6 Amazing Coffee Desserts That Will Get You Wired (Recipes)


By Cooking Panda

October 1 is National Coffee Day! Let’s celebrate.

Beyond scoring a ton of freebies and discounts on this exciting holiday (find out how you can do that here), coffee lovers can observe this delightful occasion by whipping up some bold, buzzworthy desserts jam-packed with a huge jolt of coffee.

Here are some of the best ways to do that:

1. Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee

Don’t have a brulee torch? No problem. Fire up your oven broiler instead and follow the instructions outlined here to get that perfectly crunchy shell.

2. White Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies

You certainly don’t have to cut the easy-to-make dough with mug-shaped cookie cutters, but you totally should, because they are adorable!

3. Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream

The classic combo! Add a pinch of cinnamon to the cream before churning if you want an extra zing reminiscent of churros.

4. Cold Amaretto Coffee Affogato

If you’ve never had an affogato — a shot or two of espresso poured over a heaping scoop of ice cream — you’re going to love this. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have espresso makers on hand, which makes this regular brewed joe recipe perfect for a quick at-home treat. Want to make it boozy? Grab amaretto liqueur instead of syrup!

5. Kona Coffee Kahlua Brownies

If you’ve never added coffee to your brownies, you’ll be amazed at how much deeper and richer a spoonful or two makes them. Load them up with nearly a cup of strong Kona coffee and a hearty glug of booze for a bold, sweet treat.

6. Coffee Ice Cream Pops with Bacon Sprinkles

If you use store-bought ice cream like the recipe suggests, these two-ingredient pops whip up in a flash, but if you want bonus points, here’s how to make your own. Oh, and if you want to sweeten things up even more, consider using candied bacon.

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12 Coffee Desserts You Should Make Right Now


By Cooking Panda

Hey, you over there!

Yeah, you!

You look a little sleepy. Need a pick-me-up?

If you have been dragging your feet lately and crave a little extra caffeine in all forms or just adore the deep, bold taste of coffee and espresso, might we suggest using said elixir of life in your desserts? Here are some great coffee-boosted treats that will add an extra pep to your step:

1. Kona Coffee Kahlua Brownies

We love a nice, rich, sweet and moist brownie – who doesn’t? – but when you add a sizeable dose of coffee and Kahlua, you add an extra bold kick that will really elevate these brownies to another level. We definitely won’t be sharing these.

2. Chocolate-Dipped Espresso Meringues

Meringues? Those are a lot of work, aren’t they? NOPE. Just grab your mixer and whisk your ingredients for a couple minutes, bake it and, BAM! Meringues. Magic.

3. Apricot and Chocolate Pastry Pillows

Puff pastry + jam + chocolate chips + coffee = YES.

4. Mocha Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Nearly everyone loves cheesecake, but it can be a real pain making it. If you’re not in the mood to wreak havoc on your entire kitchen, consider making these simple guys in bar form. They taste just as delicious, and the rich chocolate-coffee flavors provide that extra kick that you’re craving.

5. Spice Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting Recipe

The molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg really bring something special to these light, fluffy delights. Combined with a rich mocha frosting, these cupcakes are completely unforgettable!

6. Cool Coffee Gels

We’re still trying to decide if the coolest part of this recipe is how simple it is to make, how tasty it is or the low-calorieness of the whole thing. Either way, we’re going to make these ASAP.

7. Coffee-Caramel Creme Brulee

We know you like creme brulee, but did you know that there is so much more you can do with that mini torch than simply setting vanilla custard ablaze? Next time you’re making the classic treat, consider adding a bit of coffee and caramel to the mix for a while new level of excitement.

8. Coffee Cream Eclairs

These light, airy profiteroles are ridiculously low in sugar, but you’d hardly know it, considering how sweet and decadent they taste! Fill them up with vanilla coffee cream, and now we’re talking!

9. Kahlua Fruit Dip

Fruit and coffee? Sounds weird, but this super simple dip is so addicting that you’ll want to make sure you make a double batch. Trust us on this one.

10. Frappe Oreo Ice Cream

Combine your favorite Greek refreshment with everyone’s preferred sandwich cookie and turn the whole dang thing into ice cream for something smooth, rich and chocolaty.

11. Chilled Amaretto Coffee Affogato

Spike your coffee with a dose of amaretto and then pour on top of a mound of decadent ice cream for a chilled beverage that will transport you to the cosmic realm. Top the whole thing with whipped cream and chopped almonds, now we’re talking!

12. Coffee Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie

Ice cream pie? Oh yes, this is real! Use a pre-made graham cracker crust and this thing whips up in minutes (minus freezing time).

Featured Photo Credit: The Well Floured Kitchen

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