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What is an Affogato?

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

I’m a coffee lover and one of my favorite coffee-related indulgences is an affogato. An affogato is a treat that is made with just two ingredients: espresso and ice cream. The full name is “affogato al cafe,” which means “drowned in coffee” in Italian, so it should be no surprise to learn that this dessert is made by placing a scoop of gelato in a ... Read More »

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

Espresso Chip Mini Muffins

I start just about every morning with a cup of coffee, just as many of you probably do. I like to pair my coffee with breakfast, whether it is a piece of toast grabbed on-the-run or a plate of eggs, bacon and biscuits. Muffins are always a good breakfast option in my kitchen, as they can both be a stand-alone morning snack or part of ... Read More »

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips

If you’ve ever had a peppermint mocha, you know exactly how delicious the combination of chocolate, peppermint and coffee can be. The only problem with this type of drink is that peppermint is a very strong flavor and it can sometimes overpower the flavors of the coffee and the chocolate. These Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies with Peppermint Chips were inspired by that delicious holiday drink, ... Read More »

Almond Coffee Shortbread

Almond Coffee Cinnamon Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite coffee pairings. The buttery cookies are a good match for just about all kinds of coffee, whether you prefer a light, citrusy roast or a dark chocolaty one. Most of the time – at coffee shops, in particular – plain shortbread cookies are the only kind that is available. When I worked on this recipe for Almond Coffee ... Read More »

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

Vanilla Caramel Affogato

An affogato is a traditional Italian espresso-based dessert. The full name is really “affogato al cafe” or “drowned in coffee,” in Italian. The name really suits the dessert, as it consists of a scoop of ice cream/gelato with a shot of hot espresso poured over the top. I like the classics, so vanilla ice cream or gelato with strong espresso is always my default affogato, ... Read More »

Espresso Martini with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

Espresso Martini with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

I really enjoyed being able to make my homemade Vanilla Coffee Liqueur, since I’m a coffee lover. It’s a great addition to your home bar because it is tasty and easy to use in a variety of drinks. The easiest way to use it is to simply add a splash to coffee or hot chocolate, which will give your drink a little bit of a ... Read More »

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Espresso Chocolate Cookies

Coffee and chocolate are a great combination, and small amounts of coffee appear in recipes for all kinds of chocolate desserts. Coffee is used to bring out some of the darker, roastier notes in chocolate and make chocolate desserts taste even richer. As a coffee fan, sometimes I want coffee to share the spotlight a little bit. These Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies have a good ... Read More »

Chocolate-Drizzled Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate-Drizzled Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coffee and cookies is a combination that is just as good as milk and cookies, but slightly more adult. These Chocolate-Drizzled Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies are a coffee-laced twist on classic chocolate chip cookies, made by adding a homemade espresso extract – instant espresso powder and water – to the cookie batter for a coffee flavor. The cookies are packed with dark chocolate chips and ... Read More »

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