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It’s no surprise that coffee is the third-most popular drink in the world, after water and tea. Coffee is a major staple of culture and cuisine in almost every country, but plain black coffee can be somewhat boring sometimes. The real magic comes in what you mix with it, so read on below for four unusual coffee recipes from around the world.
Two coffee ingredients you probably only drink on their own are a can of your favorite cola and a cup of chocolate milk, which are both common coffee add-ins in Brazil. Start this recipe by brewing up a cup of your favorite coffee at double strength. Chill the coffee in the fridge for 15 minutes, then mix in a can of cola and three cups of chocolate milk. Pour the mixture over ice, top with whipped cream, and serve.
Strawberry isn’t a common coffee ingredient, but it’s clear to see that it could taste great if made right. This sweet strawberry latte recipe uses strawberry syrup and white chocolate for a great guilty pleasure coffee drink.
Start by chopping five grams or a small amount of white chocolate into the bottom of a glass. Add two teaspoons of strawberry syrup and a shot of espresso, then add a cup of milk to the glass. For an optional touch, top the drink with sliced fresh strawberries and whipped cream, then serve.
Iced avocado coffee
For another interesting coffee recipe, try this iced avocado coffee from Indonesia. While the idea of using avocado in a sweet drink may seem strange to many Americans, this is actually a very popular practice in many other countries.
To make this unique recipe, start by mixing one teaspoon of brown sugar into half a cup of strongly brewed coffee. Pour the coffee into a large container with a spout, then mix in half a cup of canned coconut milk and half a cup of coconut water. Add more coffee and sugar to taste. Next, coat the inside of two tall glasses with chocolate syrup and scoop roughly a quarter of an avocado, chopped into bits, into each glass. Finally, add the coffee mixture and ice to each glass and serve!
Another coffee ingredient that seems unusual in the U.S. but is quite common in other areas is an egg, and one of the best coffee recipes that includes eggs comes from Vietnam. To make Vietnamese egg coffee, start by mixing two egg yolks, half a cup of sweetened condensed milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract with a stand mixer. Beat the mixture with a wire whisk for about 10 minutes or until it looks smooth and slightly frothy.
Next, brew four cups of your favorite coffee (French roast works best), and split it into 4 to 6 cups, leaving a little bit aside for later. Gently spoon a tablespoon or two of the egg mixture on top of each cup of coffee, pour a little bit of the reserved coffee into each cup, and dust the tops with cocoa powder.