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5 Recipes to Make Drinks and Desserts With Coffee

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Coffee is one of the 3 most consumed beverages worldwide. Many of us love its flavor and aroma, and preparing a hot or cold cup has become a part of our daily ritual. 5-Minute Crafts is showing you some ways to prepare drinks and desserts with coffee as their main ingredient. In addition, at the end of the article, we wrote a bonus feature to give you a couple of ideas on how to decorate your drinks.

1. Hazelnut-flavored coffee

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of peeled hazelnuts
  • 1 cup of coffee beans
  1. In a food processor, place the hazelnuts and coffee beans. You can add a few drops of vanilla essence and a pinch of cinnamon powder if you’d like. These are ingredients that will give the coffee more of an aroma.
  2. Grind all the ingredients until they’re completely ground.
  3. Store the coffee in a container with an airtight lid and in a cool and dark place away from the sun’s rays. This way, it will retain its aroma and texture for a longer period of time. Prepare your drink with the ground coffee as you normally would. You can choose to have, for example, an espresso, a cappuccino, or a latte.

2. Coffee ice pops with candy

What you’ll need:

  • 4 tablespoons of assorted candies
  • ½ liter of cold coffee
  • ½ liter of milk (or almond, soy, or coconut milk)
  • 1 mold to make popsicles or ice cream
  1. Place the candies inside the mold. You can use the kind you like the most and the quantity you prefer. The more you use, the sweeter your coffee popsicles will be. Then, pour the cold coffee into the container about halfway.
  2. Pour in the milk to fill the mold of each popsicle.
  3. Cover them. However, if your container doesn’t have individual lids, you can pop in wooden sticks. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  4. Unmold and enjoy your popsicle.

3. Coffee syrup

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • ½ cup of soluble coffee
  • ½ liter of hot water
  • 1 empty jar with an airtight lid
  1. In a deep glass bowl, place the sugar and coffee.
  2. Pour the hot water over them. Mix it well until a liquid consistency is obtained. Taste it, and if you want it to be more concentrated, add more coffee.
  3. Using a funnel, pour the syrup into the empty glass jar.
  4. Seal it well and store it in the refrigerator. Pour the syrup into your favorite beverages.

4. Chocolate-covered cones with iced coffee

What you’ll need:

  • 4-6 ice cream cones
  • 1 cup of melted chocolate
  • 2 cups of iced coffee
  • 1 tbsp of colored sprinkles or crushed nuts (optional)
  1. In a bowl full of melted chocolate, dip in the ice cream cones. Cover them halfway. Decorate them with colored sprinkles or crushed nuts. Then, wait a few minutes until the chocolate solidifies.
  2. Pour the cold coffee into the cone, but don’t fill it completely.
  3. You can add your favorite ice cream to the drink or top it off with whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon.

5. Coffee jelly drink

What you’ll need:

  • 150 g of gummy bears
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of instant coffee
  • Milk, oatmeal, or natural yogurt
  1. Place the gummy bears and water in a skillet over low heat. Stir everything together until the gummy bears are melted into a liquid consistency.
  2. Pour the mixture into a rectangular pan. You will see a thin layer form. Let it cool for about 30 minutes.
  3. Once it solidifies, cut it into squares and scoop each piece out with a spoon or spatula.
  4. The gelatin squares can be served over cold milk or oatmeal. You could also add them to vanilla ice cream or plain yogurt, depending on your preference.

Bonus: decorating ideas

1. Turn the milk into a froth with a French coffee maker.

What you’ll need:

  • ½ cup of hot milk
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  1. Pour the hot milk into a French coffee maker.
  2. Put the lid on and press the plunger up and down — the faster you do it, the faster the liquid will turn into foam.
  3. Pour the milk and foam over the cup of coffee. Sweeten to taste.
  4. If you wish, you can sprinkle cinnamon powder over the foam. This way, you can turn your espresso macchiato into a sort of cappuccino.

2. Cookies in the shape of a lid to cover your mug

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup of melted chocolate
  • 3 tbsp of crushed walnuts

1. Start by placing the dry ingredients in a deep glass bowl. Then slowly add the liquids.

2. Knead it with your hands and mix it well until you get a doughy consistency.

3. With a rolling pin, flatten the dough until it’s thin — about 1/4 of an inch (0.5 centimeters) thick.

4. Use the cup you want to create a lid for to cut the dough. Carefully remove the excess dough to form the ears that will decorate the surface of each lid.

5. Place them on a greased and floured baking sheet. Bake at 350ºF (180°C) for 20 minutes.

6. Remove them from the oven. Allow them to slightly cool down. Spread the melted chocolate on the borders and add the crushed walnuts. Serve the drink and use the cookie to cover it.

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