These Dunkin' Dark Roast Inspired Recipes Are Just What You Need for the Darkest Day of the Year

These Dunkin' Dark Roast Inspired Recipes Are Just What You Need for the Darkest Day of the Year

Today marks the 2017 Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year. Here at Dunkin’, we are embracing the darkness with our Dunkin’ Dark Roast.

In honor of the start of winter and the darkest day of the year, the chefs of the Dunkin’ Test Kitchen have created three special Dark Roast infused recipes. You can enjoy Dunkin’ Dark Roast layered in a chocolatey parfait, filled in Chocolate Glazed MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats or even mixed in a Dunkin’ Black Russian cocktail. Check out all three recipes below.

Parfait FINAL

 

Double Dark Parfait:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of ground Dark Roast coffee beans
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 8oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 box of Chocolate Glazed MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats
  • Chocolate pudding mix

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of heavy cream and ground Dark Roast coffee beans in a small saucepan. Warm the mixture over low heat.
  2. Once the cream begins to steam, remove from heat and allow the steeped cream to cool.
  3. Once cooled, pour the cream mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
  4. Allow mixture to chill.
  5. Mix the chilled cream in a mixer on high speed until thoroughly whipped.
  6. Refrigerate the Dark Roast whipped cream until ready to use.
  7. Make chocolate pudding according to package instructions and set aside.
  8. Crumble Chocolate Glazed MUNCHKINS® into small pieces and set aside.
  9. Once you have all of your components ready to go, its time to put together your parfait! 
  10. In a mason jar, martini glass or clear bowl, place layers of crumbled Chocolate Glazed MUNCHKINNS®, Dark Roast whipped cream and chocolate pudding until glass is full. he last layer should be Dark Roast whipped cream.
  11. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in short increments untul the chocolate is fully melted.
  12. Finish parfait with a drizzle of melted chocolate.
  13. Enjoy with a Dunkin' Donuts Dark Roast coffee!
MUNCHKINS

 

Darkest Day Munchkins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of ground Dark Roast coffee beans
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 8oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 box of Chocolate Glazed MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup of heavy cream and ground Dark Roast coffee beans in a small saucepan. Warm the mixture over low heat.

  1. Once the cream begins to steam, remove from heat and allow the steeped cream to cool.
  2. Once cooled, pour the cream mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
  3. Allow mixture to chill.
  4. Mix the chilled cream in a mixer on high speed until thoroughly whipped.
  5. Refrigerate the Dark Roast whipped cream until ready to use.
  6. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in short increments until the chocolate is fully melted.

  1. Fill pastry bag with Dark Roast whipped cream.
  2. Using pastry bag (w/ star decorating tip) fill the MUNCHKINS® with the Dark Roast whipped cream.
  3. Dip half the MUNCHKINS into the melted chocolate and allow to set before serving.
Black Russian

 

Dunkin's Dark Roast Black Russian

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast Coffee concentrate (instructions below)
  • 1 ¼ oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. coffee liqueur
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. To brew Dark Roast Coffee concentrate, brew double the amount of coffee grinds you use to brew a pot of coffee and let cool.
  2. Once cooled, add the concentrate, vodka, ice and coffee liqueur to a shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  4. Pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass and enjoy!

 

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