When cool weather rolls around, I tend to crave flavored coffees. I like adding spices (such as pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg), cocoa powder, and natural vanilla and/or almond extracts to create my own little flavors right in my kitchen without having to use caloric or artificial chemical-laden coffee syrups. The trick is to add your flavorings to the grounds BEFORE brewing so that they brew with the grounds.
Some mixtures I've tried (for 8 cups coffee): Chocolate Almond: 2 tsp Cocoa powder, a few drops of vanilla and almond extracts Cinnamon Praline: A few drops of vanilla and almond extracts, 2 tsp cinnamon Coconut Almond: 2 tsp cocoa powder, few drops coconut extract Have fun experimenting!
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If you like flavored coffee try this. Buy regular coffee & then flavored coffees as well. What I do though is when I make the coffee I use one scoop of the flavored coffee and the rest regular. You get the flavor and save money. Another option is add cinnamon to your coffee grounds.
Swapping coffee shop iced coffee for homemade with almond milk
I loved the iced coffee that I would buy from the "golden arches" but it isn't exactly the healthiest of drinks. I began to cold brew my own coffee (you can find info on the web on how to do it). I usually will buy some richly flavored coffee so I don't need any of the flavored syrups and I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the creaminess. It only has 40 calories for one cup and has heart healthy fat which gives it a creamy flavor.
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