There are so many ways to enjoy coffee, and while the most popular ones are generally available at coffee shops, there are also many recipes you can whip up in the kitchen.
Here are some simple coffee bean recipes that you can enjoy with friends, family or just by yourself.
Coffee bean-infused ice cream, for example, can be used as a dessert for parties or when you’re craving a nice, frothy beverage that’s more suitable for your tastes.
If you want to make your own, here’s what you’ll need: a cup of brewed coffee (or other coffee-based drink) a large bowl or saucepan of water (or more) a coffee filter (or some type) some salt or sugar a large mixing bowl or measuring cup (optional) the coffee bean toaster A spoon or measuring spoons A spatula or whisk or a spoon (optional, but recommended) To make the coffee beans, melt the coffee in a large pot of water and add the water to the coffee and mix it up with a spoon or a spatula until the coffee is all combined.
Pour the hot water over the coffee, stir, and cook until the water boils.
While you’re cooking the coffee for your ice cream (or a delicious dessert), stir the bean-covered beans into the ice cream.
Serve immediately or freeze for up to 2 days.
You can also make your beans in a blender.
This process is a little more complicated.
If your coffee beans are very hard, the blender will break them up into tiny bits, which will leave a bit of an uneven texture on the ice.
You’ll want to use the same water for both, though, so make sure you pour the water into the pot the coffee will be sitting in first.
Once you’ve blended the beans in the blender, strain the liquid through a fine sieve.
You should have about 1 cup of liquid, which should look something like this: The beans are now ready to be poured into your ice-cream maker.
Add the sugar and coffee bean mixture and mix to combine.
Place the ice cube tray in the ice-maker, and slowly pour the ice over the beans.
You want to pour the liquid over the ice so that the ice cubes won’t stick to the beans or get stuck to the bowl.
As you pour, add the salt and sugar.
Pour in the coffee until the ice is completely melted.
Remove from the ice maker, and add a scoop of the melted ice to your ice.
If the beans are too soft, you can pour more ice, but be sure to keep pouring until you get a nice smooth texture.
Once the ice and coffee are melted, add in the shredded cheese, and top with a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan.
Recipe by Erin Schuster, CBC Food Editor