34 Coffee Desserts That Are the Ultimate Pick-Me-Up
Chocolate is decadent, fruit desserts are timeless and vanilla is definitely underrated. But the key to our heart? Coffee desserts. They’re rich, slightly bitter and never too sweet, plus there’s no better way to get a caffeine and sugar buzz at the same time. Mocha, espresso or plain old brewed, if it comes in coffee, we want it on our plate. From espresso chocolate chip cookies to no-churn tiramisu ice cream, here are 34 coffee desserts that are the ultimate pick-me-up.
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Behold, the best snack to fend off that 3 p.m. slump. The only thing missing? An iced coffee on the side.
It’s extra tall and rich on its own, but the shiny chocolate glaze puts it over the top.
They’re so good, you might want to clear out your whole freezer and make a triple batch.
Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry are all great in their own ways, but we have our hearts set on this guy.
The rich, silky sweetened condensed milk pushes it into the dessert world.
Coffee and booze? Be still our hearts.
No, you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker to whip up a pint of the cold stuff at home. If you can make whipped cream, you’re halfway there.
The sweetness of the white-chocolate ganache offsets the strong espresso flavor of the cake.
They’re crackly, chewy and bursting with coffee flavor. Can we serve these for breakfast?
Confession: We’d totally eat the coffee cream cheese frosting by the spoonful.
It’s possible you have all the ingredients in your kitchen at this moment.
Panna cotta is our go-to when we want to impress our guests. This one is velvety smooth and just sweet enough.
Irish coffee fans, this dessert has your name all over it.
Coffee-flavored coffee cake? We wish we knew about this sooner.
If you need a last-minute treat that still gives off an air of elegance, look no further. (All you need is vanilla ice cream and espresso.)
The most difficult part is waiting for it to come out of the refrigerator.
Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven—these decadent brownies are no exception.
It’s sweetened with only a small amount of sugar, and the results are extremely rich. (We’ll still go back for a second sliver though.)
Have you ever tasted a chocolate-coffee cloud? Because this is that.
Cardamom is highly aromatic, sweet, peppery and floral, and an excellent pairing for coffee. We love an excuse to break out our blowtorch.
We fully support eating this banana-based “ice cream” for breakfast. Psst: It requires just four ingredients.
Dunk these crisp cookies in your coffee if you really want to go all in.
Water bath, who? This simple yet impressive cheesecake sets up in the fridge (and the crust is chocolate, yum).
It’s like your favorite coffee-shop latte, but in ice-cream form.
Tahini, dates and coffee are a surprising combination at first glance, but the nutty-sweet flavor really works with the bitter coffee.
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A chocolate bundt just like your nana used to bake, only a little more sinful.
All you need is a shot of espresso, a scoop of chai ice cream and a spoon.
This calls for a tall glass of milk—for dunking, obviously.
Creamy coffee ice cream, crumbles of nutty, sticky sesame halva and ribbons of chocolate—yep, we’ll take two scoops.
These are going to become a staple in your dessert rotation, we can just tell.
If you want to go the extra mile, drizzle them with even more melted chocolate.
Pecan pie always runs the risk of being cloying, so the addition of coffee to tame the sugar is kinda genius.
We couldn’t resist including this trendy beverage. It’s so sweet, we count it as dessert.
There’s no time for churning. Only eating.
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