Easy Coffee Recipes
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)
- Remove the round tips of the cloves and mix the rest with the coffee.
- 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
- Strain the coffee and pour it over the ice in the glasses.
- 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.
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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!