A refreshing coffee is a dessert in itself. It is because we drink it so often that we forget its flavorful gustatory appeal, which we remember while passing by a coffee shop and the scent of fresh coffee being prepared tickles our olfactory nerves. Let’s explore today some coffee recipes which will make your Monday mornings less frightening, or take your mind to a sunlit flowery meadow on a gloomy afternoon. And you will find many such interesting recipes at Lovely Corral to freshen you up every day.
1. Easy-to-Make Iced Coffee
This is an iced cappuccino of the ‘cheaters’! It’s super easy to make, and tastes heavenly!
2 tsp instant coffee granules
3 tbsp warm water
1 tsp sugar
6 fluid oz of cold milk
In a sealable jar, mix all the other ingredients except milk. Cover the jar and shake vigorously till it is foamy. Pour into a glass filled with ice. Pour milk in the glass. Add sugar if required.
2. Iced Mochas
These frosty drinks are fun to enjoy with friends. You can pour your leftover coffee in ice trays and keep them handy. And then you can make squiggly fun designs on the insides of glasses with chocolate syrup, before pouring in the mochas. Garnish with whipped cream.
1 ½ cup cold coffee
¼ cup of chocolate syrup
2 cups of milk
¼ cup of white sugar
Pour coffee in ice trays. Freeze till they become solid, about overnight.
Mix the coffee ice cubes, chocolate syrup, milk and sugar in a blender, till smooth. Pour in glasses and serve cool.
3. Chocolate Coffee Kiss
This is a coffee drink dessert for all coffee lovers who need an extra kick in their java.
¾ fluid oz coffee liqueur
1 cup of hot brewed coffee
¾ fluid oz of Irish cream liqueur
2 tbsp of whipped cream
½ fluid oz of crème de cacao liqueur
1 ½ cup fluid oz of chocolate syrup
1 tsp of brandy-based orange liqueur (like Grand Marnier)
1 maraschino cherry
Mix coffee liqueur, crème de cacao, Irish cream and Grand Marnier. Pour hot coffee into mug. Top it with a blob of whipped cream, trickle with chocolate syrup and place a maraschino cherry on top.
4. Cappuccino Cooler
This is a wonderful mix of coffee, chocolate syrup, chocolate ice cream and whipped cream, making it a perfect drink.
1 ½ cup of cold coffee
¼ cup of chocolate syrup
1 cup of whipped cream
1 ½ cup of chocolate ice cream
Mix coffee, chocolate syrup and ice cream in a blender till smooth. Pour onto crushed ice. Place a blob of whipped cream on top and serve.
5. Vietnamese Iced Coffee
This strong coffee mixed with sweetened condensed milk and chilled with ice is an unmatched Asian treat. Even black coffee lovers will love this. It is perfect for a hot summer day.
½ cups of dark roasted and ground coffee beans
½ cups of sweetened condensed milk
4 cups of water
16 ice cubes
Use your favorite method to make brewed coffee with water. Take 2 tbsp of the condensed milk in 4 coffee mugs. Pour in a cup of fresh hot coffee in them and stir till milk is dissolved.
While serving, accompany each much with a tall glass with 4 ice cubes in each and a long-handled spoon. Guests can pour hot coffee onto the ice cubes and stir with the spoon, making an enjoyable clatter with ice cubes to chill the coffee.