Do you love coffee? Do you love snickerdoodle cookies? Then this is a recipe for you. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s actually something that you could serve to your friends and family without going through much trouble making it.

If you are a fan of fall flavors, you will love it. Just like the cookie, snickerdoodle coffee is sweet, delicious, and full of delectable spices.

In this article, I’ll go over the ingredients needed to make this coffee, which coffee roasts work well, the best coffee brewing technique, the complete recipe, and so much more. Let’s get started!

What is snickerdoodle coffee?

Snickerdoodle coffee is a type of flavored coffee that has a cinnamon and sugar flavor. It is made by adding ground cinnamon and sugar to brewed coffee. Some people also like to add whipped cream to their snickerdoodle coffee.

Homemade snickerdoodle coffee.

It’s a popular flavor for coffee lovers who want to enjoy the taste of a snickerdoodle cookie without having to bake one themselves.

Those who enjoy sweetened coffee drinks are in luck because this coffee recipe is sweet, has a nice spiced flavor, and can be topped with whipped cream for a decadent, rich, and sweet taste.

Below, you’ll find more information about the ingredients, and I’ll get into the best coffee roasts and coffee brewing techniques to use for this recipe.

What is snickerdoodle coffee made of?

Snickerdoodle coffee is made from the following ingredients:

  • Brewed coffee
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream
All the ingredients needed to make a snickerdoodle coffee at home.

The brewed coffee is the main ingredient for this snickerdoodle coffee. It’s important to brew coffee that you like so that you’ll enjoy every sip of it. I’ll go over some tips for the best coffee below.

As brown sugar goes, you can use dark brown sugar, but light brown sugar will also work well. It depends on what you have at home, so you can easily make this recipe work.

The spices are there to give it the snickerdoodle flavor. You can add whipped cream if you like to add some more sweetness and creaminess to your coffee!

Optionally, you can add a splash of milk. You can also froth the milk if you like. It’ll add a nice layer of depth to your coffee.

Tip: You can check out these six different ways to froth milk at home.

Which coffee roast works well in this snickerdoodle coffee?

A medium-dark roast with a sweet, caramelized flavor pairs well with the cinnamon and other spices that are added. It’s perfect for making this snickerdoodle coffee recipe!

A light roast would work well in this snickerdoodle coffee, as it will maintain the flavors of the cinnamon and sugar. However, a dark roast would also work well if you are looking for a more intense flavor.

My favorite coffee beans for this recipe are medium and dark roasts. I find that the lighter roasts, like blonde roast coffee, produce an underwhelming flavor that doesn’t pair well with the spices and sweetness of this drink.

Medium roasted and dark roasted coffee beans next to each other.
Medium roast on the left. Dark roast on the right

These darker coffee roasts will have a stronger flavor that will stand up to the sweetness of the snickerdoodle flavors.

If you’re looking for some great coffee beans that pair well with this coffee, check out my recommendations here.

Over there, I’ll go over some of my favorite coffee beans to use in pour over coffee, which is a great basis to use in this recipe. More on this below:

What is the best coffee brewing technique to use for this recipe?

There are a few different ways to brew coffee but pour over, or French press are the best methods to use for this recipe.

Pour over coffee is made by slowly pouring hot water over coffee grounds in a filter, while French press coffee is made by steeping coffee grounds in hot water before pressing the plunger down to separate the grounds from the finished coffee.

"Stirring the coffee and water together in the Chemex."

Either method will produce a great cup of coffee, so it just depends on your personal preference and which coffee brewer you already have at home.

I suggest brewing a strong cup of coffee with a high coffee to water ratio for a more intense flavor profile.

The robust flavors of the coffee will be tuned down by the added sweetness and spices, so it needs to be a bit stronger than usual for that well-balanced taste.

You can check out my beginner’s guide to brewing coffee if you’re interested in learning all about the coffee basics and the best coffee strength for you.

Now that you have all the information about this delicious coffee, let’s get into the recipe so that you can give it a try!

Yield: 1 Serving

Snickerdoodle Coffee

Snickerdoodle coffee, ready to drink.

This snickerdoodle coffee is an excellent start to your day if you like spiced and slightly sweetened coffee!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (0.18 l) of brewed coffee
  • 1/4 tsp (1 gram) of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp (3 grams) of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp (10 grams) of brown sugar
  • Optionally, a serving of whipped cream


  1. Start by brewing the coffee. Choose your favorite coffee beans and coffee brewer for the perfect basis for this recipe.
  2. While the coffee is brewing, combine the ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar in a tall glass.
  3. Once the coffee has brewed, add a splash of it to the spices and sugar mixture in the glass.
  4. Give it a good stir, so you combine all the delicious flavors.
  5. Then, pour the remaining coffee on top.
  6. Finish the coffee by adding a serving of whipped cream to it and sprinkling some more spices on top.
  7. Add a long spoon to the glass, serve, and enjoy!


If you like adding some milk to your coffee, pour it in the glass after adding the coffee, so that it combines with the rest of the drink!

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 8mgSugar: 11g

How many calories are in this coffee?

This coffee has quite low calories. Only brown sugar and whipped cream make up for the calories. So it’s a good choice if you’re watching your calorie intake.

Brewed coffee contains virtually no calories, so it’s a great basis! You’ll increase the calories once you start adding the brown sugar, whipped cream, and, optionally, some milk.

However, this snickerdoodle has 93 calories, so it’s still quite a bit lower than Nutella coffee, for example.


If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to jazz up your coffee routine, give snickerdoodle coffee a try. It’s simple to make and sure to please any coffee lover.

I like that you can customize the flavors in this drink to your liking. Adding some milk or a serving of whipped cream will add some sweetness that you might very well like.

Do you like trying these kinds of coffee recipes? I’ve listed some great recipes you can try below that are also easy to make!

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