Have Your Coffee and Eat it Too: The Best Coffee Dessert Recipes You Have to Try

The-Best-Coffee-Dessert-Recipes-You-Have-To-TryAround 49% of Americans drink coffee on a regular basis. You’ve heard the jokes about people needing an IV drip of this brown stuff since people are so hooked on it.

Perhaps you’re one of those guilty Americans who need coffee to live and function. But just drinking it won’t suffice.

If that little brown bean is life, then you’ll want to read on. Here are some of the best coffee dessert recipes around!

Caffeine BrowniesInfuse-caffeine-into-some-treats-so-you-can-get-your-fix

Infuse caffeine into some treats so you can get your fix while enjoying something delicious. These caffeine brownies are so fluffy you won’t want to stop stuffing your face with them.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups black coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Method

  1. Boil your black coffee until it’s reduced to just 2/3 cup; stir often. This should take about 30 minutes and it’ll be thick and concentrated. Let it cool.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your 8×8 baking pan.
  3. Stir together the sugar butter until it’s smooth. Then, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour in the coffee concentrate and cocoa powder; stir until there are no more lumps.
  5. In a different bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir this dry mix into the wet mix. Mix until smooth.
  6. Take the batter and spread it all around the baking pan. Bake until a toothpick can be inserted and taken out cleanly; this should take about 30 minutes.
  7. Let the brownies cool and then cut it into small bars.

Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

On a hot summer day, you probably won’t want to sip a hot coffee. So have some ice cream instead to get your coffee fix. For this recipe, you’ll need an ice cream machine.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup caramel dessert sauce

Method

  1. Mix together the first 4 ingredients until the sugar granules are dissolved.
  2. Add the heavy cream and stir until smooth.
  3. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  4. Make “soft serve” ice cream in your machine.
  5. Put half of the ice cream in a tub and pour half of the caramel dessert sauce on top. Repeat this process.
  6. Get a knife and swirl the caramel sauce around the ice cream.
  7. Cover the tub and leave the ice cream in the freezer for at least 2 hours before eating.

Mocha TrufflesMocha-Truffles-dont-take-a-professional-baker-to-make

This recipe doesn’t take a professional baker to make. In fact, you can bring these truffles to life with your microwave!

Ingredients

For the truffles, you’ll need:

  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons water

For the coating, you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Method

  1. Put some wax paper onto your baking sheet.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips for the truffles in your microwave. Take it out every 30 seconds to stir.
  3. Mix in all the rest of the ingredients for the truffles until it’s blended.
  4. Chill the truffle mix in your refrigerator. This should take around 30 minutes.
  5. Use your hands to roll small 1-inch balls from the truffle mix and place them on the baking sheet.
  6. Chill the truffles for a few hours.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips and shortening for the coating in the same manner for the truffle mix.
  8. Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate mixture and place them back on the baking sheet.
  9. Let the coating set, which should take at least 30 minutes.

Coffee Mug Cake

This is another recipe where you can make in the microwave. The best thing about this one is its serving size is one!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee

Method

  1. Put the chocolate chips and olive oil into a cup. Microwave it for about 30 seconds to melt the chocolate chips.
  2. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix well with a fork.
  3. Add the wet ingredients and mix again with your fork.
  4. Microwave the mixture until it’s cooked through; this should take about 1 1/2 minutes.
  5. Let the mug cake cool off for a few minutes before digging in.

Easy Mocha Trifle

For those of you who are lazy, this recipe will be a cinch to make. We make use of instant pudding mix, package brownie mix, and store-bought toffee bars for this dessert.

Sure, this recipe uses instant coffee. But you can enjoy your shot at home while making these desserts with a quality espresso machine.

Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 packages instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping (thawed)
  • 3 bars chocolate-covered toffee bars (chopped)

Method

  1. Make the brownies first by following the instructions written on the box. After they’ve cooled down, cut them into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Mix together the pudding mix and milk.
  3. Once it thickens, then add the instant coffee.
  4. Fold in the whipped topping.
  5. Get out your serving glasses. Put a layer of brownie on the bottom, then pudding mixture, and lastly, the chopped toffee bar pieces. Repeat as many times as you want for multiple layers.
  6. Chill the glasses for at least 30 minutes before eating.

Try out These Coffee Dessert Recipes

With these coffee dessert recipes under your belt, you can definitely have your coffee and eat it too. You can take practically any dessert and add some depth to it with the flavor of the coffee.

Some people might call you obsessed, but who cares? When they taste the desserts you can make from these beans, they’ll be right there with you, scarfing everything down. So go ahead and indulge yourself!

