Flavored Coffee Recipes

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Sometimes, you need a little extra flavor in your cup of coffee. There are a variety of flavored coffee recipes to savor. There is something for everyone, no matter what kind of coffee brew you regularly dig.

Flavored coffee drinks come in all sizes, temperatures, and flavors. They can be customized to your needs. However, it is best to learn the best-flavored coffee recipes to give you a solid foundation for repeated coffee success. And, these recipes just require pantry staples that are accessible for everyone at their local grocery store.

Dive into these delicious flavored coffee recipes that will definitely diversify your coffee game!

Warm and Comforting:

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cappuccino

This latte satisfies any and all chocolate needs. There is something magical about the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts. The nutty cocoa bliss is even more delicious with coffee. It creates a creamy beverage that could be disguised as a caffeinated hot chocolate. It is also really simple to make, and you can add as much chocolate as you like!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread, like Nutella
  • 4 oz milk of choice (we suggest whole milk or unsweetened almond milk)
  • Cocoa powder for garnish


  • Brew espresso into a cappuccino cup or mug of choice
  • Meanwhile, froth your milk. Make sure there is at least 1-2 inches of foam.
  • Once espresso brews, add in the chocolate-hazelnut spread and mix until you make a ‘cream’ with the espresso.
  • Pour in frothed milk. Dust foam with cocoa powder.
Cardamom Honey Latte

There is a myriad of spices that make coffee even tastier. Green cardamom is one of them. This incredibly aromatic spice awakens in coffee and hot milk. This is due to its versatility; it works in both savory and sweet recipes! With the addition of raw honey, this coffee drink achieves a really unique savory-sweet balance. We suggest grinding your own cardamom powder, as it gives you the most potent flavor. You can also purchase pre-ground cardamom as well.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 1 tablespoon of green cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 6 ounces of milk of choice (we suggest whole milk or oat milk)
  • Cinnamon and/or nutmeg for garnish


  • First, prepare your cardamom powder. Place the pods in a skillet (without oil) and toast over medium heat for a few minutes. Be careful not to burn pods!
  • Place pods on board and crack open pods with the back of a spoon.
  • Remove seeds and discard the shell. Place seeds in a coffee grinder or, to be traditional, a mortar and pestle. Grind until the cardamom becomes a fine powder.
  • Time to brew your espresso!
  • While espresso brews, froth milk.
  • Add honey and 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder to the espresso. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour in frothed milk. Garnish with cinnamon and/or nutmeg.
Lovely Lavender Latte
Photo Credit: Elena Savelyeva

This drink is very lovely. Lavender is a plant known for its soothing aroma and gorgeous purple color. While it is most commonly used in aromatherapy and decoration, it actually makes for a nice addition to a latte. This coffee’s floral aromas could quite possibly be the most comforting smells for a really rainy day! Also, this recipe features how to make lavender syrup, which can also be used to make the delicious lavender frosting!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 ounces of moka pot coffee (if you prefer stronger, 2 shots of espresso!)
  • 4-6 ounces of whole milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3-4 tablespoons dried lavender
  • ½ cup of raw honey
  • Mesh strainer 


  • To make syrup, combine water and lavender in a small saucepan. Bring to boil. Then, reduce to a low simmer for a few minutes. Smell the aromas!
  • Remove from heat to cool. Then, using the strain, filter out the solids to retain only the lavender water.
  • Return the lavender water to the saucepan with honey. Place over low-medium heat. Stir gently until the mixture starts to thicken into a syrup.
  • Once lavender syrup forms, pour into a jar*
  • For the latte, brew moka pot or espresso as desired.
  • In the meantime, froth your milk. 
  • Pour coffee into a cup. Mix 2 tablespoons of lavender syrup into the coffee.
  • Add in frothed milk. Sprinkle with dried lavender if you’d like!

*You can store leftover syrup in a tightly closed lid in the fridge for up to a month!

