For all you coffee lovers out there, this one’s for you guys! If you’re bored of having your coffee the same way every day, then I’ve got some super coffee recipes for you to try out and I’m sure it will get you to spruce up your coffee making game!
Here are some simple and easy coffee recipes you can try at home:
1. Coffee Cubes
- 1 tbsp instant coffee powder
- Sweetener (of choice)
- Hot water
Into a bowl, add in 1 cup of hot water, along with 1 tablespoon of instant coffee powder and sugar (or jaggery powder or any other sweetener of your choice), as per your taste requirements and give it a good mix. Make sure that the sweetener has completely melted. Stir and set aside to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
Then, pour into ice cube moulds and freeze until hard. The coffee cubes are ready to use. Demould as many as many as you need to add into your milk (to make your cold coffee).
2. Coffee Sauce
- 1 tbsp instant coffee powder
- ½ cup water
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 75 grams sugar
Into a saucepan, add in the water and the sugar and mix well until the sugar melts fully. Do this on low heat. Then, add in the melted butter and instant coffee powder and give it a mix, until the mixture is smooth and runny. Lastly, add in the corn starch (stirring continuously as the mixture will immediately begin to thicken).
When the mixture reaches the consistency of condensed milk, turn off the heat and let the mixture cool completely.
The sauce is then ready to use. Stoor in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Note: In case you want the coffee sauce runnier in texture, you can add in a little water and give it a mix.
3. Coffee Creamer
- 150 ml condensed milk (sweetened)
- 210 ml milk (of choice)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Into a mixing bowl, add in the milk, the condensed milk and the vanilla extract. Give it a good mix with a whisk (you could also beat it with an electric beater) and its ready to use. Pour into an airtight bottle and its ready to use. Store in the refrigerator.
Instead of milk you can also use half and half or equal parts of milk and heavy cream.
Note: The shelf-life of this coffee creamer will be the same shelf-life as of the milk you’ve used.
4. Coffee Bombs
- 25 grams melted dark chocolate
(Or cooking chocolate)
- 3 tbsp instant coffee powder
- Mini marshmallows (optional)
- Sweetener (optional)
Into half round silicone moulds using a spoon or a brush, spread the melted dark chocolate in a thin layer to coat the mould fully. Then place in the refrigerator until it hardens.
Then demould these half circles and fill in 1.5 tsp of instant coffee powder and a few mini marshmallows inside one half circle. You can do this for a few half circles and set aside.
Next, onto a pan, take the other side of the half circle and slightly rub for just a few seconds over the heated pan so that the edges melt. Be quick at this stage, failing which the chocolate will melt too much.
Thereafter, place this melted half circle, over the filled (with instant coffee and marshmallows) half circle and seal. Place it in the refrigerator until it hardens and the coffee bombs are ready to use.
You can submerge it in a cup of hot milk, wait for it to melt, add in some sweetener (optional) stir and it is ready to consume.
Note: You can use dark, white or milk chocolate for this recipe, as you’d like to have it.
5. Creamy coffee with milk cubes
- Milk or non-dairy milk
- honey ( as per taste)
Take some warm milk and add in some honey. Mix it well and pour it into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 4 hours or until they are set. Add them to the glass cup and pour the coffee over them to make the most delicious creamy coffee.
6. Coffee Syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar – you can use date sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup water
For vanilla syrup – add 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For cinnamon syrup – add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
For chocolate syrup – add 1/4 cup cacao power.
Into a saucepan, whisk together sugar , water and vanilla extract or cinnamon and let it simmer until all the sugar melts. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in a jar.
6. Chai coffee -Add warming spices to jazz up your morning cup of coffee specially during winter? Here’s a recipe for Chai Coffee that will warm you up on these cold mornings.
- 1 cup ground coffee
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
Mix well and used as much as you need while brewing your cup of coffee.