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4 Coffee-infused Dessert Recipes You Can Make At Home This Weekend

4 Coffee-infused Dessert Recipes You Can Make At Home This Weekend
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Let’s face it, our mornings would not be complete without a hot cup of coffee to accompany our breakfast, as it helps us feel more alive and ready for the day’s activities.

But aside from the usual cuppa joe, coffee tastes amazing as a dessert too! Here are 4 dessert recipes that use coffee as an ingredient. You can easily make them at home. Check them out!

Coffee ice cream

Iced coffee lovers, you will surely love this one! It’s easy to make, it doesn’t need any fancy equipment, and you can even use instant coffee!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 packs of 250ml all-purpose cream
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • ¼ cup of chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of cashew nuts (optional)

Procedure:

  1. A day before making your ice cream, put two packs of all-purpose cream in the refrigerator and chill overnight.
  2. After pre-chilling the all-purpose cream, pour two packs into a mixing bowl, and add two tablespoons of instant coffee powder.
  3. You may blend the two ingredients using an electric mixer, or simply whisk them together.
  4. In the mixing bowl, add one can or 300 ml of condensed milk, as well as ¼ cup of chocolate syrup. Make sure to mix them well!
  5. After you have achieved a thick mixture, add ½ cup of chocolate chips into the bowl. You can also add ¼ cup of cashew nuts if you want!
  6. Pour the mixture into an ice cream container and top with more chocolate chips.
  7. Freeze the mixture overnight, and it will be ready to eat!

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Espresso chocolate chip cookies

Now, who doesn’t love cookies? The coffee flavor definitely complements the sweet taste brought by the chocolate chunks. They can be baked for less than an hour too!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 and ¼ cup of unsalted butter
  • ½ cup of coffee or espresso grounds
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 and ½ cups of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces of dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of baking soda

Procedure:

  1. To prepare the butter mixture, bring out a medium-sized saucepan and set over medium heat. Add the butter and wait for it to melt thoroughly. Don’t burn the butter!
  2. Once the butter has melted, mix ¼ cup of espresso or coffee grounds until they’re completely covered in butter. Cover the pan for around 20 minutes.
  3. After 20 minutes, pour the mixture through a strainer with a large bowl underneath.
  4. Now it’s time to make the dry mix! In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds, baking powder, and baking soda together. Set the bowl aside.
  5. Grab the butter mixture you made earlier, and add brown sugar and brown sugar to the bowl. Mix them together until they’re fluffy for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the eggs and the vanilla extract to the butter mixture, and beat until you have achieved a smooth texture.
  7. Preheat the oven to 176 degrees Celsius, and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Using a spoon, scoop out balls of dough and put them on the baking sheets. Space them out, as the dough will spread while in the oven!
  9. Once you have put the scoops on the baking sheets, place them in the oven for about 7 to 8 minutes, or until they are medium golden brown.
  10. Once baked, take them out of the oven and let them cook for 5 to 10 minutes.

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Coffee jelly ice candy

A classic Filipino summer would not be complete without our iconic ice candy from the sari-sari store! Well, did you know that you can easily make them at home?

What you’ll need:

  • 8 cups of water
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder
  • 1 pack or 25 grams of unflavored white gulaman
  • 3 cans of 375ml evaporated milk
  • 250ml all-purpose cream
  • 2 cans of 300ml condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder dissolved in warm water
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • Ice candy bags

Procedure:

  1. Pour 4 cups of water, 1 cup of white sugar, 2 tablespoons of instant coffee powder, and 1 pack of white gulaman in a deep pan. Boil over medium heat until the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a rectangular container and wait until it cools. It should be firm and jiggly, like a gulaman once cooled. Then, cut the jelly into cubes.
  3. In a separate large bowl, put 2 cans of evaporated milk, 250ml of all-purpose cream, 2 cans of condensed milk, and 2 tablespoons of coffee dissolved in warm water. Whisk them until they are mixed thoroughly. Set the bowl aside.
  4. To make the ice candy base, bring out a deep skillet and pour 4 cups of water, 1 can of evaporated milk, 1 cup of white sugar, and 1 cup of cornstarch. Stir the mixture until the powders are dissolved, and cook on low to medium heat until it’s slightly thick.
  5. Once you have achieved the thick and smooth texture, pour the mixture on the large bowl that you prepared in step 3. Whisk them together.
  6. Now it’s time to prepare the ice candy itself! Bring out your ice candy bags, put the cubed coffee jelly first, and pour the ice candy mixture.
  7. Freeze them for 7 to 8 hours, and you’re done!

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Coffee nut banana bread

Who has not baked (or tried baking) banana bread during the pandemic? Banana bread, or banana cake, is one of the recipes you experiment with when you’re new in baking because of its simplicity. If you want to give it an interesting tweak, just add coffee!

What you’ll need:

  • 3 medium bananas (slightly overripe is ideal)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder, melted in 1/8 cup of hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped (plus more for topping)

Procedure:

  1. Place the bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork.
  2. Add in the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs, milk, espresso, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. In a larger mixing bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture.
  5. Add the pecans and mix until everything is evenly combined.
  6. Prepare a loaf baking tin and line it with parchment paper. Pour the batter in and top with sliced bananas and chopped pecans.
  7. Bake at 150 C (350 F) for 50 minutes. Let cool and serve.

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