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Your At-Home Coffeehouse

As nights begin to cool, come together with friends over these warming beverages and delicious desserts.

Brewing a pot of MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee is easy. So are the recipes on this website that you can use to create special beverages. Ours resemble coffeehouse offerings in every way but one: They’re better-for-you! Here are some delicious ideas to get your at-home coffeehouse going.

Start with an old standby. Café Latte - which is basically warm milk and coffee—is easy to make and a surefire favorite. You don’t even need a cappuccino maker for this recipe! For friends who don’t like java, serve Hot Spiced Tea. Very simply, it’s CRYSTAL LIGHT Drink Mix and a few special spices. Make it ahead of time and, when company comes, all you need to do is boil water and stir.

Make a pretty presentation. Consider using your best teacups or coffee cups to serve your guests. If you don’t have any, start collecting interesting individual cups from yard sales. Using mismatched cups is an inexpensive alternative to fine china, and guests won’t get their mugs mixed up if each one is different. (It also conjures up the feeling of a bed-and-breakfast if you use strictly floral china teacups.)

Add special accents. When you serve drinks like Maple Cinnamon Coffee, use a cinnamon stick as a stirrer. You can also add a dollop of COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping sprinkled with cinnamon to nearly any coffee drink.

Offer iced options. No need to forsake all chilled beverages until summer! Vanilla Chai Coffee Cooler and Cool ‘n Creamy Coffee Freeze make sweet choices for sipping in front of a blazing fireplace or outdoor fire pit.

Don’t forget dessert! Coffeehouses are famous for their goodies. Serve treats that are just as delicious but easier to fit into your meal plan. Two easy-to-serve ideas: Cheesecake Brownies, made with applesauce instead of oil, and Angel Lush Cupcakes, topped with a fruity COOL WHIP “icing.”

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