35 Of The Best Holiday Coffee Drinks (You Can Make At Home)



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What better way to celebrate the holidays than with the best holiday coffee drinks. No need to head out to your favorite coffee shop, you can enjoy these holiday coffee flavors from the comfort of your own home.

Regardless of whether you are looking for the best Christmas coffee drinks, holiday coffee cocktails, hot holiday drinks or Thanksgiving coffee drinks, you’re sure to find some great holiday coffee drink recipes to try on this list.

From cold to cozy, spiced to spiked, discover some of the best holiday drinks for coffee lovers that you can easily make at home here.

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Holiday Coffee Flavors

From Thanksgiving to New Year, there are plenty of seasonal coffee drinks to try at home.

So what are the most popular holiday coffee flavors?

By far one of the most popular Christmas coffee flavors is peppermint and I have a super peppermint mocha creamer to share with you in this list.

Other holiday coffee flavors included in in my collection of holiday coffee recipes include cinnamon, caramel, chocolate and pumpkin spice.

Plus it couldn’t be the holidays without some boozy coffee drinks so I share some of those too.

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Starbucks Holiday Coffees

It’s no surprise that some of the most popular seasonal coffee flavors are influenced by Starbucks holiday flavors and the Starbucks Christmas coffees.

You’ll find some great holiday coffee drink ideas and copycat Starbucks Winter drinks recipes in my list including the Starbucks Irish cream cold brew, Starbucks gingerbread latte and a copycat Starbucks chestnut praline latte recipe.

So let’s get to the list so you can start making the best holiday coffee drinks recipes at home!

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The Best Holiday Coffee Drinks List

The holiday coffee drinks are grouped by popular holiday flavors:

I hope you’re inspired to try a few new holiday coffee recipes and would love to know what your favorite festive coffee drinks are in the comments below!

Christmas Coffee Drinks

These holiday Christmas drinks are the perfect way to enjoy coffee on Christmas morning. Whether you’re looking for cold holiday drinks or hot Christmas coffees, these Christmas coffee flavors are a tasty treat.

Christmas Iced Coffee

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Have a little fun during the festive season with this easy Christmas iced coffee with coffee ice cubes. With cute gingerbread boy and girl coffee cubes, it is one of the easiest Christmas coffee drinks to make at home.

Get the recipe: Christmas Iced Coffee

Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

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This minty, chocolatey homemade coffee creamer with sweetened condensed milk is a decadent creamer you will be making again and again.

Hot Chocolate Coffee

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This hot chocolate coffee is the perfect drink for chocolate and coffee lovers. It’s thick, luscious, and perfect for cozy winter nights and the holidays!

Get the recipe: Hot Chocolate Coffee

Peppermint Mocha Frappe

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This rich and creamy peppermint mocha frappe is more dessert than healthy smoothie! With a decadent blend of coffee, chocolate pudding and mint, this iced mocha frappuccino recipe is a delicious alternative to expensive Starbucks or McDonald’s coffee drinks.

Get the recipe: Peppermint Mocha Frappe

Holiday Coffee Drinks with Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a classic holiday flavor and is the hero in these delicious hot holiday drinks and holiday coffee syrups.

Gingerbread Latte

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A homemade Gingerbread Latte is a truly perfect seasonal drink. It’s creamy, sweet, and deliciously flavored, filled with winter spices and whipped cream. A holiday classic that will warm your heart and boost your Christmas spirit.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread Latte

Gingerbread Syrup For Coffee

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Make up your own festive drinks this holiday season with this homemade gingerbread syrup full of winter spices. Perfect for making gingerbread latte and Christmas espresso martinis!

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte

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Looking for a homemade gingerbread latte recipe? You will love this slow cooker gingerbread latte! It’s rich, flavorful, and perfect for the holiday season.

Gingerbread Spiced Mocha

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Perfectly spiced, with a hint of chocolate, this gingerbread spiced mocha latte is a delicious and comforting drink. It’s great for a treat or something fancy to wake up to during the Holidays!

Get the recipe: Spiced Gingerbread Latte

Hot Holiday Drinks with Cinnamon

Cinnamon spiced coffee drinks are the best hot coffee drinks for the Holiday season. Not only is it a great way to enjoy black coffee more, it creates wonderful aromatics that scream Winter!

Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

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Make and enjoy your favorite Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte at home with my quick and easy cinnamon dolce latte recipe. The combination of espresso, cinnamon dolce syrup and steamed milk is the perfect fall and winter coffee drink.

Cinnamon Spiced Coffee

Cinnamon Spiced Coffee Drink.
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This cozy and flavorful cinnamon coffee is easy to make at home. Serve it with turbinado sugar and whipped cream for an extra special drink.

Get the recipe: Cinnamon Spiced Coffee

Keto Snickerdoodle Latte

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With sweet cinnamon and cream you are going to love this Snickerdoodle Latte this holiday season!

Get the recipe: Keto Snickerdoodle Latte

Copycat Starbucks Holiday Drinks

Starbucks Christmas drinks are famous the world over. If you love the Starbucks Christmas flavors, but don’t love the cost so much, here are some great copycat recipes for the best Starbucks holiday drinks you can make at home.

Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

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This delicious iced sugar cookie latte with homemade sugar cookie syrup is the perfect holiday coffee recipe to make this festive season. Inspired by the Starbucks Sugar Cookie Latte, it is a sweet and festive coffee drink you can easily make at home.

Get the recipe: Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

Irish Cream Cold Brew

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Creamy and delicious this easy homemade Irish cream cold brew recipe is inspired by the seasonal Starbucks Irish cream cold brew coffee drink. Once you know how to make Irish cream cold brew at home you can enjoy your favorite drink year round!

Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Cinnamon Latte Christmas Coffee Starbucks copycat.
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Enjoy one of the popular Starbucks cold holiday drinks with this Cinnamon Dolce Latte recipe. Robust coffee with homemade cinnamon syrup come together in this creamy coffee house beverage.

Chestnut Praline Latte

Starbucks chestnut praline latte in glass mug.
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This DIY Chestnut Praline Latte is sweet with a caramalized chestnut flavor. Topped with whipped cream and praline crumble, it is a great copy of one of the best Starbucks seasonal drinks.

Get the recipe: Chestnut Praline Latte

Holiday Eggnog Drinks

Eggnog is perhaps one of the most well known traditional Christmas drinks. Here I share three unique eggnog coffee drinks to try at home.

Dalgona Eggnog Coffee

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This holiday eggnog coffee is quick and easy to make and the perfect way to enjoy your favorite eggnog and coffee this Christmas!

Get the recipe: Dalgona Eggnog Coffee

Eggnog Latte

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If you want a caffeine fix to go along with your eggnog, this Eggnog Latte recipe is perfect for you! Plus you can make it dairy free and vegan just by swapping out the milk and eggnog for vegan substitutes.

Get the recipe: Eggnog Latte

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

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So technically this isn’t eggnog. But, this Vietnamese egg coffee recipe is creamy, frothy, rich and so delicious I had to include it in this list of holiday espresso drinks. This coffee drink is like Tiramisu in a cup. Can also be made keto, and is Paleo and Whole 30 friendly.

Get the recipe: Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Spiced Warm Holiday Drinks

Aromatic and flavorful, spiced coffee drinks are some of the best Winter drinks. Here are three deliciously good Holiday season drinks to try.

Cardamom Latte

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This creamy and fragrant cardamom latte is warm and inviting. Adding this unique spice brings a sweet, floral and peppery flavor to your homemade latte that you won’t soon forget.

Get the recipe: Cardamom Latte

Ginger Coffee

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Ginger coffee is an intriguing hot beverage with intensity and aroma from the coffee as well as mild fragrance and heat from ginger syrup.

Get the recipe: Ginger Coffee

Gingersnap Latte

Gingersnap Latte Coffee Drink in glass mug.
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This Gingersnap Latte has all of the creamy and delicious flavor that you love, but none of the dairy! A gorgeous combination of spices with espresso and cashew milk.

Get the recipe: Gingersnap Latte

Spiked Coffee Drinks

Tis the season to enjoy Holiday cocktail drinks! From hot holiday alcoholic drinks to rumchata coffee drinks and Irish Cream coffee drinks, spiked coffee drinks are a great option for holiday celebrations.

