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Easy Coffee Recipes

Updated on October 9, 2014

Tasty And Easy Coffee Recipes

There is far more to coffee than simply a normal cup of coffee. There are a wide variety of tasty and easy coffee recipes for that extra special cup of coffee. It is amazing in how many ways coffee can be served and I find it almost impossible to resist any of the tasty and easy coffee recipes.

Some of the recipe are for different ways to serve hot coffee, then there is iced coffee and finally you get frozen coffee. As you can see there is no end! I invite you to come on this gastronomic coffee journey with me.

Grab your Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker and start brewing the coffee to make all these tasty recipes with.

You will be surprised at what you can do with the humble coffee. Add a few ingredients and you have the ultimate in luxury! You will see I start with coffee extract recipes as it is the basis of may of the cold easy coffee recipes.

If you prefer not to make the coffee extract you can simply use very strong coffee in all the recipes and sweeten the coffee to taste to compensate for the sugar that is in the coffee extract recipes.

Easy Coffee Recipes - Making The Coffee Extract

The starting point of many of the Easy Coffee Recipes is a strong coffee extract. Of course you start making your coffee extract by getting out your Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker and making some coffee that is at least double strength. How strong you make it will depend on personal taste.

Now you take 1 cup of white sugar and caramelize it to a good caramel, but be careful the caramel can burn very easily and then the sugar is wasted. Make sure you are ready with the 3 cups of very strong coffee to pour onto your caramel. Stir this mixture until the caramel has dissolved and let it cool down.

When your coffee is cool, you can bottle it and place it in the fridge ready to use in all the tasty recipes.

Easy Coffee Recipes - Alternative Coffee Extract

If you feel you still want to make all these tasty easy coffee recipes, but you do not have a coffee maker, here is an alternative recipe for coffee extract. You will not get completely the same taste, but it will be very close.

For this recipe you start by boiling 1 cup of sugar in 3 cups of water until it is resolved. Then you add 1 cup of freshly ground coffee and allow it to stand for 15 minutes.

When the coffee is ready, strain it through two layers of mutton cloth without stirring, bottle and store in the fridge until needed.

In both these recipes you can obviously adjust the sugar to taste. I have not tried it, but I'm certain you can also caramelize the sugar for this recipe before you add the water.

Easy Coffee Recipes - Iced Coffee

When it comes to iced coffee there are two possibilities, the one is a milky iced coffee and the other is black iced coffee.

For a plain black iced coffee you place some ice in a glass, pour about two tablespoons of the coffee extract over the ice and fill up with cold water. The amount of extract you use will once again depend on your personal taste. You will know very soon how strong you want it to be.

For the milky iced coffee you add the same amount of coffee to a glass of cold milk and stir. This is the basic recipe and then you can use any of the following variations:

  • Float thick cream on top of the coffee
  • Whip the cream and flavor with mixed spice, chopped preserves or nutmeg before you to the coffee in the glass with it
  • Float ice cream of any flavor you prefer on top of the coffee
  • Add one tablespoon of chocolate syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon

If you do not enjoy the taste of ice cubes in your iced coffee, you can freeze some coffee to use in your iced coffee.

Easy Coffee Recipes - Spiced Coffee

This is one of the very tasty easy coffee recipes and it is basically an iced coffee as well, but you do not use the coffee extract for this recipe. This recipe does not use a coffee maker, but you can obviously make the coffee in your coffee maker with the coffee and water as in the ingredients. Add the cloves to the hot coffee if you are using this method.

Ingredients for this recipe:

  • 12 Whole cloves
  • 7/8 Cup of freshly ground coffee
  • 2 Teaspoons of nutmeg
  • Castor sugar to taste
  • 7 Cups of water
  • 1 Cup thick cream
  • Ice (once again you can use your iced coffee if you prefer)


  1. Remove the round tips of the cloves and mix the rest with the coffee.
  2. Boil the water and pour it onto the coffee mixture and allow to stand for at least 5 minutes all depending on how strong you want your coffee
  3. Strain the coffee and pour it over the ice in the glasses.
  4. Spoon the whipped cream on top of the coffee and sprinkle it with the Castor sugar and nutmeg.

If you prefer a sweeter coffee you can of course dissolve some sugar in the hot coffee before you pour it over the ice.

Easy Coffee Recipes - Hot Coffee Indulgences

A hot cup of coffee is always a treat, no matter what the time of day is. How coffee recipes vary and there are different ways you can approach them.

First of all I have a recipe that will give you the same taste as a Latte, you will not have the froth and the visual effect of the espresso floating on the milk but the taste is still very delicious. We do not all have Espresso Machines, OK?

This one is easy, you boil your milk, beat it a little with an egg beater to make some foam and them you pour 2-3 tablespoon of your coffee extract on top of it. If the mixture comes out too cold to your liking it is a good idea to keep the extract our of the fridge to reach room temperature before you make your coffee.

For a plain strong milky coffee you can simply stir your extract into your boiled milk. For a mocha coffee you add 1 tablespoon of chocolate syrup and you have the ultimate indulgence! If you find the mocha coffee too sweet this way, you can dissolve one teaspoon of cocoa in your hot milk. You do this by mixing the cocoa with a little cold milk before you stir it into the boiling milk.

Easy Coffee Recipes - Espresso Drinks Recipe

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Easy Coffee Recipes - A Few Final Ideas

With the recipes I have given you here the possibilities are endless. The coffee extract can be used to make smoothies. Freeze it in cubes, mix it all in your blender with milk, the coffee ice and chopped banana. If you prefer you can also add a little honey to sweeten it a little more.

It is, of course also possible to make a milkshake with the coffee extract. Add one cup of cold milk to your blender, add 2 tablespoons of your coffee extract and a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

As a tasty dessert you can even drizzle a little of the coffee extract over scoops of vanilla ice cream. Only your imagination is the limit to what you can do with coffee!

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    • DonnaCosmato profile image

      Donna Cosmato 

      4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing! These will work well with my resolution to make my coffee drinks at home to save money.

    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thanks David, I am glad you like my coffee recipes. You never know when you put your recipes out there if people will actually try them.

    • David Paul Wagner profile image

      David Paul Wagner 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for these recipes! We experience lots of hot weather here in Sydney, so I will be trying your recipe for milky iced coffee.

    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you Chauncey St Clair for this tip. I also prefer my coffee black so it is well worth trying.

    • Chauncey St Clair profile image

      Chauncey St Clair 

      4 years ago from New York City

      I prefer my coffee black like midnight. I've also developed the habit of putting orange and clementine rinds into the coffee beans before I grind them. I rind them over the beans to ensure, the oils mist onto them. The fragrance and the sweet oil is very subtle but gives the coffee a delightful taste! Everyone who I have shared this with and who did it cannot go back to the old way! Ha!

    • Hendrika profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      DDE you will not be sorry if you try these recipes. I am a coffee addict of course as you can see by this Hub.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I am not much of a coffee lover but the way you present this hub I can simply enjoy this kind of coffee, looks too good!

    • World-Traveler profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      I like your Coffee Hub. You provide useful information as well as products for people to take a look at. Now, how about some Chocolate, Vanilla, and some Strawberry Milkshake recipes, extra thick with a dash of healthy yogurt! Mmmmm delicious!

      I'm hungry again:-)

    • cjmo75 profile image


      8 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      Fantastic Hub! Lots of great information and very, very informative. This is a real good one!


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