When coffee and desserts combine, you’ll surely have a winning treat. Coffee lovers will love how their favorite beverage would be used in desserts. Even those who are not really into coffee will discover that desserts made with coffee are not a bad idea. The robust and rich flavor of the coffee would complement the sweetness of ingredients.
Without further ado, here are three coffee dessert recipes which will impress your family or guests at a party. Enjoy!
Recipe 1: Coffee Doughnuts Ice Cream Delight
This is an old breakfast favorite which combines a cup of strong brewed coffee with delicious doughnuts. Get your daily dose of caffeine and sweetness in one dessert.
(Nutritional Info: 511 kcal, 31.7 grams fat, 51.6 grams carbohydrates, 7.1 grams protein, 169 mg sodium, 101 mg cholesterol)
– 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cold
– 3 glazed doughnuts (three-day-old), cut into 8 pieces
– ½ cup milk
– 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
– 2 cups heavy cream
– ½ cup sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spread the doughnut pieces evenly in the bottom of a shallow dish.
- Pour some of the coffee over the doughnuts. Just pour enough coffee which will let the doughnuts absorb the liquid.
- Put the dish in the freezer,
- In a bowl, mix the remaining coffee with sweetened condensed milk, cream, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir everything well.
- Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Freeze the mixture according to machine instructions.
- Take out the frozen doughnuts and fold it into the mixture.
- Store the ice cream in a one or two-quart plastic container with a lid. Cover and seal the container with a plastic wrap.
- Store the ice cream in the freezer for at least 12 hours before serving.
Recipe 2: Summertime Coffee Jelly
This is a traditional Japanese dessert recipe for the summer season. You can serve this treat with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Topping it off with ice cream or flavored coffee cream will also make it even better.
(Nutritional Info: 43 kcal, 0 grams fat, 9.4 grams carbohydrates, 1.6 grams protein, 6 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol)
– 2 cups freshly brewed coffee
– 1 pack unflavored gelatin (0.25 ounce)
– 3 tablespoons white sugar
– 2 tablespoons hot water
- In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in hot water.
- Next, pour the gelatin mixture together with coffee and sugar in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil over high heat.
- Pour coffee mixture into a large pan for cubing or into glasses for separate servings.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 6 to 7 hours, or until it solidifies.
- Serve with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, ice cream, or coffee-flavored cream.
Recipe 3: Coffee Bread with Pecans and Dates
This moist coffee bread has the right ingredients to perk up your taste buds. This recipe is perfect for holidays, or as a staple to your morning breakfast.
(Nutritional Info: 363 kcal, 13.5 grams fat, 58.7 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams protein, 479 mg sodium, 31 mg cholesterol)
– 1 cup strong brewed coffee
– 1 cup pecans, chopped
– 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
– 1 egg
– 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
– 1 cup white sugar
– 2 tablespoons butter, softened
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Grease an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan and layer a parchment paper at the bottom.
- Put the dates in a small bowl and sprinkle baking soda over it.
- Heat the coffee to boiling point and add the dates to it.
- Set aside the coffee with dates.
- Mix the egg, sugar, and butter in a medium-size bowl. Blend the ingredients well.
- Stir in vanilla extract into the egg mixture.
- Add flour and salt to the egg mixture and blend well.
- Fold the date mixture and pecans together with the egg mixture.
- Transfer the batter to the greased loaf pan.
- Bake for one hour, or until the top springs back when touched.
- Let the bread sit for 5 minutes before removing from the loaf pan.
- Peel the paper off and allow the bread to cool on a wire rack.
- Serve as is or with your favorite fruit jam.