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How to Make Homemade Flavored Coffee

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Make your favorite DIY coffee drinks using your very own homemade flavored coffee which is the best flavored coffee in town. Just use Folgers® ground coffee and your choice of spices or extracts to create unique flavored coffees that make perfect gifts.

This post has been sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own.

How to Make Homemade Flavored Coffee

Every year for Christmas we make homemade gifts to give our neighbors, friends and co-workers. For the past few years we’ve made Melted Snowman Hot Chocolate.  This year it was time to find another homemade gift to make.

Brewing coffee at home with your family is a great way to bring people together and start your morning and holiday season right. So this year we decided to make some fun homemade flavored coffee gifts to give away. Your recipients can use the coffee to make their own DIY coffee drinks right at home to share. And that’s better than a coffeehouse gift card any day.

Make a Christmas Breakfast Basket by giving your flavored coffee with a cute mug and a batch of homemade cinnamon rolls for a fun little treat that can be made on Christmas morning. 

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Pick Your Coffee 

Folgers® is the best coffee for your holiday entertaining needs. It is available in 12 distinct roasts so you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. We used Folgers® Classic Roast because it’s a delicious medium-roast coffee that will showcase the flavors well.

The Folgers Coffeehouse Blend is another great medium-roast choice. Choose the Folgers® Morning Cafe or Folgers® Breakfast Blend for light-roast options. If you need less caffeine, Folgers® even has a 1/2 Caff Coffee blend available. Seriously, there is something for everyone.

Pick Your Flavor

You can flavor the coffee a couple by using either ground spices or baking extracts. First, you can use spices right from your spice cabinet. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice are good choices. Add cardamom for anyone who loves Cardamom Coffee. Mix up a batch of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice and add that for a pumpkin spice coffee. You could even make a batch of Pumpkin Spice Syrup for added flavor.  Use cocoa powder for a chocolate flavored coffee.

Another way to flavor the coffee is by using extracts. You can find all kinds of unique flavors of extracts like cake batter, butter pecan, amaretto or use more standards ones like Homemade Vanilla Extract or almond extract. Combine cocoa powder and Mint Extract for a chocolate mint coffee. Obviously, the flavoring possibilities are endless.

How to Make Flavored Coffee

Now that you’ve picked out the Folgers® coffee and the flavors you want to make, it’s time to make the flavored coffee.

According to the directions on the back of the Folgers® can, you need a 1/2 cup of coffee for 10 servings or 1 pot of coffee in most coffee makers.  Whisk together 2 teaspoons of flavorings for each 1/2 cup of coffee. 

Carefully pour the mixed flavored coffee in to 8 oz pint sized jelly jars. Each jar holds 1 cup of coffee or enough to make 2 pots of coffee.  Feel free to use a larger jar if you want to make bigger portions to give or for yourself.

Download and Print Flavored Coffee Label

In order to let your gift recipient know what they are getting, add our cute flavored coffee label. Sign up here to download our free Flavored Coffee Label.

There are three labels per sheet. They cut to 2″ tall x 11″ wide, which will fit most jars. Make sure to uncheck the box that says fit to page or reduce to print on the pdf file when printing.

Wrap and then tape the label around the jar. Use a pen or sharpie to write the flavor of the coffee either on the label or on the top of the jar lid. 

Help your friends and neighbors have a special holiday season by inviting them to join you at your own table for a cup of your very own homemade flavored coffee. 

Yield: 2 coffee pots of coffee

Homemade Flavored Coffee

Homemade Flavored Coffee

Make your favorite DIY coffee drinks using your very own homemade flavored coffee which is the best flavored coffee in town. Just use ground coffee and your choice of spices or extracts to create unique flavored coffees that make perfect gifts. 


  • 1 cup Folgers Classic Roast Coffee (or any other Folgers ground coffee)
  • 2 teaspoons flavorings: ground spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, all spice, etc; OR a flavored extract like vanilla, almond, cake batter, etc; OR cocoa powder


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the Folgers coffee and your choice of flavorings - either cocoa powder; a ground spice; or flavored extracts. You can also mix and match these.
  2. Place the flavored coffee grounds in to a pint size canning jar or any other air tight container.
  3. Close lid and add Flavored Coffee Label (available as a free download on our site).
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Folgers. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Julie Satterfield
    September 9, 2020

    Thanks for the instructions! Imma whip up a batch of pumpkin spice for my brother in law’s birthday!

    FYI a pint is equal to 2 cups. Your recipe calls for 1 cup. That’s a half pint jar. 🙂

  • Dani
    September 14, 2019

    Not enough instruction if you use more than one flavoring. Do you divide the 2 t. measurement between them?

    • Camille
      September 16, 2019

      We have only made it with only cinnamon. You can play with it with other flavorings, too. And to your preferred flavor.