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3 easy-to-make coffee desserts you have to try

Kurtis Avatar By: Kurtis | Last updated February 13, 2019

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Coffee has an irresistible flavor which makes it popular in so much more than our morning energizing beverages. There’s just something about that roasted, rich taste that just makes you want to add coffee to everything.

If you, too, are among all those coffee aficionados out there, here are 3 delicious coffee-based desserts you can try at home, because nothing mixes better than coffee and sweets:

Dark chocolate mocha avocado mousse. This might sound like a strange combination at first, but if you like avocados, chocolate and coffee, keep reading. The best thing about this dessert is that it’s not only delicious, but also healthy and easy to make.

Ingredients (4 servings):

4 ripe avocados

¼ coconut milk

¼ cup honey (or more, if you feel the need)

¼ cup dark cocoa powder (unsweetened)

Around 2 ounces melted dark chocolate (at least 70%)

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tsp espresso/instant coffee

Optional: whipped cream

Peel and pit the avocados and blend them until they get creamy. Add the melted chocolate and all the other ingredients and blend them for about two minutes.

Put the whole mixture in bowls and let them cool in the fridge for approx. one hour. Enjoy with or without whipped cream.


Cappuccino popsicles

Ingredients (8 popsicles):

2/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons instant espresso

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1 cup water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup vanilla almond milk

Boil the water and the sugar in a pan until the sugar dissolves. After it cools, add the corn syrup. Take ¼ of the obtained syrup and put aside. Take the rest of the sugar syrup while still warm and put the espresso in it. Then let it cool to room temperature. Mix the reserved ¼ cup of sugar syrup with the almond milk and add the cinnamon.

Divide both the mixtures (the espresso and the almond milk one) among 8 ice pop molds. Insert the popsicle sticks and put them in the freezer for about 6 hours. Enjoy!


Tiramisu cake. This one is a classic among coffee-based desserts.

Ingredients for 4 individual desserts:

For the syrup:

 ½ cup coffee

1 ½ ounces rum

1 tablespoon sugar

For the cream:

 ¼ cup sugar

1 cup softened mascarpone cheese

1 large egg yolk and 2 other eggs, separated

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping and assembly:

24 ladyfingers

¾ cup whipped cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon sugar

Bittersweet chocolate and cocoa powder for topping

Put a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water and whisk the yolks, vanilla and sugar in it, until the mixture doubles its volume. Then remove from heat. In another bowl whisk the mascarpone. Whip the egg whites and add them to the yolk mixture. Start working on the syrup. Heat the coffee with the sugar and rum until the sugar dissolves. For the last part, dip the ladyfingers into the coffee syrup. Place them into the 4 serving dishes, 3 in each dish and start making layers. Add a layer of mascarpone over the first 3 ladyfingers and grate the chocolate over them. Add another layer: 3 more ladyfingers, the mascarpone and the grated chocolate on top. Then add the whipped cream over and sprinkle the cocoa powder. Do all the steps for each of the 4 dishes. Put the dishes in the fridge until they are ready to serve.