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15 Delicious Ninja Coffee Bar Recipes To Make Today

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You’ve already mastered the basics of brewing a tasty cup of coffee in your Ninja Coffee Bar. But what else can you make with this coffee system?

Keep reading to find our 15 favorite Ninja Coffee Bar recipes. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered, from classics to cocktails. You can adjust the recipes to your taste or invent a new one!

Note: We’re using the Ninja Coffee Scoop that comes with the Coffee Bar. If you’ve misplaced yours, the small scoop is a tablespoon and the big scoop is two tablespoons.

The Classics

1. Mocha Latte

How to make a mocha latte

Brew setting: Specialty

Brew size: Specialty (4 ounces)

Chocolate and coffee: a classic combination. Try a mocha latte, made with chocolate syrup, creamy milk, and bold coffee.

Pour two big scoops of ground coffee into the filter. Add a teaspoon or two of chocolate syrup to a coffee mug and place it beneath the brew basket. Start the brew, selecting the Specialty setting. Meanwhile, heat ¾ cup of milk in the microwave and froth it using the automatic frother. After your coffee has brewed, whisk it with the chocolate and add the frothed milk. Sprinkle with cocoa powder or chocolate chips.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte

How to make a pumpkin spice latte

Brew setting: Specialty

Brew size: Specialty (4 ounces)

Who can resist a spiced seasonal treat? When the leaves start changing, pull out the spices and make a creamy fall latte.

Add two big scoops of ground coffee to the filter and place a coffee mug beneath the basket. Brew using the Specialty setting. In a separate bowl or mug, combine ½ cup of milk, a tablespoon of brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Mix well and microwave for 30 seconds. Froth the milk mixture and combine it with your brewed coffee. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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3. Caramel Macchiato

Caramel Macchiato

Brew setting: Specialty

Brew size: Specialty (4 ounces)

Caramel Macchiatos are classic coffee shop drinks, combining smooth, frothy milk with caramel syrup and strong espresso. Whip one up at home using the Specialty setting on your Ninja Coffee Bar!

Add three small scoops of ground coffee to the filter basket. Pour a tablespoon of caramel syrup into a coffee mug and place it under the brew head. Brew using the Specialty setting and heat ½ cup of milk in the microwave. Froth the milk until it doubles in size and then pour it on top of the brewed coffee.

4. Milk and Honey Coffee

Milk and Honey Coffee

Brew setting: Cafe Forte

Brew size: Cafe Forte (8 ounces)

What could be more soothing than a warm glass of honeyed milk? Kick it up with a few ounces of coffee and you’ve got a tasty way to start your day!

Put two big scoops of coffee in the filter and place a mug under the basket. Brew using the Cafe Forte setting. In another mug, combine ¼ cup of milk and a tablespoon of honey. If you’d like, add a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves. Heat the milk mixture in the microwave for 30 seconds and then froth it until it doubles in size. Pour the frothed milk into your coffee cup and enjoy your sweet treat.

5. Flat White

Flat White

Brew setting: Specialty

Brew size: Specialty (4 ounces)

Flat Whites are popular all over the world as a lower-milk version of a latte. They’re typically made with espresso, milk, and microfoam — and are easy enough to replicate using your Coffee Bar.

Add two big scoops of ground coffee to the filter and place a coffee mug beneath it. Brew using the Specialty button. While your coffee brews, heat ½ cup of milk in the microwave and froth it using the automatic frother. Holding the microfoam back with a spoon, pour the milk into the coffee. Allow the foam to pour in on top.

6. Chicory Coffee

How to make Chicory Coffee

Brew setting: Classic

Brew size: Carafe (43 ounces)

Looking to try something new or lower your caffeine intake? New Orleans-style chicory coffee, made with the roasted roots of the chicory plant, can be an interesting, rich option.

Mix three big scoops of ground coffee and one big scoop of ground chicory. Pour the grounds into the filter basket and brew a carafe using the Classic setting. When the brew finishes, mix in a little cream, milk, or sugar, to taste.

Drinks from other Countries

7. Vietnamese Coffee

Vietnamese Coffee

Brew setting: Cafe Forte

Brew size: Cafe Forte (8 ounces)

Incredibly rich, sweet, and strong, this distinctively-layered drink is typically made using a special Vietnamese pour-over, called a phin. Luckily, you can make it just as easily using your Ninja Coffee Bar!

Pour two big scoops of ground coffee into the filter. Pour a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk into the bottom of a cup and place it below the brew basket. Brew on the Cafe Forte setting. When your coffee finishes brewing, admire the layers and then stir thoroughly.

