Starting the morning out with coffee is a time honored tradition. Many people can’t start the day without a delicious cup of coffee. As we head into the fall months, having coffee with maple syrup can be the perfect fall flavor. Even better, maple syrup is a healthier sweetener! There are many coffee drinks out there to try. We want to share 7 maple syrup coffee drinks you can’t miss!
7 Maple Syrup Coffee Drinks you can’t miss!
Many of these recipes will require that you make your coffee in advance. If you are looking for a strong maple flavor you will want to purchase a darker colored syrup. Darker colored syrups bring a stronger flavor to the table. If you are looking for a more subtle maple flavor, opt for a lighter colored syrup. Each recipe below can be adapted to fit your specific dietary needs. Please feel free to substitute items where needed.
⅛ tsp cinnamon (set aside extra cinnamon for garnish)
¾ c steamed almond milk
Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon to the bottom of a wide mug and stir together.
Pour in the hot espresso and stir to combine.
While holding the mug slightly to the side you will slowly pour the steamed milk in the center to fill the mug and add a thin layer of foam to the top.
Add a small dusting of cinnamon to the top as a garnish and enjoy.
Pro Tip – If you are making steamed milk at home and don’t have an espresso machine you will use the following stove top method. Heat your milk on low. While the milk is heating, use a whisk to beat it rapidly until you reach a frothy consistency. It can help to have a candy thermometer on hand to make sure your milk has reached a safe temperature. Most coffee shops steam milk to between 140 and 145 degrees but you will want to make sure you are choosing a safe temperature if you decide to go a bit warmer with yours.
Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours. (The longer you cover it, the stronger your coffee flavor will be.)
Once the coffee has been in the pitcher for a minimum of 12 hours, strain through a fine mesh strainer and discard the grounds.
Add ice to two glasses.
Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to each glass.
Add ¼ cup of milk to each glass.
Pour cold brew coffee over milk and syrup mixture.
Store any extra cold brew concentrate in an air-tight container for up to two weeks.
The highest quality syrup is tapped and collected during the spring, when the weather delivers warmer days but still chilly nights. That spring tree maple syrup delivers the best taste and can create some amazing coffee drinks.