Lemon-Peppermint Popsicles

Popsicles
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Lemon-Peppermint Popsicles

Course Dessert
Keyword Tea

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add 3 tsp. sugar to one cup of hot water, then steep one bag of Organic Peppermint Tea in hot water for 40 seconds. After cooled off, add the juice of one- half of a lemon (tip: to get more juice out, firmly roll it around on a table before cutting it). Stir. Pour into popsicle molds, freeze.

Vanilla Rooibos Creamsicles

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Vanilla Rooibos Creamsicles

Course Dessert
Keyword Tea

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add 3 Tbsp sugar to 1 cup boiling water, stir. Take off heat. Steep three Organic Vanilla Rooibos Tea bags for 5-7 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of half-and-half, stir. Let cool. Pour into popsicle molds, freeze.

Peaches and Green Tea Smoothie

Peaches and Green Tea Smoothie
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Peaches and Green Tea Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Keyword Tea
Servings 1 smoothie

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Brew tea in water, then freeze tea in ice cube trays. Blend together tea ice cubes, peach and ice cream or yogurt until frothy.

Fair Trade Truffles

Fair Trade Truffles
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Fair Trade Truffles

Course Dessert
Keyword Chocolate

Ingredients

Some suggested toppings:

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. While it is melting, heat the cream in a separate pot. Pour the cream into a bowl and slowly whisk in the chocolate. Refrigerate until firm.
  2. Remove from fridge. Using a small scoop, like a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, scoop small amounts of the ganache onto wax or parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Chill for 5 – 10 minutes. (Refrigerating a second time will make it easier to handle.) Once chilled, roll each of the scoops between your hands to form small balls. Roll the balls in toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes

Party tip: set up a "make your own truffles" bar! Make the truffles in advance, then provide guests with a selection of toppings and allow them to create their own chocolate confections. This is perfect for cocktail parties or served as dessert following a sit-down dinner.

The Best Fudge Brownies Ever

Brownies
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The Best Fudge Brownies Ever

Course Dessert
Keyword Brownies, Chocolate, Cocoa
Servings 24 brownies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13 X 9 in pan.
  2. In large microwave safe bowl (or over low heat), melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the microwave briefly, just until it is hot, but not bubbling it will become shiny looking as you stir it. (Heating the butter and sugar a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.) I heat it a total of about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes more in the microwave on high.
  3. Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla. Add the eggs, beating till smooth then add the flour and chips, beating until well combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake the brownies for 28 to 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out with fudgy crumbs clinging to it. The brownies should feel set at the edges and the center. Remove them from the oven and after 5 minutes, loosen the edges with a knife. Cool completely (if you can!) before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes

From Laurie Flarity-White, promoter of small farmers through the UMCOR Coffee Project with First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee, Washington, and promoter of solar cars.

Earl Grey Tea Chocolate Cake

 

Slice of chocolate cake
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Earl Grey Tea Chocolate Cake

Course Dessert
Keyword Chocolate, Tea
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350F. Coat an 8-cup fluted tube pan with cooking spray.
  2. Boil water and pour 1 cup of water over the tea bags. Steep the tea in the water 3-5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and set the brewed tea aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat the butter, eggs, and granulated sugar until fluffy. Blend in the melted chocolate. Beat in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, yogurt, and brewed tea.
  4. Pour into pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached.
  5. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Turn out of pan and cool. Dust with powdered sugar, slice, and enjoy!

Delightful Date Cookies

Date cookies with cranberries and chocolate chunks
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Delightful Date Cookies

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies
Servings 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter one stick, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Equal Exchange Coffee any variety, brewed
  • 1/2 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract or vanilla flavor optional
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 bar Equal Exchange Organic Very Dark Chocolate chopped into chunks
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried dates chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter two baking sheets.
  2. Cream together the butter and both sugars in a large bowl until smooth and light. Add the eggs, coffee, and vanilla, if using.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Then, stir in oats, chocolate chunks, pecans, dates, and cranberries.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten each one slightly with the back of a spoon. 6. Bake the cookies until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Coconut Coffee Smoothie

Coconut Coffee Smoothie
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Coconut Coffee Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Keyword Bananas, Chocolate, Coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned coconut milk blend first to even texture
  • 1 cup Equal Exchange Coffee iced, if using a homebrewer, brew with one and a half amount the grinds, let sit 2 hours, chill in refrigerator or freezer
  • 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream
  • 1/2 Equal Exchange Organic Banana
  • drop of vanilla extract optional
  • Equal Exchange Organic Very Dark Chocolate shavings

Instructions

  1. Blend together coconut milk, iced coffee, ice cream, banana and vanilla extract until frothy. Pour into glass and top with chocolate shavings.

Iced Cafe Au Lait

Iced Cafe Au Lait
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Iced Cafe Au Lait

Course Drinks
Keyword Coffee
Servings 1 16oz serving

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. With ice in cup, fill cup halfway with iced coffee.
  2. Add milk or soy to French press. Pump press until milk thickens and you feel resistance (about 15-20 seconds).
  3. Add frothed milk to cup and mix.

Recipe Notes

Serves one (16 oz.)

Fair Trade Chocolate Fondue

 

Strawberry dipped in chocolate fondue
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Fair Trade Chocolate Fondue

Course Dessert
Keyword Almonds, Chocolate, Nuts

Ingredients

Dippables: You can dip almost anything in chocolate and it tastes good, but here are some more traditional options.

  • Strawberries Stemmed
  • Equal Exchange Bananas sliced just before serving
  • Navel oranges sectioned
  • Ripe and diced pineapples
  • Salted pretzel sticks
  • Dried apricots
  • Apple slices
  • Pound cake cubed
  • Ladyfingers
  • And anything else sweet that will hold together when dipped into chocolate!

Instructions

  1. Prepare your dippables by chopping them into bite-sized cubes (except bananas). Place in refrigerator. 

  2. Heat 1/2 cup of cream over medium heat in a non- reactive pot until it comes to a light boil. Remove from heat and add in chopped Equal Exchange chocolate bars. Allow them to melt for 3 or 4 minutes and then whisk chocolate and cream mixture together. Add chopped almonds and stir (optional). 

  3. Transfer melted chocolate to a fondue pot and serve. If mixture starts to become more solid you can add additional cream, 1 tablespoon at a time to bring it to your desired consistency.