Coffee – it’s the perfect energy booster and is consumed by billions of people worldwide. Catching up for coffee is also the perfect way to get to know someone new.
If you’re looking to elevate your coffee game for your next date, or you just want to try something out of the ordinary, check out these distinctive coffee recipes from Australia, Korea, and other countries.
And a tip: because not all cafes will know to make these varieties, it’s the perfect excuse to show off your coffee making skills to your date at home!
Top 7 Unusual Coffee Recipes To Impress
- Super-Chilled Mint Mojito Coffee
- Fluffy Korean Whipped Coffee
- Cosy Cinnamon Ginger Latte
- Gorgeous Greek Frappe
- Mellow French Cafe au Lait
- Hearty Cinnamon Eggnog Coffee
- Energising Espresso & Tonic
#1 – Super-chilled Mint Mojito Coffee
If you have a need for coffee as well as a cold mint beverage, this mint mojito coffee is for you. This drink is simple to prepare and it’ll keep you both chilled and energised at the same time.
- 1/2 cup strong coffee
- 10 large fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon half and half
How to make Mojito Coffee?
For this one, you can use any brewing process. You can also select the types of beans depending on whether you want a strong espresso flavor or something more subtle.
First, put fresh mint leaves and brown sugar in a cocktail shaker. Shake it gently and avoid forcefully shaking the mint leaves to the point where they are completely crushed. Discard any mint oil that comes out.
Next, add ice to the shaker, espresso and milk. Continue shaking your coffee until it is completely cold. Serve it in a large glass, and top with more ice if you want it super-chilled.
#2 – Fluffy Korean Whipped Coffee
Whipped coffee, also known as Korean Dalgona coffee, is a fluffy, wonderful variation to your morning caffeine addiction. It is equivalent to a high-end coffee shop beverage without the price or need to leave the house. It prepares in around the same amount of time as a pot of coffee, which is an added bonus.
- 3 tablespoons (tbs) instant coffee powder
- 3 tbs sugar
- 3 tbs water (hot)
- 1.25 cups whole milk
- 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to make Dalgona Coffee?
Add the instant coffee, sugar, and hot or boiling water to a large liquid measuring cup. Use a hand mixer or immersion blender that is powered by electricity to beat the mixture for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it is completely frothy and has lightened in color.
You may only want to use one beater so the hand mixer can fit comfortably inside the measuring cup. Add the vanilla last and whisk it in.
Then, divide the milk between the two glasses, and add ice on top. Place the whipped coffee on top of each and serve immediately.
#3 – Cosy Cinnamon Ginger Latte
If you’re specifically searching for a pick-me-up cup of coffee with a warm buzz, this coffee recipe may be helpful. Cinnamon ginger lattes are great in the afternoon when you’re settling in for a Netflix and chill session on the sofa.
- 6 cups whole milk
- 12 cinnamon sticks
- 0.5 cup sliced ginger
- 0.5 cup sugar
- 2.25 cups hot espresso
- Ground cinnamon
How to make Cinnamon Ginger Latte?
Warm the milk for 14 to 15 minutes. Remove the milk bowl from the heat and whisk in the six cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger. Keep it stewing for 115 minutes.
Once stewed, the cinnamon and ginger can be separated using a strainer. Once more, add milk to the pan. Add the sugar to the milk and stir it well.
Whip the milk to create a nice froth. Then, pour 6 tablespoons of espresso coffee into each of the 6 coffee mugs. One cup of milk should be put in each mug. As decoration, put a cinnamon stick and some ground cinnamon in the mug. Voila!
#4 – Gorgeous Greek Frappe
Without this incredibly simple and delectable Greek Frappe, it is almost impossible to imagine summers in Greece! You and your date will certainly feel revivified and energised by this refreshing beverage on a hot summer day.
Furthermore, it’s super easy to make your favourite Greek frappe at home, and they take less than five minutes to make. FYI, there are several additional varieties of Greek frappe, like sketos (plain, devoid of milk and sugar), metrios (low sweetness), Glykos (extremely sweet), and Me gala (without milk).
- 2–3 tablespoon instant coffee
- sugar (as per taste)
- milk (as per taste)
- ice cubes
- 1 glassful of cold water
How to make Greek Frappe?
Get two large glasses ready. Mix together the sugar, instant coffee, and just enough water to cover it. Beat the mixture rapidly. It should be beaten until it froths up smoothly.
Pour this mixture into your serving glasses and add ice cubes as desired. Depending on your tastes, fill the remaining space in the serving glass with cooled milk or water. Add a straw and you’re ready to enjoy.
#5 – Mellow French Cafe au Lait
In France, the ideal mellow beverage known as a café au lait is made by combining steamed milk with strong, hot coffee in equal parts.
This straightforward recipe can be prepared at home and served with a flaky croissant as part of a traditional French breakfast or as an after-brunch coffee with a single square of dark chocolate. Your date will think they have been transported to a sidewalk café in Paris.
- 1 part French roast strong coffee
- 1 part milk (steamed)
How to make French cafe au lait?
In a large cup, combine equal parts of steamed milk and strongly hot coffee while reserving the foam. Stir. With the foam that was kept on top, serve hot.
If you’re artistic, you could like to experiment with creating latte art with the warm milk or simply top it with cinnamon.
#6 – Cosy Cinnamon Eggnog Coffee
Although this decadent coffee concoction is mainly enjoyed for the holidays, because it is easy to create at home and helps to warm up the entire day, people appreciate this coffee recipe as a morning beverage all year round, too. It takes just five minutes to make but leaves a lasting impression on your guests.
- 1.33 cups eggnog
- 2.5 cups hot coffee
- Whipped cream (optional)
- Ground nutmeg (optional)
How to make Cinnamon Eggnog Coffee?
Add the eggnog to a large pot and warm it through WITHOUT BOILING. Then, stir in the coffee. When ready pour into a coffee cup and garnish with some whipped cream and powdered grated nutmeg before being served.
#7 – Energising Espresso & Tonic
Although everyone loves a nice gin and tonic, how about an icy espresso and tonic for summertime dates when you want to skip the alcohol? Fill a glass with ice, add your preferred tonic water, and then top with a double espresso or some cold brew coffee. Simple.
- 30ml espresso
- Tonic water
- Lime wedge
How to make Espresso Tonic Coffee?
Make 30 ml of espresso via an espresso machine, then let it slightly cool. Over a large glass of ice, slowly pour tonic water. Before serving, you can add a lime wedge to the dish as a garnish.