spiced chocolate cafe au lait

A simple way to (literally) spice up your morning coffee.

If I had a milk steamer, this whole process would be legit, but since I don’t have one (yet), I have to get creative to make foamy, steamy drinks at home. I also don’t own an espresso machine. Becoming a barista has shown me the error of my ways: I can’t call a blended coffee beverage a latte or mocha because those terms apply to espresso only. Therefore, today I bring you a simple recipe for Spiced Chocolate Cafe Au Lait (coffee and steamed milk) instead.

What you’ll need:

  • Ground medium or dark roast coffee
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • A blender or Magic Bullet
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream or Marshmallows (optional – clearly, I didn’t add any)


  1. Brew enough coffee for one mug.
  2. Pour desired amount of milk into microwave safe container and heat for 1 or 2 minutes until hot.
  3. Blend coffee, heated milk, 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, 2 shakes nutmeg, and 3 shakes cinnamon in a blender or Magic Bullet for 15 seconds or until desired amount of foam is created.
  4. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.

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