Love fancy and elegant-looking coffee, but tryin’ to stick to a budget? We’ve got you! Coffee is definitely one of the most important things almost everyone needs to start their day. It’s no mystery as to why: coffee gives you that rush of energy you’ll need for the entire day.
There are many ways to drink your coffee, and many places that offer great coffee. But why spend your money there, when you can make your own fancy cup of coffee right at home? With that in mind, we’ve compiled 7 amazing fancy coffees you can make – and they will definitely give you second thoughts the next time you feel like walking into a coffee shop.
1. Butterfly Pea Flower Latte
This ain’t your regular cup of coffee. Like, c’mon, have you actually seen blue coffee? Butterfly Pea Flower Latte is ideal for when you want something calming or to unwind before going to bed, or simply for a fancy experience. The milk gives this simple latte its smoothness, and the butterfly pea flower gives it its gorgeous blue tint – no chemical or food colouring here! Here’s how to make it:
- 1/4 cup Butterfly Pea flower (fresh or dried)
- Any kind of milk
- 1/2 vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Start by soaking the flower in some water. Next, heat up your milk of choice and slowly whisk in your blue portion, maple syrup and vanilla extract. If you opt for Butterfly pea flower powder, whisk until there are no clumps. Once combined, take the mixture off the heat and use a milk frother for 30 seconds for a good looking texture. Finish up by adding some garnish to your blue latte, such as rose petals, coconut shavings, or any kinda toppings you prefer. You’ll never have a BLUE day with this latte!
This drink, or should I say dessert-drink, is an Italian coffee-based dessert known better as “affogato al caffe.” A scoop of basic milk-flavored or vanilla gelato or ice cream is topped or “drowned” with a shot of hot espresso to make this drink. And you get the best of both worlds – bitter taste from the coffee and sweetness from your toppings. You only need two ingredients for this coffee, ice cream and of course, COFFEE!
Pour a shot of espresso or 3 tablespoons of strong brewed coffee over 2 tiny scoops of ice cream (coffee, chocolate, or vanilla) in a coffee cup. For your toppings, you can add shaved dark chocolate and chopped hazelnuts to complement the drink. Easy, isn’t it?
3. Whipped Booze Coffee
What could be better than a cup of frothy, creamy whipped coffee poured over milk? Adding booze of course! This simple cocktail combines coffee liqueur and milk, then tops it off with a cloud of whipped coffee to make your coffee look fabulicious. You’ll need:
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoon hot water
- 2 tablespoon sweetener
- 2 tablespoon instant coffee
- coffee liqueur of your choice
Whip your water, sweetener and coffee till you get a fluffy texture. In a glass, add some ice, pour in your coffee liqueur and top with your milk. Last, but not least, add the star of the show, which is your whipped coffee. This drink is ideal if you’re having a party or for relaxation. If you’re wondering about coffee liqueur, don’t worry we’ve got you! Check out The Spruce Eats for homemade coffee liqueur recipes.
4. Rose Matcha Latte
This gorgeous matcha rose latte not only has a stunning appearance, but also contains a handcrafter rose syrup that sweetens and lends a lovely flower scent to your green beverage. In case you’re not familiar with the famous matcha – it’s a Japanese green tea powder created from finely powdered dried tea leaves. It tastes slightly bitter, but when combined with other elements, it’s MATCHA for life!
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon matcha
Mix the matcha with water till there are no lumps. In a cup, put in your ice cubes, milk and pour in your matcha. Last but not least, gently pour in your homemade rose syrup and top it with some rose petals for an elegant look. Voila, you got the perfect pretty drink to enjoy. You can check out Sift and Simmer on how to make homemade rose syrup.
This drink is definitely no stranger to us. After all, during the pandemic, this drink become a viral trend. Pandemic or not, dalgona still makes it to the fancy coffee list. The ingredients are pretty basic. But the thing that makes this coffee in trend is most definitely its whipped coffee. And the best part is, you can use this topping for almost any other drink or dessert!
In a cup or a bowl, add in equal parts of instant coffee, sugar and hot water. You can use an electric whisk to save time, but you can also use a regular whisk by just rubbing the whisk handle with both hands. That’s a lot of work, but it’s definitely worth it. Whisk till you get that fluffy brown texture. Next, in a cup, pour in your cold or hot milk and add the whipped coffee to your drink. Simple as that, you’ve got a fancy drink made right at home.
6. S’Mores Iced Coffee
It’s creamy, marshmallow-y and it’s got coffee! This S’Mores Iced Coffee features a lovely chocolate and graham cracker rim and is creamy, chocolaty, and packed with marshmallow fluff! You’ll need:
- 1-2 shots of espresso
- 1/2 cup milk
- graham crackers
- chocolate syrup
- whipped cream
Combine hot espresso with your marshmallows till they melt. In a blender, pour in your marshmallow coffee mixture along with the sugar, milk and chocolate syrup. Blend till everything is incorporated and looks smooth. For a fancier look, on separate plates, place your graham cracker crumbs and chocolate syrup. Dip the rim of your glass in the chocolate syrup and then the graham crackers. Fill your glass with ice, pour in the coffee mixture and top it with some whipping cream. For a finish, drizzle some chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbs.
7. Frozen Caramel Latte
At any time of day, this frothy, blended espresso drink will wake you up and make you happy. This delightful frozen latte is sweetened with caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream. Most people avoid making this coffee simply because they’re not sure how to steam or froth the milk. But hey, you can still enjoy this lovely beverage even without the frothing and steaming part.
First up, brew some espresso and blend it with some caramel sauce and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Once blended, add in half a cup of ice and some milk. Blend till you get a smooth consistency. If you still have tiny chunks of ice, don’t worry about it. Grab a glass, pour in the mixture and top it with some whipped cream drizzled with caramel sauce for a better look.
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