13 Delicious Dessert Coffee Recipes

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Some days an evening cappuccino sounds delicious, while other days, dessert coffee recipes sound more enticing. It all depends on the mood, but you can never really go wrong with an easy and delicious dessert recipe.

While coffee is a great drink to have by itself, the coffee grinds work as an excellent ingredient in a variety of tasty recipes. Similarly, there are a plethora of great tasting recipes out there that tastes even better when you add an element of coffee.

If you like dessert with coffee or just coffee-flavored dessert, then these 13 dessert coffee recipes are for you.

13 Dessert Coffee Recipes

While you can reserve coffee simply for your lattes, there are a multitude of ways to add coffee to some of your favorite dessert recipes. These dessert coffee recipes are filled with caffeine, chocolate, and so much more.

1. Mocha Meringue Pie

If you love a traditional s’mores, then this s’mores-inspired coffee dessert, mocha meringue pie is for you!



  • 10 whole graham crackers
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Nutella
  • 2 Tbsp. bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream

Mocha filling

  • 1 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. finely ground coffee
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream


  • 2 large egg whites
  • ½ cup sugar

How to make it →

1. Crush the crackers into crumbs either by using a blender or manually crushing them – use a zip-lock bag to keep it intact if doing manually.

2. Melt chocolate, butter, and Nutella in a saucepan. Cool, then add cream.

3. Mix the mixture and crumbs into a bowl. Mix them well. Then, press them into the base of a pie dish and chill them for 30 minutes.

4. Make the filling: Bring the cream to boiling point, then remove it from heat. Then, add coffee, butter, and chocolate.

5. Leave for few minutes until melted, then stir it until it’s smooth. Let it cool completely, then pour it into crust and return it to the fridge.

6. Whip egg whites until a stiff peak is formed.

7. Add a little sugar from time to time until combined. The end results should look smooth and glossy.

8. Add the meringue to the top of your pie filling. Use the back of your spoon to make some rough peaks.

9. Use a kitchen torch to brown the meringue. If you don’t have a torch, just place the pie under pre-heated boiler – keep watch to avoid burning, you just want to brown it.

2. Coffee Mousse

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Mousse is a wonderful way to end a meal or enjoy at the end of a long day. Adding coffee to your traditional mousse recipe will give you a delicate taste as well as an energy boost!


  • 4 tsp. gelatin
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup chilled espresso
  • 1 cup whipping cream

How to make it →

1. Gently warm the coffee in your pan or microwave with the gelatin. Keep warming it until the gelatin completely dissolves.

2. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until they form stiff peaks. Then, put them to one side.

3. In another separate bowl, mix your egg yolks and sugar for around 4 minutes with an electric mixer until they’re pale and lemon-colored. Then, add coffee and gelatin to the mixture.

4. Whip the cream until it turned to soft peaks.

5. Fold cream, a little from time to time, into coffee mixture, and turn the bowl slightly with each fold. Once combined, repeat with beaten egg whites.

6. Enjoy your mousse!

3. Coffee Profiteroles

Profiteroles are traditionally whipped cream-filled pastries with chocolate. Adding the coffee adds a new level of rich sweetness, but with a slightly bitter taste.


Choux Pastry

  • 60g of unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
  • ⅔ cup plain flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • ⅔ cup water


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. espresso powder
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder

How to make it →

1. Preheat oven to 400. In a saucepan, warm both water and butter until it melts together. Reduce the heat, and then add flour.

2. Keep stirring them until the mixture starts to come away from the side of the pan. Then remove it from heat and leave to cool it for a few minutes.

3. Then mix in beaten egg, a little at a time, until the mixture easily drops off the spoon. There should be at least around 2 tbsp. egg left over.

4. Transfer warm mixture into a pastry bag and pipe mounds that are 1 1/4 inches wide and 1 inch high on a baking sheet.

5. Bake for around 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

6. While the pastries are cooking, add heavy cream, powdered sugar, espresso powder, and cocoa powder to a mixer. Beat until fluffy.

