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5 Seriously Good Coffee Desserts & Recipe Ideas For Coffeeholics

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Posted on June 11 2018

In case it isn't obvious yet, we're lowkey obsessing about coffee! Hot or cold, coffee has the ability to make us feel better. To rise up early from a sleepless night isn't nearly as bad as it sounds as soon as we start consuming a cup of this rich and heady liquid hug for our brain. Do you agree?

For those who can't get enough of their favourite joe, we have scoured out the Internet to bring you some of the best coffee desserts and other ways to get your caffeine fix.

Fair warning though, these coffee desserts are so good you might find yourself hard-pressed on resisting to make one right now! :D

White Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies

Don't get surprised if these adorable coffee-cup-shaped cookies won't last long in your cookie jar, they're so good you won't mind getting caught chomping!


2 envelopes of mocha cappuccino mix
1 tbsp. hot water
1 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk, large
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
8 ounces of melted white candy coating
Baking cocoa (optional)


  1. Dissolve cappuccino mix in hot water using a small bowl. In a separate bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat egg yolk and cappuccino mixture. In another bowl, whisk flour, salt, and cinnamon and gradually beat into the creamed mixture.
  1. Cut dough in half and then shape each one into a disk. Wrap them in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll each dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2-1/2 inches cup-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  1. Bake for about 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Let cool for about 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  1. Pipe melted candy coating over each cookie or dip each one halfway into it. Allow excess to drip off and then place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. If you want, you can dust with cocoa.

Credits: Taste of Home

Cool Coffee Gels

Calling all coffee lovers out there, this simple coffee recipe is sure to make a great impression!


1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1-1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Espresso powder and/or chocolate-covered coffee beans (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, add gelatin over cold water and let stand for 1 minute. Stir in coffee and 1/4 cup sugar. Heat over low heat while stirring continuously until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  1. Pour into coffee mugs or custard cups. Cover and refrigerate until set.
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add the remaining sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Serve with gelatin. If desired, garnish with instant espresso powder and/or coffee beans.

Credits: Taste of Home

Coffee cubes & the ultimate iced coffee from Simply Delicious

Simply because you need more coffee in your life! Seriously, if you love iced coffee but hate the way ice cubes dilute your drink, this one's for you.


2-3 cups cooled strong black coffee
3 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp. full cream milk

To serve

Coffee ice cubes


  1. Pour your favourite variant of strong coffee which you've cooled into ice cube trays and freeze until solid.
  2. Fill a nice, tall glass with coffee ice cubes and top with cold coffee.
  3. Mix condensed milk and full cream milk together and pour into the coffee.
  4. Stir and serve.

Mocha chia pudding from The Lemon Apron

If you're looking for healthy coffee desserts, this is one sweet treat for people who want to get their coffee and breakfast in one go. Chia seeds soaked in instant coffee, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and milk overnight - ah, what more can you ask for?


2 tbsp. chia seeds (add more if you would like the pudding to be firmer)
1/2 tsp. instant coffee
1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
1-2 tsp. coconut palm sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup almond milk


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a small jar or a mug
  1. Pour in the almond milk and stir with a spoon.
  1. Cover and refrigerate.  Check back in about 10 minutes to give it another stir. This is to move all the chia seeds evenly throughout the liquid and to loosen them up from clumping together.
  1. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight.
  1. The following morning, froth up some fresh milk using an electric or handheld frother. You can also use dairy milk since it froths better than almond milk.
  1. As an option to milk, you can top it off with vanilla yoghurt.
  1. Sprinkle with cocoa powder, nutmeg, or cinnamon, or all of the above!

Coffee Bacon Sandwiches from Joy the Baker

Wait. Be right back. DROOLING!


For the Bacon:

8 slices uncooked bacon
1/4 cup freshly ground coffee
1/4 tsp. chili powder
2 tbsps. packed brown sugar
2 tbsps. molasses
1 tbsp. water

For the Spread:

4 ounces goat cheese
4 pitted and coarsely chopped dates
1 tbsp. lemon zest
2 tbsps. lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

For the Sandwich:

Fresh baby spinach leaves
Crusty, toasted bread


  1. Lay bacon slices atop one another; fatty portion facing on top. Place bacon on top of a piece of brown butcher paper or plastic wrap.
  1. In a small bowl, mix ground coffee, brown sugar, molasses, chili powder, and water. Spread the mixture evenly on top of the bacon and press it lightly with the back of a spoon. Wrap the bacon using a plastic wrap or butcher paper and put in the fridge to set.  To prevent any leaking, put the mixture in a large sealable bag. Leave for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay separate bacon slices on it in a single layer. If you want, you can wipe off some of the coffee marinade before baking.
  1. Bake for about 15 minutes or until browned and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to drain on a piece of paper towel before assembling the sandwich.
  1. To make the spread, mix together goat cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice, olive oil, pepper flakes, and dates. Mash them well together using a fork. To reach your preferred consistency, just add more lemon juice or olive oil.
  1. Spread goat cheese mixture on toasted or buttered bread and top with coffee bacon and fresh spinach.  Serve and enjoy!

Indeed, coffee is love! It lends deep and delicious flavours to just about any dish, from savory to sweets. So, who else is giving these recipes a try? Let us know how they turned out in the comment section below!