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Make Your Favorite HYB Drinks at Home

Bring How You Brewin Home for the Holidays ūüéĄ

Are you hosting for the holidays? Looking to step up your coffee game? Or just miss your favorite LBI coffeeshop? We've created a complete list of our popular holiday drink specials in a way that you can make yourselves. 

All of these recipes are simple ways to make your traditional drip coffee more festive, but can easily be used with however you take your coffee regularly (espresso, pour over, french press, etc.). 

 Gingerbread "Latte"

Overview of drink elements --
  • 1¬†cup¬†of strong brewed coffee
  • 2¬†tablespoons¬†gingerbread syrup
  • ¬ľ¬†cup¬†milk (or alternative milk)
  • 1¬†gingerbread man cook¬†(optional garnish/side)
Ingredients for homemade Gingerbread syrup --
  • ¬ĺ¬†cup¬†water
  • ‚ÖĒ¬†cup¬†sugar
  • 3¬†tablespoons molasses
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†ground ginger
  • ¬Ĺ¬†teaspoon¬†ground cinnamon
  • ¬ľ¬†teaspoon¬†ground nutmeg

Instructions --

  • Make gingerbread syrup:¬†In a saucepan, bring gingerbread syrup ingredients to a boil, stirring occasionally. Make sure sugar has completely dissolved.¬†Turn off heat and let cool. (After syrup has cooled, pour syrup into an airtight container. The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Makes about 9 ounces of syrup).
  • Froth or warm milk:¬†Bring milk to a simmer on the stovetop, making sure it doesn't come to a boil since it can easily burn, or microwave it for 30 seconds. If you have an espresso machine,¬†froth milk using the steam wand, or froth milk using a separate frothing device.
  • Assemble drink:¬†Stir gingerbread syrup into a cup of strong coffee. Add frothed milk. Garnish with a dusting of ground cinnamon and a gingerbread man cookie.

Peppermint Bark Coffee (Merry Mint Mocha)

Overview of drink elements --

  • 3/4¬†cup¬†milk (or milk alternative)
  • 3¬†tablespoons¬†sugar
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of strong brewed¬†coffee
  • 1/4¬†teaspoon¬†mint extract¬†(or ¬Ĺ peppermint candy cane)
  • 1/4¬†teaspoon¬†vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream, chocolate shavings, crushed candy cane (optional garnish)

Instructions --

  • Make base:¬†In a small saucepan, add milk, cocoa and sugar. Heat over medium heat until small bubbles begin to form around the edge and sugar has dissolved.
  • Mix drink:¬†Stir in a cup of brewed coffee, mint extract and vanilla and remove from heat (if using a candy cane, be sure to let melt completely.)
  • Assemble:¬†Serve in a large mug and top with¬†desired garnish.

Charlie Brown Christmas "Latte"

Overview of drink elements -- 

  • 1¬†cup¬†milk¬†(or alternative milk)
  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
  • 2¬†tablespoons¬†real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • Whipped cream¬†or dusting of ground cinnamon (optional¬†garnish)

Instructions -- 

  • Mix Drink:¬†Make coffee¬†and pour it along with the maple syrup and caramel sauce into a large mug.¬†Stir to combine.
  • Froth or warm milk:¬†Bring milk to a simmer on the stovetop, making sure it doesn't come to a boil since it can easily burn, or microwave it for 30 seconds. If you have an espresso machine,¬†froth milk using the steam wand, or froth milk using a separate frothing device.
  • ¬†Assemble:¬†Pour over the¬†coffee,¬†maple syrup, and caramel. Gently stir to combine.
  • Garnish:¬†If desired, top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.

Snowflake Mocha

Overview of drink elements -- 

  • 1 ¬Ĺ¬†cups¬†milk (or alternative milk)
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†heavy cream
  • ‚Öõ¬†teaspoon¬†vanilla extract
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†white sugar
  • 1¬†cup¬†of strong¬†brewed¬†coffee
  • ¬ľ¬†cup¬†white chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of toasted marshmallow simple syrup (optional)

Instructions -- 

  • Make drink:¬†Whisk together hot¬†coffee¬†and white chocolate chips in a mug until smooth & chips are fully melted. Add toasted marshmallow simple syrup.
  • Froth or warm milk:¬†Bring milk to a simmer on the stovetop, making sure it doesn't come to a boil since it can easily burn, or microwave it for 30 seconds. If you have an espresso machine,¬†froth milk using the steam wand, or froth milk using a separate frothing device.
  • Sweeten milk:¬†Remove milk from heat and stir in the vanilla and sugar.
  • Assemble:¬†Top with the frothy hot milk and stir to blend in the flavoring. (Optional garnish: mini marshmallows, whipped cream or drizzle chocolate syrup).

Cinnamon Bun "Latte"

Overview of drink elements --

  • 2 cups milk (or alternative milk)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons¬†vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon¬†ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee

Instructions -- 

  • Froth or warm milk:¬†Bring milk to a simmer on the stovetop, making sure it doesn't come to a boil since it can easily burn, or microwave it for 30 seconds. If you have an espresso machine,¬†froth milk using the steam wand, or froth milk using a separate frothing device.
  • Sweeten milk:¬†Remove milk from heat and stir in the vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Make drink:¬†Slowly mix¬†together hot¬†coffee¬†and¬†frothed milk¬†in a mug.¬†
  • Optional garnish:¬†Dust with cinnamon or add whipped cream.

If you enjoy any of these splendid holiday coffee drinks, make sure to take a pic and share, tagging us @howyoubrewin (Instagram) or @howyoubrewincoffee (Facebook). Happy sipping!! ‚ėēÔłŹūüéÖūüŹľūüéĄ

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