10 Delicious Coffee Recipes You Can Make At Home with No Equipment

10 Delicious Coffee Recipes You Can Make At Home with No Equipment

We’re all looking for ways to save money these days. One great way to do that? Make your coffee at home.

Going to a coffee shop is fun and a great treat. But not only is it getting more expensive, it takes time to order and wait for your drink to be ready. Making your own coffee saves you precious time, especially on the way to work.

Today we’ve rounded up ten simple coffee drink recipes to make at home that need almost no special equipment. Let’s get brewing.

Iced Coffee

Don’t pay $5 for a drink you can make in five minutes. The most time-consuming part of the process is the simple syrup, but you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge.

Winding Creek Ranch iced coffee
How to Make Delicious Iced Coffee At Home


Traditional lattes use a milk steamer to get hot, frothy milk. But you can get the same effect with hot milk and a whisk, as this recipe shows. It’s also easily modified to make a latte you love.

A Mindful Mom Latte recipe
Easy Homemade Latte Recipe


A mocha combines coffee and chocolate in one delicious drink. You can whip one up with a few minutes and basic ingredients.

AllRecipes mocha recipe
Mocha Coffee

Cold Brew

To make cold brew coffee, leave coffee grounds in water overnight, making it less acidic and more flavorful. You can finish it by adding any desired milk, syrups, or toppings.

New York Times cold brew recipe
Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee


Starbucks and Mcdonald’s popularized this cold coffee drink. It uses ice, coffee, milk, and flavors to create a coffee smoothie. If mocha isn’t your favorite, switching out with another flavor is easy.

The Chunky Chef mocha frappe recipe
Copycat Mocha Frappe


Espresso usually requires specialized equipment. But there are several alternatives to an espresso machine, including Aeropress, moka pots, and even Mason jars, as this recipe shows.

Snacks and Sips espresso recipe
Homemade Espresso

Cafe au Latte

Cafe au latte is a traditional French recipe with a delectable creamy flavor. It’s equal parts steamed milk and coffee, sweetened to taste.

Perfect Brew cafe au lait recipe
Authentic French Cafe au Lait Recipe


An Americano is made by pouring espresso over water. While this recipe calls for an espresso machine, the espresso recipe from earlier is an easy substitute.

Fluent in Coffee americano recipe
How To Make An Americano


A cappuccino is like a latte but uses equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam. This recipe shows you how to do all that without any special equipment, although if you have it, go ahead and use it.

Pam's Daily Dish cappuccino recipe
No Machine – 3 Step Homemade Cappuccino

Irish Coffee

While technically a cocktail, the main ingredient is black coffee. Combined with cream and whiskey, it’s a delicious party or after-dinner drink.

The Spruce Eats irish coffee recipe
Original Irish Coffee

Making coffee at home is simple and, most of the time uses ingredients you already have. Plus, you’ll find that making your own drinks is much more satisfying than buying them all the time.

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