Looking for snack and dessert coffee recipes? We’ve collected over 30 recipes that involve coffee in one way or another.
We love drinking coffee at home but it’s possible to take advantage of the depth of flavors from your favorite coffee throughout the day. Sure you can also get an added extra kick of caffeine, but it’s not necessary. All of these recipes can be made with decaf too.
And, if you are looking for fabulous coffee beans to brew at home, check out our post on the Best Espresso Beans.
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The Best Coffee Flavored Snacks And Treats
This list of recipes with coffee spans the day, from morning to evening cocktails. In addition to traditional desserts with coffee, we offer a lot of options. Start the day with a coffee-based smoothie or granola made with coffee.
We have a savory chocolate-flavored dip as well as a coffee jelly recipe, which is a great make ahead snack. There is coffee-flavored toffee and bark as well as bites. Of course there are a few coffee ice cream recipes.
Interestingly, I also found some coffee cocktail recipes, including a home made recipe for Kahlua and Baileys Irish Cream.
The Best Coffee Desserts
When researching the best dessert coffee recipes I was stunned with the options. At first I assumed a lot of cake options would come up, but I quickly learned I was wrong. Here we share a lot of options for coffee flavored desserts that are not cakes or cookies. Many of these are no-bake options as well.
Most of these use brewed coffee or espresso, but a few also include coffee granules or beans.
There are options that are French or Italian coffee dessert recipes, to bring some flavors of Europe home. We include a coffee icebox cake, coffee balls, and more.
There is no shortage of great ways to add the flavor of coffee to your kitchen,
Drinks, Snacks, and Dessert Coffee Recipes
From smoothies and shakes to cocktails and cheesecake, there are so many great coffee-flavored desserts and snacks. From healthy granola to not-as-healthy tiramisu with coffee, this is a comprehensive list of recipes to make with coffee.
Kick start your morning with this delicious Coffee, Oat & Banana Smoothie – with coffee to wake you up and oats to keep your hunger away. You can enjoy it hot or really cold too, so it’s perfect all year round.
Raspberries, chocolate and coffee combined into a delicious no cook meal prep idea. Works for breakfast, midday snack and also for a healthy desert option. You will falling in love with this decadent treat!
These Mini Tiramisu trifles are a rich treat blending the bold flavors of cocoa and espresso with creamy mascarpone cheese custard mixture, fresh whipped heavy cream, and coffee dipped ladyfinger biscuits. It's an Italian coffee dessert recipe in mini form.
This no-egg, no-cooking, tiramisu recipe comes together quickly. It can be served immediately or made the day before your special event or dinner. The melt-in-your-mouth creamy, rich, coffee-cocoa goodness of this white Russian tiramisu will have your friends and family asking for seconds! It's a unique take on a tiramisu coffee recipe.
These Coffee Mousse Cups are the perfect dessert to finish a dinner party. Super light, fluffy and creamy, these Espresso Mousse Cups are great make-ahead dessert! They are also an easy to prepare version of a coffee mouse cake.
This Passover Matzo Icebox Cake with vanilla cream, mocha cake layers, and coffee-flavored chocolate ganache frosting is a perfect dessert for your Pesach Seder. This recipe can be made strictly kashrut or not.
Skip the store bought candy bars and make some dairy free and vegan Almond Toffee Coffee Chocolate Bark at home instead! This chocolate coffee dessert recipe is also gluten free and has a nut-free option
These Coffee Chocolate Chip Protein Bites only taste indulgent, but they are actually healthy! These bites are gluten free and dairy free with a nut-free option, and they have a bit of protein and coffee to power you through your day
No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream – Deliciously smooth and creamy coffee-infused ice cream that is quick and easy to make, and only requires 4 simple ingredients! It's the closest thing to coffee gelato without traveling to Italy.
Take weeks off your brew time with this homemade sous vide Kahlua recipe. It’s filled with strong coffee, sugar, rum and a vanilla bean, you’ll love it for mixing drinks, baking, and gift-giving! You can also use it to make Kahlua dessert recipes.
Chocolate L’espresso Martini is made with Grey Goose Vodka, single-origin espresso, coffee liqueur, a pinch of salt, and a drizzle of chocolate.
Do You Love Coffee As Much As We Do?
If you are looking to add coffee into recipes, that’s probably the case. Since moving to Spain we’ve become slightly addicted to making the perfect brew at home. We’ve done a lot of research on what that means. Check out these related posts all for coffee lovers like us:
100% Yes!!! Coffee, both in liquid and ground forms, takes to baking very well. In addition to being a standout flavor, coffee complements many other ingredients/flavors making it highly versatile.
How do you make strong coffee for baking?
Italian espresso is usually the most common coffee used when baking. If you are looking for a stronger coffee, you can reduce the liquid to the ground ratio when brewing. Or try cooking down the coffee to enhance the flavor.
Amber S Hoffman
Amber S. Hoffman, the food and travel writer behind Food And Drink Destinations and The Bean Bites Recipe Blog, is a recovering attorney and professional eater, with a passion for helping people travel for food and drink. She lives with her husband, Eric, in Limerick, Ireland, after spending three years living in Spain. Together over the last 20 years, they have traveled to over 70 countries in search of the best food and drink. Amber also loves cooking at home, from traditional Spanish and Moroccan recipes to exploring dishes from Japan and Korea. She's learned all of these recipes while traveling to classic culinary destination.