Ways To Upgrade Your At-Home Coffee
Updated: May 27
This is a post for all the coffee-drinkers out there scrolling through this website (or anyone who's a fan of iced drinks). Have you gotten bored of drinking the same plain coffee with milk and sugar every day? If so, this page is for you: Here are three simple things you can do to change things up and never blow $5 on a small, 90% sugar Starbucks drink again- especially since we're quarantined and you likely can't make it there anyway.
Warning: If you're not a fan of iced coffee you may want to adjust these recipes. Most work either way! I personally prefer iced coffee to hot almost any day, and since it is the beginning of summer I think these drinks are even better cold.
Also, while the majority of these recipes are some variety of coffee, I included other de-caf recipes that taste equally as good.
Iced Caramel Macchiato
The creation of an Iced Caramel Macchiato is pretty simple. First, brew some regular coffee (you can use an espresso machine if you have one!), and then add however much milk and cream you normally prefer. Next, add your caramel sauce: Safeway's International Delight Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer is a really good buy for this, but if you don't have it that's totally fine- you can also just mix some caramel syrup into your coffee. Next, drizzle some more caramel sauce on the sides of the cup (for the aesthetics!), add some foam to the top of your coffee (for even more aesthetics!), add ice cubes to keep it extra cold, and voila!
Mint and Honey Matcha Latte
This particular drink has no coffee in it, so if you're a green tea drinker this recipe may be for you! All you need is matcha powder, milk, honey, and mint leaves. First, pour your matcha powder into your cup and add hot water (follow the instructions on your matcha powder box!) Next, drizzle honey on the sides of the cup for sweetness and drop a handful of mint leaves into your drink! If you want to go all out like I do, add foam and mint leaves on top for the aesthetic.
Chocolate Caramel Coffee
This is a solid drink if you like your coffee on the sweeter side. First, brew a cup of regular coffee. Next, mix it with some cocoa powder and caramel sauce, top with foam, and start drizzling chocolate and caramel sauce to your heart's content.