Irresistible Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Recipe

If you’re a coffee fanatic with a sweet tooth, I’ve got a recipe that will tantalize your taste buds. Introducing the Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Recipe – an indulgent and decadent treat that’s easy to make at home.

This delicious coffee recipe ups the ante by infusing smooth coffee with indulgent flavors of Cella chocolate covered cherries. This simple but effective addition creates a layered chocolate and cherry taste that’s perfect for satisfying your cravings.

Whether you prefer cappuccinos or lattes, there’s something for everyone with this recipe. You can enjoy a warm cup of cherry coffee on cold winter mornings or savor an iced latte on hot summer afternoons. With homemade chocolate cherry syrup, you can create the ultimate cherry cordial in the comfort of your own home.

As a barista, I know the importance of quality ingredients, and that’s why this recipe calls for freshly brewed coffee, dark chocolate, and maraschino cherries. But don’t worry, if you’re watching your sugar intake, there are options like Splenda sugar substitute to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding extra calories.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready to indulge in an easy-to-make, rich and sweet Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee. It’ll quickly become your new go-to pick-me-up!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee
Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee

Are you tired of the same old boring coffee? Do you crave something indulgent and flavorful to start your mornings off right? Look no further than the chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe.

This recipe elevates the classic flavor combination of chocolate and cherries to create a remarkably delicious and easy-to-make beverage. By using freshly brewed coffee infused with cherry syrup, a splash of half-and-half, and a drizzle of dark chocolate sauce, this recipe transforms your morning coffee into an indulgent treat that will leave you wanting more.

And let’s not forget about the star ingredient: the chocolate covered cherry. This sweet treat is added to the drink to give it an extra layer of deliciousness. With every sip, you’ll get the satisfying crunch of the chocolate shell followed by a burst of juicy cherry goodness.

But what if you’re trying to watch your sugar intake? No worries. This recipe can easily be made with Splenda sugar substitute instead of regular sugar. You don’t have to sacrifice taste for health!

In conclusion, whether you’re looking for a new way to spice up your morning coffee or need a comforting treat in the afternoon, the chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe is sure to satisfy. Don’t settle for ordinary coffee when you can indulge in this delicious drink. Give it a try and treat yourself!

Ingredient List

 Steam up some love with our new recipe: Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee.
Steam up some love with our new recipe: Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee.

Ingredients for chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe

Here are the ingredients you will need to create this delicious chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe. Be sure to have these on hand before you start making this indulgent coffee:

  • 3 cups of freshly brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of cherry syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Splenda sugar substitute (or sugar, if you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup of half and half
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

For a little extra indulgence, you can also add 1/4 cup of cherry juice or use Dark chocolate instead of regular chocolate.

This recipe can be easily adjusted to suit your preferences. If you prefer espresso, simply use one or two shots in place of the brewed coffee. For a lighter version, use skim milk instead of half and half.

The Recipe How-To

 Don't choose between dessert or coffee, have both with our recipe!
Don’t choose between dessert or coffee, have both with our recipe!

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients from the list, let’s start making this chocolate covered cherry coffee. Follow these steps and you’ll end up with a rich and indulgent beverage.

Brew Your Coffee

Begin by brewing a fresh pot of coffee. Brew 3 cups of freshly brewed coffee in your preferred method. I recommend using dark roast to get a strong coffee taste.

Make Cherry Syrup

In a small saucepan over medium heat combine 1/2 cup of cherry juice and 1/2 cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved, then lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until mixture has thickened into syrup.

Add Chocolate Flavoring

In another saucepan, stir together 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, 4 tsp chocolate syrup, and 2 oz of Torani chocolate cherry sauce. Heat over medium heat while stirring until well combined.

Mix Everything Together

In your coffee mug, pour in 1/4 cup of cherry syrup (or more if preferred), then mix it with a spoon while adding 3/4 cup of freshly brewed coffee on top. Stir it well to mix everything together.

Top It Off

To make it even more indulgent, add 1-2 tbsp of half and half, top it off with some whipped cream and garnish with maraschino cherries on top to make it look more beautiful.

Now sit back and enjoy your delicious chocolate covered cherry latte!

