Some call coffee the nectar of the gods. It’s a magical elixir that keeps you awake and helps you stay alert through the day. But if you’re not someone who likes to drink coffee, then we’ve got something else for you. Coffee can be included in desserts and some are easy, some not so, but you can mix it all up and produce something absolutely mind blowing. Even if you like coffee on a daily basis, you can still add it to your dessert, because there is no such thing as too much coffee.
From mousse to cupcakes and even popsicles, you can make pretty much anything with coffee. And of course a list like this should come with a warning – brace yourself for lots of delicious awesomeness.
Dark chocolate mocha mousse
Dark chocolate is already such a winner, imagine mixing that up with some coffee and turning it into a mousse! It’s like you get to have everything in each spoonful and we support that completely.
Mocha cupcakes with espresso buttercream frosting
These would be a little more time consuming to make, but it’d be worth it. Mix the coffee into the cupcake batter so that it’s in each bite and while they’re baking, work on the frosting. Don’t add too much espresso, but a dash. Just enough to give the buttercream that kick it needs.
Cappuccino ice pops
Simple as pie. You make your cappuccino and pour it into the popsicle molds, stick it in the freezer for a few hours and bam. Ice Pops. You can even add some crumbled biscuits for crunch, but it’s so easy, you might be doing this for the rest of the summer!
There are lots of people who make Tiramisu without the coffee, but we say, WHAT? Tiramisu is only magical when it has coffee and liqueur, so make sure you add enough and more of both.
You can either do this baked or no-bake, whichever floats your boat. It’s still going to be really easy to put together. When you blend your cream cheese, add in the coffee and voila presto, it’s ready to be set. You can crush some coffee beans and sprinkle it on top, along with some chocolate chips and chocolate sauce before you serve.
Coffee oreo ice cream
Crush the Oreo cookies, blend it with the coffee, condensed milk and fresh cream and then freeze it. You’ve got coffee flavoured crunchy cookies and cream ice cream. Seriously, it doesn’t get better than this.
Chocolate, coffee & caramel cake
Baking cake is always a little daunting, but once you get the hang of it, it feels like home. Two layers of chocolate cake and two layers of coffee cake, separated by a thick layer of caramel sauce and then covered in a delicious coating of chocolate fondue and you have a winner. No seriously, big winner.
Fudge is another really easy dish to make and it requires no effort at all. Okay, maybe a little effort to mix it all together. But you can add coffee and chocolate together and make yourself some fudge. Which can then be either eaten alone like popcorn or with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Mocha chocolate chip cookies
The mocha needs to be in the cookie batter, because with each bite, you’d get a mouthful of chocolate chips and the coffee flavour, which will wake you right up!
Mocha walnut brownies
Seriously, coffee and chocolate are a phenomenal combination and these brownies will blow your mind and the minds of everyone else you serve it too. Like the cookies, the coffee needs to be added to the batter, mixed together properly and baked.
There is a difference between espresso and regular coffee, the key being that espresso is stronger and will give you the buzz. So brownies with espresso in them? Sign us up!