Coffee is great for drinking, but what about for cooking? There are endless opportunities to use this delicious bean for more than just a great afternoon pick-me-up. With the holidays approaching, why not add coffee to the conversation and stir up those taste buds? Below are a variety of tasty recipes that are sure to please even the toughest of critics over the holiday season.
There’s nothing better than dessert to top off your holiday meal. For chocolate lovers try Coffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies or Layered Mocha Cheesecake. If you’re looking for a little crunch consider serving Candied Espresso Walnuts with a hot cup of coffee. If you’ve been considering a more traditional dessert this year, check out this amazing Tiramisu. And let’s not forget about the ice cream, Coffee Stracciatella isn’t your everyday bowl of boring old vanilla.
Now, you may be skeptical about adding coffee to your entrée, or an entrée to your coffee, but the results speak for themselves. The easiest way to incorporate coffee intro your main dish is to use rubs, so if you’re planning on grilling over the holidays, these may be for you. This Coffee-Chile Dry Rub is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy and pairs well with pork, beef, and lamb. If burgers are on the menu, try this Coffee Rubbed Cheeseburger. Prime rib is popular this time of year. If you are looking for a new way to spruce it up, check out this Three-Ingredient Prime Rib Roast.
The meal isn’t complete without a delicious cup of hot coffee, but why not spice it up? This White Spiced Coffee is packed full of cinnamon, cardamom, and honey, and for the adults, rum. If you long for fall, this Pumpkin Spice Latte is quick and easy to make, and as a bonus, you can also make it as a mocha. And finally, if you are watching your waistline over the holidays, consider a Three-Ingredient Ginger Latte.