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6 Best Coffee Drink Recipe Ideas You Need to Try

6 Best Coffee Drink Recipe Ideas You Need to Try

If you are tired of drinking the same coffee each morning, take a chance with any of these creative ways to get your daily dose of caffeine. Whether you like hot coffee, iced coffee, or something that is closer to a milkshake, you’ll find something that you like on this list. Chances are that if you are already drinking coffee on a daily basis, you will already have most of the ingredients at home already, and if you’re new to coffee, you may just find something that is your new go-to drink!

1. Thai Iced Coffee

You’ll Need:

  • Crushed Ice
  • 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cardamom
  • 4 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar

How to Make:

Mix the ground cardamom and ground coffee, and then brew. When it has finished brewing, add the sugar and almond flavor. Mix well and allow the coffee to reach a lukewarm temperature.

Fill four highball glasses halfway with crushed ice and then 2/3 with the coffee. Add 1 teaspoon of heavy cream to each glass.

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If you would like the layered effect in the cup, hold a spoon above the coffee and pour the cream slowly onto the spoon so the cream will float to the top. These proportions will make 4 servings.

2. Black Magic Coffee

You’ll Need:

  • 10oz of freshly brewed black coffee
  • ¼ teaspoon of chocolate extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of hazelnut extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of rum extract
  • Your choice of sugar substitute, like Splenda

How to Make:

Pour the freshly brewed coffee into your mug. Add the chocolate, hazelnut, and rum extracts to taste, you may not use all 1/4 teaspoon of each. Add your sweetener, stir, and enjoy!

3. Cortissimo Shot

Use this as a base for a number of other drinks.

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You’ll Need:

20g fine ground coffee per shot.

How to Make:

Extract with hot water under high pressure. Aim for a quick extraction. Tamp the coffee firmly to maximize this process. 0.7oz should be extracted per shot. Crema will be golden brown with a taste that is sweet. Top with foamed milk to make a Cortado or flat white coffee and serve in a regular cup.

4. Creamy Iced Vanilla Caramel Coffee

You’ll Need:

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  • 4 cups of cold or room temperature brewed coffee
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of french vanilla non-dairy creamer
  • ¼ cup of caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 cups of crushed ice
  • Canned whip cream, if desired

How to Make:

Pour coffee, milk, creamer, caramel topping, and crushed ice into a blender. Blend together on high until it is all completely smooth. Divide into 4 glasses and top with whipped cream if desired, and serve immediately.

5. Gingerbread Coffee

You’ll Need:

  • Boiling water
  • Hot milk
  • 3 tablespoons of coarse ground coffee beans
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses

How to Make:

Put all of the ingredients, except the water and the milk, into a 12oz press pot. Add the boiling water and stir with either a wooden spoon handle or chopstick. Replace the lid and brew for 4 minutes. Press the plunger and pour the coffee into your cup. Add your desired amount of milk to taste.

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If you prefer to make this with drip coffee, you will brew the coffee first and then stir in the spices and molasses. Strain this into your cup and then add milk if desired.

6. Coffee Imperial

You’ll Need:

  • 6 cups of freshly brewed strong coffee
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • Sugar to taste
  • Crushed ice
  • Whipped cream, if desired
  • Cinnamon, to garnish

How to Make:

Add the cinnamon sticks to the hot coffee and allow it to sit for 1 hour, then remove the sticks. Add sugar to coffee to taste, and then add the heavy cream. Allow to chill. Pour this mixture into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with whipped cream and just a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

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Last Updated on June 13, 2019

5 Fixes For Common Sleep Issues All Couples Deal With

5 Fixes For Common Sleep Issues All Couples Deal With

Sleeping next to your partner can be a satisfying experience and is typically seen as the mark of a stable, healthy home life. However, many more people struggle to share a bed with their partner than typically let on. Sleeping beside someone can decrease your sleep quality which negatively affects your life. Maybe you are light sleepers and you wake each other up throughout the night. Maybe one has a loud snoring habit that’s keeping the other awake. Maybe one is always crawling into bed in the early hours of the morning while the other likes to go to bed at 10 p.m.

You don’t have to feel ashamed of finding it difficult to sleep with your partner and you also don’t have to give up entirely on it. Common problems can be addressed with simple solutions such as an additional pillow. Here are five fixes for common sleep issues that couples deal with.

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1. Use a bigger mattress to sleep through movement

It can be difficult to sleep through your partner’s tossing and turning all night, particularly if they have to get in and out of bed. Waking up multiple times in one night can leave you frustrated and exhausted. The solution may be a switch to a bigger mattress or a mattress that minimizes movement.

Look for a mattress that allows enough space so that your partner can move around without impacting you or consider a mattress made for two sleepers like the Sleep Number bed.[1] This bed allows each person to choose their own firmness level. It also minimizes any disturbances their partner might feel. A foam mattress like the kind featured in advertisements where someone jumps on a bed with an unspilled glass of wine will help minimize the impact of your partner’s movements.[2]

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2. Communicate about scheduling conflicts

If one of you is a night owl and the other an early riser, bedtime can become a source of conflict. It’s hard for a light sleeper to be jostled by their partner coming to bed four hours after them. Talk to your partner about negotiating some compromises. If you’re finding it difficult to agree on a bedtime, negotiate with your partner. Don’t come to bed before or after a certain time, giving the early bird a chance to fully fall asleep before the other comes in. Consider giving the night owl an eye mask to allow them to stay in bed while their partner gets up to start the day.

3. Don’t bring your technology to bed

If one partner likes bringing devices to bed and the other partner doesn’t, there’s very little compromise to be found. Science is pretty unanimous on the fact that screens can cause harm to a healthy sleeper. Both partners should agree on a time to keep technology out of the bedroom or turn screens off. This will prevent both partners from having their sleep interrupted and can help you power down after a long day.

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4. White noise and changing positions can silence snoring

A snoring partner can be one of the most difficult things to sleep through. Snoring tends to be position-specific so many doctors recommend switching positions to stop the snoring. Rather than sleeping on your back doctors recommend turning onto your side. Changing positions can cut down on noise and breathing difficulties for any snorer. Using a white noise fan, or sound machine can also help soften the impact of loud snoring and keep both partners undisturbed.

5. Use two blankets if one’s a blanket hog

If you’ve got a blanket hog in your bed don’t fight it, get another blanket. This solution fixes any issues between two partners and their comforter. There’s no rule that you have to sleep under the same blanket. Separate covers can also cut down on tossing and turning making it a multi-useful adaptation.

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Rather than giving up entirely on sharing a bed with your partner, try one of these techniques to improve your sleeping habits. Sleeping in separate beds can be a normal part of a healthy home life, but compromise can go a long way toward creating harmony in a shared bed.

Featured photo credit: Becca Tapert via unsplash.com

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