Indulge in a Rich Black Forest Coffee Dream

Hello coffee lovers,

There’s nothing that awakens the senses quite like a piping hot cup of coffee in the morning. But what about a cup of coffee that not only wakes you up but also tastes like dessert? That’s where my Black Forest Coffee recipe comes in!

If you are a fan of the classic Black Forest Cake, this coffee drink is going to be your new favorite. Imagine rich, dark roast coffee blended with thick bittersweet chocolate syrup, topped off with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and a drizzle of cherry syrup. This drink mimics the flavors of the popular cake and makes for the perfect treat on a lazy afternoon or even as a decadent dessert at dinner parties.

All you need are some simple ingredients and my easy-to-follow recipe to make this delicious coffee drink right in your own kitchen. So, grab your French Press, brew some fresh coffee beans, and let’s get started on making this unforgettable coffee recipe – Black Forest Coffee!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Black Forest Coffee
Black Forest Coffee

Are you tired of the same old coffee routine every morning? Why not shake things up with a delicious and indulgent Black Forest Coffee recipe? This recipe is perfect for those who love the combination of chocolate, cherries, and coffee. Trust me; once you try this recipe, you will never go back to your standard coffee again.

If you are a chocolate lover, this Black Forest Coffee recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. You get the rich chocolate flavor from the syrup and shavings combined with bittersweet chocolate that makes your taste buds dance with delight. And if you love the flavor of cherries, you can enjoy both maraschino cherries and cherry juice in every sip.

This recipe is versatile enough to be enjoyed hot, cold or blended. When served hot, it makes for an excellent morning cup of coffee or even an after-dinner treat. You can also blend it with ice to create a frappe-like beverage or pour it over ice for a refreshing iced coffee.

If you are looking for more than just a regular cup of coffee, why not indulge in a Black Forest Latte or Mocha? This recipe offers multiple ways to enjoy and experiment with flavors. It’s easy to make and customizable which makes it perfect for home coffee enthusiasts.

So why settle for boring plain old coffee when you can treat yourself to something special? Give this recipe a try today and see what you’ve been missing out on.

Ingredient List

 A cup of pure indulgence: Black Forest Coffee
A cup of pure indulgence: Black Forest Coffee

Ingredients for Black Forest Coffee Recipe

  • Brewed Coffee (4 cup): A strong and freshly brewed coffee is the base of this recipe. You can make black coffee by brewing dark, roasted beans or use espresso beans for a richer flavor.

  • Chocolate Milk (2 1/2 cup): Chocolate milk makes this recipe richer and creamier.

  • Chocolate Syrup (1 1/2 cups): Thick, dark, and bittersweet chocolate syrup combines well with the coffee for a delightful drink.

  • Maraschino Cherry Syrup (3 oz): Adds a delicious cherry flavor to the drink.

  • Maraschino Cherries (6 ounces): Place one cherry on top of the drink to give it a unique look and enhance the flavors.

  • Whipped Cream: The perfect topping for this drink, making it even more decadent.

The Recipe How-To

 Like a slice of cake in a cup: Try our Black Forest Coffee
Like a slice of cake in a cup: Try our Black Forest Coffee

Now that you have the ingredients ready, let’s get started on how to make this heavenly Black Forest Coffee Recipe. You can brew a strong fresh coffee using any method you prefer for the recipe, but for the perfect combination, I’d recommend using a French Press to bring that thick, dark and bittersweet taste of French roast coffee beans. Here are the simple steps to follow:

Directions – Brew the Coffee

  1. Add 2 cups of hot water to your French Press and let it sit for 10 seconds until it warms up.
  2. Discard the water and add 3 oz (85 g) of coarsely ground French roast coffee beans.
  3. Pour hot water until it reaches the top of the press and stir gently with a spoon.
  4. Let it steep for about four minutes, then press down slowly on the plunger.
  5. Transfer the freshly brewed coffee into your mug.

Directions – Make Black Forest Mocha

  1. In a mixing glass or a large measuring cup, combine the hot brewed coffee with 1 oz (28 g) of chocolate syrup and 2 tbsp (30 ml) of cherry syrup. Mix well.
  2. Add 4 tbsp (60 ml) of chocolate milk and 1 tbsp (15 ml) of maraschino cherry juice to enhance its flavor.
  3. Mix well until all ingredients are well-combined.
  4. Pour your mix into your mug on top of your black coffee.

