      Maple Pecan Latte   

      • 2 Shots Espresso 
      • 2-3 Tablespoons Maple Pecan Sauce  
      • 3/4 Cup Milk  
      • Whipped Cream  
      • Chopped Pecans  

      How-To: 

      1. Combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan, over low heat, stirring occasionally. While waiting on the sugar to dissolve, make sure your coffee is brewing.   
      2. Turn the heat up to medium-high and continue to cook, stirring as the mixture bubbles, for about 4 minutes. Make sure you stir the bottom of the pan so it does not burn. The mixture is done when it is thick enough to coat the spoon. 
      3. Remove from heat and stir in the pecan butter, condensed milk, and salt. 
      4. Add 2 Tablespoons of the Maple Pecan Sauce mixture, or to taste, to a cup. Pour espresso over the syrup, followed by the steamed milk. Add a topping of whip cream and chopped pecans if you're feeling fancy, and a little whisky if you're not. Enjoy! 

      Heat-safe Silipints

      Our fall traditions might look a little different this year, but seasonal coffees are forever. Whether you’re curled up with a good book, working from home, or just working up the courage to change out of your PJs, we’re here to help you live your most satisfying home barista life. These recipes are all fun and easy to make right from home in your reusable, 16oz Silipint. Help us and the world reduce the single-use plastic, paper and styrofoam cups being used each day.