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While the taste of coffee itself is quite unmatchable, there are things that make it more appealing. Yes!! We’re talking about spices, confectionaries, and more. People have been adding extras to their coffee for enhanced flavor for the longest time, and if haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out. If you’re not sure what you can add to your coffee, here’s a list of 7 extras that will make your coffee even more tasteful than it is. Try them out, because you’ll never want to go back to plain coffee again.
Things to Add to Your Coffee
Add a Little Cinnamon
Cinnamon is the best choice you have to give your coffee a little spice, and extra flavor. Especially if you’re a fan of something sweet. Cinnamon has lower calories than sugar does, which makes it a healthier sugar substitute. Also, cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. It helps soothe digestive discomfort, and lower blood pressure. Cinnamon also helps combat blood glucose levels and helps decrease triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood. This is why coffee is something you should definitely add to your coffee.
Chocolate Chips on Coffee
If spices aren’t to your taste, you can always add chocolate chips to your coffee. Simply stir them in the coffee to give a little sweet, chocolaty taste to your drink. However, the quality of the chips is of extreme significance. The slightest compromise on the quality has a very drastic effect on the taste of your brew. When buying chocolate chips, make sure they are made of real chocolate. They should have ingredients like cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla.
You should avoid chocolate chips with vegetable shortening or additional emulsifiers. Producers usually add both of these ingredients to make the chips smoother and shinier. These chocolate chips also hold their shape when baked. If you can’t find good quality chocolate chips, you can also just add a piece of chocolate to your brew, and top it with chocolate chips for the visual effect.
Here’s how to add chocolate chips to your coffee. Simply add whatever amount of chips you want into a mug. Follow with the hot espresso shot. Then stir the chocolate chips into the coffee, until they are completely melted. Finally, add your warm, frothed milk at the top, and add some whipped cream if you want. You can also garnish with some more chocolate chips if you feel like it. There you have it, a Mocha. you can find our original recipe to make a mocha here- Easy Recipes to Make Mocha at Home.
Whipped Cream on Coffee
The Italians have given an espresso with whipped cream on top, its own name. An Espresso con Panna, which translates to “Espresso with Cream”. This is a single or double shot of espresso, topped with whipped cream. Thousands of people over the globe enjoy adding whipped cream to coffee, and for good reason too. The sweetness of the whipped cream provides the perfect contrast to the bitterness and acidity of the espresso. You should always make sure shipped cream is definitely something you can add to your coffee.
Also, the fluffy and light texture of whipped cream, makes it a fun way to drink coffee. If you want some whipped cream on your coffee, you should have it chilled, but not frozen, before whipping. Chilling the utensils and the mixing bowl will also help the cream achieve peak consistency. Also, the cream will not be runny or melt when added to the hot coffee.
Whipped cream can also be used to substitute milk in coffee. Doing this will make the coffee even creamier, as whipped cream has higher fat content than milk. However, you should make sure you adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of the cream.
Marshmallows in Coffee
Marshmallows are the perfect alternative to cream and sugar in a coffee. Not only do they dissolve, but they also leave behind a delicious foam, just like a latte. You can even add marshmallows to your espresso shot, and skip the creamer altogether. The bitterness of the coffee will go amazingly with the sweetness of the marshmallows. Marshmallows are the ultimate coffee confectionery items and are the best things you can add to your coffee.
However, be sure to use only unsweetened marshmallows. Marshmallows with sugar, preservatives, and food colorings change the taste of the coffee.
Not only can you add marshmallows to hot coffee, but you can also toast them with a blow torch. The toasted flavor will add a nice crisp, and burnt flavor, which will also remind you of warm bonfires. Making a marshmallow latte or espresso is easy. Just plop a few of these in any cup of coffee. Toast them with the blowtorch till they go all gooey, and then let them melt. Drink the coffee while it’s still hot.
Things to Have With a Cup of Coffee
Cookies With Coffee
I don’t believe you if you say you haven’t tried these before. A plate of sweet, crunchy, and delicious cookies is just the thing to wash down with some bitter coffee. They’re the king of the extras to eat with coffee.
There is a very large variety of cookies you can have with coffee. Biscotti that hails from Italy, is one of them. Biscotti is a very long, thin, and dry cookie that is eaten with coffee all over Italy.
Other options are a chocolate chip cookie, a sugar cookie, and a snickerdoodle. However, we’re going to be talking about chocolate-chip cookies here. It doesn’t matter if you like the soft doughy kind, or if you prefer the crunchy type because chocolate chip cookies can never go wrong.
You can either buy these cookies from a bakery, or you can choose the homemade kind. There’s a ton of easy chocolate chip cookies recipes online. Make a fresh batch, and then simply bite into one of these between sips of coffee. The chocolate chips, the sweetness, and the crunchiness will create a flavor you won’t be able to resist. Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect answer to what to eat with coffee.You should ensure chocolate chip cookies are something you add to your coffee on the side.
French Toast and Coffee
This pairing is definitely a breakfast favorite. If you’ve ever wondered about what to eat with coffee, this is for you. Not only does coffee make every morning better, but it also creates a delicious compliment to a French toast. French toast is in simplicity, a piece of bread dipped in an egg, milk, and spice batter, and then pan-fried. It can then be drizzled in maple syrup or can be eaten with fruits, nuts, or sweets. The spiciness and sweetness of a French toast are perfect for the coffee.
Here’s how to make an easy French toast.
Beat one egg, and then add in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon. To that, you need to add ¼ cup milk. Beat together until thoroughly incorporated. Then dip in your bread, coating all sides thoroughly. Melt a little butter in a pan, and fry until golden.
Serve with your coffee of choice. It’s the perfect extra to eat with your coffee in the mornings.
Croissants and Coffee
This pairing comes from France and is still a French favorite. Not only are buttery, warm, and flaky croissants the perfect breakfast, but they also amplify the taste of coffee. The French usually dip their croissants in their coffees. If you want to do that, we recommend a brew that is milky and creamy.
The right way to eat croissants is to eat them right out of the oven. If you’re buying one from the supermarket, it must be warmed before being eaten. Croissants contain a lot of butter and should be consumed with care. Eating too many croissants can cause heart issues, high cholesterol, and other problems.
Coffee goes well with a lot of flavors. Above, we’ve mentioned all the pairings and extras that are the most popular things coffee is consumed with. Cardamom, nutmeg, and lavender are some other spices that are popular among people. Coffee is also enjoyed with tarts, scones, tiramisu, waffles, and eggs. Nonetheless, our list of things you can add to your coffee ends here. Tell us your favorite coffee pairing in the comments.