For some of us, the only thing able to get us out of bed in the mornings is the thought of a French press awaiting us to make a mug of steamy, hot dark French roast coffee. If you’re a coffee fiend, you’re always happy to find ways to incorporate its intoxicating scent and flavor into other times of your day. This list of 10 Coffee-Flavored Desserts (all of which land on the healthier side of life) is a coffee lover’s dream!
Frappucino: A 16 oz. Starbuck’s Mocha Frappucino will set you back a whopping 400 calories. Indulge in this healthier version from Fit Sugar instead.
Tiramisu: Tiramisu is Italian for “pick me up” and is probably the most common occurrence when thinking of coffee-flavored classics. Try our skinny version by clicking here!
Mocha Cookies: Healthy dessert blogger Chocolate Covered Katie says her No-Bake Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies are like crack! Try them and find out for yourself!
Coffee Pie: Love pie, but not a master at the flakey crust? This Coffee Pie from Cooking with K utilizes a cookie crust, Jello pudding mix and Cool Whip, making it a great last-minute take-along choice.
Stuffed Strawberries: 15-Calorie Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries dunked in coffee-laced dark chocolate? Yes, please! Combine our skinny stuffed strawberry recipe with Happy Food Healthy Life’s coffee dark chocolate recipe for an amazing dessert.
No-Bake Cheesecake Shots: Created your own coffee-flavored dessert “shot” for St. Patty’s Day. Keep this recipe for Bailey’s No-Bake Cheesecake Shots from Foodtastic Mom in your party file!
Cheesecake Brownies: Eating Well brings us these lightened-up Mocha Swirled Cheesecake Brownies.
Vegan Espresso Fudgesicles: It wouldn’t be summer without popsicles in the freezer. These Vegan Espresso Fudgesicles from Take a Megabite have a bold adult flavor that will answer your inner child’s cravings.
Mocha Pudding Cake: This recipe from Heart Healthy Living is warm, gooey, chocolaty and healthy! Does it get any better than that?! The combination of fat-free milk, unsweetened cocoa powder and applesauce makes this a healthy delight that makes 10 servings. Wow your guests or family with this recipe, and they won’t even know it’s lightened up!
Coffee Cheesecake: And finally, perhaps our favorite recipe of the bunch because coffee+chocolate+cheesecake = perfection, from Southern Living, Lightened Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake with Mocha Sauce! YUM!