Milk, Sugar & More - Coffee/Tea Ingredients
Frothing, Foaming & Steaming Milk
Whether you have a stove top, whisk and saucepan or an espresso machine with a steam wand attachment, you can froth milk, foam milk and steam milk for drinks like cafe lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites.
Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives
If you want a non-dairy alternative for your coffee or tea, try these top non-dairy milk alternatives recommended by About's Dairy-Free Cooking guide.
Coffee / Tea Sweeteners
For a sweeter cuppa, most people simply add sugar, but there are lots of alternative sweeteners for coffee and tea, such as honey, agave nectar, molasses, simple syrup and artificial sweeteners.
Types of Sugar for Coffee / Tea
Learn about white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar and more with this guide to types of sugar for coffee and tea.
Flavored Simple Syrup Recipes
Learn how to make homemade flavored simple syrups and how to pair them with coffee or tea with this guide to flavored simple syrups for coffee and tea.
Artificial sweeteners can be a good alternative to sugar or honey for people with diabetes, sugar sensitivities or weight loss / maintenance goals. Learn more about artificial sweeteners for coffee and tea.
Chai Simple Syrup
This homemade chai-flavored simple syrup can be used to make instant chai from a cup of milky black tea, or used to flavor dirty chai, milk steamers, cocktails, baked goods and more.
Caramel Sauce Recipe - Easy Dulce de Leche Recipe
This easy caramel sauce recipe is known as dulce de leche in much of Latin America and known as "cooked can" in the Southern United States. In Chile, it's known as "manjar" and in Mexico it's known as "cajeta." No matter what you call it, caramel sauce has never been easier to make than with this no-hassle recipe. Just boil a can of sweetened...
Coffee, Espresso & Chocolate Simple Syrup Recipes
Learn to make coffee simple syrup, espresso sugar syrup and chocolate simple syrup with these easy recipes.
Dairy & Dairy Alternatives for Coffee / Tea
The most common coffee and tea additives are dairy and sweeteners. Learn more about dairy products for coffee and tea, as well as dairy alternatives for coffee and tea, with this guide.
Flavored Whipped Cream Recipes
Learn to make vanilla whipped cream, espresso whipped cream, coffee whipped cream, cinnamon whipped cream, Kahlua whipped cream and chocolate whipped cream with these recipes.
Ginger Simple Syrup Recipe
This recipe for Brown Sugar Ginger Simple Syrup was created for Spiked Ginger Coffee, but it also tastes great with masala chai ("chai tea") and other hot drinks.
Homemade Soy Milk Video Recipe
Learn to make homemade soy milk with this video recipe.
Honey for Coffee / Tea
Honey can be a delicious addition to coffee or tea. Learn about different types of honey for adding to coffee and tea drinks.
How to Foam Milk on a Stovetop
You don't need a steam wand and an espresso maker to foam milk. You can foam milk on your stovetop. Learn how.
How to Froth Milk With a Steam Wand
Foamed milk or frothed milk is used in many espresso drinks and other hot beverages. Here's how to froth milk.
How to Steam Milk (Video)
Learn to steam milk with an espresso machine. Frothing / steaming milk well can help you make better cappuccinos, lattes, steamers and more.
How to Whip Cream
Whipped cream is the perfect topping for many coffee and hot chocolate drinks. Learn to make great whipped cream every time with these instructions.
Latte Flavored Ice Cubes Recipe
Tired of watered-down iced coffee drinks? Freeze milk and coffee into latte-flavored ice cubes and keep your iced lattes, iced espresso and other iced coffee drinks from getting watered down.
Liquid sweeteners make sweetening iced coffee and iced tea incredibly easy. They can also be a good alternative to sugar in hot drinks.
Spiced Sugar Recipe
This easy-to-make spiced sugar recipe is great to have on hand for coffee, tea, cocoa, cocktails and baking. It combines the depth of brown sugar with the spiciness of cinnamon and nutmeg and the warmth of vanilla.
Lemon-Ginger Simple Syrup
Lemon-Ginger Simple Syrup can also use it to make naturally flavored sparkling lemonade or to flavor other drinks.
Strawberry Simple Syrup
This easy Strawberry Simple Syrup makes a great addition to iced tea, as well as cocktails, sangrias and other summertime drinks.
Sugar Syrup Recipe
Because it is a liquid, sugar syrup (a.k.a. "simple syrup") is great for sweetening iced coffee and iced tea.
Tea Simple Syrup
Learn how to sweeten iced tea with simple syrup, and why simple syrup is easier to use than sugar. Plus, find out how to make Earl Grey simple syrup, green tea simple syrup and other tea-flavored simple syrups for flavoring sodas, steamers and more.
The New York Times on Sweetened Condensed Milk
Despite its low status amongst many sippers, sweetened condensed milk is a key ingredient in drinks like Thai Iced Coffee and Malaysian "pulled tea." <em>The New York Times</em> sheds light on this oft-overlooked ingredient.
Vanilla-Mint Simple Syrup
Vanilla-Mint Simple Syrup makes a delicious and flavorful sweetener for coffee, tea, milk steamers, cocktails, lemonade and more.
Why You Should Consider Black Coffee
This Serious Eats blog post outlines an argument for drinking black coffee rather than add milk, sugar or other additives.
Milk Tea Recipes
Learn to make British-style milk tea, Hong Kong milk tea, Malaysian milk tea, Moroccan milk herbal 'tea' and more with this recipe collection.
What is Coffee Cream?
"Coffee cream" may refer to a specific type of cream or to non-dairy creamer. Learn more, including which kind of cream is for coffee and how to make homemade coffee creamer.