Looking for comforting coffee recipes? Look no further. We have ten that will calm your soul during any time of the year.
Coffee is a morning addiction for many! Not only that, there is an equally large population that loves to catch up with their friends over a cup of coffee. This aromatic drink 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 rich flavors that tend to last a long time.
So whether it’s cold winter season, monsoon drizzle, or bright summer days, coffee can be enjoyed hot or cold to match our taste buds and occasions!
Eleven delicious coffee recipes to try
Here are eleven of the choicest coffee-based preparations you can enjoy with sticky desserts, crunchy sandwiches, creamy sandwiches, and other delicious preparations.
Recipe n. 1: espresso cup cake.
This recipe is perfect for those untimely dessert cravings, which occur practically all year round! This is a pretty simple recipe that calls for some of the necessary ingredients that make it so much more convenient to make on lazy nights when you’re craving something sweet and gooey. By making this you can bake your cake and have it too … that too in virtually no time.
To prepare this, you need to mix 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon baking powder, 1 small egg, ¼ cup of coffee, 3 tablespoons of powdered white sugar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract until the mixture is well combined. Transfer this to a large, lightly greased coffee mug. Heat the dough in the microwave for about a minute or two or until the cake is cooked through. Sprinkle with icing sugar or add a generous scoop of ice cream to enter food heaven.
Recipe n. 2: peppermint mocha.
This dish is a quick, warm coffee-based drink that you can savor while snuggling into your blanket with that book you’re glued to. It has a perfect balance of coffee, chocolate and mint flavors, something you generally have to pay a hefty amount for in fancy coffee shops.
To prepare this, you must first prepare a mint syrup, which you can store in a dry airtight container for later use. Use this syrup to add an amazing mint aroma to various other dishes as well. You can make it by simmering a cup of sugar and water each until the mixture begins to thicken slightly. Add a bunch of fresh mint leaves or 1½ tablespoons of fresh mint extract. Simmer the mixture until it becomes thick and syrupy. Sift the syrup and it is ready to use.
Going back to the mocha recipe, mix two tablespoons of chocolate syrup with two tablespoons of mint syrup and 120 ml of freshly brewed coffee. Use a milk frother to make the hot milk frothy or heat the milk if you don’t have a milk frother handy. However, the frothy milk adds to the allure of enjoying this mint flavored mocha!
Recipe # 3 – Caramel Cinnamon Latte.
This is a quick and easy recipe to spruce up your coffee and de-stress while drinking this hot beverage. Try it at any time of the day to make any dull moment brilliant. Frothy milk works perfectly in this recipe, but don’t be discouraged if you don’t have the device to make the milk frothy … regular milk will work fine too.
The recipe for this dish is as follows: Boil a cup of water with 1 large stick of cinnamon and ½ cup of brown sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Chill this syrup, remove the bar, and store in a clean, dry jar. Now add 1½ tablespoons of cinnamon syrup to a cup, ½ cup of freshly brewed coffee and mix well. Pour ½ cup of frothy milk into the mug and enjoy!
This combines wonderfully with a slice of coffee cake!
Recipe # 4 – Spiced latte.
It has much more flavor and aroma than any other coffee-based drink. It is milder than regular coffee, but has an excellent command of spices and a hint of tea. To prepare this, add a pinch of ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of cardamom powder, and ½ teaspoon of sweetened cocoa to ¼ cup of freshly brewed coffee.
You can choose to add star anise to the container in which the coffee is brewed. Now pour ¼ cup of Kahlua into the spiced coffee infusion and add the sugar to taste. Top it with some sugary whipped cream, a pinch of cocoa, and enjoy!
Recipe # 5 – Hazelnut Macchiato.
This one tastes quite similar to what is sold at your favorite coffee chain. That’s because it contains fresh espresso, steamed milk, some vanilla essence, and hazelnut syrup. You need to boil ½ cup of low-fat milk with a tablespoon of unsweetened vanilla syrup or ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence or sugar to taste.
Chill this mixture and transfer to a blender and process until frothy. Chill and transfer to serving cup. Pour in hot hazelnut coffee and drizzle some chocolate syrup over the frothy milk. Top the drink with sugared whipped cream and another generous drizzle of chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy!
This is a drinkable version of the famous German dessert. You need simple household supplies like fresh coffee, cherry juice or cherry syrup, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream to make it. Easy right?
Whisk a cup of hot coffee with two tablespoons of chocolate syrup and one tablespoon of cherry juice / syrup / jam. Mix well until the mixture is well combined. Pour into the serving cup and top with a generous amount of the sweetened whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe # 7 – Eggnog latte.
This drink says a lot about the festive drink. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or beloved Christmas. You can have this drink to make any holiday meal exciting. Here’s a cold frappuccino-ish version of two exotic Christmas drinks, namely eggnog and cold latte.
To prepare this, whisk ½ cup of eggnog with ¼ cup of milk and a tablespoon of sugar. Transfer this to a blender and mix with ½ cup of fresh coffee and a few ice cubes. Once the mixture is well mixed, serve it in a tall glass topped with sugar whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg.
Recipe # 8 – Gingerbread Latte.
Re-create your usual latte on a festive plate. This combination of gingerbread and latte is so flavorful and aromatic, you won’t regret turning 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 powderand ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Simmer this mixture for 15-20 minutes and then strain.
In the serving cup, add ½ cup of fresh espresso, ¼ cup of this gingerbread syrup and top with a cup of dairy (or non-dairy) milk. Top it with sugared whipped cream and a pinch of nutmeg. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe n. 9: non-alcoholic martini coffee.
This is for coffee lovers who enjoy their cool drink 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 alcoholic beverage. To prepare it, you need 60 ml of freshly brewed coffee.
So, add this infusion, 15 ml of simple syrup, 30 ml of martini without alcohol, 15 ml of 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 choice. Serve immediately and greet the happy times ahead!
Recipe # 10 – White Chocolate Mocha.
This is the ideal touch that you want to savor this winter season. So if you are bored of drinking that regular coffee as it is or in its many previously shared versions, give this white chocolate based coffee drink a try that is quite simple to make.
You need to heat a cup of any milk (dairy or Dairy free) until bubbles start to appear. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in a half cup of the white chocolate chips until the chocolate is completely melted and well combined with the milk. Now, add this syrup to 200 ml of fresh coffee and then top it with whipped cream.
Recipe # 11 – Cold White Chocolate Mocha.
Finally, you can create a cold milk version of recipe number 10. Add the white chocolate sauce to the cold coffee and then mix the two ingredients well until you get a good foam. Top this drink with mixed sugar vanilla whipped cream. Serve it and enjoy it!
Enjoy these drinks whenever you need a quick energy boost. And feel free to modify them to suit your taste preferences. Once you learn how to work with these basic coffee recipes, you will be inspired to come up with your own tasty twists.