Food and Drinks

Coffee and desserts

It’s a great way to end your meal. Coffee desserts come in many forms: sweet coffees and ice creams, cakes, and puddings, as well as variations on tiramisu.

Many of these recipes will require strong-brewed Coffee. Some may use instant or powdered Coffee. For this, you can use cold-brew Coffee. This produces a deeper, more authentic flavor with less acidity and bitterness. However, you should wait at least 12 hours before making the dessert.


The Affogato is an Italian espresso dessert. It’s simple and unique. This delicious treat is made with vanilla cream, fresh-brewed espresso, a blender, and a few minutes.

Tiramisu Cake

This tiramisu recipe features the same flavors as the “pick me up” but uses a few shortcuts. You will use store-bought angel food cake to make a cream cheese and coffee liqueur filling. It’s finished off with a coffee-infused whipped cream topping.

Texas Brownies

Lattes has proven that chocolate and Coffee go well together. Texas brownies show the combination in baked form, adding a full cup of Coffee to the batter. You’ll be hard-pressed to eat just one of these brownies without adding a cup of Coffee to the batter.

Coffee Meringues

Coffee Meringues make a great little snack for a good cup of Coffee. This recipe only requires five ingredients. Instant Coffee provides sweetness. They can be prepared days ahead and are gluten-free and kosher.

Coffee Mousse

Homemade espresso mousse is a fantastic treat, perfect for special occasions. You can chill it for at least two hours before you start the main course. Add a dark chocolate sauce or chocolate-coated coffee bean syrup to the custard.

Coffee Ice Cream

Instant espresso granules can make Coffee and ice cream at home. This recipe does not require an Ice Cream Maker. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and place them in a loaf pan. Freeze it for at most six hours.

Mississippi Mud Ice Cream Pie

You can use the coffee ice cream to make a delicious Mississippi Mud Pie. This decadent frozen dessert has layers of pecans, coffee ice cream, and a vanilla ice cream base.

Cuban Coffee

Cuban Coffee is a sweet, rich coffee that will make you forget dessert. These espresso shots are made using concentrated Coffee and sugar from an espresso machine on the stovetop. It’s not easy, but the first sip is well worth it.

Coffee Jelly

This dessert is simple and delicious. It’s made with black Coffee, gelatin, sugar, and milk. Although coffee jelly is a classic, it’s most popular in Japan. It’s perfect when topped with whipped cream.

Coffee-Walnut Snack Cake

Most coffee cakes don’t contain any coffee. But this coffee-walnut cookie doubles the flavor. This super moist dessert is made with solid Coffee or espresso in the batter and frosting. It’s a must-try for coffee lovers.

Chocolate-Covered Espresso Beans

Chocolate-covered coffee beans will spice up your morning coffee. These little snacks are delicious, and you can combine different types of chocolate with other roasted coffee beans.

Coffee Frosting

This coffee frosting recipe adds the sweetness of sweetened coffee flavor to any dessert. It’s made with brewed espresso, soy butter, and either almond milk. It’s dairy-free, delicious with chocolate, and can be used with any chocolate.

Coffee Caramels

This is the perfect recipe for candy cravings. These coffee caramels have a buttery texture and smoky taste, making Coffee so delicious. These are great introductions to candy-making.

French Opera Cake

Opera cake is a classic French dessert. It’s always dressed to impress. The layers of dark chocolate Ganache, coffee buttercream, and almond sponge cake are perfect for entertaining guests at dinner.

Vegan Mocha Cake

This vegan mocha recipe has a few extra ingredients that make it even more delicious. To make this recipe, you only need a mixture of Coffee, vinegar, maple syrup, and cocoa powder.

French Cafe au Lait Creme Brulee

This cafe au leit creme brulee recipe shows you how to make classic French desserts. This adds espresso to the baked egg creme. It is then finished traditionally with torched caramelized sugar.

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Chocolate Cookies with Mocha Glaze

This mocha-glazed chocolate cookie recipe is easy. The real challenge is eating only a few. This recipe requires hot Coffee. You can make a delicious glaze using a pour-over brewer or a stovetop espresso machine.

Whoopie Pies

Filled Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing. Photo: Diana Rattray

You’ll find a delicious chocolate filling sandwiched between two vanilla Whoopie Pies. It’s topped with bold, strong Coffee. These crowd-pleasing treats can be as fun to make and as enjoyable to eat.