How to Make Creole-Style Coffee

If you're looking for an inexpensive way to jazz up your morning coffee, try this delicious modification:
Creole Coffee

1 cup hot coffee
1-2 teaspoons molasses, to taste

Combine and enjoy.


The rich and smoky sweetness of the molasses will turn your regular old cup of morning joe into something truly special and unusual.

You can adapt Creole coffee to any and all coffee preferences. I drink my coffee black and unsweetened, so I generally use just 1 teaspoon of molasses. If you prefer your coffee sweet, however, feel free to add 2-3 teaspoons or more. If you prefer very sweet coffee, then add half of your "normal" sugar dose, then add an additional 2-3 teaspoons of molasses to taste. Of course, if you prefer milk or cream with your coffee, that's okay too. Go right ahead and add it in.

Why schlep over to Starbucks for a $4.00 pick-me-up when there's a truly intriguing coffee variation available right in your own home?

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Retreat & Renew said...

That's great! I'm going to give it a try...I love maple syrup in it, too, if anyone wants to try that as well!

Karin said...

Interesting, I'll have to give it a try sometime. Thanks!

Another trick is to add some cinnamon to the ground coffee in the filter before brewing. The coffee turns out very lightly cinnamon scented, quite tasty. This is also a good way to improve very cheap coffee beans.

Jes said...

Thanks for the link love the other day. The molasses idea sounds delicious--I'm always looking for new ways to jazz up my coffee!

Daniel said...

Hi R&R, glad you enjoy it, and thanks for the maple syrup suggestion.

Karin: I really like your cinnamon idea. We used to do that quite often but have gotten out of the habit lately. So guess what we'll be adding to our coffee tomorrow morning? :)

Hi Jes: Thanks for reading and for your comment, and of course thank you for your "metacookies" recipe! Happy to link to that one.


Margaret Smith said...

I just followed the link to the post on the stove-top espresso maker, and wondered, do you know of a way to steam milk (for lattes) on the stovetop?

Daniel said...

Hi Mlsmith,

Unfortunately, no, not really. I can get a pale approximation of frothed milk by heating 1/3 to 1/2 of a cup of milk in a mug in my microwave (it takes ~60-70 seconds and you have to watch it carefully or it will boil over) and then adding the coffee to it.

But I have to be honest with you--it's just not the same as the creamy frothiness of barrista-style steamed milk.

If anybody else has any ideas, I'm all ears.