30 Days of Christmas Coffees – Day 20
Take Your Donut Shop Coffee and Turn It Into a Festive Donut Wonderland Coffee
Coffee enthusiasts: welcome to Day 20 of spillinthebeans.com’s 30 Days of Christmas Coffee series. Today we’re on the cusp of a flavor explosion with our Day 20 recipe – the delightful Festive Donut Wonderland Coffee. Plus, it uses a coffee you might already have on hand – Donut Shop coffee.
So, brace yourselves for a symphony of donut-inspired goodness and holiday cheer in a mug!
Close Your Eyes and Imagine
Before we dive into the magic of Day 20’s recipe, let’s talk about the star of the show – donut shop coffee. If you’ve ever strolled into a charming corner donut shop, you know the aroma that beckons you in is nothing short of intoxicating.
Donut shop coffee is a unique blend designed to complement the sweetness and richness of everyone’s favorite fried dough confections. The brew is soft but flavorful, making it the perfect base for our festive creation.
Gather up your ingredients
– 2 cups strong brewed donut-flavored coffee (use your favorite donut-flavored coffee beans)
– 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
– 1/4 cup whole milk
– 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ginger
– Pinch of ground cloves
– 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Dark chocolate shavings for a topping
– Whipped cream for topping – optional
– Shimmer sugar (sparkling sugar) – optional
Why Donut Shop Coffee?
Now, you might be wondering, why choose donut shop coffee for a Christmas-inspired brew? Well, it’s all about setting the stage for a flavor journey that’s both comforting and celebratory.
Donut shop coffee is a milder choice, providing a solid foundation for the festive spices and holiday flair we’re about to infuse into our cups. You’ll find its inherent sweetness pairs perfectly with the additions of sweetened condensed milk and chocolate syrup.
Recipe for Festive Donut Wonderland Coffee
Festive Donut Wonderland Coffee
- 2 cups strong brewed donut shop coffee use your favorite or you can buy Gourmet Donut Shop coffee from spillinthebeans.com with free shipping
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- whipped cream
- optional – shimmer sugar, dark chocolate shavings
- In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla, and pinch of ground cloves, and set aside
- Brew the donut shop coffee using your preferred method – brew it as strong as possible for a richer flavor
- Pour the coffee into a heat-resistant pitcher (or saucespan) and add the sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, and chocolate syrup – stir well to combine
- Add the prepared spices while the coffee is still warm, and stir well to combine
- Heat the mixture on the stovetop or in the microwave until hot
- If you have a milk frother, frother the mixture to a creamy and foamy texture
- Pour into cups and top with whipped creams and your other favorite toppings
Keep It Cold
For those craving a cool and festive twist, transform the Festive Donut Wonderland Coffee into a refreshing iced delight.
Start by brewing a robust batch of donut-flavored coffee and allowing it to cool to room temperature. In a separate pitcher, combine sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, and chocolate syrup, ensuring a creamy and luscious base. Then, add the holiday flavor infusion of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla extract, and a pinch of cloves to the mix, stirring until the spices are well incorporated.
When it’s ready, pour this decadent mixture over a generous amount of ice in a tall glass, allowing the frosty cubes to chill and mingle with the rich flavors. Top it off with a swirl of whipped cream, a sprinkle of sparkling sugar, and a colorful straw.
Expected Spices and Unexpected Surprises
The Festive Donut Wonderland Coffee is one of the most flavorful Christmas coffees. It’s got all of the spices you’d expect with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and vanilla. But the dash of chocolate syrup and the decadence from the sweetened condensed milk give the brew a surprise twist.
Join us tomorrow as we hit the three-week mark in our 30 Days of Christmas Coffee series as we explore more festive and creative coffee recipes to make your holiday season extra special. 🎄☕🌟
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