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Ring in the Season With These Post-Thanksgiving Dinner Drinks

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At the end of a Thanksgiving feast, the last thing you want to think about may be eating anything else. However, a mug of coffee makes a great finish to a meal and it may just be enough to stave off the turkey-induced torpor that's so common at Thanksgiving celebrations. You can always plug in your automatic coffee maker and let your guests have at it, but if you want to make this year's party one to remember, consider spicing up the post-dinner selection a little. This may be a good chance to make your last batch of the fall favorite pumpkin spice latte, but there are plenty of other options if you've already drank your fill.

Eggnog Latte
Once you've poured your last pumpkin spice latte of the year, you may be ready to make the jump to a traditional winter drink. With the Mr. Coffee® Café Latte, you can easily turn this seasonal favorite into a cold-weather pick-me-up.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons coffee
  • 8 ounces water
  • 6 1/2 ounces milk
  • 6 1/2 ounces eggnog
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 sprinkle ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)

Directions
Brew coffee and steam milk as you normally would with the Mr. Coffee® Café Latte. You can add a bit of ground nutmeg to the coffee grounds to infuse flavor directly into the drink, or add the spice to the finished product. If the kids are in bed, add a splash of rum to make this latte a little closer to its eggnog origins. You may want to use low-fat milk for this recipe, since eggnog is already high in calories.

Sweet Cinnamon Latte
If your sweet tooth wasn't satisfied during dinner, the sweet cinnamon latte may be for you. It's sweet enough to work as a dessert without packing on as many calories as another slice of pumpkin pie, and cinnamon complements the taste of most coffee well.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons coffee/espresso
  • 8 ounces water
  • 13 ounces milk
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sundae syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
As with the nutmeg in the eggnog latte, you can add cinnamon right to your coffee grounds if you prefer, though you should use less if you take that route. Be sure to add the caramel syrup to a warmed mug before pouring in the coffee to make sure it mixes well. You may also find that the caramel provides enough sugar that you don't need to add any extra.

 
 

 

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