Tasty Keurig Recipes: 4 Easy Coffee Drinks To Make at Home

Have you bought a new Keurig but still crave expensive coffee shop drinks? It should never replace a good night’s sleep, but a great cup of coffee can work wonders to perk you up before class. Here are four easy Keurig coffee recipes that you can make at home.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The pumpkin spice latte is the quintessential fall drink, and you can make it right in your dorm room.

  • Ingredients: You’ll need a pumpkin spice-flavored K-cup and your preference of either milk or a milk alternative. You can also include cinnamon, vanilla extract, or caramel sauce.
  • Directions: Brew your coffee and set your Keurig to the smallest cup size. Pour your milk into a mug and heat for one minute. Once hot, whisk your milk with a fork until it becomes frothy. If adding vanilla, this is a great time to mix it in. Pour your frothed milk over your coffee and top with caramel sauce or a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Shaken Iced Brown Sugar Espresso With Oat Milk

This drink is perfect for those who can’t have dairy. While the drink we modeled this after uses a light roast, many people prefer a dark roast coffee with this. Choosing a dark or light roast impacts the flavor, so choose whichever type of coffee you like best.

  • Ingredients: You’ll need a K-cup of your choice (unflavored), brown sugar or brown sugar syrup, oat milk, and ice cubes.
  • Directions:  Brew your coffee in a mason jar or similar container with the Keurig set to the smallest cup size. Add your brown sugar or brown sugar syrup and stir until dissolved. You can start with two spoonfuls of brown sugar and add more if you like your coffee on the sweeter side. Add four ice cubes, close the jar tightly, and shake. Shake until you feel the jar get cold. Pour your oat milk over top of the coffee, stir, and enjoy!

Chai Latte

A chai latte is perfect for tea lovers or anyone craving a spicy drink.

  • Ingredients: You must have a chai tea bag or K-cup, hot water, and milk or a milk alternative of your choice—cashew, soy, or macadamia milk taste great. You can also include honey or raw sugar, a coffee K-cup, and cinnamon.
  • Directions: Brew your chai by using a K-cup or boiling water in the Keurig and using a tea bag. Froth your milk using the same technique used in the PSL section above. If you prefer sweeter drinks, add your honey or raw sugar to the milk before heating. Pour your frothed milk over the chai tea and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Hint:  To make a dirty chai latte, brew the coffee with the Keurig on the smallest size setting and add it to the chai tea before adding the milk!

Vanilla Iced Coffee

Our last easy coffee drink to make at home is for those who prefer their coffee sweet and simple. It’s a vanilla iced coffee.

  • Ingredients: You’ll need a dark roast K-cup, ice cubes, and milk or a milk alternative of your choice—oat or cashew milk are great with this drink!
  • Directions:  Brew your K-cup on your Keurig’s smallest size setting. Place four ice cubes into a glass and slowly pour the coffee overtop. Then, add vanilla syrup and milk to taste.

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