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Easy Homemade Coffee Recipes for Every Day of the Week

by Rachel Riesgraf

Sept. 28, 2021

by Rachel Riesgraf

Making homemade coffee is easy to do and it is so rewarding to sit back and savor the delectable coffee that you created.

There are many options for making good coffee at home and we have one idea for each day of the week. Are you in the mood for a DIY pumpkin spice latte or interested in learning how to make cold brew coffee? Here are seven delicious at-home coffee recipes to get you started!

Pumpkin spice latte made with Organic Valley Whole Milk.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Make an easy, healthier pumpkin spice latte at home! Made with real pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and whole milk. This is an easy, tasty fall treat to warm up your morning!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Coffee grounds for 1 cup of strongly brewed coffee (or 2-4 oz. of espresso). We recommend Wonderstate Coffee
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Whole Milk
  • 3 Tbsp. canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or brown sugar, honey, or granulated sugar)

Homemade whipped cream

  • 1/4 cup Organic Valley Heavy Whipping cCream
  • 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • (See more tips for making whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Add the coffee grounds and pumpkin pie spice to the coffee filter; mix to combine. Brew 1 cup of strong coffee or 2-4 oz. of espresso.
  2. Combine the milk, pumpkin, and maple syrup in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, until hot and frothy.
  3. Pour the milk over the coffee.

Homemade whipped cream

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip together the heavy whipping cream and sugar until medium peaks form.
  2. Top the latte with homemade whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Maple cinnamon latte made Organic Valley Grassmilk.

Maple Cinnamon Latte

Easy and delicious at-home Maple Cinnamon Latte that is lightly sweetened with real maple syrup and bursting with fall cinnamon flavor. Made with espresso or strongly brewed coffee. This latte is great with Organic Valley Grassmilk Whole Milk, providing you with healthy fat and protein to help you start your day.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee (or 2-4 oz. of espresso)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (or honey, brown sugar or granulated sugar)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Grassmilk Whole Milk

Instructions

  1. Mix together the hot coffee, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a coffee mug.
  2. Steam the milk until warm and frothy. Alternatively, heat the milk in a small saucepan, whisking occasionally, until hot and frothy, or heat in the microwave.
  3. Pour the milk over the coffee.
  4. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
     
Vanilla honey butter latte with Simply Organic vanilla extract.

Vanilla Honey Butter Latte

Have you ever put butter in your coffee? Not only does butter add rich and creamy flavor to hot coffee, but the healthy fat in butter helps to slow the absorption of caffeine in the body, giving you longer lasting energy. Combine that with the flavors of honey and vanilla, and you have one amazing latte.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee (or 2-4 oz. of espresso)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tbsp. honey (or maple syrup, brown sugar or granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Organic Valley Salted or Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Grassmilk Whole Milk

Instructions

  1. Mix together the hot coffee, vanilla, honey, and butter in a coffee mug.
  2. Steam the milk until warm and frothy. Alternatively, heat the milk in a small saucepan, whisking occasionally, until hot and frothy, or heat in the microwave.
  3. Pour the milk over the coffee.
  4. Garnish with a drizzle of honey.
     
Dark chocolate mocha with Organic Valley Lowfat Chocolate Milk.

Dark Chocolate Mocha

Creamy, delicious Organic Valley Lowfat Chocolate Milk combines with melty dark chocolate sauce, hot coffee, and homemade whipped cream to create an irresistible chocolate latte that everyone will love.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee (or 2-4 oz. of espresso)
  • 1 Tbsp. dark chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Lowfat Chocolate Milk

Homemade whipped cream

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, heat together the dark chocolate sauce and chocolate milk until hot.
  2. Pour the milk into a coffee mug with the coffee.

Homemade whipped cream

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip together the heavy whipping cream and sugar until medium peaks form. 
  2. Top the latte with homemade whipped cream and shaved dark chocolate or dark chocolate sauce drizzle.
     
Salted butter caramel latte with Organic Valley Salted Butter.

