The 7 Best Ways To Keep Everyone Caffeinated & Happy On Christmas Morning

Every year about this time the migration of families starts. In-laws arrive, cousins come out of the wood work, and new significant others are dragged along for the whole "meet the family" experience.


That's what this time of year evokes, on the travelers and hosts alike because, we are creatures of habit. We like what we like and have built our lives around rituals and routines.

Traveling tosses a wrench into our daily rituals and that can make us cranky.

Aunt Jenny doesn't drink milk, cousin Josh is allergic to dogs, grandma Ruby loves her white wine, etc.

One great equalizer that we can count on... coffee. Almost everyone from teenagers to senior citizens can agree, a great cup of coffee can make everything okay.


Grandpa Eugene only likes extra dark italian roast and Suzie Q refuses to drink coffee that isn't caramel flavored.


Alright, calm down. Assuming you can get to the store and pick up a few ingredients, the following recipes will satisfy even the most picky of paletes.

Let's get into this.

FOR AUNT JENNY - or any lactose intolerant folks

Dairy Free Latte


  • 12 fluid ounces | 350 ml | 330 g by weight water
  • 1/2 C | 33 g by weight freshly ground coffee
  • 1/4 tsp. | 0.4 g by weight xanthan gum


  • Brew coffee - 12 oz
  • Add Xanthan Gum
  • Blend
  • Pour & enjoy

For the sweets lover.

The Perfect Coffee Milkshake


  • 1 cup cold-brewed coffee or chilled strongly brewed coffee
  • 4 giant scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream


  1. Blend the coffee, vanilla ice cream and 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup together in a blender until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a couple splashes of milk to loosen it up. If it is too thin, add a little more ice cream and pulse to smooth out.
  2. Pour the milkshake into one very large or two medium sized glasses.
  3. Top with a very generous head of whipped cream and drizzle with additional chocolate syrup.
  4. Serve immediately.


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