30 Days of Christmas Coffees – Day 12
French Vanilla Frolic: A Sugar Cookie Christmas Coffee Delight
Greetings, coffee enthusiasts! We’re back, and it’s day 12 of SpillintheBeans.com’s 30 Days of Christmas coffee series (already!). Today, we have a delightful treat in store for you – the French Vanilla Frolic made with homemade sugar cookie syrup.
We’re bringing the spirit of Christmas with a sippable sugar cookie! This coffee features the warmth of French Vanilla with unique sweetness from the homemade sugar cookie syrup. So, let’s dive into both recipes and make this holiday season a little more aromatic and festive!
French Vanilla Coffee
Unlike some “holiday flavors,” like candy cane and pecan pie, French Vanilla coffee is pretty much a year-round favorite. So you won’t have any problem locating your favorite beans. But we’ve got a naturally flavored blend that you might just love – and it comes with free shipping!
Ingredients for the sugar cookie syrup
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1 cup water
– 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)
– 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
– 1/4 teaspoon butter extract (optional)
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
Hug in a Mug
As you take your first sip, you’ll be transported to a winter wonderland of sugar cookies and Christmas magic. The French Vanilla coffee lays the foundation, while the sugar cookie syrup adds a sweet twist that dances on your taste buds. Then the cream (or vanilla creamer) brings a velvety richness, making each sip feel like a comforting hug from a festive sugar cookie.
This French Vanilla Frolic isn’t just a drink; it’s an experience. You can enjoy it by the fireplace, wrapping presents, or as a delightful mid-afternoon pick-me-up. In any case, this festive creation is bound to become a holiday favorite.
Recipe for French Vanilla Frolic
- scroll down for the homemade sugar cookie recipe
French Vanilla Frolic – Sugar Cookie Christmas Coffee
- 1 cup brewed French Vanilla coffee
- 2 Tbsp homemade sugar cookie syrup* recipe on spillinthebeans.com – link below
- 2 Tbsp cream, half & half, or vanilla creamer
- whipped cream
- optional – sparkling sugar, crushed sugar cookies, or other toppings
- Brew one cup of French Vanilla-flavored coffee – good and strong – in a big festive mug
- Add the sugar cookie syrup and cream to the coffee and stir well to combine
- Top with whipped cream
- Go crazy with your toppings creativity – beautiful sparkling sugar, tiny sugar cookies, white chocolate…
- We recommend an extra step – before brewing your coffee, warm your cream in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. Your French Vanilla Frolic will stay warmer longer.
- French Vanilla naturally flavored coffee is available in the spillinthebeans.com shop – and shipping is free
Homemade Sugar Cookie Syrup
While this sugar cookie syrup is the star ingredient for the French Vanilla Frolic, you can use it throughout the season. It’ll perk up any coffee drink – or even a bowl of vanilla ice cream!
Homemade Sugar Cookie Syrup
- 1 glass bottle with a cap
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 vanilla bean OR 1 TBPS vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp butter extract (optional) McCormick makes a butter extract you can find at Walmart, some groceries stores, Amazon, etc. for about $5 a botttle
- 1/4 tsp salt
- If you're using a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract, start by preparing it – scrape out the seeds using the back of a knife
- Combine sugar, water, vanilla, almond extract, butter extract, and salt in a medium saucepan
- Bring the combination to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar dissolves
- Once the sugar is completely dissolved, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes
- If you've used a vanilla bean, you can strain your mixture through a cheesecloth to remove the seeds (optional)
- Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature
- Transfer the cooled mixture to a bottle with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate
- You can store the sugar cookie syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks
- For a holiday kick, add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the saucepan in the simmer process
Spread the Joy of Christmas Coffee
Why not spread the joy? Make an extra cup and surprise a friend or family member with this delectable treat. After all, ’tis the season of giving, and what better gift than a warm cup of holiday cheer?
Stay tuned for more Christmas coffee creations as we continue our 30 Days of Christmas coffee series here at SpillintheBeans.com. Until then, sip, savor, and let the magic of the season fill your cup.
Merry brewing and happy sipping! Oh, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest.
Cheers to day 12 of our 30 Days of Christmas Coffees series, and to a caffeinated, peaceful, and happy holiday season! 🎄☕🌟