Chocolate espresso ganache

The ganache, first seen in Paris at Maison Siraudin in the 1800s, is a lovely rich chocolate-cream combination, which depending on its thickness can be used in many ways. It may be served as a sauce, as a mousse, as a filling, rolled into truffles, or as a decadent icing. It is believed that the... Continue Reading →

Snickerdoodle latte

The snickerdoodle cookie is a perennial crowd-pleaser. For me, it will always evoke nostalgic childhood memories of baking with my mother. This recipe delivers that fresh from the oven snickerdoodle flavor in a luscious latte. Enjoy!

Keep the latte, lose the calories and fat

Pumpkin spice, maple spice, pecan, vanilla...however you take it, a good latte is delightful. A good latte can also be deceptively, unexpectedly caloric -- and fattening if you are topping off your sweet drink with a touch of whipped cream. Think I'm exaggerating? Let's get some perspective: a grande (16-ounce) Starbucks latte made with whole... Continue Reading →

Coffee-kat-shake

Call it a guilty pleasure, tell me it is for kids, I don't care. For me, there is nothing like the taste of a KitKat bar! I have been forced, once or twice, because of a demanding schedule, to pull a snack from a vending machine. I am unashamed to admit that if available, my hard-earned quarters go directly to A37 (that is where the KitKat bar was located at my previous job.) This recipe combines the flavors of that wonderful snack with coffee, and ice cream resulting in one of the most delicious milkshakes I have ever encountered! Enjoy, and try not to hum that jingle. I dare you!

Cherry vanilla coffee shake

The availability, at the local fresh fruit market, of the most succulent cherries I have ever seen is the inspiration for this beautiful and delicious cherry vanilla coffee shake. Of course, if you can't find fresh cherries, the frozen variety will substitute nicely. Enjoy!

Coffee bourbon milkshake

The summertime temperatures are still raging. Why not try a scrumptious coffee milkshake prepared specially for all of you bourbon lovers out there? It will undoubtedly help cool you off while the heat is most definitely still on. Enjoy!

Apricot vanilla frappe

Iced and blended with a touch of apricot and vanilla, this frappe is sure to chill you out on those hot-hot summer days! Today I am using Organically Grown Peru Dark Roast coffee for my frappe. The subtle apricot and vanilla tones of the coffee perfectly compliment the home-made apricot syrup. Best of all this coffee is Smithsonian Certified shade-grown and Bird Friendly. It is also a featured single-origin for August 2019 at TheQueenBean.com. To learn more about this wonderful bean click here. To read up on more coffees that are good for the earth, good for the animals, and good for you, be sure to check out our sustainability series.

Cherry espresso jubilee

Here is my take on a traditional Kirsch au Café, a delightfully refreshing summertime cocktail with quite the kick! The recipe works particularly well with TheQueenBean.com Espresso Joe. This complex creamy blend has notes of dried cherries, and charred oak -- a perfect compliment to the cherry brandy and cognac. Enjoy!

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