11 Christmas Coffee Drinks For A Refreshing Xmas Morning

There’s nothing quite like the Christmas season is there? This time of year, everything gets its own little seasonal twist and coffee is no different. If that’s your jam then there are a multitude of mouth-watering ways to bring the festivities to your cup of coffee.

Your morning pick-me-up can be an integral part of your Christmas celebrations. By making some unforgettable beverages, you could be creating new family traditions that could be passed down from generation to generation. And sometimes, you just want to treat yourself, and what better time to do that than during the most wonderful time of the year? 

From a few simple add-ins to full-on Christmas masterpieces, you are sure to find something that tickles your taste buds here. Can’t get enough of all those classic, Christmas flavours? Then keep reading and you will find fun, easy and delicious ideas to make your morning brew all the more special. 

  • Vegan Irish Coffee
  • Vegan Irish Coffee

    An absolute Christmas classic, Irish coffee is super simple to make and will give you that extra pep in your step. Ready in just a few minutes, this delectable coffee needs only 4 ingredients, so you will be opening presents in no time. 


    1 cup of coffee (we recommend Inga Aponte Single Origin Colombian Coffee), brewed

    2 tablespoons of Irish whiskey

    1 teaspoon of granulated sugar (optional)

    Your favourite plant-based whipped cream


    Simply pour the coffee and whiskey into a mug and stir well to combine. If you are using sugar, make sure to stir until it has all dissolved. Then top it off with the vegan whipped cream and enjoy!

  • Christmas Spice Coffee

  • Spice Coffee

    Blend together all those delightful, holiday spices and create a fantastically festive coffee. A sip of this beverage and you will be tasting Christmas. This is the perfect coffee to also bring out right at the beginning of the season, to get you really excited for what is coming.


    4 cups of coffee (why not try out Bombe Sidama Single Origin Ethiopia Coffee), ground

    8 cinnamon sticks

    40 whole cloves

    80 whole allspice berries

    10 black peppercorns (optional)


    Using a mortar and pestle, crush the cinnamon, cloves, allspice and peppercorns as finely as you can. Don’t worry if it’s a bit of a chunky mix, it’ll still taste wonderful. Place your spice mix and ground coffee into a jar, put the lid back on and shake it up. Then brew it up like you would normal coffee. 

  • Vegan Peppermint Latte
  • Peppermint Latte

    Craving a light, minty option, then this is the Christmas coffee for you. This little puppy can be enjoyed both hot and cold and is wonderfully refreshing. This is truly a winning combination that will always hit the spot on any winter morning.


    ¼ cup of almond milk, or your preferred plant-based milk

    ¾ cup of coffee, brewed

    1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

    ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract

    Your favourite plant-based whipped cream

    1 candy cane


    Warm your plant-based milk in a saucepan, making sure it doesn’t boil. Then combine the coffee, cocoa and extract together in a festive mug. Then pour in the warm milk, top with some whipped cream and add the candy cane. If you’d rather enjoy it cold, then simply add some ice. 

  • Vegan Eggnog Latte

  • Eggnog Latte

    Extend National Eggnog Day to the next day, by enjoying this delectable beverage on Christmas day. Enjoy all the yummy flavours of eggnog, but vegan and also combined with your morning coffee. Sounds absolutely heavenly, doesn’t it? This may need a few extra steps but it is totally worth it, we promise!


    1 cup of your favourite plant-based milk

    ½ cup of coffee (Fazenda Sucuri Single Origin Brazilian Coffee is a good option)

    1 ½ tablespoon of coconut sugar

    ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

    ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract

    A pinch of ground cloves

    A splash of rum (optional)

    Grated nutmeg for garnish


    Pour the plant-based milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, rum, and cloves into a jar, put the lid on and shake well. Once you’ve done that, remove the lid then place the jar in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Do this a few times until the milk is hot. Brew your coffee and pour it into a mug, then pour the hot milk into the mug as well. Spoon the milk foam on top, sprinkle the grated nutmeg and enjoy!

  • Cardamom Coffee
  • Cardamom Coffee

    With only five ingredients and wonderfully rich, this herbal coffee is sure to change your 

    life. This fragrant spice combined with the acidity of coffee and a little bit of honey makes for an amazing Christmas beverage that you will always want to start your day with.


    ¾ cup of hot plant-based milk

    ¼ cup of strong coffee, brewed

    1 tablespoon of honey

    ⅛ teaspoon of ground cardamom

    ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract 


    Add the cardamom, vanilla extract and honey to a mug, then pour in the hot coffee and stir well. Carefully hold the mug at a 45˚ angle, pour in the hot milk and add some of the foam on top. All that’s left is to enjoy! 

  • Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte

    An absolute holiday staple, for many it isn’t Christmas without a PSL. Well with this handy recipe you can make your very own vegan version in the comfort of your own home. All you need is 6 simple ingredients and you will be able to enjoy this total Christmas classic.


    ½ cup of strong coffee, brewed

    ½ cup of your preferred unsweetened vegan milk

    2 tablespoons of maple syrup

    2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree

    ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice mix

    Your favourite plant-based whipped cream


    Put the pumpkin puree and maple syrup in a small pot, over a medium heat. Stir well and then add the spice mix and the plant-based milk. Do not bring it to a boil. Once it is warm, turn off the heat and pour in the coffee. If it isn’t sweet enough, add some more maple syrup. Pour it into a mug and add the vegan whipped cream.   

  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte

    Pair your gingerbread house with a mouth-watering gingerbread latte. A traditional Christmas treat in coffee form, this comforting, rich and warm drink is just what you want to curl up on the sofa with.


    1½ cups of plant-based milk

    ¾ cup of strong coffee (we recommend La Rotunda Single Origin Nicaraguan Coffee), brewed

    2 tablespoons of molasses

    2 teaspoons of sugar

    1½ teaspoons of ground ginger

    1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon


    Combine the coffee, spices, sugar and molasses in a jug and mix well, making sure that everything is dissolved. Pour the mixture into two mugs. Then heat up the vegan milk in a saucepan, making sure not to boil. Divide the milk into both mugs and enjoy. 

  • Vegan Salted Caramel Latte
  • Salted Caramel Latte

    This is a recipe that is sure to make your Christmas extra special. For any coffee drinker who also can’t get enough of the sweet and salty richness of caramel, just a sip of this beverage will have you absolutely hooked.  


    1½ cups of coffee, brewed

    ¼ cup of low-fat, canned coconut milk

    2 pitted dates

    2 tablespoons of unsalted cashews

    ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

    A pinch of sea salt


    Brew your coffee then add it and all of the other ingredients into a blender. Mix for about 30 seconds or until it is lovely and creamy. Pour into your favourite festive mug and enjoy. 

  • Vegan Snickerdoodle Coffee
  • Snickerdoodle Coffee

    There’s just something so special about baking cookies at Christmas time. Well, with this amazing recipe, you can expand your horizons by creating a homemade snickerdoodle-flavoured coffee. The perfect beverage when you don’t fancy whipping up a batch of cookies.    


    3 cups of coffee, brewed

    1 tablespoon of coconut oil

    1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

    ½ teaspoon of ground cardamom

    ⅛ cup of cashew milk


    Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until well combined and frothy. Pour out into mugs and for a little extra flair, sprinkle some more ground cinnamon on top. 

  • Vegan Spiced Apple Cider Latte
  • Spiced Apple Cider Latte

    Apple cider is another delectable, holiday staple. If you can’t get enough of that spiced flavour, then why not be adventurous by trying out this little recipe? With super traditional, Christmas ingredients combined with your morning coffee, this beverage could become your go-to Christmas drink. 


    3 cups of coffee, brewed

    2 cups of apple juice, warmed

    2 cups of plant-based milk, warmed

    3 tablespoons of honey

    1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice

    1 tablespoon of ground nutmeg

    Your favourite plant-based whipped cream


    Prepare your coffee as you would usually do, then warm the apple juice on the stove in a small saucepan. Add the pumpkin spice and honey to the apple juice and stir until they are mixed in well. Warm up the vegan milk in a separate saucepan. Then pour the coffee and apple juice into a mug, then top it up with the warm milk.  Garnish with vegan whipped cream and ground nutmeg. 

  • Vegan Cinnamon Latte
  • Vegan Cinnamon Latte

    We're finishing off with possibly the most common Christmas ingredient: cinnamon. A major component in a lot of the above recipes, this drink is where cinnamon gets to be centre stage. Spice, rich and delicious, this coffee is truly the ultimate festive beverage.


    1 cup of your preferred vegan milk

    ½ cup of coffee, brewed

    1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar

    4 cinnamon sticks


    Pour the coffee into a mug and stir in the brown sugar until dissolved. Warm the vegan milk on the stove, being careful not to bring it to a boil. Add the cinnamon sticks to it and allow it to infuse for a few minutes. Then pour the cinnamon milk into the coffee. 

    And you can make all of these festive coffees with decaf!

    Tis’ the season…

    Keep that holiday spirit alive by making yourself and your family some absolutely scrumptious Christmas coffee drinks. With all sorts of seasonal flavours that you know and love, these coffees are sure to make your Christmas morning, as well as the entire Christmas period, extra special.

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