17 Coffee Dessert Recipes

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Do you love coffee? Do you have friends or family who love coffee? Are you looking to surprise someone with a coffee dessert? If you answered yes to any of these then read on about 17 delicious Coffee Recipe Ideas.

Most people have heard of having an after-dinner coffee with their dessert. For fans of coffee this recipe list goes a step further. Why not have dessert recipes that use coffee?

Whether you are in the mood for cake or custard, caramel or chocolate, this recipe list is sure to have something you like. Read on and enjoy your coffee dessert adventure.


17 Delicious Coffee Dessert Recipes

1. Coffee Coffeecake

Coffee Cake is a delicious and easy recipe to make and serve with coffee. This delicious dessert can be served by itself or with a cup of coffee.

Top your slices of Coffee Cake with some fresh berries and whip cream or drizzle them with chocolate and caramel sauces. The best part is you can also eat the leftovers for breakfast with your morning coffee.

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Coffeecake

2. Coffee Cream Pie

Cream pies are always a hit. Coffee Cream Pies are even better. Drizzle caramel or chocolate sauce on top. Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips and you have an instant success.

Cream Pies are also amazingly simple to make. Bake the pie crust then fill the pie and refrigerate overnight. You have a delicious pie and you do not have to tell anyone how easy it was to make.

Cold Brew Cream Pie

3. Coffee Cheesecake

While not as easy as a cream pie, Cheesecake is a winner at any dinner. Mocha Cheesecake combines coffee and chocolate in a creamy cake.

Top with a drizzle of Caramel sauce for a Caramel Mocha. Or add some fresh raspberries for a raspberry mocha. Fans of Peppermint Mochas can sprinkle some crushed peppermint on top.

Layered Mocha Cheesecake

4. Coffee Cheesecake Bites

These Cheesecake bites are the best for big get togethers. Everyone gets just enough cheesecake and still has room for any other desserts or for seconds.

Mini Muffin Tins are great for these. Go simple or go big. For fans of Pumpkin Spice add a candied pecan to the tops of some (leave it off of others for anyone with a nut allergy).

Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecake Bites

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake Bites

5. Mocha Brownies

Who does not like brownies? They are easy to make and delicious to eat. Go for a simple Mocha Brownie. Or go big and make Peppermint Mocha Brownies or Raspberry Mocha Brownies.

You can add frosting or not. If you choose to add frosting, consider a coffee frosting. If you decide against frosting, consider adding some coffee ice cream to the side.

Peppermint Mocha Brownies

Raspberry Mocha Brownies

6. Coffee Toffee Cake

This cake has it all. It has coffee. It has Toffee. It is easy to make and delicious. Make some extra toffee to sprinkle on top.

Pair this with drizzles of Caramel sauce or chocolate sauce. You can also add chocolate, vanilla, coffee, or any other favorite ice cream flavor.

Coffee Toffee Cheesecake

7. Mocha Hazelnut Cake

This is the cake for you if you are a fan of a Hazelnut Mocha. Nutty, Chocolatey with that delicious coffee undertone.

The best toppings are candied hazelnuts and chocolate sauce. Other great toppings include caramel sauce and ice cream. If you want the cake to shine, pick a simple flavor of ice cream like vanilla.

Hazelnut Mocha Roll

Mocha Hazelnut Meringue Cake

8. Coffee Flan

Flan is often served with a cup of coffee. It will be no surprise that it tastes delicious with coffee in it. Flan is such a creamy dessert that you get a delicious Latte custard when you add coffee. Flan can be made in individual sizes or one large size.

Coffee Flan is best served with a dollop of whip cream, or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a caramel or chocolate sauce. If you happen to like both sauces give yourself a drizzle of each.

Coffee Flan

Vietnamese Coffee Flan

9. Coffee Creme Brulée

Creme Brulée, a delicious French dessert, is superb with a cup of coffee. Like flan, it is even more delicious when you make it into a coffee dessert.

