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25 Delicious Christmas Coffee Ideas

This Christmas, get adventurous with your coffee and create amazing twists on your regular drink with a bit of seasonal sweetness and spice. Christmas coffees are the perfect treat for an early morning of opening presents.

Read below to discover our bright and festive Christmas coffee ideas.


25 Delicious Christmas Coffee Ideas

1. Toffee nut and Nutmeg coffee treat

Add a little Christmas cheer to your regular latte with our limited edition NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Toffee Nut Coffee Pods by Starbucks® . Simply adding some ground nutmeg into the mix and whipped cream on top is a great way to spice up this already delicious flavour. Sweet and nutty with a buttery twist - this is such an amazing combination for Christmas!

2. Caramel macchiato with cinnamon

Our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Caramel Macchiato pods add sweet and rich flavour to your coffee for Christmas. Simply add some caramel coffee syrup and cinnamon to your macchiato for an extra treat. Better yet, a drizzle of caramel sauce over the top will create the perfect Christmas coffee.

3. Orange and marshmallow mocha

Hot chocolate is a classic winter warmer, so spice it up for Christmas with some rich coffee and zingy orange. See our delicious mocha pod options and add 1.5 tablespoons of orange liqueur. Then add some whipped cream and marshmallows on top for a picture-perfect mocha hot chocolate. 

4. Hazelnut and cinnamon latte

Grab a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Latte Macchiato Pod for this Christmas coffee idea and see how easy it is to create a festive drink. All you need is a little hazelnut coffee syrup and cinnamon to stir into your latte. You can sprinkle on some more cinnamon too for that extra touch to complete your coffee for Christmas. 

5. Decaf café au lait with caramel and cinnamon

If you prefer decaf, you can still have a delightful Christmas coffee! Simply adding some caramel and Cinnamon to your decaf café au lait will be a nice treat on winter days. Add whipped cream and a bit of extra cinnamon on top to get the ultimate Christmas flavour combo.

6. Honey and ginger café au lait

Just the smell of ginger will have you thinking of Christmas, so add it to your next coffee. Stir some honey and ground ginger when making your café au lait for a  sweet and spicy treat. Why not try out our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Café au Lait Intenso for a bold and creamy flavour? Dip a gingerbread biscuit into this drink for a warming snack too. 

7. An Irish Christmas-Irish coffee with ginger

Have an Irish Christmas with a classic Irish coffee. Irish coffee uses whiskey, which is a rich-flavoured drink that always goes down well at Christmas parties. Add some ground ginger on top for an extra Christmas hit. You can find out how to make your own Irish coffee with our article.

8. Vanilla and peppermint macchiato

Using our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Madagascar Vanilla Macchiato by Starbucks® coffee pods, you can achieve the best Christmas coffee. All you need is some peppermint flavouring added to your drink. The boldness of the peppermint will complement beautifully the smooth vanilla flavours of the macchiato. 

9. Popcorn coffee mocktail

These flavours are the best  combo for a Christmas morning. This Christmas coffee idea brings vanilla and honey flavours together, with an amazing topping of popcorn! And why not try it with our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Toffee Nut Latte Pods by Starbucks® ? Discover its delicious notes of toffee that will make a delightful coffee for Christmas. 

10. Triple pumpkin spiced latte

Pumpkin spice is great any time of year, but this array of spices will add to that warm fuzzy feeling we all need on those cold mornings. This Christmas coffee is a must-have for those who love festive spices. The pumpkin spiced latte has ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. You could even use our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Toffee Nut Latte Pods by Starbucks® too for a sweet, nutty flavour. 

11. Iced cinnamon dolce au lait

An iced coffee can make a wonderful choice, even on a cold day. It’s refreshing and can still hold all those yummy  Christmas flavours. Try this with our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Café au Lait Pods  for a  creamy and intense flavour. Cinnamon is an amazing spice for Christmas and it works so well for any taste preference. You can find out how to make iced coffee at home with our guide.

12. Cinnamon mocha

For an extra dose of chocolate, try this cinnamon mocha. A mocha is a fantastic way to combine chocolate and coffee for Christmas. Plus, cinnamon is a mouth-watering spice to get you feeling festive. Why not add marshmallows and whipped cream for a delicious, comforting drink. Use our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mocha Pods to make the perfect coffee for Christmas. 

13. White chocolate mocha

For something extra sweet, a white chocolate mocha might make the ideal coffee for Christmas. White chocolate is such a delightful flavour if you’re looking for a unique twist on a regular mocha. Simply add melted white chocolate to your coffee and a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg for some festive spice. Try this drink with our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Ristretto Barista Espresso Coffee Pods for a deep, intense flavour that works so well with the sweetness of the white chocolate. Or, let us do the work for you with our STARBUCKS® White Mocha Pods! Enjoy the deliciously milky flavour in just one pod.