Substitutions and Variations

 If you’re feeling mellow, this sweet-but-smooth coffee won’t disappoint.
If you’re feeling mellow, this sweet-but-smooth coffee won’t disappoint.

When it comes to making the perfect chocolate covered cherry coffee, there are a few ways you can customize the recipe to suit your preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you may want to try out:

1. Sugar vs Splenda: If you want to reduce the amount of sugar in this recipe, you can use Splenda sugar substitute instead. However, keep in mind that this will affect the taste and texture of your coffee.

2. Chocolate syrup: Instead of using chocolate-covered cherries, you can use chocolate syrup to add a rich and delicious flavor to your coffee. You can either purchase store-bought chocolate sauce or make your own homemade chocolate syrup with dark chocolate chips and heavy cream.

3. Cherry syrup: If you don’t have access to fresh cherries or cherry juice, you can easily make cherry syrup by combining water, sugar, and chopped cherries in a saucepan. Let the mixture simmer until it thickens, then strain out any solids before adding it to your coffee.

4. Different types of chocolate: To switch things up, you can experiment with using different types of chocolate in your coffee. Try using milk chocolate for a sweeter flavor or dark chocolate for a more intense and robust taste.

5. Hot vs iced: While this recipe is best served hot, you can also enjoy it as an iced latte or frappe during warmer months. Simply brew your coffee and let cool before adding ice, whipped cream, and any additional flavors or toppings.

By upping the ante even further with infusing smooth and indulgent flavors from Cella Chocolate covered cherries create one easy yet delightful sip!

Serving and Pairing

 One sip of this delight, and you’ll be transported to a chocolate factory.
One sip of this delight, and you’ll be transported to a chocolate factory.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee is a warm and indulgent beverage that is the perfect treat to enjoy during the cold winter months. It is an excellent drink to serve alongside your favorite breakfast or brunch items, such as muffins or croissants.

For a delicious and decadent coffee break, serve this cherry flavored coffee with a slice of homemade chocolate cake. The sweetness from the cake complements the cherries in the coffee, while the richness of the chocolate pairs well with the bold espresso flavor.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing this coffee with savory dishes and snacks. The subtle cherry flavor in the coffee complements hearty dishes like bacon and eggs perfectly, and it can also be served with savory appetizers like cheese boards and charcuterie platters.

For a fun twist, use Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee as a base for your favorite cocktail recipes. This coffee pairs well with spirits such as bourbon or brandy and can be used in place of regular coffee in drinks like White Russians and Irish Coffees.

No matter how you choose to enjoy it, serving up this deliciously flavored coffee is sure to be a hit among your family and friends.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The perfect way to enjoy a little bit of extravagance in the morning.
The perfect way to enjoy a little bit of extravagance in the morning.

One of the great things about this chocolate covered cherry coffee recipe is that you can make it ahead of time! Simply follow the instructions as usual and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy, simply reheat in the microwave or on the stove over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

If you’re making a larger batch to enjoy over several days, consider storing it in pre-measured portions. This makes it easy to grab and go in the morning, or to quickly warm up for an afternoon treat.

For those who prefer their coffee iced, this recipe can also be enjoyed cold. Store the coffee mixture in the fridge and pour over ice when you’re ready to enjoy. Be sure to allow the coffee mixture to come to room temperature before pouring over ice to avoid diluting your drink.

To take this recipe up a notch, try adding freshly whipped cream and a drizzle of cherry syrup or chocolate sauce before serving. These toppings really elevate the indulgent flavor profile of this delicious chocolate covered cherry coffee.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for busy mornings or lazy weekends when you want to indulge in something special without all the fuss. With easy make-ahead options and simple storage and reheating instructions, you’ll be enjoying this flavorful coffee all week long!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Skip the expensive cafes and make your own gourmet coffee at home.
Skip the expensive cafes and make your own gourmet coffee at home.

If you’re looking to create the perfect cup of Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee, then there are a few tips that can make all the difference. Here are my recommendations for ensuring that your drink is rich, indulgent, and full of delicious flavor.

