2 Simple Coffee Dessert Recipes for your Holiday Celebrations

coffee, coffee beans, latte, java

Drinking coffee isn’t the only way to consume your favorite java beverage! When coffee is paired with ingredients such as cream, nuts and chocolate in dessert recipes, the result is a play of flavours that is balanced between rich and bold, deliciously decadent, without being overpowering for non-coffee drinkers.

drip filter, pour over, coffee grounds, coffee in singapore, JJ Royal Coffee

Coffee is a versatile ingredient that you can easily incorporate in your dessert-making. To prepare the recipes listed below, you’ll need some brewed coffee.

To get the most flavor when using brewed coffee in a recipe, we suggest to use espresso because it gives a stronger, bold flavor (a shot of espresso =60 ml). Alternatively, you can use regular coffee brewed at double-strength. The general rule of thumb is to use 1 rounded teaspoon for every 180 mL ounces of water, so to make a double strength coffee, increase to 2 rounded teaspoons (e.g. using a stovetop mocha pot or french press).

With your brewed coffee, you’re all set to start making your desserts to impress your loved ones!

Here are 2 Coffee Dessert recipes that we think you’ll love! Most importantly, they’re not difficult to make for a beginner in the kitchen! ;)

Coffee Pudding

Coffee pudding, coffee dessert, cream and coffee

Image Credits: Not Without Salt 

This Coffee Pudding dessert is sinfully rich yet light, fluffy and creamy. It’s easy to assemble, does not require baking and great for parties as they can be made in advance!

We recommend using JJ Royal Mandheling Coffee fresh brewed coffee in this recipe for an extra rich, decadent, chocolatey flavour.

Check it out here: http://notwithoutsalt.com/coffee-pudding/


Affogato, coffee and ice cream, chocolate, coffee dessert

Image Credits: Lins Food 

You can never go wrong with a classic dessert like an Italian Affogato. It’s the definition of a dessert that requires “minimum effort for maximum reward”! Make one for yourself just because!

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 shot of espresso or 60 mL double strength coffee (We recommend JJ Royal Toraja Arabica  for a rich, bold and caramelly taste)
  • 2 scoops of classic vanilla ice-cream
  • Additional garnishes could include chopped nuts, crushed biscotti or biscuits, dark chocolate shavings for additional texture & crunch!


Brew an espresso (one per person).

Keep ice cream in fridge until ready to serve.

Scoop 1-2 scoops of vanilla ice cream into a wide glass or bowl and pour over a shot of espresso.

Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

Try these easy-to-make, decadent, Coffee Desserts this holiday season! They are great options for sharing with your party guests throughout December & January!