Salted Butter Caramel Latte

Take this salted caramel latte up a notch by adding salted butter to create a rich, dreamy, creamy latte at home. This easy-to-make latte is packed with healthy fat from Organic Valley milk and butter to slow the absorption of caffeine in the body and help prevent an afternoon crash.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee (or 2-4 oz. of espresso)
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Whole Milk
  • 2 Tbsp. caramel sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Organic Valley Salted Butter
  • Pinch of sea salt

Homemade whipped cream

  • 1/4 cup Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk, caramel sauce, butter, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally, until hot and frothy.
  2. Pour the milk over the coffee.

Homemade whipped cream

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip together the heavy whipping cream and sugar until medium peaks form.
  2. Top the latte with homemade whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel.
     
Buttery breve latte with Organic Valley Half & Half.

Buttery Breve Latte

This simple latte is free of all sweetener for those who crave the strong, bold taste of coffee to start their day. Made with strongly brewed coffee or espresso, butter, and lots of steamed Organic Valley Half & Half for a creamy, rich latte.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Steam the milk until warm and frothy. Alternatively, heat the milk in small saucepan, whisking occasionally, until hot and frothy, or heat in the microwave.
  2. Mix the butter with the coffee until melted.
  3. Pour the half & half over the hot coffee.
     
Salted sweet cream cold break with Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream.

Salted Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Love iced coffee but don’t know how to make cold brew coffee? This one is for you! Coffee grounds and water steep together overnight leaving you with smooth, strong cold brew coffee that's ready in the morning when you are. Top the cold brew with delicious salted sweet cream and you're ready to take on the day.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Rest time: 12 hours
Total: 12 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Cold brew

  • 1/4 cup ground coffee
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or honey, brown sugar or granulated sugar)

Salted sweet cream

Instructions

Cold brew

  1. Add the coffee grounds and water to a French press. Lid the French press and push the plunger down just enough to submerge the coffee grounds in the water. Let sit overnight in the fridge for 12 hours. See notes for alternative method. In the morning, use the plunger to slowly press the coffee grounds to the bottom. Pour the cold brew coffee into a tall glass, stir in maple syrup and top with ice.

Salted sweet cream

  1. Using a handheld milk frother, blender or electric mixer, whip the salted sweet cream ingredients until frothy and creamy. Pour over the cold brew.

Make cold brew coffee without a French press

If you do not have a French press, you can mix the coffee grounds and water together in a mason jar. After 12 hours, place a coffee filter or cheesecloth inside a fine mesh strainer. Pour the cold brew and grounds into the filter, allowing the cold brew to strain through into a glass or bowl.

Make this recipe ahead of time! Double or triple recipe, so it's ready when you need it. Discard the coffee grounds after 12 hours, and store the cold brew in the fridge until you're ready to use it. Whip up the salted sweet cream ahead of time and store in the fridge, as well.

Salted sweet cream can also be served over hot coffee.
 

Better With Butter

Not only does adding a pat of Organic Valley Butter to your coffee make it rich and creamy, but it also offers great health benefits.

Dietary fats slow the absorption and digestion of other foods in the body, such as coffee. This means, the healthy fats in Organic Valley Butter slow the absorption of caffeine, reducing jitters and crashes and providing slower, longer lasting energy. Adding healthy fats to your coffee is especially important if you're drinking coffee on an empty stomach. Both unsalted and salted butter taste great in coffee.

Another great addition to your morning coffee is a scoop of collagen powder. Collagen powder is packed full of protein. This will help to keep you full longer and balance the effects of caffeine, giving you longer lasting energy.

Together, Organic Valley Butter and collagen will provide you with the nutrients your body needs to start the day off right.

Author Rachel Riesgraf

Rachel Riesgraf is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Modern Farmhouse Eats. Growing up on an Organic Valley dairy farm, I learned how to create the best homestyle recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. I carry that same style of cooking and baking with me as I develop easy, from scratch, comfort food recipes for the busy, modern cook.