Coffee Extract

  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) water
  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) sugar
  • 125 grams (4.4 ounces) instant coffee


  • Saucepan with a thick bottom

    Essential for caramelizing sugar evenly without burning. Opt for a heavy-duty one to distribute heat better.

  • Airtight jar

    Perfect for storing your coffee extract to maintain its fresh, robust flavor over time.

  • Wooden spoon

    Ideal for stirring the caramel and coffee mixture without scratching your saucepan.


Step 1

Step 1: If you enjoy coffee desserts, this light dessert with an aromatic hint of coffee is perfect for you. Cook this coffee extract, which can be stored indefinitely. For a rich coffee taste, you'll need just one or two teaspoons.

Step 2

Step 2: Begin by pouring the coffee into water and bring it to a boil. Set it aside when done.

Step 3

Step 3: Melt the sugar in a saucepan with a thick bottom until caramel forms. Be patient and avoid burning the sugar.

Step 4

Step 4: Slowly and carefully pour the coffee into the caramel while stirring continuously until a homogeneous liquid is achieved.

Step 5

Step 5: Continue boiling the mixture until its volume reduces by half. This step takes time, but it is well worth the effort!

Step 6

Step 6: Transfer the coffee paste to an airtight jar and store it in the refrigerator. The caramel will ensure it lasts a long time.

Step 7

This thick and viscous coffee paste extract is great for crème, ganache, or biscuits. It adds a delightful coffee flavor to any dessert. Enjoy!


Ready to elevate your dessert game? 🌟 This coffee extract is great in a variety of sweet dishes. Imagine adding a couple of teaspoons to your morning oatmeal for an energizing start, or stirring it into some yogurt for a quick and delicious snack.

Hosting a dinner party? Impress your guests by using the extract in your homemade ice cream, crème, or ganache. The rich coffee flavor pairs beautifully with chocolate, making for an unforgettable dessert experience. 🌰🍮

For a quick pick-me-up, mix the coffee extract into warm milk or your favorite non-dairy milk. It creates an instant, decadent coffee drink without the need for brewing an entire pot. ☕✨


Going gluten-free? ✅ You're in luck! This coffee extract recipe is entirely gluten-free. Just ensure that your other dessert ingredients (like creams or ganache) are also certified gluten-free.

Vegan variation: 🌱 Again, we've got you covered! This coffee extract is naturally vegan. Pair it with plant-based creams or dairy-free biscuits to enjoy a fully vegan coffee treat.


  • Why is my caramel burning?

    Be sure to use a saucepan with a thick bottom and stir continuously. Reducing the heat slightly can also help control caramelization.

  • How do I know when the coffee extract is ready?

    The mixture should be thick and the volume should reduce by half. It will be viscous but still pourable when ready.

  • Can I use fresh coffee instead of instant coffee?

    While fresh coffee has a wonderful flavor, it might not work well in this extract due to differing concentrations and the need for precise boiling times.

  • What’s the best way to store my coffee extract?

    Transfer the cooled extract to an airtight jar and store it in the fridge. It has a prolonged shelf life thanks to the caramel.

  • Can I enhance the flavor of my coffee extract?

    Absolutely! Try adding a dash of vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon while reducing the mixture for a unique twist.

  • Is it possible to use less sugar in the recipe?

    Modifying the sugar can affect the consistency and preservation of the extract. It's best to stick to the recipe for optimal results.

Nutrition facts

Coffee extract
Recipe Yield:Approximately 500 grams
Calories:5-10 calories per teaspoon
Calories (Min - Max):5 - 10
Total Fat:0 grams
Saturated Fat:0 grams
Protein:0 grams
Total Carbohydrate:1-2 grams
Total Sugars:1-2 grams