Grab a java

Coffee, java, joe. Whatever you prefer to call it, it is certainly a popular beverage. However, coffee isn’t just for drinking as this month’s recipes show. Although we do include two liquid versions, our readers submitted a variety of recipes that not only contain coffee but would go well with it. Not surprisingly, many of them contain chocolate and coffee – a wonderful marriage of two flavors.

Spiced Coffee

Submitted by: Myra Biggs, Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association
Course Beverage
Servings 6


  • 1/2 cup ground dark roast coffee
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar packed
  • Whipped cream optional


  • Combine ground coffee, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into a coffee filter of a drip coffeemaker. Add water, brew.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate syrup and brown sugar. Cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved, stir occasionally.
  • Stir in vanilla and brewed coffee. Pour into mugs. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.


Nutrition information: 100 calories; 1.1g fat; 39mg sodium; 19.8g carbohydrates; 1.8g protein.