13 Spooky Halloween Coffee Recipes: Scary Drink Ideas

Gather ’round, fellow Halloween fans! As the air turns crisp and the leaves don their vibrant hues, it’s the time of year to embrace the spirit of the season with a spooky twist. Whether you’re hosting a wickedly fun Halloween party or simply looking to add some eerie excitement to your cozy evenings, I’ve got you covered with a collection of hauntingly delightful Halloween coffee recipes.

From the bewitching aroma of pumpkin spice to the tantalizing allure of caramel apples, these concoctions will cast a spell on your taste buds and send shivers down your spine. My imagination ran wild as I summoned a ghostly list of 13 tantalizing beverages that blend the flavors of the season with your favorite coffee creations.

Join me as I embark on a spine-tingling journey through a cauldron of creativity. Whether you prefer the warmth of creamy lattes or the chilling sensation of iced coffees, these recipes will ensure that your Halloween parties are truly unforgettable. There is something for everyone, especially those with a sweet tooth.

So, grab your broomsticks. Adorn yourself with your most frightful attire. And get ready to sip on some Halloween magic.

Let the hauntingly delicious flavors take you on a journey through the macabre and leave your guests spellbound with these enchanting beverages. It’s time to raise your mugs and toast to a Halloween season that will be remembered for years to come. Cheers, fellow coffee aficionados, to a wickedly delightful experience for your taste buds!

1. Creepy Caramel Latte

This one is inspired by espresso Romano. Which is basically espresso with lemon. I decided to switch out the lemon for an orange and was quite pleasantly surprised.

Ingredients

  1. One shot of espresso
  2. 1 cup whole milk
  3. A slice of orange
  4. Orange zest twist
  5. ½ tbsp caramel sauce
  6. Dark chocolate pieces

Steps

  1. Brew a shot of espresso
  2. Mix the caramel sauce and espresso in a cup
  3. Cut a slice of orange and put it in the cup
  4. Steam and froth the milk until you have a thin layer of foam
  5. Remove the orange from the cup (you can leave it in if you want a stronger orange flavor)
  6. Gently pour the steamed milk over the coffee mixture
  7. Put the dark chocolate pieces on top
  8. Add an orange zest twist

2. Vampire Vanilla Latte

Succumb to the allure of this indulgent brew, where velvety vanilla meets the lusciousness of strawberry sauce/syrup, leaving you enchanted by its flavor.

Ingredients

  1. One shot of espresso
  2. 1 cup whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp simple syrup
  4. 1tsp vanilla extract
  5. Strawberry syrup drizzle

If you want you can use vanilla syrup instead of simple syrup and vanilla extract.

Steps

  1. Brew a shot of espresso
  2. Add the vanilla extract and simple syrup to the coffee
  3. Steam and froth the milk until you have a thin layer of foam
  4. Pour the milk over the coffee
  5. Drizzle some strawberry syrup/sauce over for an extra touch of sweetness

Strawberry syrup is quite often not that red. In the Halloween spirit, try adding some red food coloring to it.

3. Graveyard Espresso Shot

Brace yourself for an intense double shot of espresso infused with a touch of cinnamon, awakening your senses like a haunted graveyard.

Ingredients

  1. ​2 shots of espresso
  2. Cinnamon to taste

Steps

  1. ​Pull a double espresso shot
  2. Add cinnamon on top

4. Witch’s Potion Iced Coffee 

​Quench your thirst with this bewitching blend of black coffee and a splash of green apple syrup, leaving you refreshed and spellbound.

Ingredients

  1. ​2 shots of espresso
  2. 8 oz (about 240ml) cold water
  3. 1 tbsp apple syrup
  4. Coffee ice cubes

Steps

  1. Put the apple syrup in a glass
  2. Pull a double shot of espresso
  3. Add the water and the espresso to the glass
  4. Add coffee ice cubes

You don’t have to use coffee ice cubes, but I prefer them because they don’t water down my coffee as they melt.

5. Poison Apple Cappuccino

Against all odds, this one is probably my favorite of all these Halloween-themed drinks. It gives me apple danish vibes and that just makes me happy.

Ingredients

  1. ​One shot of espresso
  2. ½ cup whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp apple syrup with apple pieces
  4. Caramel syrup drizzle
  5. Whipped cream
  6. ​Cinnamon/Pumpkin spice (optional)

Steps

  1. Brew a shot of espresso
  2. Steam and froth the milk
  3. Pour the milk over the espresso
  4. Add whipped cream on top
  5. Follow the cream with a drizzle of caramel syrup
  6. Top it with apple syrup
  7. Sprinkle some cinnamon over

If you don’t want the apple pieces in your drink, you can just strain the syrup through a mesh strainer before using it.

I didn’t do it, but it would actually look really great if you added some green food coloring to the apple syrup.

6. Candy Apple Cold Brew

Immerse yourself in the delightful flavors of apple syrup and caramel drizzle, capturing the essence of a classic Halloween treat in a chillingly smooth cold brew.

Ingredients

  1. ​A glass of diluted cold brew
  2. 1 tbsp apple syrup
  3. ¼ cup 2% milk
  4. Caramel drizzle

Steps

  1. Mix the apple syrup and cold brew together in a glass
  2. Make cold foam from the milk using either a handheld frother or by hand in a mason jar
  3. ​Put the foam on top of the coffee
  4. Drizzle caramel syrup over the coffee

7. Crazy Candy Cappuccino

This coffee drink is a delicious treat that will probably give you a huge sugar rush, but who cares? It’s halloween, candy is part of the deal. Delight in the sweet harmony of flavors that will transport you to a nostalgic Halloween candy wonderland.

