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!

Coffee & mint — a perfect combination!

Mint and coffee go wonderfully together. While many associate this much-loved candy cane flavor with the holidays, I believe it is a wonderful complimentary combination at any time of the year! We have put together a summary of our three favorite ways to enjoy mint with your coffee: Using freshly grown mint, peppermint extract, or peppermint schnapps. Whichever way you choose to combine mint and coffee it is sure to keep you warm and happy throughout the holidays and all winter long!

Peppermint Bark latte

A wonderful festive brew that is just perfect for the holiday season. This peppermint bark latte perfectly combines the flavors of mint and chocolate into one delicious, not to be missed, candy cane topped holiday treat! Enjoy!

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