Looking for comforting coffee recipes? Look no further. We have ten that will soothe your soul during any season of the year.
Coffee is a morning addiction for many! Not only that, there is an equally large population who love to catch up with their pals over a cup of joe. This aromatic beverage is the perfect companion to comfort our mind, body, and soul.
According to numerous scientific studies, coffee provides proven health benefits, and each cup of coffee offers warm, comforting, and intense flavors that tend to linger on for a long time.
So, be it the chilly winter season, drizzling monsoon time, or bright summer days, coffee can be enjoyed hot or cold to match our taste buds and occasions!
Eleven Scrumptious Coffee Recipes to Try
Here are eleven of the choicest coffee-based preparations that you can enjoy with gooey desserts, crunchy sandwiches, creamy puffs, and other decadent preparations.
Recipe #1 – Espresso mug cake.
This recipe is perfect for the untimely dessert cravings, which pretty much occurs throughout the year! This is quite a simple recipe requiring some of the necessary ingredients that make it so much more convenient to make during lazy nights when you crave something sweet and gooey. By preparing this, you can bake your cake and have it too… that too in practically no time.
To prepare this, you need to whisk together 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, 1 small egg, ¼ cup coffee brew, 3 tablespoons powdered white sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract until the mixture is well combined. Transfer this into a large and lightly greased coffee mug. Microwave the batter for about a minute or two or until the cake is cooked through. Dust with icing sugar or add a generous dollop of ice cream to enter the food heaven.
Recipe #2 – Peppermint mocha.
This dish is a quick and warming coffee-based beverage that you can savor while cozying up in your blanket with that book you are glued to. It has a perfect balance of coffee, chocolate, and mint flavors, something for which you generally have to pay a hefty amount at fancy coffee shops.
To prepare this, you first need to prepare a minty syrup, which you can store in a dry airtight container for later use. Use this syrup to add an amazing minty aroma to several other dishes as well. You can prepare it by simmering a cup of sugar and water each until the mixture starts to thicken slightly. Add a bunch of fresh mint leaves or 1½ tablespoons of fresh mint extract to it. Simmer the mixture until it becomes thick and syrupy. Sieve the syrup, and it is ready to use.
Coming back to the mocha recipe, mix two tablespoons of chocolate syrup with two tablespoons of mint syrup, and 120ml of fresh hot coffee brew. Use a milk frother to make the hot milk frothy or heat the milk if you don’t have a milk frother handy. However, foamy milk adds to the charm of enjoying this peppermint flavored mocha!
Recipe #3 – Cinnamon and caramel latte.
This one is a quick and simple recipe to get your coffee fix and de-stress while sipping onto this warm beverage. Savor it any time of the day to make any dull moment a bright one. Frothy milk works perfectly in this recipe, but don’t be disheartened if you don’t have the gadget to make the milk frothy… regular milk will work fine too.
The recipe for this dish goes like this: Boil ¾ cup of water with 1 large cinnamon stick and ½ cup brown sugar until the sugar dissolves completely. Cool this syrup, remove the stick, and store it in a clean and dry jar. Now, add 1½ tablespoons of cinnamon dolce syrup in a cup, ½ cup of fresh coffee brew, and mix it well. Pour ½ cup of frothy milk into the mug and enjoy!
This pairs wonderfully with a slice of coffee cake!
Recipe #4 – Spiced latte.
This has much more flavor and aroma than any other coffee-based beverage. It is milder than a regular coffee but has an excellent dominance of spices and a hint of tea. To prepare this, add a pinch of cinnamon powder, ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder, and ½ teaspoon of sweetened cocoa to ¼ cup of fresh coffee brew.
You may choose to add star anise to the container in which coffee gets brewed. Now pour ¼ cup of Kahlua into the spiced coffee brew and stir in sugar to taste. Top it with some sweetened whipped cream, a sprinkle of cocoa, and enjoy!
Recipe #5 – Hazelnut macchiato.
This one tastes quite similar to the one sold at your favorite coffee chain. That’s because it contains fresh espresso brew, steamed milk, some vanilla essence, and hazelnut syrup. You need to boil ½ a cup of low-fat milk with a tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla syrup or ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence or sugar to taste.
Cool this mixture and transfer it to a blender, and process until it becomes frothy. Chill it and transfer it to the serving mug. Pour hot hazelnut coffee brew into it and drizzle some chocolate syrup over the frothy milk. Top the beverage with sweetened whipped cream and another generous drizzle of chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy!
This one is a drinkable version of the famous German dessert. You need simple household supplies such as fresh coffee brew, cherry juice or cherry syrup, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream to prepare it. Easy, isn’t it?
Whisk one cup of hot coffee brew with two tablespoons of chocolate syrup and a tablespoon of cherry juice/ syrup/ jam. Mix well until the mixture is well combined. Pour it into the serving cup and top with a generous amount of sweetened whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe #7 – Eggnog latte.
This beverage speaks volumes about festive drinking. Be it thanksgiving or beloved Christmas. You can have this beverage to make any festive meal exciting. Here is a cold Frappuccino-ish version of two exotic holiday drinks, i.e., eggnog and cold latte.
To prepare this, you whisk ½ cup of eggnog with ¼ cup of milk and a tablespoon of sugar. Transfer this into a blender and blend it with ½ cup of freshly brewed coffee and a few ice cubes. Once the mixture is well blended, serve it into a tall glass topped with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Recipe #8 – Gingerbread latte.
Re-create your usual latte into a festive dish. This combination of gingerbread and latte is so flavorful and aromatic that you won’t regret twisting this regular dish into a drinkable version. You can prepare it by first boiling 1/3 cup of sugar and water with a tablespoon of grated ginger, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder, and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Simmer this mixture for 15-20 minutes and then strain it.
In the serving mug, add ½ a cup of fresh espresso, ¼ cup of this gingerbread syrup, and top it with a cup of dairy (or dairy-free) milk. Top it with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe #9 – Coffee non-alcoholic martini brew.
This one is for the coffee lovers who enjoy their fresh brew with a dash of alcohol. You can also serve this cocktail with a modern twist to your guests for parties or as an after-party boozy drink. To prepare it, you need 60ml of fresh cold coffee brew.
So, add this brew, 15ml of simple syrup, 30ml non-alcoholic martini, 15ml coffee liqueur, and shake it well with plenty of ice. Strain this mixture into a chilled martini glass or any other cocktail glass of your preference. Serve immediately and say cheers to happy times ahead!
Recipe #10 – White chocolate mocha.
This one is the ideal twist that you want to savor this winter season. So, if you are bored of having that regular coffee as it is or in its many versions shared above, try this white chocolate-based coffee drink that is pretty simple to prepare.
You need to heat a cup of any milk (dairy or dairy-free) until the bubbles start to appear. Remove the pan from heat and whisk in half a cup of white chocolate chips until the chocolate is completely melted and well combined with the milk. Now, add this syrup to 200ml of freshly brewed coffee and then top it with whipped cream.
Recipe #11 – Cold white chocolate mocha.
Finally, you can create a cold latte version of recipe number 10. You add the white chocolate sauce to the cold coffee brew and then blend the two ingredients well until you get a nice froth. Top this beverage with sugar and vanilla mixed whipped cream. Serve it and enjoy!
Enjoy these beverages any time you need a quick boost of energy. And feel free to modify them to suit your taste preferences. Once you get the hang of working with these basic coffee recipes, you will feel inspired to come up with your own flavorful twists.