Coffee. We all love it. It's hot, it's caffeinated, and it's a great way to start your day. But sometimes, we get so caught up in our cuppa's delicious taste that we forget how good it can be for us—and that it's not just made for sipping!
We're sharing some of our favorite recipes for delicious coffee drinks & tasty meals that are good and good for you.
You can create any of these healthful recipes with our adaptogenic mushroom coffee blends, instantly boosting health benefits of some delicious treats.
Read on for the recipes, and let us know which is your favorite.
Iced Chaga Chai
While traditionally a tea, spices used in chai compliment coffee just as well. Warming spices are wonderful digestive aids, anti virals, and perfect for winter sipping. Whether served iced or warm, this is an excellent coffee drink for any occasion, day or night.
To make chai
½ cup full fat coconut milk, whole milk or plant-based milk of choice
½ tsp ground ginger
½ ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp maple syrup or raw honey
½ tsp vanilla extract
In a small pot, add milk + spices and stir to combine. Over medium heat, stir constantly until warm and beginning to steam. Taste for sweetness and add more maple syrup or honey as desired & add to brewed Hocus Pocus.
Ground coffee adds a dark, slightly bitter note to many savory meals and makes for an excellent rub for roast beef or poultry. Try this rub with finely ground Brainchild or Hocus Pocus, or add one of our instants for a quick-to-prepare feast. Here is a good starter recipe to play with and eventually make your own.
Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Espresso and chocolate are an easy pair, and work well together in cakes, custards (think tiramisu and chocolate mousse cake) and cookies! These crispy, meringue-like cookies are a lovely addition to holiday treat trays. Here's a fave recipe from our friends at Food52.
Clean Irish Coffee
Irish coffee smacks of holiday cheers – a soothing hot beverage that feels indulgent and nostalgic. Here, we blend our ground coffees with a handful of simple ingredients to make a good-tasting, clean-drinking holiday favorite.
Whip about ½ cup of heavy cream until soft peaks form and set aside. Brew Hocus Pocus or Brainchild coffee and pour into individual cups, as desired. To each glass, add ¼ teaspoon of rum extract, and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and stir. Add extract or sugar to taste and spoon over a few dollops of whipped cream. Sift cocoa powder over a fine mesh strainer and serve.