14. Hazelnut chocolate mocha

Use hazelnut syrup for a rich flavour that is always delicious in a coffee. It’s also a lovely idea for Christmas and will really add that special twist to your classic mocha. Try this out with our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mocha Coffee Pods and achieve the tastiest coffee for Christmas.

15. Honey and ginger latte

For the best combination, use ginger and honey in your next latte. Ginger will bring the kick and honey will bring the sweetness, creating the best mix for a Christmas coffee. The deep, spice flavours of ginger are excellent for Christmas, plus they will instantly give everyone that feeling festive. This will go amazingly in one of our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Latte Macchiato that has a full body and sweet flavours to complement the ginger. 

16. Cinnamon and maple syrup macchiato

In this recipe, maple and cinnamon combine to make an intense and sweet addition to your macchiato. This is a brilliant  coffee for Christmas and can be made with very few ingredients. Just use ground cinnamon and maple syrup when creating your macchiato and you’ve got an amazing flavour everyone will love. Try this with our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Longo Intenso for a deep and bold flavour. 

17. Mint chocolate coffee

Mint will add a lovely zing to your coffee and it’s a scrumptious treat to try for Christmas. You can make this recipe with our NESCAFÉ® Dolce gusto® Chococino Pods but it’s also great with coffee. Why not try it with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Espresso Dark Roast by Starbucks® which has an intense and caramelly flavour. You can also make these for a group too, so everyone can enjoy a coffee for Christmas. Take a look at our Mint Chococino Recipe.

18. Spiced hot chocolate

For an interesting twist on your next hot chocolate, try adding all spice to your next mocha to create a coffee for Christmas. Our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Mocha Pods will add soothing notes and rich chocolate taste. Mix in nutmeg, cinnamon and clove for a delightful zing and classic Christmas flavours.

19. Espresso martini with Caramel

A coffee martini is a refreshing treat for Christmas. The coffee and alcohol will combine to give an amazing, intense kick! If you’re planning on making espresso martinis for a Christmas treat, simply add caramel syrup and our coffee pods to make them extra special.  They can get the Christmas night started or they’re also a nice treat after a Christmas dinner too. There are some great coffee bean options that would go well with this drink, from our Nescafe® Dolce Gusto® Mocha Pods for rich sweetness, to our espresso NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milano Pods, for an elegant and mellow flavour. 

20. Iced Cinnamon coffee

For a classic and simple combo, try a cinnamon iced coffee for Christmas. Try this drink with our NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®  Americano Sunny Day Blend by Starbucks®, which has sweetness and a light body. You can get more creative with this one by adding whipped cream and your choice of more Christmas spices, such as nutmeg or clove. 

21. Iced caramel macchiato with nutmeg

For another cool treat, try an iced macchiato. If you’re not sure how to make iced coffee, read out article to find out. You can mix caramel syrup and nutmeg to your hot coffee before adding it over ice. For this drink, we recommend NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Columbia Medium Roast Espresso by Starbucks®. This nutty and slightly floral roast will blend nicely with the sweet caramel. Combined with its light body, you’ll end up with an amazing velvety, smooth drink. 

22. White mocha with allspice and marshmallows

Combine sweet mocha and rich flavours of allspice and you’ve got an unforgettable Christmas coffee! Allspice is used in many classic Christmas dishes, so even just the aromas of this drink will have you thinking of Christmas. Combine your NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® White Mocha by Starbucks® with allspice seasoning and some marshmallows too. This will give your drink both sweet and spice, along with the light flavour of our white mocha coffee pods. 

23. Ginger cappuccino

Add even more flavour to an already amazing drink by using some ground ginger. Whilst making your NESCAFÉ® Dulce Gusto® Cappuccino, stir some ginger spice into your coffee and add it on top of your foam to create a brilliant tasting Christmas coffee. We also have a recipe on how to make a ginger cappuccino, so try it out and see if you like it!

24. Cinnamon and honey Oat flat white

For a dairy free option, try out a cinnamon and honey flat white with oat milk. First, choose our NESCAFE® Dolce Gusto® Plant Based Flat White Oat Pods and mix in some cinnamon and honey. You can add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon on top and a drizzle of honey for some extra sweetness. These flavours will complement the oat and make the perfect Christmas coffee.

25. Almond and hazelnut flat white with allspice

Caramel and hazelnut will add a delicious mix of sweet and nutty flavours, which combine delightfully for Christmas. Choose a hazelnut syrup and add this to your prepared NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Plant Based Flat White Almond Pods for a smooth, nutty drink. Don’t forget to add your allspice and sprinkle some on top as a finishing touch. Then sit down, reax, and enjoy this sweet and rich coffee for Christmas. 



We hope you enjoyed this article on Christmas coffees and that you found some inspiration. There are so many other delightful coffee ideas out there. So, take a look at our article on 30 different types of coffee around the world next.