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The Art of Pairing Fine Wine With Desserts

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A Complete Guide To Dessert And Wine Pairings

Desserts are dishes and courses which conclude a specific meal. Most desserts you can find are composed of sweet ingredients. It may either come as fruit, cakes, cookies, etc. to make sure that your taste buds get a perfect balance of taste. Moreover, each dessert serves either in any form must complement the main course you took.

Besides, most people tend to crave a bowl of dessert after a meal because it’s the only way to satisfy our appetite. Ingesting more sugar into our body can increase our good mood, and one way to acquire it is by eating ounces of sweet desserts. Desserts also play a significant role in producing happy hormones to our body; that’s why we crave even more when we get the chance to eat some.

Everyone inevitably loves desserts so as wine. If wines can pair with meats, veggies, and fish, it may also pair with several desserts. Indeed, wine deems the most versatile type of beverage you can find which can blend with different kinds of dishes. Hence, in this article, we would like to give you the different dessert categories and the wine labels they may perfectly combine. Rest assured that once you learn the art of dessert and wine pairing, your desire of fulfilling your sweet tooth at the same time, your wine tasting experience is brought to a higher level.

Candies and Confectioneries

Some people who want to make a simple dessert course after a meal would love to choose candies and confectioneries. If you are one of those people, who wanted to take this kind of dessert, make sure you pick a wine label that will thoroughly cut. That means you have to select a wine which may come sweeter than candies and confectioneries.

Hershey Bars and Classic ChocolateSokolin Wines such as Merlot best fit chocolate bars. It comes to a light taste and sweeter flavor that’s why they blend perfectly.

Toffee Bars and Dark Chocolates – the best wine label you can pair with this is Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sweet-Sour Candy – you need to get an aromatic and colorful wine like Pinot Gris.

Peanut Butter Candy – you should get a wine which is fruity like Emilio Sherry.

Apple Candies and Caramel Candies – you need a wine that will complement the butter flavor. Technically, a buttery wine like Chardonnay deems a perfect mix for this kind of dessert.

Frozen Desserts

It is one of the top desserts that most people love. Frozen desserts give a refreshing flavor in your palate at the same time cools down every taste you took during your main course.  Most frozen sweet dishes are also best when you pair it with a glass of wine. Here are some frozen dessert and wine pairings you must try.

Fruity Ice Creams – the best wine you may pick for this is Zinfandel. The reason why they come as a perfect blend because they are fruity flavor which comes in a medium-bodied type. Make sure only to pick a medium-bodied Zinfandel wine because it only deems the best fit.

SorbetMoscato d’Asti wines are a perfect choice which can combine Sorbet desserts.

Nutty and Chocolate Ice Creams – for chocolate ice cream, you may pick a sparkling red wine that is full of berry flavor. On the other hand, for nutty ice cream flavor, Sherry wine entails the perfect choice because it comes in a buttery flavor.

Vanilla Ice Cream – it’s a typical ice cream flavor you can find in a desert and matured Zinfandels wines combine with the dessert excellently.

Cookies and Cakes

For people who wanted to experience a full sugar rush dessert, cakes, and cookies entail the best choice. Believe it or not, everyone loves cake so as cookies. As you may have observed, there are many types of cakes and cookies you can find, and each has its distinctive flavor. So, if you want to get the best taste out of these desserts, you need to pair it with a chilled glass of wine. Here are some.

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cakes – it’s the most common flavor that most people would love to taste after a meal. There are many wine labels you can pair with this; however, the most popular ones include Banyuls, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel.

Jelly-brimmed Cookies – you need to pick a sweet, fruity, and frizzier wine such as Moscato.

Strawberry-flavored Shortcakes – this is the second cake flavor most dessert lovers choose. For this kind of dessert, you can choose to pair it with super dry Prosecco wine.

Red Velvet Cake – This dessert deserved a perfectly matched wine to pair. Since this wine comes in red velvety flavor, you may pair it with a luscious red wine such as Banyule.

Peanut Butter Cookies – it is a type of dessert that needs a strong wine flavor. Since these cookies are mostly made of peanut butter, you also need to pick a buttery wine flavor like Madeira.

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Author Bio

Scarlett Wells is a freelance writer and wine enthusiast. She is an active critique examining all levels of wine types so she can produce reviews and articles that will help guide every consumer in selecting the right kind of wine to drink. Aside from that, she wrote a lot of blogs maximizing the real usage of wines. In her free time, she reads a lot about food and beverage pairing in order to help her become an effective mentor inspiring everyone to maintain a fit and fab lifestyle.

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