Directions – Add Whipped Cream Topping

  1. In a electric mixer or manually by whisking, whip 2 cups (500 ml) of full-fat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of maraschino cherry juice while still beating them together in order to form stiff peaks.
  3. Scoop the whipped cream on top of your black forest mocha coffee and make it as thick as you prefer.
  4. Garnish with chocolate shavings and a stemmed maraschino cherry.

Voila! There you have it, your own delicious Black Forest Mocha, which I believe is well worth taking the time to make. This coffee recipe also has variations that you can try in order to mix things up, such as making a Black Forest Latte or a Forest Hot Chocolate.

Substitutions and Variations

 Can't decide between coffee and dessert? Have both with Black Forest Coffee
Can’t decide between coffee and dessert? Have both with Black Forest Coffee

If you’re looking to mix up this Black Forest Coffee recipe, there are plenty of substitutions and variations to try out. Here are just a few:

– Cherry Syrup: If you can’t find maraschino cherry juice or simply prefer a different flavor, any type of fruit syrup or puree will work. Try raspberry syrup for a tart twist or blueberry puree for a subtle sweetness.

– Coffee: While I recommend using brewed coffee for this recipe, you can certainly substitute it with espresso or even instant coffee if you’re in a pinch. Just keep in mind that the stronger the coffee, the richer the flavor will be.

– Chocolate: For an extra decadent treat, swap out regular chocolate syrup for chocolate ganache or even Nutella. Just be sure to adjust the sweetness level accordingly.

– Milk: Instead of using full-fat milk, try substituting it with almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk for a dairy-free option. You can also experiment with different ratios of milk and coffee to create a Forest Latte or Mocha Coffee instead.

– Whipped Cream: If you don’t have whipped cream on hand, you can create your own by whisking heavy cream until it forms soft peaks. You can also use flavored whipped creams like vanilla or caramel to add an extra layer of flavor.

With so many ways to personalize this recipe, feel free to get creative and tailor it to your own taste preferences. Whether you choose to make a Forest Hot Chocolate, Iced Blended Frappe, or even a Black Forest Cake Coffee Drink, there’s no wrong way to enjoy this delicious coffee concoction.

Serving and Pairing

 A flavor explosion in every sip: Black Forest Coffee
A flavor explosion in every sip: Black Forest Coffee


Black Forest Coffee is a decadent and flavorful coffee recipe that can be enjoyed any time of day. This coffee drink mimics the flavors of the popular Black Forest Cake, with rich chocolate and sweet cherries mixed into every sip.

To enhance the already rich flavors in this recipe, I suggest pairing it with some chocolate covered cherries or some dark chocolate dipped biscotti. The sweetness of the cherry mixed with the bitter notes of the dark chocolate will make for an indulgent and satisfying treat.

Black Forest Coffee can also be enjoyed as a dessert drink, particularly when served piping hot on a chilly night. To take it up a notch, try adding a splash of brandy or Kahlua to the mix to create an adult version of this beverage. Sipping on this decadent and creamy drink while sitting by a fire is truly an experience that can’t be beat.

For those who prefer their coffee cold, this recipe can be iced or blended for a refreshing summer drink. Simply pour the thick and bittersweet mixture into a blender and combine it with some ice cubes. Blend well and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for an excellent Black Forest Hot Chocolate or Frappe.

Overall, this recipe is versatile enough to enjoy any way you prefer to enjoy your coffee drinks. Whether hot or cold, blended or not, the Black Forest Coffee Recipe is sure to please any coffee drinker looking for something sweet and satisfying.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A gourmet twist on a classic: Black Forest Coffee
A gourmet twist on a classic: Black Forest Coffee

If you want to prepare this Black Forest Coffee Recipe ahead of time, you can brew the coffee and make the cherry syrup in advance. Simply mix the syrup and coffee together when you’re ready to serve. You can also store any leftover Black Forest Coffee in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

To reheat, simply put the coffee back on the stove or in the microwave, and warm it up until it’s hot. It’s important to note that if you add whipped cream or chocolate shavings to your coffee, they won’t keep well during storage, so it’s best to add them right before serving.

Alternatively, you can make a large batch of this Black Forest Coffee and store it in a thermos. This is perfect for taking on outings, family picnics, or even as a gift for your friends who love coffee drinks.

