As far as copycat recipes go, this one is pretty darn close to what you get at Starbucks. Though the mix can't be made in advance (unlike the Gingerbread Latte or Pumpkin Latte) it only takes a few minutes to put together.
Every winter there are two drinks I look forward to at Starbucks: the Gingerbread Latte and the Caramel Brûlée Latte. But lets face it, there's no way I'm bundling a toddler into the car in 3F weather just so I can drink my favorite coffee. The solution? Homemade!
Similar to chai, this hot spiced tea is made with black tea,1/2 a cinnamon stick, whole cloves, peppercorns and a touch of vanilla. After sweetening with honey, I love cupping a warm mug in my hands and sipping on this fragrant drink. Serving it with fresh chocolate chip cookies...
It's starting to feel like winter here in Vermont. My weather app says it feels like -3F outside and there's a howling wind rapping on the windows. Brrr! Is there any better time for Grand Marnier spiked hot chocolate?
Flavored with fresh nutmeg, ground cloves and brown sugar, I used to drink homemade pumpkin-spice lattes while reading a book or dawdling at the computer. Nowadays, I pour one in a hot cup and drink it one-handed while putting train tracks together. :)
Coffee drinks with a little something extra are just the thing for lazy Sunday mornings. Today honey-vanilla lattes, served with slices of my husband's blueberry buckle and jazz music playing in the background.