Turkish coffee is a popular brew in the Middle-East and Europe. It is made of finely ground coffee from varieties of either arabica, robusta, or a blend of both beans.
Dear to the heart of many, the coffee is an integral part of the Turkish people’s culture. To them, the coffee is “black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.”
Well, having such an incredible show of might, it can be used to prepare a list of things in the kitchen, not just a great cup of coffee.
#1. Turkish Coffee Ice Cream Pie
You can use Turkish coffee to prepare an ice cream pie! You can do this by dissolving a tablespoon of the coffee in two tablespoons of water, and blending it into a pint of softened vanilla ice cream.
Fold the mixture into 4 ounces of thawed dairy whipped topping, and blend until smooth. Freeze the mixture in a bowl until it mounds, spoon it, and further freeze it until firm, and your pie is ready to eat.
If you desire, you can garnish with sliced strawberries and delight in the sight and taste! Leftover pie should be stored in the freezer to prevent melting/spoiling.
#2. Creamy Turkish Coffee Soda
This frosty drink is guaranteed to appeal to all kinds of thirsts. For one serving, measure a teaspoon of Turkish coffee, and two tablespoons of sugar in a tall glass.
Add a tablespoon of water and stir until the sugar and coffee dissolve. Add ¾ cup of ice cream, stir in ginger ale, and serve at once. A Maraschino cherry may be used to garnish, if desired.
#3. Turkish Coffee Frozen Fruitcake
To make this awesome cake, start by lining an 8×4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper. In a deep, narrow bottom bowl, combine the following ingredients: ¾ tablespoon Turkish coffee, two envelopes of whipped topping mix, one teaspoon confectioners sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, and a ¼ teaspoon of cloves.
Add one cup of cold milk, and a ½ teaspoon of rum extract, and blend thoroughly. Whip with rotary beater until there’s peaks on top.
You should continue whipping about two minutes longer until the topping becomes light and fluffy. Fold in 1-1/2 cups mincemeat, ¾ cup chopped nuts, and ¾ cup halved candied cherries.
Pour the mixture into a pan and freeze it overnight. You should then unmold and remove the waxed paper. The fruitcake is now ready.
If desired, you can garnish with whipped topping, additional cherries, and halved pecans. This should make twelve servings.
#4. Turkish Coffee Walnut Cake
The walnut cake is a definite winner. To make it, you are going to need a ½ teaspoon of Turkish coffee dissolved in 2/3 cup water, sugar, salt, baking powder, flour, eggs, butter or margarine, and finely chopped walnuts.
Start by mixing 1-2/3 cups flour with two teaspoons baking powder, and a ½ teaspoon of salt. You then cream 2/3 cup butter and gradually beat in 1-1/4 cups sugar.
Continue to beat until light and fluffy. Add two eggs and beat well. Add the flour mixture alternately, with coffee, into the butter-egg mix, beating after each addition until smooth.
Stir in ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts. Pour into generously greased and floured 9×5-inch loaf pan, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Cool for ten minutes in a pan, then remove from pan and finish the cooling on a rack. Your cake is all ready to serve. If you desire, sprinkle with confectioners sugar to enhance taste and appearance.
So, there you have it! These are just a few delicious things that you can make with Turkish coffee. Make your kitchen an adventurous haven for interesting, unique, and great-tasting Turkish coffee recipes.
Try these ideas out and who knows, you may come up with some of your own on the way!