TOP 5 International Espresso Coffee Desserts

Whether you are passionate espresso drinker or just a person brave to try interesting and also weird combination of tastes, we strive to exceed your expectations offering you top five international espresso coffee desserts. Simple yet elegant, easy yet delicious – try these recipes and give a pleasure to your sophisticated palate and sensitive stomach. Enjoy!

Affogato Espresso Coffee dessert

espresso coffee dessertsIngredients

1/2 or 1 cup ice cream or gelato.

3 oz hot, freshly brewed espresso.

1 oz rum, port, amaretto, whiskey or vodka (optional).


Place the ice cream in a dessert bowl or coffee cup. Spoon espresso and rum, if desired, over to top of each. Serve immediately. Here are only two ingredients (gelato and espresso), but the combination is a brilliant play on temperature and texture: The hot, bitter espresso melts the gelato and creates a café crème-colored pool of deliciousness. Like the best cup of coffee you can imagine.


Make the espresso just before serving. This is a last-minute espresso coffee dessert, so you want the coffee to be as hot and fresh as possible. Chill your glass/bowl/mug and make sure your ice cream is very, very cold. This way, not all of the ice cream will melt when the hot liquid is poured over it. The best and first in the list of 5 international espresso coffee desserts.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

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2 egg yolks.

6 tbsp sweetened condensed milk.

½ tsp vanilla essence.


Freshly brewed espresso, enough to fill two small cups around two thirds full. Brew the coffee. Whisk the egg yolks and vanilla essence together until the eggs have become thick and stick. Beat in the condensed milk ½ tablespoon at a time (you may want an electric whisk or beater for this) and continue beating for a few minutes until the mixture is frothy and fluffy. Pour the black espresso coffee into cups and spoon/ pour the egg mixture over the top. Serve.


If you want to keep it traditional, serve you coffee cup into a bowl of hot water, so the coffee stays hot. Also, you can try another option. Add the yolks to the coffee with the sweet condensed milk and whisk all together. The foam will then rise to the top.

Espresso White Russians

espresso coffee dessertIngredients

4 oz espresso, chilled

2 oz vodka

1 oz coffee liqueur

3 oz heavy cream


Fill two glasses with ice. Add 2 oz espresso, 1 oz vodka and 1/2 oz coffee liqueur to each glass; stir. Top each glass with 1-1/2 ounces cream or strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes, garnished with chocolate-covered coffee beans. Serve immediately.


You can also add two pumps of a syrup with an interesting taste, such as hazelnut.

Peanut Butter Espresso Smoothie

espresso coffee dessertIngredients

1 frozen banana.

¼ cup peanut butter.

1 tsp espresso powder.

1 tbsp maple syrup or honey.

¼ cup almond milk or low fat milk.


Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!


If you don’t use a frozen banana, then just add ice to your smoothie. This smoothie contains 12 grams of protein per serving.

Irish Coffee

espresso coffee dessertIngredients

6 oz of hot, fresh brewed espresso

1 tsp sugar (a sugar cube is equal to one teaspoon, and you may use brown sugar if you prefer)

1 jigger (or 1 1/2 oz) Irish whisky

Heavy cream, freshly whipped


Fill your glass about three-quarters high with the coffee. Add sugar. Stir until it is fully dissolved. Add Irish whisky. Top with freshly whipped cream. If using lightly whipped you should pour slowly over a warm spoon onto the coffee being careful not to break the coffee’s surface. This takes some practice. A fool-proof way to not break the surface is to whip the cream a bit more and dollop it gently on top. Enjoy while hot!


At start pour hot water into your mug or glass to take the chill off. Then pour out the water. This will also prevent your glass from cracking. Also, lightly whipped will give you a frothy cream collar on top. If you want to pile the cream high, you’ll need to whip to medium-stiff peaks. One other version of this coffee desert is Irish Cream Coffee, which contains half Irish whisky and half Bailey’s, and is topped with a Maraschino cherry.

If you’re happy with this list of 5 international espresso coffee desserts, check out our selection of 4 best espresso coffee brands.



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