DIY Coffee Recipes to Pair with Your Ne-Mo’s Treats

To celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th, we’ve put together a list of our favorite coffee recipes that are perfect for enhancing the warm and comforting flavors of Ne-Mo’s treats.

Cold Brew Coffee + Chocolate Puddin’ Cake with Chocolate Chips

The bright and crisp body of cold brew coffee helps balance out the rich and decadent flavors of Ne-Mo’s chocolate flavored treats.

Ingredients:
8 ounces whole coffee beans
8 cups filtered water

Equipment:
Coffee grinder
2 (3-quart) jars with lids
Cheesecloth
Rubber band

Directions:

  1. Grind the coffee beans until they are coarsely ground. Depending on the size of your coffee grinder, you may need to grind the beans in several batches. The coffee should look like the grains of raw sugar.
  2. Add the coffee grinds to a 3-quart jar and pour in the water. Stir to thoroughly combine.
  3. Cover the jar with a lid and refrigerate overnight (18 – 24 hours).
  4. Strain the coffee concentrate by lining a small fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth and securing it with a rubber band. Place the strainer over a large measuring cup. Slowly pour in the coffee through the strainer and then transfer to a fresh jar for long-term storage.
  5. To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice and pour in the coffee concentrate. Add a splash of milk to temper the bite of strong coffee.

Pro tip: the cold brew makes the perfect base for a long list of coffee drinks. Simply add flavoring syrups, whip cream, and sprinkles of cinnamon to give it a distinctive flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Latte + Ne-Mo’s Pumpkin Spice Cake

A must-have for sweater season, the quintessential drink of autumn gets another kick of warm and toasty pumpkin flavors when you pair it with Ne-Mo’s pumpkin spice cake. Inspired by the famous version from Starbucks, this at-home recipe tastes just like the real thing but with a made-from-scratch flavor that makes it even more satisfying.

Ingredients:
1-cup milk
3 tablespoons pumpkin purée
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus extra for garnish
1/2 cup dark roast coffee or a double shot of strong espresso.

Directions:

  1. Pour milk into a small saucepan on medium heat. When the steam starts to rise, whisk in the pumpkin, spices, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Whisk vigorously together until foamy.
  2.  Pour mixture into a mug and sweeten to taste with sugar, honey, or your favorite sweetener. Give it a professional touch with a dollop of whip cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.

Mocha Frappe + Ne-Mo’s Chocolate Chip Muffin

If you’re in the mood to double down on chocolate, you’re in for a cool and cozy treat when you pair a mocha frappe with Ne-Mo’s Chocolate Chip Muffin.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup medium roast coffee or a double shot of espresso
1 cup milk
1/4 cup ice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar or honey

Equipment:
Coffee or espresso machine
Blender

Directions:

  1. Pour coffee (or espresso) and milk in a blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add a dollop of whip cream and garnish with dark chocolate shavings (Optional).

Cafe Mocha + Ne-Mo’s Chocolate Cake Square

A glorious cross-pollination of two coffee favorites, the cappuccino and hot chocolate merge into a blissful marriage of sweet and slightly bitter flavors. The cafe mocha is everything you love about hot cocoa but without being super sweet; it’s perfectly balanced with the bite of bold and intense dark roast coffee. Make it an indulgent dessert when you compliment it with the classic and elegant flavors of chocolate cake.

Ingredients:
1 cup milk
1/2 cup dark roast coffee or a double shot of espresso
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar or honey

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk on medium. When the steam starts to rise off the liquid, add the chocolate, sugar or honey, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Whisk thoroughly until liquid is hot, foamy, and without lumps.
  2. Transfer the liquid to a mug and add a dollop of whip cream, plus shaved chocolate and a cinnamon stick for garnish (optional).

Ristretto + Ne-Mo’s Coffee Cake

A more concentrated version of espresso, ristretto packs a bold coffee punch, which helps balance the intensity of sweet and rich pastries like classic coffee or vanilla birthday cake.

Ingredients:
Italian espresso grinds

Equipment:
Espresso machine

Directions

  1. Using half the amount of water, make a double shot of espresso according to your machine specifications.
  2. Serve with the richest and most decadent desserts and enjoy!

Whether it’s a satisfying on-the-go breakfast or a sweet ending to a meal, these coffee and pastry pairings are a tasty way to get your daily fix of caffeine and sugar.

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