Delicious coffee recipes – just in time for the holidays!

I find inspiration for new coffee recipes in many places. Whether experimenting on my own, reading magazines, scouring blogs, or searching the Internet, I am constantly encountering innovative ways to include coffee in baking. In this post I highlight some wonderful recipes encountered on my searches - they all have two things in common: coffee and deliciousness. Enjoy!

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!

Fantastic frappes!

The earliest coffee frappe is said to have been created by Nescafé in Greece. The Vigorous shaking of instant coffee with ice, water or milk, and sugar resulted in a refreshing and surprisingly popular concoction. Over the years recipes have evolved to include many interesting and scrumptious variants of flavors, sweetness, techniques, and names. While the proper pronunciation of the name (FRAP or FRAP-PAY) varies by region, individual and seller one thing is certain this blended iced beverage is decidedly delicious! Here I present three unique takes on the classic frappe. Enjoy!

Iced mint mocha

The spring gardening season is upon us again, and I am blessed with a plethora of mint leaves at my disposal. This fantastic opportunity presented me with the chance to revisit one of my favorite flavor combinations - mint, chocolate, and coffee. Here is a chilled mint mocha - refreshing, sweet, and deliciously decadent! 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!

A quick guide to espresso-based drinks

Espresso, that small yet might cup of rich, creamy coffee is more than just a drink, it's the foundation of the expansive espresso-based drink family. Keep reading to learn about the composition of our favorite espresso-based drinks.

Peanut butter mocha — 2 ways

Love that peanut butter and chocolate combination? Here are two wonderful peanut butter mocha coffees, one hot, and one chilled. These recipes put a twist on the traditional mocha as they call for honey and coconut water - natural sweet alternatives to sugar. Enjoy!

Hot & spicy mocha – 2 ways

Are you a fan of chocolate in your coffee? Do you like a little heat with your chocolate? If so, one of these hot and spicy mocha recipes is just for you! The first recipe uses a very chocolaty whipped cream. If you lean more towards chocolate than spice, this is your baby. The second uses a sweet and spicy chocolate frothed milk. If you prefer a touch of chocolate with your spice, this recipe will be hot enough for you! Either way you can't go wrong when you combine coffee, chocolate, and a little spice!!

Coffee profile: Yemen Mocha Matari

Yemen's history with coffee dates back to the beginning. According to some legends, coffee was first discovered in Yemen by a Sufi monk. In others, our beloved bean was first discovered in Ethiopia and soon brought to Yemen by a monk who became besotted after discovering he could roast, grind, and then brew this magical... Continue Reading →

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