Make your favorite DIY coffee drinks using your homemade flavored coffee with Folgers® ground coffee, ground spices, or extracts to create unique flavored coffees that make perfect gifts.
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 made some fun homemade flavored coffee gifts. Your recipients can use the coffee to make their DIY coffee drinks right at home to share. And that’s better than a coffeehouse gift card any day.
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How to Make Homemade Flavored Coffee
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.
Flavored Coffee Ingredients:
- Ground coffee
- Ground cinnamon or other ground spices for flavoring such as nutmeg, cardamom, or a vanilla bean
Flavored Coffee Supplies:
- Pint-size canning jars or other food safe container
- Coffee labels
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.
Pick Your Flavor
You can flavor the coffee a couple using ground spices or baking extracts. First, you can use spices right from your spice cabinet. Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice 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, and amaretto, or use more standard ones like Homemade Vanilla Extract or almond extract. Combine cocoa powder and Mint Extract for a chocolate mint coffee. The flavoring possibilities are endless.
Make Flavored Coffee with Your Coffee and Flavors
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 into 8 oz pint-sized jelly jars. Each jar holds 1 cup of coffee or enough to make 2 pots. 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
Add our cute flavored coffee label to let your gift recipient know what they are getting. Just sign up for our newsletter to receive the free coffee label.
There are three labels per sheet. They are 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 table for a cup of your very own 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
- 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.
- Place the flavored coffee grounds in to a pint size canning jar or any other air tight container.
- Close lid and add Flavored Coffee Label (available as a free download on our site).
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Alice Urrutia says
How long will this keep in the jar?
It’ll keep as long as coffee normally keeps!
Emily Skaznac says
Do you have any recipes for how to make a hazelnut flavor close to the Wawa brand?
You could try using nutmeg. I think that hazelnut flavoring is added to the coffee beans before they are roasted so it’d be hard to duplicate in this type of a mix.
Donald Noe says
To make hazelnut coffee take some roasted coffee beans, add chopped hazelnuts to the beans let them set for 3 or 4 days, then grind them up together add your spices, such as cinnamon nutmeg or allspice but only add half of what you would normally add if you want to add spices at all. Just putting the hazelnut in with the roasted beans and then brewing it should give you a nice hazelnut flavor. Use a 2:1 on coffee to hazelnuts two parts coffee one part hazelnut for your measurements.
This is what my buddy’s wife does and it taste wonderful, hope this works for you.
Thanks, Donald! That sounds delicious!
Julie Satterfield says
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. 🙂
Not enough instruction if you use more than one flavoring. Do you divide the 2 t. measurement between them?
We have only made it with only cinnamon. You can play with it with other flavorings, too. And to your preferred flavor.