19 Creative Ways To Cook With Coffee, Because There's No One Way To Get Your Caffeine Fix
You could pretty much always use a caffeinated pick-me-up, but downing a plain old cup of java over and over again each and every day can feel a little, well, boring. Spoon University gets it — that is why they have compiled 19 genius ways to cook with coffee, for those of you who find yourselves hardcore jonesing for a little caffeine boost. The flavor of coffee goes surprisingly well with all manners of tastes, whether you prefer sweet or savory. Whip up a batch of mocha pancakes to down before you start your day in the morning. Go for a coffee rubbed rib-eye when you're in the mood for a fancy dinner. Nibble on espresso cupcakes for dessert, or sip on a coffee vanilla milkshake. Or go ahead and just drink coffee straight. As the old saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Sometimes more than two cups of coffee a day can feel like a bit much, but that doesn't mean you don't still need your caffeine fix. So what if there were even yummier ways to get that quick spike of energy (and inevitable crash) in a way that doesn't come from a coffee maker? Well, we teamed up with our friends at StumbleUpon, and here there are. We know, we just made your day so much better.
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You shouldn't have to worry about spilling a hot cup of coffee during an 8 a.m. lecture, so just munch on these instead.
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Why drink your coffee when you can stack it, drizzle it with chocolate syrup, and surround it with whipped cream?
3. Coffee Jelly
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This isn't your grandma's jelly.
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Sometimes you want your adorable little treats to give you a little extra energy kick.
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Everything tastes better as a cupcake.
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You'll never look at iced coffee the same after trying this recipe.
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Who knew coffee and red meat could come together in such holy matrimony?
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Bite-sized caffeine, now that's what we're talking about.
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Coffee even tastes good in sandwich form, who knew?
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No patience required for this DIY recipe.
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Why drink it out of a cup when you can eat it?
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You'll feel like you've struck gold with this recipe.
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If you've always craved that coffee taste at dinnertime, you no longer have to feel ashamed.
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Spice up your morning with this recipe.
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A whole new meaning to "cold brew."
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Combining coffee and chocolate is never not a great idea.
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If you love coffee in any (and every) form, you'll love this recipe.
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For when your college student budget just doesn't include fancy coffee shops.
19. Coffee Ice Cream
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Forget mint chocolate chip.
If you're a coffeeholic, check these out:
- 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Coffee
- 9 Easy Ways To Step Up Your Iced Coffee Game
- 17 Signs You’re Addicted to Coffee