8 Yummy Things to Do with Coffee—Besides Drink It
If you're a coffee fan, why stop at the mug when you could be enjoying your favorite flavor in other creative and tasty ways.
Vegan Horchata Popsicles
If you’re a fan of grown-up ice pops, stay cool while also staying energized with these Vegan Horchata Popsicles. These creamy frozen treats have just three ingredients—Mexican cold brew (we like Chameleon Cold Brew), agave nectar, and coconut or rice milk—which make them the perfect coffee recipe on a summer day when you’re feeling laid back.
Marinade for Skewers
Whether you’re sticking to vegetable-filled skewers or adding meat or chicken, you can kick the flavor up a notch by using a marinade infused with cold brew. This sweet and savory marinade blends garlic, red wine vinegar, cold brew, and brown sugar to make the perfect dipping sauce for grilling. With this recipe, there will be no dips in energy at your next barbecue. While you’re at it, be sure to avoid these BBQ and grilling mistakes.
Your favorite childhood breakfast just got classier with this coffee recipe. Instead of enjoying your morning pastry with a side of coffee, you can just eat one of these Pop Tarts instead and get the best of both worlds. Cold brew coffee is not only cooked directly into the dough, but it’s also mixed into the icy glaze for a double java whammy. These are the problems all coffee lovers will understand.
Making your own barbecue sauce from scratch is impressive enough, but you can make any dish even more gourmet by adding some cold brewed coffee to your recipe. This tangy sauce can be added to vegetables and meats, and it can even be used in a slow cooker or saved for up to a month for all your grilling needs. Check out these other unexpected slow cooker recipes.
No Bake Energy Balls
For those days when you’re really feeling that afternoon slump but don’t want to drink a whole other cup of coffee, you can just pop one of these energy balls instead. Cold brew coffee is mixed with oats, dates, coconut, cacao, and cinnamon for a sweet and healthy treat that will leave you ready to conquer the day.
Churros con Chocolate
Half the fun of eating churros is using a dipping sauce, and this churro recipe comes with a special sauce featuring delicious chocolate infused with cold brew. Add pinches of cinnamon and cayenne for a Spanish-inspired dessert that will have you saying olé! Let’s also not forget all the health benefits of chocolate!
Vanilla Cold Brew Granita
This Italian-inspired slushie will have you questioning if you ever need to drink a Frappuccino again. With its blend of vanilla cold brew, coconut nectar, and coconut milk, this coffee recipe will have you in the best of spirits, especially on hot days or when you really have a strong sweet tooth.
Red Eye Texas Chili
Coffee recipes aren’t limited to dessert—you can sneak it into your entrees too! This Red Eye Texas Chili comes with a cold brew zing, and the coffee flavor meshes well with all that chile, Mexican beer, beef, and numerous spices. If you can use chocolate in chili, why not coffee? And did we mention that coffee can help you live longer?