7. Fill a pastry tube with the icing mixture and place nose into the center of each pastry, filling it with the icing.

4. ‘Cappuchia’ Pudding


Do you enjoy pudding and coffee? Why not just make a “Cappuchia” Pudding? Get the benefits of the delicious taste of your favorite pudding and energy-boosting benefits of a coffee!


  • ½ tsp. espresso powder
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1-2 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. cocoa

How to make it →

The quantities in this recipe make one serving, but it scales up easily.

1. Combine all ingredients and stir them well. Then, chill for 10 minutes. Stir to prevent chia seeds from clumping. Finally, let it rest overnight.

2. To serve, foam the milk and add to it the top, cappuccino style. You can dust it with cocoa to give it an authentic and cozy look.

5. Japanese Coffee Jelly

If you want a coffee jelly with a Japanese blend, try out making a Japanese coffee jelly! Fun fact: coffee jelly was actually popular in Western culture like the US, but it waned over time. However, it became big in Japan, hence the name, Japanese coffee jelly!


  • 2 cups of coffee
  • 1 tbsp. gelatin (or an equivalent amount of vegetarian gelatin)
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

How to make it →

1. Sprinkle the gelatin into the water. Let them combine for around 2-3 minutes.

2. Warm your coffee, then add sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Then, raise the heat until the mixture is almost boiling.

3. Add the gelatins and whisk until they’re completely dissolved. Then, pour them into serving dishes and refrigerate until set.

6. Vegan Coffee Gelato

This gelato recipe is easy, delicious, and homemade. If you are feeling a little more experimental in the kitchen, give this homemade gelato a go.


  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

How to make it →

1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Warm them on low heat, then stir until sugar is dissolved. Finally, leave them until cool.

2. Pour then into the ice cream machine, then follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If you don’t have an ice cream machine, remove the gelato from the freezer every 30-45 minutes. Then, beat it with a hand mixer. Repeat this process until it is completely frozen.

7. Coffee Macarons

Macarons are some of the most delectable desserts around. If you enjoy the taste of almonds,  then this coffee macaron recipe is for you is for you!



  • 4 egg whites
  • 115g ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp. espresso
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 225g icing sugar


  • 1 tbsp. espresso
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • A pinch of salt
  • 125ml double cream

How to make it →

1. Whisk the egg whites with caster sugar in bowl until they form stiff peaks. Then, add icing sugar and almonds into the bowl to prevent clumps.

2. Slowly incorporate the espresso into the bowl. Mix it until combined and then move mixture into a piping bag.

3. Cover your baking sheets with either non-stick paper or baking parchment. Then, pipe small circles of the mixture onto the parchment. Keep in mind that macarons don’t spread too much when baked; so, leave only a small gap between them.

4. When it’s finished, tap the baking sheet onto the worktop a few times to help release air bubbles.

5. Leave the macarons for around 20-40 minutes or until they get a nice crust; they should be dry to the touch before baking.

6. Preheat your oven to 300. Heat the cream in a saucepan until it boils, then remove it from heat, and add espresso and chocolate (piece by piece).

7. Wait for few seconds for the chocolate to melt. Then, stir until it forms a shiny ganache. Leave it until it’s cool.

8. Bake the macarons for around 20-25 minutes. They should come off the parchment easily once partially cooled. Carefully transfer them to a cooling rack.

9. Once completely cool, spread one ganache layer on one macaron, then sandwich it with another.

8. Cappuccino Popsicles


If the temperatures are starting to rise where you live, these simple, and yummy capuccino popsicles are the perfect treat! Making them are easier than you think, and satisfy any coffee craving.


  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup (8 oz., 250 ml) espresso
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. corn syrup

How to make it →

1. Brew your espresso

2. Combine all your ingredients into a saucepan, then warm them gently until the sugar dissolves and everything is mixed.

