In the early days, ordering a café latte or cappuccino at your local neighborhood coffee shop used to be a pretty straight-forward affair: you go in, choose your favorite beverage-to-go, and dash off to work.
Today, you are more likely to spend a couple of minutes browsing the ever-growing menu before selecting the beverage of your choice. These places always smell great so you’re thinking whether you should have it there in-house, or order it to go?
Ah, but you’re not finished yet because if you do hang around for a while you’ll be tempted to sprinkle on a little cinnamon or perhaps nutmeg innocently perched in the small jars on the side table. I often indulge in this DIY mode for that perfect taste, which prompted me to provide you with seven of my favorite recipes to enjoy your coffee a different way.
I hope you enjoy giving these delicious coffees a try.
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1 jigger of Bushmills Irish Whiskey
- 2/3 cup of coffee or flavored Irish Creme coffee
- ¼ cup of heavy cream, lightly whipped.
- Preheat the glass with a little hot water.
- Pour out the water then add the teaspoon of brown sugar followed by the hot coffee. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the jigger of whiskey, and top with the whipping cream ~ enjoy!
Note: Really dark coffee’s work best for this recipe.
Spiced Orange Coffee
- 1 teaspoon fresh, grated orange peel
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 5 whole cloves
- Regular amount of your usual coffee or for a treat or special occasion try Swiss Chocolate Orange flavored coffee.
- Add the above ingredients together and brew as normal.
- Place a slice of orange at the bottom or your cup.
- Pour in coffee and add sugar and cream to taste.
- Top with whipping cream and sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg and/or cinnamon if so desired.
Mint Cocoa Coffee
- 1 ounce of chocolate mint liqueur
- Dash of shaved chocolate
- Whipping cream (optional)
- Regular coffee or try Dutch Chocolate Decaf flavored coffee.
- Brew your regular coffee,
- Add the one ounce of liqueur into your cup.
- Add some whipping cream if desired and sprinkle with shaved chocolate.
- 1 pint of coffee ice cream
- 2 teaspoons finely ground coffee
- ½ cup light rum (optional)
- 4 to 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
- Instant coffee powder.
- Spoon coffee ice cream into blender.
- Add rum and finely ground coffee.
- Blend on high until creamy smooth.
- Pour into tall glasses, adding a scoop of the vanilla ice cream to each glass.
- Sprinkle lightly with instant coffee powder.
- 1 cup of freshly brewed coffee
- 1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softened
- 6 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
- 1 cup prepared cold coffee.
- Blend hot coffee and chocolate syrup in blender. Blend until smooth.
- Cool the mixture to room temperature, then pour the mixture into a medium bowl.
- Add the softened ice cream and cold coffee.
- Using a rotary beater, beat until smooth.
- Spoon into tall glasses and serve immediately.
- 1½ cups double-strength coffee, chilled (4 Tbsp. coffee per 6 ounces water OR 1 1/2 cups cold-brewed coffee concentrate)
- ½ cup low-fat milk
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1½ cups ice, plus more as desired
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate sauce.
- In a blender, puree coffee, milk, sugar, and ice. For a thicker consistency, add more ice and blend.
- Pour into 2 glasses then top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce (if desired) and serve immediately.
- 1 cup of coffee or try Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee
- 1 egg yoke
- ½ cup of cream
- Dash of nutmeg.
- Beat the sugar and egg yoke together.
- Place cream in a saucepan and heat over low setting; be careful not to burn.
- Whisk the egg mixture into the warmed cream, heat until hot (93 ºC or 200 ºF).
- Add coffee to mugs and top with the cream mixture.
- Garnish the coffee with nutmeg.
We’re hope you’ll get a lot of pleasure from trying each of the above coffee based recipes. And, if you haven’t already done so, we’re sure you’ll start experimenting and will soon come up with a favorite of your own.
One tip before I go and that is to “always” record what you’re doing when experimenting with coffee mixtures. There’s nothing more frustrating than creating something truly delicious and then being unable to reproduce it because you didn’t record the recipe.