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TIP OF THE DAY: “Dessert” Coffee Recipes

“Dessert coffee” has come to mean flavored coffees, which continue to grow in popularity. Flavored with extracts that add just two calories or so, one can have a “cup of dessert” in dozens of flavors, from Apple Pie and Chocolate Cheesecake to Crème Brûlée and German Chocolate Cake. (Try some Chocolate Fudge Brownie coffee.)

But flavored coffees only substitute for dessert if you’re a serious calorie counter. There are other ways to approach “dessert coffee.” This recipe from Eight O’Clock Coffee shows how to really enjoy coffee and a dessert in a single cup.

If this sweet, dessert-like coffee keeps you away from a piece of cake or pie, you actually save on calories. If you’re seriously counting calories, make a reduced-calorie version with caramel-flavored coffee (here’s one from Starbucks); whip some cream with powdered noncaloric sweetener and use a half dozen chocolate chips instead of the toffee candy.

CARAMEL COFFEE ”DESSERT”

Ingredients Per Serving

  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon caramel syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate toffee candy, chopped into small pieces
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    Drink your dessert. Photo courtesy Eight O’Clock Coffee.

     

    Preparation

    1. Drizzle half of the caramel syrup into the bottom of mug. Pour in coffee. Add milk and whipped cream.

    2. Drizzle the remaining caramel syrup over the whipped cream. Garnish with toffee candy.

    Variations

    You can turn this concept into a multitude of “dessert coffee” recipes.

  • Decide on the dessert you want to use—brownies, cookies, pecan pie, anything that can be cut into small pieces.
  • Coordinate the syrup. Caramel syrup and chocolate syrup cover all bases.
  • Add some liqueur, from a tablespoon to a shot.
  • Consider flavored whipped cream. Here are some recipes, from lavender to salted caramel.
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