The Delicious Meal You Can Make With Leftover Coffee

Plus, a few desserts.

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.

You’ve got three options when faced with leftover coffee sitting in your coffeemaker. One, reheat it and drink a subpar cup. (But please, don’t do that. Just brew a fresh pot.) Two, dump it. (Super wasteful.) Or three, give that leftover coffee new life by cooking with it. (Ding, ding, ding!)

When coffee is added to recipes it adds the bold flavor we love without any of the unpleasant flavors that occur when it’s reheated for drinking. If you love coffee as much as we love coffee, you know this is the best option for that leftover java. While coffee is a natural addition to just about any dessert, there’s one place where it really shines and that’s at dinner ― in a big pot of chili.

Next time you make a pot of coffee that you can’t seem to finish, reserve the dregs for dinner and make this Five Alarm Chili below. And if you still have some coffee left over, we have four dessert recipes for you to choose from, too.

Five Alarm Chili
Bev Cooks
Get the Five Alarm Chili recipe from Bev Cooks
Chocolate Lovers Triple Layer Coffee Caramel Chocolate Mousse Cakes
Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Coffee Layer Cake
Completely Delicious
Get the Chocolate Coffee Layer Cake recipe from Completely Delicious
Coffee Granitas
Get the Coffee Granitas recipe from Bell'alimento
Arctic Peppermint Mocha Shake
Boulder Locavore
Get the Arctic Peppermint Mocha Shake recipe from Boulder Locavore
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