Ultimate Coffee Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake Coffee Cake recipe

3 cups biscuit mix
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup strawberry preserves

Combine biscuit mix, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, milk and butter. Stir vigorously 30 seconds. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 4 or 5 times. Pat evenly into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-inch round cake pan; set aside.

Combine cream cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth. Pour over dough. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes. Spread preserves over top.

Serve warm.

One Cup Breakfast with Coffee or Tea

Unfortunately many of us are in a rush most mornings these days. What is a quick way to get both your breakfast and morning coffee into your body?

If you are already a fan of protein shakes and cold drinks, consider combining your morning coffee with your favorite flavor of protein shake like chocolate, vanilla, caramel or peanut butter with cold coffee and ice.

Combine your cup of coffee, a cup of ice and your protein shake in a Bullet or Ninja style blender and blend until smooth. You may want to experiment with the proportions.

Ideally the coffee would no longer be hot. Warm to cold is OK. Consider brewing your coffee the night before and refrigerating it.

For tea drinkers consider combing cooled green tea with berries, citrus or stone fruits.

Additionally, one could add other vitamins, herbs, supplement powders or even vegetables.

Rosemary Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

Here is another unusual coffee drink for the warming weather. This one requires you to have cold brew pre-made or pre-purchased, your favorite one will do.

The first step is to make the rosemary syrup, don’t worry this is easy. If you are worried you won’t like the recipe, the rosemary syrup won’t break the bank–you probably have two of the three ingredients at home already (water and sugar).

Ingredients for Rosemary Syrup

1 Cup Water

1 Cup Sugar

5 Fresh Sprigs Rosemary

Combine ingredients in sauce pan and bring to boil while stirring. After sugar dissolves let cool and pour into storage container. The syrup can be stored in your refrigerator.

To create your beverage combine cold brew, milk of choice and ice as you normally would. Add one tablespoon of syrup and stir thoroughly. Enjoy immediately.

 

Homemade, Lower Calorie Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Love it or hate it, it is that pumpkin spice time of year. One of the most popular items on that one-flavor menu is the pumpkin spice latte. And you do not need to own an espresso maker to enjoy making one for yourself.

After the initial purchase of supplies, making the latte yourself will be cheaper and you don’t have to change out of your pajamas (OK, maybe you wouldn’t anyway) or leave the house to get one.

This recipe is for two servings.

Ingredients

1 cup strongly brewed coffee or espresso (start by adding +1/3 coffee if not brewing espresso)

1 cup coconut milk (dairy eaters feel free to use real milk)

1/4 tsp vanilla extract (vanilla flavor will work in a pinch)

1 tbsp pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)

¾ tsp pumpkin pie spice (made by hand: 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp allspice, and 1/8 tsp ginger)

1 pinch sea salt (regular salt is fine too)

maple syrup (or other sweetener to taste)

whipped cream topping (we hesitate to call this optional!)

Instructions

Split the coffee into two large mugs. Add (coconut) milk, vanilla, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice salt all into a small saucepan. Place pan on medium heat. Whisk to combine ingredients.

When temperature is to your taste, remove from heat and blend until smooth if you wish. Be careful blending hot liquids, steam can make the blender lid pop! (Blending not required if whisked well). Divide the mixture between the two mugs. Sweetener to taste. Top with whipped cream and maybe a sprinkle of pie spice.

 

Chai Flavored Coffee

Chai means tea but it has a distinctive flavor. To make your coffee have a similar flavor, try adding the flavors below to your filter basket and brew. Spoon the amount of the mixture you usually use for the amount of water you usually use and then brew normally.

Ingredients:
1 cup ground coffee
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger