Brew Up Some Deliciousness: 9 Coffee-Infused Recipes to Try

From drinks to desserts and beyond, these coffee-themed recipes will satisfy your caffeine cravings in creative and tasty ways.

As a lover of all things coffee, I always look for new and exciting ways to incorporate my favorite beverage into my cooking. And while a cup of joe is always a delicious and satisfying option, why not add a coffee twist to your recipes?

From drinks to desserts and even savory dishes, the possibilities are endless when infusing your cooking with the rich, bold flavor of the coffee. So please put on your apron, grab your beans, and let’s get brewing!


Coffee Smoothie

Start your day off right with a creamy and delicious coffee smoothie.

Blend your favorite milk or milk alternative, a ripe banana, a scoop of protein powder, and a shot of espresso or strong-brewed coffee.

Add cinnamon or a drizzle of honey for extra flavor and sweetness.

Iced Coffee Float

Cool off on a hot day with this classic treat.

Pour a tall glass of cold brew or iced coffee over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and top with whipped cream and a cherry for a fun and nostalgic twist on iced coffee.

Mocha Latte

A homemade mocha latte will satisfy your sweet tooth and your caffeine cravings simultaneously.

Heat some milk or milk alternative in a saucepan and whisk in a tablespoon of cocoa powder and sugar until smooth and frothy.

Stir in espresso or strong brewed coffee, and pour into a mug. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for an indulgent treat.


Coffee and Donut Skewers

Elevate your breakfast game with these tasty and portable treats.

Thread chunks of your favorite donuts onto skewers, and drizzle with a mixture of melted chocolate and brewed coffee. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or sprinkles for added texture and flavor.

Coffee Brownies

Give your classic brownie recipe a delicious coffee boost by stirring in a tablespoon or two of instant coffee granules into the batter before baking.

The rich, chocolatey flavor of the brownies will pair perfectly with the subtle coffee undertones.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Satisfy your cookie cravings with these soft and chewy treats.

Simply cream butter, sugar, and vanilla extract, and stir in flour, baking powder, and a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee.

Fold in chocolate chips, and drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, and enjoy!

Savory Dishes

Coffee-Rubbed Steak

Add depth and richness to your grilled steak with a simple coffee rub.

Mix equal parts ground coffee, brown sugar, and your favorite steak seasoning, and rub the mixture onto the steak before grilling. The coffee will help to tenderize the meat and give it a unique and delicious flavor.

Coffee-Braised Short Ribs

Transform tough cuts of meat into tender, succulent dishes with the help of coffee.

Sear the short ribs in a hot pan, and then transfer to a slow cooker along with diced onions, garlic, beef broth, and a cup of strong brewed coffee.

Cook on low heat for several hours until the meat is fall-apart tender, and serve with mashed potatoes or creamy polenta for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Coffee-Infused BBQ Sauce

Give your BBQ sauce a bold and flavorful kick by stirring a cup of brewed coffee into the mix.

The coffee will add depth and complexity to the sauce, and will pair perfectly with grilled meats, vegetables, or even tofu.


As you can see, there are endless ways to incorporate coffee into your cooking, from drinks to desserts and savory dishes.

So next time you’re whipping up a meal, don’t be afraid to grab your beans and experiment with the rich, bold flavor of the coffee. Who knows, you may discover your new favorite recipe!