Ingredients

  1. ​One shot of espresso
  2. ½ cup whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp simple syrup
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1 tbsp caramel syrup
  6. ​Mini marshmallows
  7. Shortbread
  8. Your favorite chocolate (I used dark chocolate)
  9. Whipped cream

If you want you can use vanilla syrup instead of simple syrup and vanilla extract.

Steps

  1. Brew a shot of espresso
  2. Mix the vanilla extract and simple syrup with the espresso
  3. Steam and froth the milk
  4. Pour the milk over the espresso
  5. Put some whipped cream on top
  6. Add the mini marshmallows
  7. Cut the chocolate and shortbread in pieces before putting them on the drink
  8. Drizzle some caramel syrup over

This recipe is basically trick or treat. You can really add whatever candy your heart desires to it. Be it candy corn or Halloween sprinkles. Go wild!

8. Black Cat Americano

Experience the mysterious allure of an espresso shot with hot water, enhanced with a touch of licorice syrup, as dark as a moonlit night.

Ingredients

  1. ​2 shots of espresso
  2. 8 oz (about 240 ml) hot water
  3. ​1tbsp licorice syrup

Steps

  1. ​Boil some water
  2. Pull a double shot of espresso
  3. Add the water, espresso, and licorice syrup together in a cup

9. Witch’s Brew Mocha

Dive into a cauldron of rich mocha and refreshing mint, casting a spell of decadence over your taste buds.

Ingredients

  1. One shot of espresso
  2. 1 cup whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp mocha sauce
  4. Whipped cream
  5. ​Mint chocolate

Steps

  1. ​Pull the shot of espresso
  2. Mix the mocha sauce into the espresso
  3. Froth and steam the milk
  4. Pour the milk over the espresso mix
  5. Add whipped cream
  6. ​Cut the mint chocolate into pieces
  7. Top the drink with the chocolate pieces

10. Spiderweb Mocha

Savor the tantalizing blend of espresso, chocolate, and caramel, adorned with a mesmerizing spiderweb design.

Ingredients

  1. One shot of espresso
  2. 1 cup whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp mocha sauce
  4. Caramel drizzle
  5. Mocha sauce drizzle

Steps

  1. ​Pull the shot of espresso
  2. Mix the mocha sauce into the espresso
  3. Froth and steam the milk
  4. Pour the milk over the espresso mix
  5. Add caramel syrup and some mocha sauce on top in a spiderweb design

11. Ghostly White Mocha

Immerse yourself in this spooky drink with a hauntingly delightful blend of white chocolate and coconut that will send shivers down your spine.

Ingredients

  1. One shot of espresso
  2. 1 cup whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp white mocha sauce
  4. ½ tbsp coconut syrup
  5. Coconut flakes

Steps

  1. ​Pull the shot of espresso
  2. Mix the mocha sauce and coconut syrup into the espresso
  3. Froth and steam the milk
  4. Pour the milk over the espresso mix
  5. Add some coconut flakes on top

12. Wicked Mocha

Dare to try this wickedly delicious fusion of dark chocolate and chili pepper, providing an exhilarating and fiery twist.

Ingredients

  1. One shot of espresso
  2. 1 cup whole milk
  3. 1 tbsp mocha sauce
  4. Whipped cream
  5. Chilli pepper to taste
  6. Cocoa powder to taste

Steps

  1. ​Pull the shot of espresso
  2. Mix the mocha sauce into the espresso
  3. Froth and steam the milk
  4. Pour the milk over the espresso mix
  5. Add whipped cream on top
  6. Sprinkle chili pepper and cocoa powder over to taste

13. Cinnamon Pumpkin Cold Brew

Embrace the cool and invigorating essence of cold brew coffee infused with the warm and comforting flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin.

Ingredients

  1. ​A glass of diluted cold brew
  2. 1 tbsp pumpkin spice sauce
  3. ​Coffee ice cubes

Steps

  1. Mix the cold brew and pumpkin spice sauce in a glass
  2. Add coffee ice cubes and enjoy

What Kind of Coffee to Use

​I used my coffee machine for all of these recipes. But I know not everyone has one.

In that case, you can use instant coffee. Nescafé has great instant espresso. In fact, I’d rather use that for these recipes than coffee made in a moka pot, AeroPress, or French press.

Coffee Beans

I always recommend Starbuck’s Pike Place Roast, because it really is just that good.

Pike Place coffee beans.

Final Thoughts: Halloween Coffee Recipes

We now bid farewell to this frightfully delightful journey through many different recipes for Halloween drinks. I hope you’ve been bewitched by the enchanting flavors and inspired to create your own eerie concoctions.

Whether it’s the sweet candy apple cold brew or the daring Wicked Mocha, these drinks have cast a spell. It has, hopefully, infused your coffee experience with the spirit of Halloween.

So, as the moon rises and the shadows grow long, let these hauntingly delicious beverages accompany you on your eerie adventures and fill your cup with the magic of the season. Cheers to a flavorsome Halloween filled with unforgettable sips and wickedly good times!

Other Coffee Recipes for You to Try

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Sauce for Coffee

This recipe is the perfect complement to the above Halloween recipes.

Read the entire recipe for pumpkin spice sauce for coffee here.

A pumpkin spice latte in a white mug front of a mason jar with pumpkin spice sauce.

Delicious Mocha Macchiato: Step-by-Step Recipe

Mocha macchiatos are a great drink to try if you are in the mood for a new coffee drink.

Read the entire recipe for a mocha macchiato here.

Mocha macchiato in front of plants and coffee beans.

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