20 Coffee-Flavored Recipes

Java's not just for drinking! Incorporate your cup of joe into snacks, dinners, and desserts for the ultimate boost of energy.
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Coffee-Rubbed Tri-tip with Gremolata Green Beans

coffee rubbed tri-tip with gremolata green beans

Tired of the same old when it comes to meat? Rub your roast with a coffee mixture for top-notch taste.

Recipe: Try our Coffee-Rubbed Tri-tip with Gremolata Green Beans

No-Bake Tiramisu Balls

No-Bake Tiramisu Balls

With instant espresso powder and coffee liqueur, this is the easiest way to enjoy tiramisu. Refrigerate in an airtight container so they last for a bit, or, eat immediately after making. Either works. 

Recipe: Try our No-Bake Tiramisu Balls

Coffee-Braised Brisket

Coffee-Braised Brisket

This is not your grandma's brisket recipe. With cardamom and coffee (duh), and a 3-4 hour cook time, your kitchen will smell absolutely amazing.

Recipe: Try our Coffee-Braised Brisket

Coffee-Marshmallow Crispies with Chocolate, Cherries & Almonds

Coffee-Marshmallow Crispies with Chocolate, Cherries & Almonds

The adult version of your fave childhood snack involves ground coffee, dried cherries, and roasted almonds—plus a healthy portion of marshmallows, of course!

Recipe: Try our Coffee-Marshmallow Crispies with Chocolate, Cherries & Almonds

Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Coffee Ice Cream Pie

Ice cream cakes are good, but ice cream pies are better, especially when they've got three pints of coffee ice cream and a homemade Oreo crust. 

Recipe: Try our Coffee Ice Cream Pie

No-Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

no-churn vietnamese coffee ice cream

Don't be intimidated by the thought of making your own ice cream! This one can be prepped in just 10 minutes and has all the indulgence of sweet Vietnamese coffee.

Recipe: Try our No-Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes with Herby Sauce

Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes with Herby Sauce

Finely ground coffee is all it takes to give sirloin a serious boost of flavor. 

Recipe: Try our Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes with Herby Sauce

Fudgy Mexican Brownies

fudgy mexican brownies

Fact: Brownies are better with a shot of espresso and a dash of cinnamon. Don't forget the dusting of powdered sugar!

Recipe: Try our Fudgy Mexican Brownies

Mocha-Almond Cake

mocha almond cake

This cake is filled with an amaretto-espresso cream. Yum-o!

Recipe: Try our Mocha-Almond Cake

Rachael Ray's Hard-Shell Red-Eye Tacos

hard shell red eye tacos

"Tacos are great when you’re partying. The greasy food soaks up maybe 'one too many.' Even better, these tacos have a nice shot of caffeine. Red eyes, meet the food equivalent of hair of the dog." —Rach

Recipe: Try Rach's Hard-Shell Red-Eye Tacos

Mocha-Maple Pie

Mocha-Maple Pie

Maple syrup and coffee may be an unexpected combo, but with chocolate as a mediator, you'll wonder why you haven't tried it already.

Recipe: Try our Mocha-Maple Pie

Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Chocolate Snackin' Cake

This ultra-rich recipe uses brewed coffee to create a show-stopping treat. You'll definitely want a glass of milk on the side.

Recipe: Try our Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Tiramisu Pudding

Tiramisu Pudding

Chocolate and vanilla pudding shake up this Italian dessert, while a dash of Cognac provides a boozy surprise.

Recipe: Try our Tiramisu Pudding

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tomatillo Salsa

Add coffee to your spice rub for drool-worthy flavor.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Tomatillo Salsa

Redeye Mole Chili

redeye mole chili

Mole turns a regular bowl of chili into a masterpiece. Even better? You can use instant coffee.

Recipe: Try our Redeye Mole Chili

Vanilla Thumbprint Cookies with Mocha Melt Filling

vanilla thumbprint cookies

This caffeine-inspired filling is super simple—it only takes chocolate, cream, and coffee!

Recipe: Try our Vanilla Thumbprint Cookies with Mocha Melt Filling

Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee

Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee

Saltine crackers are a simple way to combat the sweetness of toffee. When you add espresso to the chocolate, you get an even bolder sweet-and-salty taste.

Recipe: Try our Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee

Espresso Chili with Beef & Black Beans

Espresso Chili with Beef & Black Beans

Instant espresso powder lends a deeper flavor to chili. You won't want to eat it any other way!

Recipe: Try our Espresso Chili with Beef & Black Beans

Cappuccino Ice Pop

Cappuccino Ice Pop

You've had iced coffee and cold brew—now you've gotta try your cup of Joe in popsicle form. Who can resist the creamy, sweet treat?

Recipe: Try our Cappuccino Ice Pop

Mocha Buttercream Icebox Cake

Mocha Buttercream Icebox Cake

No-bake cakes are easy, especially when they only have six ingredients. This one uses bittersweet chocolate and espresso for that decadent flavor.

Recipe: Try our Mocha Buttercream Icebox Cake