Coffee and dessert pairings

Coffee is the most consumed liquid on earth. (Sorry, water – but you’re a close second.) It’s no secret that coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages. You can get it in wide varieties. And, of course, House of coffee cares for your coffee needs, and that’s why they have so many variants. When it comes to pairing coffee, it can be paired with many things. But coffee and desserts! Oh, what a mouth-watering experience it takes you on.

If you love good coffee and don’t feel like there’s much else to love, you need to think again. You see, coffee goes great with dessert, and without the sweetness, you may want an entirely different kind. So if you’re thinking about a beautiful morning dessert like crème brûlée or Tiramisu, without the coffee, it isn’t going to work so well.

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For most people, the idea of pairing coffee with desserts might be a bit strange. But who wants just any kind of dessert to pair with their coffee? So, here is a guide for all those coffee lovers with a sweet tooth. Keep reading and enjoy this guide for the best coffee and dessert pairing. 

Coffee and dessert pairings

Top-notch coffee and dessert pairings

Ice cream

Some people might raise their eyebrows after listening to the idea of pairing coffee and ice cream. But, if you think about it, they have some similarities. For instance, coffee and vanilla are similar because both have a creamy texture and subtle flavour. This makes them an excellent choice for pairings with other dessert items that have a similar texture to vanilla ice cream, such as ganache. We haven’t even told you the best part yet! Your pantry is usually stocked with ice cream. So, you can have this great combo whenever you feel like it.


There are times when you feel like enjoying a delicious dessert with a cup (or two) of our freshly brewed House of coffee’s fine blend. Sipping coffee has never been so sweet as when you pair it with something else. Now, this is not a one-dimensional sweet we’re talking about. We just mean that sometimes it would be nice to have a little something to nibble on along with the coffee. So, what is the perfect pairing for such a time? Cookies! We prefer those OG choco chip cookies, but you can munch on any flavour of cookies that you like!


There is nothing like a warm, frothy mug of cafe au lait to soothe the soul in the morning with a sweet, decadent dessert. Whenever possible, match flavours directly to ingredients used in the recipe itself. The goal of pairing is to enhance your favourite food’s natural flavours, allowing you to taste them in their purest form. The typical ingredients that highlight coffee include chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon. Hence, the most popular accompaniment to this drink would be the Tiramisu. A light Italian sponge cake is soaked with coffee and chocolate and topped with cocoa powder and sugar.

Fruit tart

What kind of coffee would you pair with a delicious fruit tart? Ask any self-proclaimed connoisseur, and they’ll tell you to pair lighter desserts with a latte, like fruit tarts and small cakes. Who doesn’t like dessert? Cosy up in those sweaters, grab that scarf and hat you’ve been thinking about wearing, and get your cuppa! 

Cinnamon rolls

Some people love to pair their desserts and coffee equally — creating delicious combinations in every bite. And because we know that a good cup of coffee is hard to put down and easy to fall in love with, pair it with cinnamon rolls for a more decadent experience. This match was made in heaven. So, don’t think too much; just have it once, and it will be so much worth it!

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting

Coffee has the unique ability to pair with a wide variety of desserts, especially ones that are not too sweet and have a nice earthy flavour, like a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting. A coffee that undergoes a similar process to espresso in the roasting process, Americano is a light-bodied coffee that focuses on lower acidity and sweetness versus a bolder, more pungent coffee like French Roast. This allows it to add an extra layer of complexity and depth that takes away from the sweetness of the frosting but does not overpower the flavour of the cake itself.

The final lines

Gone are the days when you’d have that pie, pudding or slice of cake and feel completely content with it by itself. Pairing coffee with your favourite desserts can make for the perfect end to a meal. Whether you’re eating sweets at home, out at a restaurant, or drinking your coffee at home, try pairing your dessert with coffee. It can bring out new flavours in your coffee and the dessert itself.