Tuesday December 5th, 2017
There are a lot of great ways to have a holly Christmas; writing letters to Santa, wrapping presents, baking pies, heating up hot cocoa, playing in the snow, decorating the tree. But what if you want a jolly coffee Christmas? That’s right! There are many different ways to stir a little coffee into your Christmas celebration. From ripping open the presents in the morning to carving the ham for dinner, coffee can make many different appearances on Christmas Day! Here’s 5 ways to have a jolly coffee Christmas:
1. Whip Up Some Coffee Egg Nog
There’s nothing like a good cup of egg nog during the holidays—but what about giving some coffee-flavored egg nog a try, sounds like the best of both worlds, doesn’t it?. Best of all, coffee egg nog is super easy to make!
- 1 and 1/3 cup of egg nog
- 2 and 2/3 cup of hot, strong brewed coffee
- The Roasterie Dizzy Three vodka (optional)
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Ground nutmeg (optional)
Simply heat up the eggnog in a large saucepan, don’t let it boil. Then, stir in the coffee so that the two blend together evenly. Pour into a mug and add a splash or two of Dizzy Three vodka for an added kick. Finish up with a spray of whipped cream and sprinkle with ground nutmeg. Delicious!
2. Wake Up With a Holiday Blend
The kids may be wide awake at 5:30 in the morning on Christmas—but you may not be! In order to wake up, and stay that way, during that early Christmas morning, be sure to brew a hot pot of your favorite blend. We recommend a festive blend that combines cinnamon, hazelnut and vanilla.
3. Give Coffee-glazed Ham a Try
Say goodbye to your boring Christmas feast and hello to coffee-glazed ham! You just need a few additional ingredients:
- 1 butt-end, bone-in smoked ham -8 pounds or so-
- 2 cups of brewed black coffee
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup coffee liqueur
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
While the ham cooks in a 300 degree oven for 1 hour, whisk together the coffee, brown sugar, liqueur and mustard and bring it to a boil. Stir until the sauce thickens. After the ham has cooked for about an hour, drench it with the sauce. Put the ham back in the oven until it reaches 130 degrees. Let the ham stand for about 15 minutes and then, it’s time for carving.
4. Warm Your Home with Coffee Scented Candles
Coffee gives off an aroma that reminds us of warmth, home, holidays and family. But it’s tough to keep a fresh pot of coffee brewing every moment just for the smell. So why not buy some coffee-scented candles for your home this holiday season? Just browse for your favorite coffee smells from Yankee Candleor in your local home decorating store.
5. Coffee + Caroling = The Perfect Pair
Round up your neighbors and friends for a night of caroling…and don’t forget the coffee! No night of caroling is complete without a freshly brewed pot of coffee and those traditional white Styrofoam cups. Or, surprise your fellow carolers for coffee and dessert at your home after the singing has ended. What a treat!