See some great recipes below and then take a look at my full list of alcoholic coffee drinks here and the best espresso martini recipes here.

Eggnog Espresso Martini

Homemade Eggnog espresso martini in coupe glass.
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Celebrate the holidays in style with my eggnog espresso martini recipe! A delightful twist on a classic cocktail favorite, this eggnog martini is the ultimate holiday cocktail.

Get the recipe: Eggnog Espresso Martini

White Russian Cocktail

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This white russian recipe is a classic after dinner cocktail with a modern twist for coffee lovers.

Get the recipe: White Russian

Frangelico Espresso Martini

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This recipe for espresso martini with Frangelico is a sophisticated coffee cocktail you can make at home. It is the perfect choice for after dinner cocktails or the holidays.

Irish Coffee

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Warm up with my easy and delicious Traditional Irish Coffee recipe. Made with just 4 ingredients, this cozy and boozy coffee drink is sure to delight your taste buds.

Get the recipe: Irish Coffee

Siciliano Coffee Cocktail

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The cold and bittersweet flavor of the Siciliano cocktail make it the perfect coffee cocktail for your festive party celebrations over Christmas and the new year.

Gingerbread White Russian

homemade gingerbread white russian drink in glass.
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Celebrate the Festive season with this quick and easy gingerbread white russian cocktail. With gingerbread syrup, Kahlua and vodka, it’s a delicious holiday cocktail that’s perfect for the Holidays!

Kahlua Dalgona Coffee

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Kahlua Dalgona Coffee with instant espresso and chocolate drizzle is a rich, decadent and delicious Kahlua coffee drink that is sure to become a new favorite!

Get the recipe: Kahlua Dalgona Coffee

Raven Coffee Cocktail

Black russian christmas coffee cocktail
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Inspired by the Black Russian coffee cocktail, the Raven is a Fall inspired cold liqueur drink. With cinnamon, vanilla and coffee flavors, it is perfect for serving as a Thanksgiving cocktail.

Get the recipe: Raven Coffee Cocktail

Southern White Chocolate Chata Coffee

White chocolate holiday cocktail in glass.
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This warm, boozy cup of java, rumchata, chocolate liqueur and Frangelico is perfect to warm you up on any cold winter day. It can also wrap up the evening as a delicious night cap.

Dark Mint Dream

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This Dark Mint Dream cocktail is a handcrafted holiday espresso beverage that is a minty glass of pure deliciousness. It’s topped with whipped cream for a touch of added indulgence.

Get the recipe: Dark Mint Dream

Fall Coffee Drinks

As the weather cools down, Fall coffee flavors are a welcome change from cold summer coffee drinks. From pumpkin coffee drinks to caramel coffee drinks and creme brulee, why not indulge with these tasty Fall beverages.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

homemade pumpkin spice latte in blue mug.
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Warm up with my delicious pumpkin spice latte with pumpkin puree. A creamy, aromatic drink to enjoy this Fall.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Coffee

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A creamy cold foam with aromatic pumpkin spices combined with cold brew coffee, this Copycat Starbucks recipe for delicious pumpkin cream cold brew is the perfect way to enjoy your coffee this Fall.

Salted Caramel Latte

Salted caramel coffee drinks in glass mug.
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Creamy caramel & a pinch of sea salt come together to make this coffeehouse style fall coffee drink. Topped with hot frothed milk, caramel, and sea salt, this drink is a party for your taste buds.

Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Latte

Pumpkin Creme Brulee Latte

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A Pumpkin Crème Brûlée Latte has all kinds of decadent flavours together in one cup. From the Crème Brûlée coffee, pumpkin pie and caramel syrups to the whipped cream topping, this is a decadent fall specialty coffee to try.

More Coffee Recipes

If you love to make coffee at home, here are some more great coffee drinks and recipes to try at home.

Find all my coffee drink recipes here or browse all the coffee recipes.

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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!


  1. how about coffees that have NO milk. There are those of us who like black coffee, not a lot of milk with a little coffee

    • Hi Barbara, you are right that many Winter coffee recipes in this list have milk added, although several have just a touch and it can be omitted altogether if preferred. Do you have a favorite black coffee recipe for the holidays? I do love a flavored cold brew when the weather is warm enough.


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