Something Chilled:

Snickerdoodle Cold Brew

This is an easy way to sneak in the flavors of such a delicious cookie into your coffee! The combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla make this coffee a perfect treat. Both the cold brew and the syrup can also be made ahead of time. This gives you the option for a treat to get your through work, meetings, and everything else all week long!

What You’ll Need:

  • Prepared cold brew in the amount desired (cold brew recipe found here!)
  • A generous splash of half and half (cashew or coconut cream can be substituted)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of water
  • Ice


  • To prepare the syrup: Combine all ingredients (except cold brew!) in a saucepan over a moderate flame. 
  • Mix the ingredients slowly until all the sugar dissolves. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Let simmer for a few minutes until it looks and smells like delicious cinnamon syrup!
  • Pour syrup into a storage jar to cool.
  • Fill your coffee cup of choice with ice. Add a tablespoon of syrup. Then, pour in cold brew. Stir well, using an iced teaspoon if you have one. Add a splash of half and a half on top. 
  • Enjoy!
Piña Colada Shakerato:

Sometimes, we crave palm trees, white sands, and crystal blue waters. What could be better? Oh, a pina colada in hand! This drink gives you the best of both worlds; creamy coconut bliss and coffee! A play on the Italian shakerato, this drink is a perfect refresher for a hot summer day. This recipe is nonalcoholic. But, if you are craving something a little boozy, we suggest a hidden splash of dark rum!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 shots espresso
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk with cream
  • 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice
  • A teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Martini shaker
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  • Brew espresso. Set aside to cool.
  • Spread coconut flakes on a small plate. Using a martini glass or cup of choice, rub honey on the rim. Then, like you are making a margarita, place the rim into the coconut flakes and turn gently to coat the entire rim with the flakes.
  • Now, fill the shaker with ice. Pour in coconut milk, pineapple juice, sugar, and espresso. Cover and shake well.
  • Pour into glass. Serve with whipped cream or a maraschino cherry if desired.
New Orleans Inspired Cold Brew

There is a unique history of coffee in New Orleans. The French cafe au lait became a staple in New Orleans, as Louisiana was originally a French territory. Chicory made a debut in brewing coffee when there was a coffee shortage in the city. The bitterness of chicory blended well into the coffee. It also allows you to cut the caffeine in our coffee, with replacing some coffee with chicory! With the customary add of milk and a little sugar, the drink was just as good as the original cafe au lait. This recipe takes a cold spin on the classic. With a little bit of cream, it becomes a refreshing beverage for any time of day.

What you’ll need:

  • 6-8 tablespoons (varies per desired intensity)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of ground chicory
  • 2 teaspoons of cane sugar
  • Splash of cream (or coconut cream for a vegan version)
  • Ice


  • Prepare cold brew (follow the classic cold brew method here) with the addition of the ground chicory
  • Once chicory cold brew is prepared, fill a cup with ice. Fill with cold brew.
  • Add in sugar as desired. Add a splash of cream. Mix well and serve!
Salted Caramel Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Photo credit: Jutta M Jenning

Vietnam is famous for this refreshing coffee drink. Known locally as cafe da, it is a simple combination of Vietnamese coffee and sweetened condensed milk. With our recipe, we heighten the natural caramel flavored condensed milk with a bit more salted-caramel action. In addition, we suggest using the organic Nepal Himalayan roast, which is the closest you can get to capturing the local Vietnamese coffee flavors! This spin fulfills your caffeine needs and sweet tooth. Don’t forget a bit of whipped cream for fun!

What you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces of freshly brewed medium roast coffee, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of salted caramel sauce
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  • Pour half of cold brew and caramel sauce into a glass of choice. Mix until well combined.
  • Add in ice to fill the cup. Then, add the rest of the cold brew and condensed milk. Gently stir to combine milk.
  • Top with whipped cream if desired, with a mini drizzle of salted caramel!

So, what is your favorite flavored coffee flavor? There is a lot to pick from. Either way, you cannot go wrong with any of these flavored coffee recipes. Change up your coffee routine and tell us what you think in the comments below!

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