Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {with Free Printables!}

By Rachel, Contributing Writer

There is something about this time of the year that makes us love having a hot beverage treat to warm our hands and indulge our taste buds.

I think Starbucks and McDonald’s may be the ones responsible for that craze, but who knows the amount of sugar and artificial ingredients that are in those! If you are really curious, take a look into this research!

The favorites seem to be the gingerbread latte, eggnog latte, peppermint mocha and then the pumpkin spice latte.

These really are very simple to make at home, so while you may not have the convenience of the drive thru, you’ll know your delicious hot beverage is made with real ingredients, and you can determine their sweeteness.

The basic ingredients for all of these crock pot lattes are the same:

  • coffee (or you can use green tea)
  • milk (dairy, coconut, almond, etc.)
  • sweetener (stevia, honey, maple syrup, raw sugar, etc.)
Then, you just add the other spices and such that give them each their individual flair.

Check out these latte recipes. The directions are the same for all of them and are found at the end of the recipes. You can use more or less of the sweetener or spices depending on your taste.

optional: top with whipped cream, cinnamon and gingerbread cookie crumbles

optional: top with whipped cream, cinnamon or nutmeg

optional: top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg

optional: top with whipped cream, chocolate chips or broken pieces of candy cane

Optional for all lattes: a cinnamon stick and a sweet treat

Also, if you want to make these favorites fast, you can always warm them in a pot on the stove, or if you are really fancy, you could use an espresso machine.

How do you make the crock pot lattes? Here are 4 simple steps:

  1. Gather ingredients and plug in your crock pot.
  2. Put all ingredients into the crock pot; mix well.
  3. Cook on high for 1 hour or low for 2 hours; be sure to check & stir from time to time.
  4. Enjoy these holiday favorites!

When using the crock pot, don’t let this brew all day. Use within 30 minutes or so of “cooking.” Store leftovers in a glass container with an airtight lid in the refrigerator.

Want to try one more variation? Check out this honey-spiced latte in the crock pot from Keeper of the Home contributing writer Stacy!

Free Printables!

Give the gift of a warm holiday beverage this Christmas! Print recipe “tag” cards for all four of these holiday lattes and attach them with ribbon to a pretty mug. Hand deliver your neighbors, friends or family members their lattes!

(Alternately, you can print these out for yourself and stick them in your recipe box/book!)

  • Click here for all four tags on one sheet.
  • Click here for 4 gingerbread tags per sheet.
  • Click here for 4 eggnog tags per sheet.
  • Click here for 4 pumpkin spice tags per sheet.
  • Click here for 4 peppermint mocha tags per sheet.

Note: If you’re looking for more crock pot recipes, check out Stacy Makes Cents’ new eBook–Crock On! The book even includes crock pot desserts–like chocolate lava cake and pumpkin apple cake! Pair one of these with one of the holiday lattes above, and impress your guests with treats that literally cooked themselves!

What’s your favorite holiday beverage? Have you ever made a latte in the crock pot?

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About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to 3 kids and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family and health. She supports her husband in helping to change the way people look at their health and uses her blog as a tool to do that, her husband also has a feature on her blog called "Ask Dr. Jake", he would be happy to answer any of your health related questions or at least direct your path to some better options. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family and more at day2day joys or on Facebook. Also, if you subscribe to her blog via email you will get Spring into Summer Smoothie E-book for free.

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Comments

  1. For the peppermint mocha could I use candy canes instead of peppermint extract?? I have a bunch of leftover candy canes from Christmas… but no extract.. seems like they would melt into it?

  2. Is that correct, 1/3 Cup of pure vanilla extract for the pumpkin spice latte? That seems like way too much? Or is it something else? Thanks!

  3. yummmm!! I’ll have to try these!

  4. Wow, I didn’t even know you could make Latte’s in a crockpot!! Thanks for the recipes! My fam will love them on Christmas! We love coffee ;)
    Blessings!

    • Shari Lynne, the pumpkin & gingerbread ones can be left in the crockpot for longer than an hour or so after cooking. But the peppermint mocha one you can’t. Hope you have a blessed Christmas!

  5. Amazing recipes. Great way to sit by a warm fire and relax!

  6. Love these! I make a killer pumpkin pie latte mix (good enough to eat with a spoon) that can be used to make several drinks, but I never thought to put it in the crockpot – do they stay hot enough? I like a really HOT coffee. Here’s my drink mix if anyone is interested (it keeps well in the fridge for about a week): http://behealthybehappywellness.com/2012/12/homemade-pumpkin-spice-latte/

  7. LOVE this post, Rachel!

  8. This may seem a foolish question but it comes from a noncoffee drinker. When the recipe says 4C coffee – is that brewed coffee? At first I was thinking 4C of coffee out of the can and then began to question the measurement :-)

  9. OK…this is genius.

  10. LOL This is my post today too! :-)

  11. Can’t wait to try these!! Do you know how long it will keep in the refrigerator? I’m thinking of making a large batch and just drinking it throughout the week. Thank you!

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