10 Cafe-Quality Coffee Recipes You Can Make With K-Cups


For many of us, coffee makes the world go round. There is little more comforting than that first sip of coffee in the morning, or taking a moment to enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up. But for those among us who enjoy regular trips to cafes or coffee shops rather than brewing our own coffee at home, those daily purchases can up to a shocking price tag at the end of the year.

In fact, Americans spend an average of $1,100 per year on coffee from coffee shops — and one in three millennials are spending more on coffee each year than they put toward their own retirement.

Making the switch to at-home coffee is an excellent way to pinch your pennies and put your money where it counts — but for those who have come to love the premium coffee drinks you can purchase at coffee shops, reeling it back to plain filter coffee is often a struggle.

But lucky for you, there are simple ways to recreate delicious coffee drinks in your own home, using these coffee recipes:

Coffee Recipes Using K-Cups and a Keurig Machine  

At-Home Iced Coffee Keurig Recipe

Iced Coffee in a Mason jar

Source: damndelicious.net

Ingredients:  

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Joe Americano K-Cup coffee, at room temperature
  • Half-and-half or milk, to taste 

Directions:

  1. The night or a few hours before, brew one cup of coffee in the Keurig machine and place in the refrigerator for cooling.
  2. To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool completely and stir in vanilla extract; set aside.
  3. Serve coffee over ice with half-and-half and simple syrup, to taste.

     

    Wake Me Up Coffee Smoothie Recipe

    Coffee Smoothie in a tall glass with a straw

    Source: liveeatlearn.com

    Ingredients:

    • 1 banana previously sliced and frozen
    • ½ cup Boker K-Cup coffee
    • ½ cup milk
    • ¼ cup rolled oats
    • Optional: a spoonful of nut butter

    Directions:

    1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you want a thinner consistency, add more milk as necessary.
    2. Optionally top with a sprinkle of chocolate and serve immediately.

     

    Classic Cappuccino Recipe

    Cappuccino

    Source: thespruceeats.com

    Ingredients:

    Directions:

    1. Brew a small cup of coffee in a mug, leaving enough space to accommodate milk and milk foam.
    2. Steam your milk. If you don’t have a traditional milk steamer as a barista does, you can use a handheld frother or an electric frother.
    3. Gently pour the frothed milk overtop the freshly-brewed coffee.

     

    K-Cup Bulletproof Coffee Recipe

    Bullet Proof Coffee in a coffee mug

    Source: mamalovesfood.com

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter, unsalted
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or MCT oil
    • 8 - 10 ounces Joe Americano K-Cup coffee

    Directions:

    1. Add butter and oil to the coffee cup
    2. Pour hot coffee over top
    3. Blend with a stick blender (you can also blend the entire mixture in an upright blender and add to a coffee cup later).

     

    Vietnamese Cinnamon Iced Coffee Recipe

    Vietnamese Cinnamon Iced Coffee in a glass on a table

    Source: 1912pike.com

    Ingredients:

    Directions:

    1. Brew one cup of coffee in your Keurig machine
    2. Add coffee, condensed milk, and ground cinnamon to a cocktail shaker with 1 cup ice. Stir well, then close and shake for one minute.
    3. Fill glass with a ½ cup of ice, then strain the coffee mixture over the glass.

     

    Maple Latte Recipe

    Maple Latte with whipped cream and maple leaf sprinkles in a glass

    Source: gimmesomeoven.com

    Ingredients:

    • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
    • 1 small-sized cup of Boker K-Cup Coffee
    • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
    • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
    • Small pinch of ground cinnamon

    Directions:

    1. Heat and froth milk until steaming (Can heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat, in a microwave, or with an espresso machine steam attachment. When milk is steaming but not boiling, stop the heat. You can also use a handheld frother or an electric frother.
    2. Brew coffee into medium to large-sized mug
    3. Stir in vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
    4. Top with milk foam and another dash of cinnamon if desired

    At-Home Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

    Two Pumpkin Spice Lattes in a glass with cream and cinnamon on top

    Source: inspiredtaste.net

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
    • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
    • 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving
    • 1/2 cup Joe Americano K-Cup Coffee
    • Whipped cream, for serving

    Directions:

    • Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil.
    • Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and coffee.
    • Pour into a mug. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

     

    Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Recipe

      Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha in a glass with whipped cream and peppermint candy crumbles

      Source: brighteyedbaker.com

      Ingredients:

      Peppermint White Chocolate Syrup (Makes enough for 12 cups:

      • 8 1/4 ounces (1 cup) heavy cream
      • 3 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
      • 4 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
      • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

      Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

      • 4 1/4 ounces (1/2 cup) milk
      • 2 tablespoons peppermint white chocolate syrup
      • 1 small cup Rosh Hashanah K-Cup Coffee
      • whipped cream (optional)
      • chopped/crushed peppermint candy, for sprinkling (optional)

      Directions:

      Peppermint White Chocolate Syrup

      1. Heat cream and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until just boiling
      2. Place white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and pour hot cream mixture over chocolate. Rest for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth (you can microwave for 10 seconds if needed)
      3. Whisk in the peppermint extract
      4. Use a fine mesh sieve into an airtight container. Cool at room temperature, then refrigerate

      Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

      1. Heat milk and syrup until steaming, whisking to froth
      2. Pour hot coffee into a mug and top with milk foam, stirring together. Top with whipped cream and peppermint candy, if desired.

       

      Brown Sugar Coconut Milk Latte Recipe

      Brown Sugar Coconut Milk Latte in a glass with brown sugar on top

      Source: www.allrecipes.com

      Ingredients:

      • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk
      • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
      • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

      Directions:

      1. Combine canned coconut milk, coconut milk beverage, brown sugar, coconut oil, and coconut extract in a saucepan.
      2. Heat over low heat until hot. Use an immersion blender or handheld milk frother to froth mixture until foamy.
      3. Pour hot coffee over coconut milk mixture in a large mug. Top with foam.

       

      Salted Caramel Latte Recipe

      Salted Caramel Latte in a glass with whipped cream and caramel on top

      Source: spicysouthernkitchen.com

      Ingredients:

      • 1/2 cup milk
      • 2 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
      • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
      • 1 medium cup Rosh Hashanah K-Cup coffee
      • whipped cream

      Instructions:

      1. Combine milk, cocoa powder, and caramel sauce in a saucepan, heat until steaming but not boiling, whisking to dissolve sauce.
      2. Add coffee to the saucepan, frothing with an immersion blender or electric frother.
      3. Add to mug, then top with whipped cream and caramel sauce