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Beyond Espresso and Irish Coffee: 6 Best Coffee Recipes

Posted by Erwin Bryan Young on

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Anyone may create an espresso or Irish coffee, but these one-of-a-kind recipes are the crème de la crème! Whether you’re looking to enjoy a delicacy by yourself or entertaining guests, you’ll enjoy these delicious treats.

1. Caramel Macchiato


  • Coffee grinds
  • Water
  • 6 oz. of steamed milk
  • 2 tsp. of sugar
  • 3 tsp. of caramel syrup
  • ½ tsp of vanilla flavoring
  • whipped cream
  • caramel syrup

  • Add vanilla to the coffee grinds. It will infuse while brewing.
  • Brew a strong coffee using a ratio of 3 heaping tbsp. of coffee to 6 cups of water.
  • Microwave milk in a large cup until steaming hot.
  • Combine coffee, milk, caramel syrup, and sugar. Stir well.
  • Top with whipped cream and drizzled caramel – and enjoy!

2. The Coffee and Donuts Frozen Shake



  • 1 pint of coffee ice cream
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cake doughnut, crumbled
  • ¼ cup of semisweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Combine the ice cream, milk, and vanilla extract in blender until smooth.
  2. Use a rubber spatula to stir in chopped chocolate and crumbled donuts.
  3. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

3. Iced Mocha


  • 1 ½ cups of cold coffee
  • 2 cups of milk
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of chocolate syrup

  1. Pour coffee into ice cube tray.
  2. Freeze until solid, or overnight.
  3. Blend coffee ice cubes, milk, chocolate syrup, and sugar until smooth.
  4. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

4. Super Creamy Irish Coffee


  • 4 cups of fresh coffee
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of Irish whiskey
  • 2 tbsp. of sugar
  • 2 tbsp. of Irish whiskey
  1. Brew a strong coffee using a ratio of 3 heaping tbsp. of coffee to 6 cups of water.
  2. Heat 4 cups of coffee, ½ cup of Irish whiskey, and ¼ cup sugar in a saucepan. Do not allow it to boil.
  3. Whip the whipping cream until light.
  4. Beat 2 tbsp. of sugar and 2 tbsp. of whiskey into the whipped cream.
  5. Pour coffee into mugs. Spoon the cream on top. Serve.

5. Coffee Floats


  • 3 tbsp. of chocolate syrup
  • 1 shot of Kahlua
  • Seltzer water
  • Coffee ice cream

  1. Mix chocolate syrup and Kahlua together in a tall glass.
  2. Add seltzer water until the glass is 2/3 full. Stir well.
  3. Add a scoop of coffee ice cream and serve.

6. Coffee Milk Punch


  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 2 cups of brewed chicory coffee, cooled
  • 1 ¼ cups of bourbon
  • 2 cups of half-and-half
  • 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • freshly grated nutmeg

  1. Blend together the milk, half-and-half, bourbon, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg until well-combined.
  2. Add ice in batches, and blend at high speed until slushy.
  3. Pour into chilled glasses and serve.

Did you try some of these treats? How did it turn out for you? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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