Let your Coffee Creme Brulée be the star and stick with vanilla whip cream or vanilla ice cream. The crispy sugar topping is important so make sure you have all the tools on hand to pull this together. Your family or guests will be pleasantly surprised at the time and effort you put into your dessert.

Coffee Creme Brulée

10. Coffee Meringues or Macarons

Coffee Meringues and Macarons are wonderful and easy to make ahead. Meringues last up to 2 weeks. Macarons are good for up to 4 days.

Serve them as is or make a little coffee cream frosting and stick cookies together to make little sandwiches. If you like plating and presenting them, you can drizzle a little caramel or chocolate sauce on top.

Coffee Meringues with Raspberries and Chocolate Sauce

Pumpkin Spice Latte Macarons

11. Coffee Mousse

Coffee Mousse is probably one of the easiest recipes to make. Once your mousse is mixed, put it in the fridge until it is time to serve.

Some perfect toppings are chocolate covered coffee beans, candied pecans, caramel or chocolate sauce, chocolate chips or peppermint candy. Mousse can also be served with a dollop of whip cream, consider a coffee whip cream if you are a big coffee fan.

Coffee Mousse

Mocha Mousse

12. Coffee Ice Cream

Coffee Ice Cream is the perfect summer dessert. Once made your ice cream can be used for many other desserts as well.

Extras for your ice cream include chocolate chips, chopped chocolate covered coffee beans, peppermint candies, chopped cherries, and more. Mix in some caramel sauce or chocolate sauce or drizzle it on top before you eat your ice cream.

Espresso Ice Cream

Spiked and Spicy Mexican Mocha Ice Cream

13. Coffee Cupcakes

Coffee cupcakes are ideal for big events because you can make a dozen or two dozen at a time. The hardest part of these recipes is the frosting.

Delicious additions include chopped nuts, a caramel in the center of every cupcake, chocolate chips, or chocolate covered coffee beans.

Coffee Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

Coffee Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

14. Coffee Caramels or Truffles

Coffee Caramels and Coffee Truffles are great if you plan to give them away as gifts or are looking for small and delicious dessert options.

Caramels and truffles should be stored in the fridge or freezer. Caramels will last 6 to 9 months in the refrigerator. Truffles will last 2 weeks in the fridge. For truffles, let them get to room temperature before serving.

Espresso Caramels

Mocha Truffles

15. Coffee Fudge

Fudge is another candy sized dessert where a little goes a long way. Fudge is best served by itself or with a glass of strong coffee or milk.

Fudge can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. If you do want to do something special with your fudge, consider mixing it into a homemade ice cream. Such as the homemade coffee ice cream above.

Mocha Fudge

16. Affogato

Affogatos sound fancy but they are surprisingly simple. An Affogato is essentially coffee on top of ice cream. Traditionally Affogatos have 1-2 shots of espresso on top of 1-2 scoops of ice cream.

You can add more coffee or ice cream or use cold brew. When using cold brew use the same amount about ¼ cup of cold brew or use more and make it into a coffee ice cream float. For coffee superfans, use coffee ice cream.

Traditional Affogato

Caramel Affogato

17. Coffee Pudding

Coffee pudding is another easy and delicious dessert idea. Pudding can be made ahead or not. Pudding can be a standalone or you can throw some toppings in.

Pudding is typically served cold but can also be served hot. For a Mocha Pudding, the best toppings are chopped chocolate or crushed peppermint. For a Pumpkin Spice Pudding, add some toasted or candied pecans.

Coffee Pudding

Mocha Pudding Pie

Wrap Up

There you have it! I hope you enjoy these 17 Coffee-licious recipes. Remember you can always customize your recipe.

A final note about these recipes, you can pair some of them together. Just think what you would like. Coffee meringues and macarons? Coffee Caramels and Truffles? Coffee Flan with Coffee Ice Cream and Coffee Sauce? Happy eating!

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