Gourmet Tiramisu Coffee Recipes

by That's Coffee on May 27, 2016

If you love coffee and cake then Tiramisu cake is the perfect combination for you! Did you know that tiramisu in Italian means “pick me up”? It’s high in energy and caffeine, giving your body that little “pick me up” it needs at any time of the day.

We recommend using fresh gourmet espresso coffee beans in these Tiramisu recipes.

That’s Coffee Traditional Tiramisu Recipe 

For the perfect date night or girls night in That’s Coffee has provided you with a traditional Tiramisu coffee recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 ounces Kahlúa or dark rum
  • 12 to 14 ladyfingers
  • 1 1/2 cups brewed espresso (or 3/4 cup American coffee and 3/4 cup espresso), at room temperature
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder, for a pretty garnish

Directions:

  1. Using a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and half the sugar, until it’s pale and doubled in size. Slowly add the mascarpone in two to three sections, while continuing to whisk. Add the liquor and whisk one more time to fully combine.
  2. Take a clean bowl and whisk the egg whites and remaining sugar, till soft. Take that mixture and slowly add it in two or three sections to the mascarpone mixture.
  3. In a 6 by 9 inch casserole dish or plate with a border, spread about one third of the mascarpone cream into an even layer. Separately soak each cookie in the coffee, arranging them tightly on the top, until the cream is fully covered. Take the remaining cream and spread it in an even layer on top. 
  4. Refrigerate for at one hour or up till two days to fully set the cream.
  5. Dust the top with cocoa powder just prior to serving.

(Recipe adapted from Epicurious)

Non-Alcoholic Tiramisu Recipe by That’s Coffee

If you don’t drink alcohol or find yourself craving Tiramisu but don’t have Kahlua or Rum in your kitchen, here’s a non-alcoholic version of Tiramisu for you to try.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp rum extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 lady fingers
  • ½ cup cold espresso or strong coffee
  • 2 tsp baking powder

 Directions:

  1. Beat the cream cheese at medium speed in a large bowl with the powdered sugar.
  2. Beat the whipping cream in a chilled small bowl on high, then fold into the cream cheese mixture.
  3. Take your lady fingers and split them in half horizontally. Using half of them, place them on the bottom of an ungreased pan, cut sides up. Drizzle a ¼ cup of espresso and half of the cream cheese mixture over the lady fingers.
  4. Arrange what’s left of your lady fingers, placing them cut sides up and pouring on the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Drizzle remaining espresso and half of the cream cheese mixture over top of the lady fingers.
  6. Sift cocoa powder over top and cover to refrigerate for four hours, or until the filling if firm. Make sure to keep it covered when storing it in the refrigerator.

Tiramisu cake is just one of the many things you can make with our gourmet coffee! Try out some of our other coffee recipes:

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DIY Coffee Exfoliator for Face and Body

by That's Coffee on May 5, 2016

Not only does our coffee taste good, it also makes an awesome coffee grounds exfoliator!

Natural and edible coffee exfoliator recipe works to remove dead skin and leaves you with soft new luminous skin. All skin types can benefit from this coffee exfoliator DIY face and body scrub.

There are so many different recipes out there to make your own homemade coffee face and body scrub – start with the one we recommend in this post and then play around with different recipe combinations to find the exact formula that works best for your skin.

Face and Body Coffee Scrub Benefits

Coffee is one of the cheapest and most natural ways to exfoliate your skin. With its grainy texture and natural health benefits, it makes it the perfect coffee face and body scrub.

A coffee grind exfoliator is used to:

  • Remove dead skin cells and bring out the new fresh skin below 
  • Add a glowing baby soft texture to your skin
  • Give an energy boost as the caffeine in the coffee scrub soaks through your skin
  • Help with circulation
  • Help your lotion to fully hydrate the skin

What skin type should use a coffee grounds exfoliator?

DRY SKIN – For those who have dry skin a coffee face and body scrub is a must. It’s best to use it once a week, to remove any unwanted dry patches. Even if you have combination or oily skin it’s still good to use a coffee grounds exfoliator once a week.

COMBINATION AND OILY SKIN – For those who have combination and oily skin with clogged pores, use a coffee exfoliator to remove the dead skin that is still sitting on the surface of the skin.  Both combination and oily skin produce more dead skin cells than dry skin. These dead skin cells stick to the skin and cause acne and hair follicles.

That’s Coffee’s Coffee Grind Exfoliator Recipe

Here is just one coffee face and body scrub recipe we’ve put together at That’s Coffee so you can make your own exfoliator from our coffee grounds!

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp moist coffee grounds
1 Tbsp Olive Oil (I sometimes use grapeseed or sunflower seed oil)
1/3 Tbsp honey

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl add brewed coffee grounds. Make sure they are still moist. It doesn’t matter what kind of coffee grounds (ex. Light, Medium, or Dark roast)
  2. Add olive oil and honey.
  3. Mix together then let sit for about 5-10 minutes.

 I sometimes put it in the fridge because that’s what they do at the spa, but it’s not necessary.

Variation:

Another option for both oily and dry skin is to mix 1 Tbsp coffee grounds from freshly brewed coffee with 1 Tablespoon of plain yogurt. Gently massage your face for 1-2 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

For those with very dry skin, make a similar scrub but substitute cream for the yogurt.

Planning on trying out your own homemade coffee scrub? Start with brewing a cup from That’s Coffee freshly roasted coffee beans from the best sources in the world. 

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