In an era of “baked goods” (sugar cookies, muffins, cakes) and “fast food” (burritos, pizza), it’s a good idea to try and whip up something healthy and delicious.
I have found this easy way to whip out a delicious, creamy, and light espresso-style coffee table staple.
There are a lot of different kinds of espresso beans, and I prefer the lightest ones, which are known for their low caffeine content.
If you’re looking for more coffee table options, check out our coffee table bean recipe, which uses both the light and dark varieties.
Bean Mixing for a Coffee Table Leg Recipe: Ingredients 1 cup water, or more to make 1 cup of coffee beans, or 1/2 cup of espresso powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup cream, unsweetened 3/4 cup sugar (or agave, if using agave) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons milk (or water) 1 tablespoon instant coffee (or coffee) 3 tablespoons of your favorite milk chocolate chips (or peanut butter chips) Method In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
When water boils, add the coffee beans and continue to cook until the beans are soft.
You can also use a stovetop or coffee maker to heat the water to boiling.
Remove from heat, and let the coffee boil for a few minutes, or until the liquid is almost done, or it looks thick.
Taste and adjust the seasoning to your taste.
Add more milk, if needed.
Let the coffee cool slightly before adding the chocolate chips.
Place the chocolate in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Mix until smooth, and then add the cream, sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla.
Beat on medium-high speed until the cream is very thick.
Turn the mixer off, and add the milk chocolate mixture.
Beat for another minute or two, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
If the mixture becomes too thick, add more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
Pour the mixture into the prepared coffee table.
Allow to stand for about 10 minutes.
Remove the coffee table from the refrigerator, and serve immediately with your favorite chocolate chips or peanut butter.
Recipe Notes If you have a regular coffee table, you can use the same amount of coffee powder and water.
If using a lighter espresso, make sure to add more espresso powder, as well.
For more coffee coffee recipes, check this list.
Nutrition Facts Chocolate Chip Coffee Table Latte Recipe Amount Per Serving (1 serving) Calories 437 Calories from Fat 207 % Daily Value* Total Fat 27g 50% Saturated Fat 8g 50-70% Cholesterol 110mg 35% Sodium 539mg 17% Potassium 622mg 15% Total Carbohydrates 17g 5% Dietary Fiber 3g 12% Sugars 3g Protein 17g 34% Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 11% Calcium 12% Iron 12% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.