The time around Christmas sees us live a perfectly ordinary life, but with a little bit of added tinsel. From jumpers with fairy lights and Rudolph noses to Christmas movies, songs and adverts on the telly, it is unavoidable.

As long as you’re not a Grinch, there is no reason not to jazz up your coffee either. All you’ll need is your favourite coffee, some milk and some coffee syrup flavouring (or the sugar free syrups if you are concerned about your sugar intake over the holidays).

the best christmas coffee recipes

Slow Cooker Peppermint Mocha

Basically a mix between a minty candy cane and your favourite coffee drink, and the good news is that you can make it in the crock pot for all the family so there’s no stress involved.

You Will Need:

  • 1L freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/2L whole milk
  • 0.1L peppermint coffee syrup
  • 0.2L chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream to finish


  1. Brew the coffee, and add to the slow cooker
  2. Pour in milk and syrups, and stir thoroughly to combine
  3. Cook on high for two hours or low for four
  4. Serve in mugs, and top with whipped cream and chocolate powder to finish
  5. Leave on low to keep any extra warm for second servings or parties

Gingerbread Spiced Latte

The classic, arguably. The below recipe can also use one tablespoon/two pumps of Gingerbread coffee syrup instead of the ground ginger and added sugar, if you don’t want it to be quite as strong or you have some to hand

You Will Need:

  • One mug hot brewed coffee
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsb ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • Pinch of sugar


  1. Combine the cream, ginger, cinnamon and sugar in a jug
  2. Once the coffee is ready, pour the cream mix in and stir until mixed
  3. Top with whipped cream and a pinch of the spices
Peppermint Coffee Christmas

Winter Spice Latte

Some of the traditional winter spices aren’t as readily available in a syrup bottle, but there is an easy way to make your very own at home. You can batch make it too; cool completely before keeping in the fridge in an airtight container or bottle for up to one month

You Will Need:

  • ½ cup black coffee
  • 230ml water
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves (3 whole cloves)
  • Pinch ground allspice
  • ½ cup hot milk


  1. Make your syrup by combining water, sugar and spices to a pan and bring to the boil, before reducing heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes until thick
  2. Next, make the latte by mixing black coffee with 2 tbsp of the syrup and slowly add hot (or frothed) milk. Serve

Nutmeg and Orange

This one can be made in a cafetiere, or you can just make the coffee as you would and then heat over a pan with the added ingredients before filtering

You Will Need:

  • 4 tbsp ground coffee
  • 400ml boiling water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 pitted dates
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cloves
  • Strip of orange zest


  1. Add the ground coffee, cinnamon, dates, nutmeg, cloves and zest to your cafetiere
  2. Stir gently with a spoon to combine flavours
  3. Pour over the water, and leave to steep for around five minutes
  4. Slowly push down the plunger to separate sediment and serve