There's nothing I look forward to more when I wake up each morning than taking that first sip of coffee — but sometimes, I want a little more variety in what I'm drinking. (Having the same old half and half, day in, day out gets old quickly). That's why I'm glad BuzzFeed's latest video teaches us six unique ways to drink coffee, giving us simple instructions to follow in order to recreate each drink. Spicing up your morning caffeine habit has never been more delicious!
Many of us stick to old routines, even when we don't want to. Why? Because change is hard. Psychologically, humans tend to be creatures of habit — but while that's a good thing when it comes to things like showing up to work on time, studying a week in advance for an exam, or even just being able to run on autopilot in the morning (wake up, shower, breakfast, brush teeth, leave), routines can aso stifle creativity. Something simple like coffee can show you how much of your life runs according to habit — and it can also remind you that changing things up in small ways can bring a little creative flow back into your day-to-day routine.
Check out three of my favorite recipes below, and scroll down to watch the full video for three more. Bottoms up!
1. The Coffee Float
This recipe is the coffee version of a root beer float — perfect for when you're craving something sweet. To make it, start with one regular cup of coffee, add one tablespoon of cocoa powder to it, and stir it up. Finally, add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make this coffee "float."
2. Mocha On The Rocks
If you tend to crave an iced coffee drink in the middle of the day, I highly recommend trying out this cold mocha recipe. To make this, though, you'll need to have a little forethought: It starts by filling up an empty ice cube tray with coffee and freezing it until you hav coffee ice cubes. When you're ready to rock, take a handful coffee ice cubes, stick them in a glass, and fill the glass with milk. Then, just add in some chocolate syrup and enjoy!
3. Espresso Tonic
This is the easiest recipe of all; it only involves two steps, making it perfect if you're in a rush or just want to add a fun twist on an espresso. Start by pouring six ounces of tonic water into a glass with ice. Add in two ounces of espresso and stir until it forms a frothy, light brown mixture. Then, all there is left to do is drink up.
Don't these unique coffee recipes look absolutely delicious? I can't wait to try them for myself! If you want to see even more creative ways to drink coffee, check out the additional three recipes in the full video below.