Coffee popsicles

A cold popsicle on a hot summer day is a wonderful treat. Add coffee, and you put a decidedly grown-up twist on the childhood classic. The best thing about these coffee popsicles is the opportunity to test your creativity and use your imagination. Love chocolate? Make it a mocha pop. Crazy for caramel? How about a popsicle reminiscent of your favorite macchiato? Like a little booze in your frozen treat? This Kahlua and cream popsicle will make your day! Whatever you decide to add, you can't go wrong with any of these coffee popsicle recipes!

Chocolate covered strawberry coffee milkshake

Strawberries and cream and coffee? The answer is most definitely yes!!! The combination of strawberries, ice cream, and coffee may seem unexpected, but the result is an explosion of flavor! It's sweet and velvety with a burst of berry freshness. What's more, adding dark chocolate to the mix enhances both the tanginess of the berries and the richness of the coffee. One sip of this strawberry treat will make your taste buds sing!

Iced Mexican coffee

Iced coffee season is here! Why not add a kick and some spice to that traditional version? This iced Mexican coffee is easy to make and delicious.  Opt for an alcoholic boost, or go without. Either way, you can not go wrong with this scrumptious iced Mexican coffee! Enjoy!

Ice cream soda (with coffee)

A traditional ice cream soda (sometimes called an ice cream float), is made even better with the addition of freshly brewed and chilled dark roast coffee. This drink is the perfect complement to a warm summer day. Enjoy!

Espresso chocolate swirl cream cheese shortbread cookies

These exceptional cookies combine two of my go-to favorite recipes: cream cheese shortbread and chocolate espresso cookies. The distinctive flavor of the dough is reminiscent of fresh rugelach, elevated through the addition of espresso laced chocolate. The creation of these beautiful swirled cookies is considerably easier than it looks. All it takes is a little patience and some tender loving care. Enjoy!

Coffee cannoli

Ah, the cannoli; whether you love to fill them with ricotta, mascarpone or sheep's milk this traditional Italian dessert is always a favorite. Cannolo translates from the Italian as "little tube". Though many variations of the classic recipe exist, here I fill my little tubes with cinnamon-spice-coffee ricotta. The air-fried shells are light and flaky. The finished product is decidedly decadent. Enjoy!

Chocolate and candy covered coffee spoons

Jazz up your coffee gifting with these wonderful edible spoons. They make great party favors or wonderful additions to most dessert plates! This is one of the easiest ways to add panache to your after-dinner coffee, plus, you can involve the entire family and make it a fun crafty activity. Below I present some of my favorite ways to create chocolate and candy-covered spoons. Enjoy!

Cherry Valentine Mocha

What happens when you combine the sweetness of chocolate with the richness and depth of coffee? What if you next add in the sugary sweetness, almond tinged flavor of the maraschino cherry? You will have created a flavor explosion worthy of any great love affair, that's what! In celebration of Valentine's Day, we have prepared just such a treat. Enjoy!

The Queens Chariot – A Coffee & Cocktails with Cindy short

Galliano the most popular liqueur of the 1970s, is composed of sweet vanilla and anisette upper notes and citrusy, woodsy/juniper undertones. This flavorful combination of more than 30 herbs (the exact combination being a meticulously guarded secret) pairs remarkably well with The Queen Bean's espresso. I am revisiting our textured, earthy friend Galliano by combining it with espresso, cream, and chocolate liqueur. The result is an unusual and flavorful cocktail. Enjoy!

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