If you love coffee, try preparing dessert with it! Or, if you know someone who loves coffee, gift them with a coffee-infused treat. These are some of our favorite coffee dessert recipes.
1. Amaretto-Mocha Truffles
These truffles are the perfect dessert for your next holiday gathering. The dark chocolate ganache is a chocoholic’s dream, and the ground coffee
bits add a nice crunch and balance of flavor to this deliciously decadent treat. This recipe from Bon Appetit
is sure to impress your guests. Pro tip: these truffles can be made up to a week ahead of time and refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to serve.
2. Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
3. Coconut Gelato Iced Coffee Affogato
Affogato (Italian for "drowned in coffee") is an espresso dessert that usually consists of a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso
. But we recommend this recipe by Nutmeg Nanny
, which replaces plain vanilla ice cream with a creamy coconut-flavored gelato. You can also substitute the espresso for your favorite brewed coffee.
4. Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark
This bark recipe by Half-Baked Harvest
is delicious and unique. Almonds and pistachios are tossed in a combination of coconut oil and coffee grounds, then roasted until fragrant. These coffee-covered nuts are then nestled into a bed of dark chocolate and sprinkled with toasted coconut, and yes, more chocolate! This dessert is pretty simple and once ready, can be packaged up nicely to make a beautiful gift.
Tiramisu is a classic coffee dessert and an easy crowd pleaser. Ladyfingers are soaked in a mixture of brandy and coffee or espresso, then layered with a creamy mascarpone custard. This Food Network recipe
will be a favorite among all of your coffee-loving friends and family. And if you want to really impress them, host (or bring) a coffee sampling
to enjoy with the tiramisu.
6. Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake
Lovilee Blog's decadent cheesecake recipe
is the perfect pairing of chocolate
and espresso. The coffee in this light and creamy cheesecake brings out the chocolate flavor, so it’s a win-win. This chilled coffee dessert can also be stored ahead of time for an upcoming get-together.
7. Coffee Caramel Tres Leches
Tres Leches is a moist sponge or butter cake soaked in a sweet milk syrup. This recipe from Zoe Bakes
steps up the Tres Leches game by adding a coffee caramel
syrup and coffee whipped cream. A Tres Leches cake is usually a bit sweet by nature, but the slight bitterness of coffee nicely balances this cake out. It can be enjoyed as a delicious dessert, but we promise not to tell if you decide to polish this one off for breakfast
8. Espresso Brownies
If there's one thing we know to be true, it's that you can never go wrong with a gooey chocolate brownie. Not only does this Baker by Nature recipe
deliver on the soft brownie, but it uses one of our favorite ingredients: coffee! Brew your favorite coffee to be used in this delicious espresso dessert.