We know it's easy to fit in a coffee shop stop on the way to work in the morning. Even easier if there's a drive-thru involved! But taking a few simple steps the evening before (or at the beginning of the week) can set you up for a work week of creamy coffee drinks that will cost next to nothing to make. Get ready for a fat wallet and ALL the Insta opportunities.
Basic Cold Brew
Don't know about cold brew yet? Hear us out. Traditional iced coffee is brewed hot and then served over ice to cool it down. Cold brew is made with cold water and brewed over a period of nearly 18 hours. So you lose most of the acidity or bitter taste that you associate with hot brewed coffee and end up with a deliciously smooth, slightly caramel-y concoction. Make this version from Gimme Some Oven today!
Cafe Mocha Protein Shake
Too busy in the mornings for a full breakfast? Get a kick of caffeine AND the protein you need to stay satisfied till lunch with this mocha protein shake from Jennifer Meyering! Just combine your favorite chocolate and vanilla protein powders, cold brew, and almond (or soy) milk with ice to taste.
Toasted Coconut Mocha
Don't settle for a basic mocha. The addition of toasted coconut and a little coconut extract to a dark chocolate mocha takes this drink from Chocolate Moosey to the next level, promise.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
Pumpkin spice everything! Upgrade your basic morning drinks for a fraction of the cost of a #PSL every morning/afternoon/evening. Make this easy pumpkin-flavored coffee creamer from Crunchy Creamy Sweet on Sunday evening and stir into your java all week long.
Toasted Marshmallow Iced Coffee
Iced coffee goes camping in this toasty fall favorite. If you're craving fall flavors but don't want to switch to hot drinks just yet, this creamy s'mores-inspired iced coffee from Confectionalism is for you.
Cold Brew Affogatto
What could possibly be better than sweet and creamy coffee? The only logical answer is ice cream, according to Turnip the Oven. We can't get enough of indulgent affogatto—ground coffee poured over coffee and vanilla ice creams, topped with chocolate covered espresso beans. Delizioso!