3. Let them cool, then pour them into popsicle molds.

9. The Affogato

This is one of the most popular and notable dessert coffee recipes. Aside from its simple deliciousness, you know what’s the best about the Affogato? It’s very easy to make! If you enjoy this unique coffee drink, you can find similar drink recipes here.


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • A shot of freshly brewed espresso coffee

How to make it →

1. Put the vanilla ice cream into a serving bowl.

2. Pour in the espresso.

3. Enjoy!

10. Coffee Brownies

As with all the desserts on this list, if you like coffee, why not add it with your favorite dessert? This time let’s add it to brownies. They’ll make a good compliment for a yummy drink – maybe, an actual coffee?


  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. espresso powder
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

How to make it →

1. Preheat your oven to 375/190. Then, melt chocolate and butter in a bain-marie (or simply double boiler). Finally, sift flour, baking powder, and espresso powder into a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and sugar until they’re fluffy and creamy. Then, add vanilla. Also, add eggs to the chocolate and butter mixture, then fold together.

3. Fold in the dry mixture.

4. Stir in chopped nuts. Then, bake them for 25 minutes.

11. Cheese Board With Banana And Coffee Chutney

This is one of our unique but delicious coffee dessert recipes. Blend the cheesy flavor, banana sweetness and bitter coffee with this delectable treat! The results? A sweet, unique flavor combination!


  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. Xylitol
  • 200g prunes, cut into chunks
  • 2/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. espresso powder
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp. horseradish, finely grated
  • ½ tsp. red chili, finely chopped

How to make it →

1. Combine all your ingredients in a huge pan, then bring them to a boil.

2. Reduce the heat to simmer and let them cook for about an hour, stirring them regularly to prevent sticking.

3. It’s important with chutney to cook it until the vinegar flavor does not dominate.

4. Taste and adjust the mixture and spices to your personal preference.

12. Tiramisu

Tiramisu does not even need an introduction – it’s simply one of the best coffee desserts around! If you’re a fan of tiramisu, it’s your time to make your own!


  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 12-14 ladyfinger biscuits
  • 1 ½ cups espresso, cooled
  • Cocoa powder
  • 16 oz. mascarpone
  • 4 egg whites

How to make it →

1. Using either an electric mixer or whisk, mix the egg yolks and sugar until they double in size and leave a ribbon trail when folded.

2. Add ⅓ of the Marscapone, one at a time, and beat them well between additions.

3. In a clean, separate bowl, whisk egg whites until you form soft peaks. Carefully fold egg whites into the mascarpone mixture.

4. Spread one-third of the mixture into the serving bowl. Soak ladyfingers in espresso, then lay them on top of the cream until covered.

5. Repeat, finishing them with a layer of cream. Then, refrigerate for at least an hour.

6. Before serving, dust the top of dessert with cocoa powder.

13. Coffee Semifreddo

Coffee Semifreddo is quite like ice cream, but it has a more whipped texture. It’s delicious and sweet on its own. A must-try!


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 300ml heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. espresso powder
  • 1 tbsp. coffee liqueur (Tia Maria, Kahlua or similar)
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 100g chocolate honeycomb, finely chopped

The best mold to use is a 1-liter (1-quart) silicone loaf pan. If you don’t have one of these, you can line a regular loaf tin with cellophane wrap.

How to make it →

1. In a dry bowl, combine liqueur, egg yolks, espresso powder, and sugar. Mix them well until fully combined.

2. In a separate bowl, whip your cream until the mixture turns into soft peaks.

3. Beat the egg whites and turn them into stiff peaks in a separate bowl. Then, carefully fold the cream into the coffee mixture, and finally, fold in egg whites.

4. Fold the pieces of chocolate through the mixture.

5. Pour the mixture into the mold, and then freeze it for a few hours. It can keep for up to six weeks, so, if you’re not going to serve it immediately, wrap the icecream in foil to protect from freezer burn.

We hope you enjoy these dessert coffee recipes! If you are looking for more coffee recipes, check out one of our recent posts on unique coffee drink recipes here. If you are in need of coffee beans, you can also shop all of our coffee beans here!

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