DIY - Coffee Flavored Dessert Ideas

Panna cotta

Welcome to this blog called "DIY coffee desserts". This place was specially created for coffee lovers who also have a sweet tooth and love to pamper their taste buds with delicious creations. Or for creatives who want to turn their Christmas dinner into a coffee-rich experience! From creamy coffee panna cotta to coffee macarons and traditional tiramisu, we're going to introduce you to a collection of fantastic DIY recipes that will enrich your dessert time with the heart-warming aroma and deep, rich flavor of coffee.

So choose your favorite coffee beans , stock up on your baking tools and prepare for a tasty journey full of irresistible coffee desserts. Indulge your senses as you savor every bite and discover new ways to celebrate your love for coffee.

So open your mind and discover this delicious world of DIY coffee desserts. You'll be amazed at the endless possibilities and satisfaction that comes with creating your own coffee desserts. So what are you waiting for? Dive into this culinary adventure and be amazed by the wonders of coffee in all its glory!

Simple but elegant: Coffee Panna Cotta

Our first recipe on the list of DIY coffee desserts is the simple yet elegant Coffee Panna Cotta. This Italian classic is enhanced by the addition of your favorite coffee beans, resulting in a delicate dessert that is both rich in flavor and creamy in texture.

Making this DIY coffee Panna Cotta is not only easy, but also requires minimal ingredients. This makes it ideal for those who want to quickly throw something together for an unplanned dinner or a spontaneous gathering of coffee dessert lovers.

How to make Coffee Panna Cotta

  1. Soak gelatin leaves in cold water.
  2. Mix whipped cream, sugar, and concentrated coffee from your favorite coffee beans and heat in a bain marie without letting it boil!
  3. Squeeze out the gelatin and stir into the cream mixture with a whisk.
  4. Pour the mixture into greased molds and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  5. Serve chilled and enjoy your homemade Panna Cotta coffee!

With these simple steps you can make your own refined dessert in no time. The perfect recipe to celebrate your love of coffee!

A French delight: coffee macarons

coffee macarons

Our next stop in this DIY coffee dessert journey takes us to the charming streets of Paris with delicious coffee macarons. These small, colorful treats are a staple of French pastry and are sure to impress your guests.

Making macarons can seem intimidating because of their delicate appearance, but don't worry! With a little patience and precision, you can successfully make these beautiful coffee macarons.

How to make coffee macarons

  1. Grind almond shavings into fine flour and mix with icing sugar and a spoonful of espresso.
  2. Bring water and sugar to the boil in a saucepan.
  3. Add the sugar syrup to whipped egg whites when they reach a temperature of about 115 degrees Celsius. Mix some of the egg whites with the almond mixture and add the rest when the mixture becomes soft.
  4. Pipe the mixture in rounds on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Let them cool first before putting them in the oven.
  5. Preheat the oven to 130 degrees Celsius and bake the macarons for about 20 minutes.
  6. Make the ganache by heating the cream and melting the chocolate. Mix this with butter, a spoonful of espresso and let it set.
  7. Fill the cooled macarons using a piping bag.
  8. Now you can enjoy delicious homemade espresso macarons with your coffee.

So you see, with a little effort and love you can make the perfect coffee macarons that not only look beautiful, but also taste delicious!

Quick and easy: no-bake coffee cheesecake


Are you a lover of both coffee and cheesecakes? Then this no-bake coffee cheesecake is the perfect DIY coffee dessert for you!

Start by making the base with your favorite cookies and melted butter. Press this mixture into the bottom of your mold and let it rest in the refrigerator while you make the filling. Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and coffee (cooled espresso) until smooth. Pour this mixture over the cookie base and smooth it out. Then let your cheesecake set in the refrigerator for a few hours (or even better, overnight).

For the finishing touch, you can whip some whipped cream with some sugar and a touch of espresso. Pipe this generously on top of your cheesecake. And there you have it, a delicious DIY coffee dessert that is sure to impress your guests. Dare to experiment and add your own twist to this recipe. Because that's the best thing about DIY - it's all yours!

For chocolate lovers: mocha brownies

For all chocolate lovers and coffee fanatics, we have a divine treat in store - Mocha Brownies. These delicious DIY coffee desserts combine the rich flavors of dark chocolate and strong espresso to enchant your taste buds.

Start by melting dark chocolate and butter over a low heat, then add sugar and eggs, followed by flour and your strong espresso. The result is a creamy and fudgy brownie with a deep coffee flavor that tantalizes your taste buds. Fry them until just firm and let them cool before cutting into squares.

For an extra decadent touch, add a mocha glaze topping made from butter, powdered sugar and of course, more espresso. These DIY coffee desserts are the perfect ending to a dinner party or a wonderful treat for yourself. Experiment, personalize and most importantly, enjoy!

The Italian classic: Coffee Tiramisu


The Italian classic, Coffee Tiramisu, is one of the most beloved DIY coffee desserts worldwide. This divine treat is made by combining layers of mascarpone cream and coffee-soaked ladyfingers, finished with a generous dusting of cocoa. It's the perfect balance of creamy and rich, with the taste of strong espresso taking center stage.

Start by soaking your ladyfingers in a strong espresso. Then place them in a bowl and cover them with a layer of creamy mascarpone mix. Repeat this until your bowl is full, ending with a layer of cream. Then let the tiramisu set in the refrigerator for a few hours so that the flavors can mix well. Just before serving, sprinkle the top with a generous layer of cocoa powder.

The best thing about this DIY coffee dessert is that you can really make it your own. For example, add a dash of coffee liqueur for an extra flavor dimension, or experiment with different types of coffee to find the perfect aroma. And remember, making these DIY coffee desserts is just as fun as eating them. So get in the kitchen and enjoy the process!


DIY coffee desserts offer a delicious way to combine your love of coffee with your passion for baking. From the decadent macarons to the classic Tiramisu, these recipes are designed to surprise and satisfy all sweet cravings. Experimenting with different ingredients and personalizing the recipes makes this experience even more rewarding.

So, get out that apron, brew a cup of espresso and start creating your own delicious coffee treats.