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Holiday Coffee Recipes

Posted: 12/10/08

Whether you’re entertaining or just cozying up by the warm, crackling fire this holiday season, sweet and spicy, creamy and frothy coffee drinks and desserts are the perfect ways to unwind, relax and enjoy all the season has to offer. Be sure to keep plenty of coffee and spices on hand. You never know when the mood will strike or the doorbell will ring.

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Holiday Coffee

When friends and family surprise you, surprise them with this quick and easy holiday drink dessert. Sweet and creamy, it’s also the perfect winter wonderland warm-me-up.

Holiday Coffee Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup ground coffee
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Whipped cream
  • 4 sticks (3-inch) cinnamon
  • 4 maraschino cherries with stems

Prepare coffee according to manufacturer's directions using 3/4 cup ground coffee and 4 cups water. Stir sweetened condensed milk into coffee, and serve immediately with a dollop of whipped cream, a stick of cinnamon and a maraschino cherry.

Holiday Flavored Coffee Spoons

Who wants to lick the spoon? Your family and friends will. And they’re so easy and fun to make!

Holiday Coffee


  • Plastic Spoons
  • Melting Chocolate (Dark or White)
  • Flavored Extract or liquor
  • Wax Paper

Melt chocolate, being sure not to scorch or burn it, until it is liquefied. Mix well. Add flavored extract or liquor. Mix together. Take spoon, and dip up and down in mixture, until spoon and the lower part of the handle are coated in chocolate. You want the entire spoon portion filled completely. Once full, lay spoon on wax paper and allow to dry completely. Once dry, wrap in saran wrap. These spoons are now ready to be served to your guests along with their coffee.

Dante's Café Inferno - Serves 1

This fruity and festive drink will get you in the spirit of the holiday.

Coffee Drink Ingredients:
  • 2 cubes sugar
  • 1/2 shot Grand Marnier
  • 1 strip orange peel
  • 1/2 shot brandy
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 strip lemon peel
  • 8 ounces of freshly brewed coffee

Slowly heat all of the ingredients except the coffee in a saucepan. The brandy will begin to release its aroma after a few minutes. At this point, ignite the brandy and allow the flames to burn for 15 to 20 seconds. Next, ladle the brandy mixture into your hot mug of coffee and stir.

Chewy chocolate espresso cookies

Pairing two of the world's finest delicacies... it's an espressolate piece of heaven.

cookies Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease 2 large heavy baking sheets. In a double boiler, melt the 3 1/4 cups chocolate chips and butter together. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a mixer with a whip attachment, mix the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and ground espresso, then add the chocolate mixture. Mix in the dry ingredients and the remaining 1 1/2 cups chips. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to set up.

Scoop onto parchment lined sheet pans with a medium ice cream scoop then freeze. Bake from frozen in a preheated 375 degree F for 7 minutes. You can par-bake them for 5 minutes then bake an additional 2 minutes at the time you serve them so they're warm.

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Holiday Flavored Coffee Spoons - from
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