Pro Tip: If you are serving this drink to guests, consider setting up a DIY station with different toppings and flavors so that they can customize their own drink. Offer whipped cream, chocolate shavings, maraschino cherries or cherry juice and let them experiment with different combinations.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A coffee that will make you want dessert for breakfast
A coffee that will make you want dessert for breakfast

As a barista, let me share some great tips to make your Black Forest Coffee Recipe taste amazing. Brewed coffee is the foundation of this recipe, so start with freshly roasted beans to achieve that rich and bold flavor. You can use either a French press or espresso machine to brew your coffee. It is important to make sure that the coffee is hot, strong, and fresh. This is crucial as the flavor of the brewed coffee will be the backbone of any coffee drink.

Using chocolate syrup can enhance the sweetness of your coffee without adding granulated sugar. Chocolate syrup also complements the cherry juice well, and the combination of flavors adds that delicious tinge to your cup. When making a latte or mocha, combine the brewed coffee with a shot of chocolate syrup and cherry juice first before adding milk or cream. This will help ensure that it blends smoothly for an even distribution of flavors.

For added creaminess and texture, use full-fat chocolate milk when making a latte or mocha, and mix well until frothy using either a blender or milk frother. The cream will balance out the bittersweetness and add depth and complexity to your coffee.

Add more maraschino cherries if you enjoy additional sweetness in your Black Forest Coffee Recipe. The recipe calls for three ounces of maraschino cherry juice plus one ounce of chocolate syrup chai; however, this can be adjusted based on personal preference.

Once you have created your coffee drink, top it up with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or flakes for a deluxe finish. Drinking from a fancy glass or mug can also add an element of sophistication to any standard coffee recipe.

Follow these tips, and you’ll end up with a delicious cup of Black Forest Coffee that mimics the flavors of a popular black forest cake – hot, sweet, indulgent, and perfect for warming up on chilly mornings!


Now that you know how to make the delicious Black Forest Coffee Recipe, you may be wondering about some common questions asked regarding the recipe. In this section, I’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions so that you can make this coffee drink perfectly every time. Read on for some tips and tricks on how to customize this recipe according to your preferences and for answers to some important queries regarding it.

How to make black forest drink from coffee bean?

Here’s a recipe for a heavenly coffee drink that you must try! You’ll need a 12 oz cup filled with ice, 3 oz of nonfat milk (or any milk you prefer), and 3 oz of your favorite coffee extract, cold brew, or any concentrated coffee.

Add a generous 1/3 cup of Special Dutch Chocolate Powder to the mix and stir well. Then, it’s time for some fun toppings! Go ahead and throw in six chocolate-covered espresso beans and six maraschino cherries.

To really elevate this drink, add a dollop of whipped cream on top and drizzle some chocolate syrup to create a delightful chocolate and coffee concoction. Trust me, it’s irresistible!

What flavor is Black Forest coffee?

This coffee is reminiscent of the classic German treat known as black forest gateau, featuring a heavenly combination of chocolate and maraschino cherries. The resulting taste is simply divine, offering a truly indulgent experience. Despite its seemingly complex flavor, this coffee is surprisingly easy to prepare.

How to make black coffee with coffee beans?

When making French Press coffee, start by adding enough hot water to your coffee grounds to allow them to “bloom.” This means the beans will expand and create a frothy, toffee-colored layer on top. Wait for about 30 seconds, then fill up the French Press with hot water up to the fill line. Finally, cap off the French Press with the plunger.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Black Forest Coffee Recipe is a delightful treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Its rich chocolate and cherry flavors come together with brewed coffee to create a delicious and comforting coffee drink that mimics the flavors of the popular Black Forest cake.

Whether you’re a fan of lattes, mochas, or hot chocolate, this recipe can be adapted to suit your preferences. You can also make it ahead of time, refrigerate it, and reheat it when you’re ready for another cup.

So why not give this recipe a try and experience the indulgent flavors of Black Forest Coffee yourself? With its enticing aroma and rich taste, it’s sure to become a frequent favorite among coffee enthusiasts.

Black Forest Coffee

Black Forest Coffee Recipe

Had this with a friend one morning and I just loved it. I had to have the recipe to share with my friends too. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine German
Calories 135.4 kcal


  • 4 cups fresh brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • maraschino cherry


  • In a glass pitcher (or something to withhold heat) combine hot coffee,chocolate syrup and maraschino cherry juice, stir to mix.
  • Pour into 4 individual coffee cups and top with whipped cream,chocolate shavings and a cherry on top.
  • Enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 282gCalories: 135.4kcalCarbohydrates: 23.9gProtein: 2gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 0.8mgSodium: 136.2mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 12.7g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy
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