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Homemade Coffee Bombs: Recipe & Tips

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A coffee bomb is a chocolate ball that is filled with instant espresso or instant coffee as well as cocoa powder and creamer, according to your taste. When hot milk is poured over the coffee bomb, the chocolate melts and its contents spill into the cup, essentially leaving you with the constituent parts of a cappuccino or a decadent café au lait with extra toppings. All you need to do is stir and enjoy the drink. The recipe below creates six coffee bombs that have a café-mocha style flavor and finish, but you can adapt the ingredients to your tastes, and the amount you can make will depend on your molds.

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How to Make a Coffee Bomb:

Ingredients
  • 6 teaspoons of instant coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of creamer
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips
Equipment
  • Microwave
  • Microwavable plate
  • Spoon
  • Half sphere silicone mold

1. Melt the Chocolate

Put the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and melt the chocolate in a microwave. This will usually take around 60 seconds.


2. Coat the Mold

Remove the chocolate from the microwave and put a tablespoon into each half-sphere mold. Spread the chocolate around the molds to ensure they are fully covered.


3. Set the Chocolate

Place the mold in the freezer to allow the chocolate to set. This usually takes around 10 minutes, but don’t leave them in too long or they will be more likely to crack during the next step.


4. Remove the Spheres

Carefully remove the spheres from the silicone mold. Touch the chocolate as little as possible and avoid any cracking or breaking.


5. Add the Fillings

Add half a tablespoon of cocoa powder to half of your set chocolate bowls. Add a teaspoon of instant coffee and half a tablespoon of creamer on top of the cocoa powder.


6. Warm a Plate

Warm a small plate for 45 seconds in the microwave.


7. Construct the Spheres

Take an empty half sphere and place it on the warm plate until the very edge starts to melt. Place this on top of a filled half-sphere, ensuring that the edges align neatly. Clear up any excess melted chocolate from the sphere by running a clean finger over it. Repeat this process with the remaining spheres.

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Coffee Bomb Fillings

There are various fillings you can add to your coffee bombs to give a unique flavor and finish.

  • Use your preferred coffee, whether it’s instant coffee or espresso powder. Even decaffeinated coffee will work. Use as much coffee as you would normally have in a single cup.
  • Coffee bombs are a variant of hot chocolate bombs, which typically include mini marshmallows, and you can add a couple of mini mallows to each bomb so that they pop out as the bomb explodes.
  • If you want a really fancy finish, use white and dark chocolate and swirl them as you add them to the silicone mold. This will give a marbled effect, and the white chocolate will add extra sweetness, too.
  • You can also add sugar or the coffee sweetener of your choice, but bear in mind that the chocolate will add some sweetness to the mix, so don’t put too much in.
  • Play around with the ingredients and the amounts until you get the desired flavor from your coffee drink. Use more or less chocolate, try different coffee variants, and even add chocolate flakes to the outside.

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Simple Coffee Bomb Recipe

Pour hot milk over these coffee bombs to create a hot, milky coffee drink flavored with chocolate and any other additives you like. The longest part of the process is setting the chocolate in the fridge, but the whole process can be finished in under 30 minutes.
5 star average
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 6
Calories 180 kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave
  • Microwavable plate
  • Spoon
  • Silicone half sphere mold

Ingredients
 

  • 6 tsp Instant coffee
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp Creamer
  • ½ cup Chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave for about 60 seconds.
  • Spread the chocolate over each half sphere mold, ensuring each one is fully covered.
  • Put the chocolate-filled molds in the freezer for about 10 minutes until fully set.
  • Once the chocolate is set, remove molds from the freezer, and carefully remove the chocolate half spheres.
  • In half of your half spheres, add half a tablespoon of cocoa powder, a teaspoon of coffee, half a tablespoon of creamer, and add any other extras.
  • Warm a small plate in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
  • Take an empty half sphere and place it rim down on the plate until the rim starts to melt. When it starts to melt, remove it and put it on top of one of the filled half spheres so that the rims align neatly. Repeat with the remaining half spheres.

Notes

Image Credit: liudmila_selyaninova, Shutterstock

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal

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Conclusion

Coffee bombs combine coffee, chocolate, creamer, and sweetener in a small spherical ball that, when hot milk is added, will melt and make a great-tasting milky coffee drink. All you need to do is stir and enjoy.


Featured Image Credit: liudmila_selyaninova, Shutterstock

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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