Coffee Cream & Chocolate Desserts

Any coffee lovers out here? I made this dessert a while ago, to celebrate the International (or was it “only” national?) Coffee Day. I used the cream from my Nutella & coffee cake and added coffee-themed sweets. It turned out great and it’s now become one of my quick (ish) go-to desserts!


Coffee cream (4 servings):

  • 250g of mascarpone
  • 250ml of double cream
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • 5 teaspoons of instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoons of gelatine granules

Dissolve coffee in 2-3 tablespoons of hot water, let it cool down a bit. Using a hand mixer, whip mascarpone with double cream and sugar. Pour in coffee, mix again.

Pour a bit of cold water on 2 teaspoons of gelatine (just enough to cover it). Wait a few minutes, until the water is absorbed. Heat the mixture up in a microwave (don’t let it boil! a few short – 3-5 second – blasts should be enough to melt the gelatine). Add a teaspoon of coffee cream into the gelatine, stir until combined. Add another tablespoon of cream, stir again. Now stir the gelatine-cream mixture into the rest of coffee cream.

Also, for each cup:

  • a few biscuits (ladyfinger type, broken into smaller pieces and soaked in coffee essence – instant coffee dissolved in minimal amount of water)
  • a few squares of chocolate with coffee flavoured filling (cappuccino, latte macchiato, tiramisu etc)
  • wafers with coffee cream (if you can find some, I somehow managed to find cappuccino ones)
  • dark chocolate

Alternate layers of cream and extras in each cup. Decorate with more biscuits and chocolate on top. Refrigerate overnight.

Enjoy! 🙂

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