Firstly, I’d recommend using freshly brewed coffee for this recipe. Not only will it provide a better base for the chocolate and cherry flavors to work with, but it will also give your drink a fresher and more flavorful taste overall.

Additionally, consider upping the ante even further by infusing your smooth coffee with even more indulgent flavors. For example, you could add a small amount of cherry juice or cherry syrup to your coffee before adding in the chocolate and cream ingredients. This will help to deepen the cherry flavor in the final drink and create an even more decadent taste.

When it comes to choosing ingredients and making substitutions, be sure to take into account any dietary restrictions or preferences that you or your guests may have. For example, if you’re looking to reduce sugar intake, consider using Splenda sugar substitute in place of regular sugar when making your drink.

Another tip is to melt the chocolate very slowly and gently. This will help to prevent it from burning or becoming too thick or clumpy. I find that breaking up the chocolate into small pieces and placing it in a bowl over simmering water is an effective method.

Finally, don’t forget about the whipped cream! Using freshly whipped cream is essential when it comes to creating a truly luxurious drink experience. Be sure to whip it until it forms stiff peaks before adding it on top of your drink as a finishing touch.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating an unforgettable cup of Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee that perfectly balances chocolatey sweetness with the tartness of cherries. Enjoy!


Now that you know how to make this delicious chocolate covered cherry coffee, you may have some questions about the recipe. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to help you perfect this indulgent drink.

What is in the center of a chocolate covered cherry?

One common way to make chocolate-covered cherries involves coating them with a layer of fondant before submerging them in chocolate. This fondant often contains invertase, which reacts over time to transform the center into a sugary liquid.

Can you put cherry syrup in coffee?

Get ready for a fruity and refreshing twist to your cold brewed coffee with maraschino cherry syrup and amaro. This uniquely effervescent cocktail can be topped off with a sprig of rosemary and lemon peel to bring out the citrus and herbal flavors of the drink.

Are chocolate covered cherries good?

Indulge in some sweetness with the delightful combination of cherries and chocolate. The richness of the chocolate syncs well with the tartness of the cherry, making for a tasty treat. Satisfy your craving for something sweet and enjoy the well-loved candy that is chocolate-covered cherries.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Recipe is a delicious and indulgent treat that will satisfy any coffee lover’s cravings. You can leave behind plain old coffee and up the ante with this even more flavorful version, infusing smooth coffee with alluring cherry notes.

With simple ingredients like brewed coffee, chocolate sauce, cherry syrup, and whipped cream or half-and-half, you can create one of several scrumptious variations of the recipe. From homemade mochas to iced lattes to hot cocoa drinks, there’s a Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Recipe for every preference.

So why not get creative and try out the recipe yourself? With the variety of substitutions, you can personalize each cup to your liking. Whether you prefer Splenda sugar substitute or regular sugar, Cella chocolate or homemade chocolate, each ingredient can be swapped out for a customized approach.

Incorporating Chocolate covered cherries into coffee indulges your senses in flavors you won’t want to miss out on. Satisfy your taste buds while simultaneously giving yourself an extra boost of energy for the day ahead. Don’t settle for boring plain ol’ coffee when such an easy yet delicious recipe awaits you. Make sure to check back for other delicious coffee recipes that will leave you wanting more!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee

Chocolate Covered Cherry Coffee Recipe

My hubby loves Chocolate Covered Cherries. I bought a box yesterday and when I got up this morning there was a single one left in the box. I just know that in his self sacrificing way he was just protecting me from the evil sugar (Yeah, right! lol). Anyway, I had coffee making and when it was done I just popped that morsel into my coffee cup without really thinking about it. Well, YUM!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 6.4 kcal


  • 8 -10 ounces fresh hot coffee
  • 1 chocolate covered cherry candy
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda sugar substitute (or to taste) or 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)


  • Brew your favorite coffee and pour yourself a cup.
  • Put a chocolate covered cherry candy into the cup.
  • stir gently and add the Splenda or sugar.
  • Stir to dissolve.
  • Enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 238gCalories: 6.4kcalCarbohydrates: 1.1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSodium: 4.7mgSugar: 1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Christmas, Dessert, Easy, Sweet, Winter
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