Okay, so it’s game night. Everything you need is written down on a piece of paper.
Bluetooth mouse with new batteries. Check.
Headset with mic. Check.
Stable and fast internet connection. Check.
A refreshing brain booster drink. Uh, oh.
A McDonald’s hot coffee would be nice. But is that enough to help you survive the extreme amount of pressure from intense gaming combat? I don’t think so.
Chances are, your body is telling you to go to sleep, but your mind is a rebel. So, to keep it in charge, you need a drink infused with lots of energy, and this is where coffee comes in. It’s delicious, it has health benefits, and it’s so easy to prepare.
Energize with these quick and easy flavored coffee recipes that will make your gaming buddies jealous they wish they had a reliable coffee maker at home.
1. Cinnamon iced coffee
Cinnamon is great for desserts, and adding it in a coffee beverage is no exemption. Combine coffee with vanilla extract, ice, sugar, and the creamer of your choice and a dash of cinnamon and you’re all set.
2. Iced coffee with whipped cream
The classic iced coffee is a little expensive when you buy from your local Starbucks. But doing it at home saves you money, plus the excessive amount of sugar that you’re trying to veer away from. Simply combine the coffee of your choice (whether it’s cold-brewed or extra-strong with milk, sugar, ice, and top it with whipped cream and voila, you’re very own iced coffee prepared in minutes. Your mom must be so proud.
3. Pumpkin spice coffee
The holiday season calls for a pumpkin spice coffee. But why wait when you can DIY. Check your cupboard for maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, milk, and pumpkin puree. Mix it all together with your brewed coffee and top it all of with whipped cream.
4. Nutella iced coffee
Everyone’s favorite hazelnut spread will never be left off in terms of flavored coffee mixes. Simply mix together coffee, vanilla extract, and Nutella. Add ice and garnish with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or sweetened cocoa powder and you’re ready to go.
5. Coconut frappe
Opposites attract, and this flavored coffee mix justifies this cliche. You will need cold coffee, light coconut milk, and sugar to sweeten it up. Garnish with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and toasted coconut flakes.
6. Honey coffee
Honey is a natural sweetener, so if you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake, this is a great option for your coffee. All you need is hot or cold coffee, low-fat or soy milk to add creaminess, and honey to satisfy your sweet tooth.
7. Banana-coffee smoothie
Smoothies are great substitutes for breakfast. But isn’t it nice to have a smoothie any time of the day? Indulge in this tasty and nutritious drink with some frozen bananas, a shot of espresso, cocoa powder, and yogurt. Top it with chocolate shavings and you’re good to go.
8. Iced coffee with condensed milk
A shot of espresso with ice is already a treat on its own. But adding condensed milk will surely raise it up a notch. The condensed milk adds sweetness and creaminess to the coffee while giving you the perfect boost of energy you need to pull an all-nighter.