8. Mexican Spiced Coffee

Mexican spiced coffee

Brew setting: Rich

Brew size: Half-Carafe (28 ounces)

The trick to this spicy, complex drink is mixing spices like cinnamon and chili powder in with the coffee grounds before brewing. Top it with a spiced whipped cream for an extra decadent treat.

Mix three big scoops of ground coffee with a teaspoon of cinnamon and ½ teaspoon of chili powder. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra spice (to taste). Pour the mixture into the filter and make sure the carafe is in place. Brew a half-carafe on the Rich Brew setting. If you’d like, whip heavy cream with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a teaspoon of sugar. Pour the coffee into cups and top with the whipped cream.

9. Arabic Coffee

Arabic coffee ingredients

Brew setting: Specialty

Brew size: Specialty (4 ounces)

Though the traditional method uses a small copper pot called a briki, your Ninja Coffee Bar can also brew a tasty cup of this spiced drink, which is sweet, strong, and meant to be savored.

In a small bowl, combine a tablespoon of ground cardamom with three small scoops of ground coffee. Mix well and pour it into the filter. Place a coffee mug below the brew basket and brew using the Specialty setting. Once your coffee has brewed, add sugar (to taste).

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Iced Drinks

10. Iced Dirty Chai

Iced Dirty Chai

Brew setting: Specialty

Brew size: Specialty (4 ounces)

Combine creamy spiced chai, a few ounces of strong coffee, and ice, and you’ve got a cold treat perfect for any time of day.

Pour two big scoops of ground coffee into the filter. Fill a coffee cup with ice and pour in ½ cup of cold chai. Brew on the Specialty setting, mix, and sip away!

11. Iced Vanilla Latte

Iced Vanilla Latte

Brew setting: Specialty

Brew size: Specialty (4 ounces)

Why spend money at the coffee shop when you’ve already got a Ninja Coffee Bar? Iced vanilla lattes are sweet and creamy, with just enough strong coffee flavor to satisfy any coffee lover.

Add two big scoops of ground coffee to the brew basket. Pour two tablespoons of vanilla syrup into a large cup filled with ice. Brew using the Specialty setting. Froth ¾ cup of milk in a large mug or bowl and add it to the cup when your coffee finishes brewing.

12. Coffee Lemonade

Coffee Lemonade

Brew setting: Over Ice

Brew size: Cup (9.5 ounces)

Sweet and refreshing, with a caffeinated kick, coffee lemonade could be a great afternoon pick-me-up or summer treat.

Fill a large cup with ice and place it under the brew basket. Add three small scoops of ground coffee to the filter. Brew a cup of coffee using the Over Ice setting. When the brew is finished, add a cup of lemonade and stir. Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Alcoholic Drinks

13. Coffee Martini

Coffee Martini

Brew setting: Over Ice

Brew size: Travel Mug (14 ounces)

Add two big scoops of ground coffee to the filter. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and put it below the brew basket. Brew a Travel Mug size on the Over Ice setting. Once the coffee has brewed, add ¼ cup each of vodka and coffee liqueur (to taste). Optionally, add two tablespoons of crème de cacao. Shake, strain, and pour into four cocktail glasses.

 14. Irish Coffee

Brew setting: Cafe Forte

Brew size: Cafe Forte (8 ounces)

Perfect for a rainy day, this mixture of whiskey, cream, and coffee is cozy and decadent.

Pour 1 ½ ounces of Irish whiskey (to taste) and 2 teaspoons of brown sugar into a coffee mug. Add two big scoops of ground coffee to the filter basket and brew using the Cafe Forte button. Meanwhile, whip cream with a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of vanilla. Top your brewed coffee with the whipped cream.

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15. Coffee Old Fashioned

Coffee Old Fashioned

Brew setting: Over Ice

Brew size: Travel Mug (14 ounces)

Typically made with bourbon, bitters, and simple syrup, the old fashioned is a beloved cocktail. So why not make one with coffee and chocolate liqueur for a bold, slightly fruity adult drink?

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and put it beneath the brew basket. Fill the filter with two big scoops of ground coffee and brew using the Over Ice setting, on the Travel Mug size. When the brew finishes, add three ounces of bourbon (to taste) and a tablespoon each of crème de cacao and sugar. Add a dash or two of orange bitters, shake well, and divide between two cocktail glasses. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Conclusion

There you have it: our list of 15 drinks to make with your Ninja Coffee Bar. Whether you’re in the mood for something refreshing, cozy, or adventurous, there’s something for you. Pick your favorite and give it a try!


By Kate MacDonnell