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Spice Up Your Coffee This Holiday Season

One thing is for sure. There are going to be a lot of pictures of coffee on social media this holiday season, and why not? its extremely photogenic! What will be your contribution to this season social media caffeine extravaganza? How will you stand out in this endless sea of nutmeg and cardamom? How will you show your individuality in through your choice of java this season? Here are a few festive ideas for the getting jiggly with the java this holiday season.

Eggnog
Why not? It’s already in the fridge, it’s creamy, milky, delicious, just the thing to add to your coffee. Just pour a few tablespoons of the nog in your mug and wait for visions of Christmas to appear,

Irish Coffee
Now we’re talking. After you face the the lines at the mall, come home and unwind, mix some Irish whiskey with some Irish creme liqueur, pour it in your coffee, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Now, a nice dollop of cream on top and let the celebrations begin.

Peppermint Mocha
For this festive java, get some Dutch cocoa powder, some half and half, and some crushed peppermint sticks and blend them together in your regular cup of coffee. Can you hear the sleigh bells?

Pumpkin spice latte

Pumpkin Spice Lattes
You don’t have to leave your house to get a pumpkin spice latte (unless you just really want to see that barrista again.) Just buy yourself some of that pumpkin spice creamer you’ve seen in the grocery store and drop a teaspoon in your coffee. Add cream and sugar, a tiny amount of cinnamon and boom! – instant holiday cheer!

Skinny Eggnog Latte
For those of you who are looking to get through the holidays without gaining weight, we’ve got you covered, here’s a really simple recipe to help you get your java on without the extra calories.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of lite eggnog
  • 1/4 cup of non-fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp of stevia
  • 1/4 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/2 shot of rum (optional)
  • Nutmeg

Instructions:

  • Brew coffee and pour into mug
  • Combine milk, stevia and eggnog into a small pan and whisk until frothy and heated. (1-2 minutes). Add mixture to coffee.
  • Top with nutmeg and/or whipped cream
  • Add shot of rum

Weighing in at 151.4 calories and 3 grams of fat, this is likely to give the local coffee chain a run for the money. And if your more the frappe type, just put the ingredients in a blender and skip the heat. Bon Appetit. Happy holidays and let us know how you’re spicing up your coffee this season!



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