Make these espresso martini pancakes, then check out our American pancakes, blueberry pancakes, Biscoff pancakes and buttermilk pancakes.

What is effortless?

Easy on the eye and simple to make, thanks to shop-bought ingredients and no fiddly techniques. These recipes can be made ahead or require 30 mins or fewer of prep – they’re go-to ideas for entertaining special guests.

Visit for a unique selection of goodies, guaranteed to make your cooking even more fun. World of Zing salted caramel espresso martini is available on the olive shop and is a great liquid dessert when entertaining.


  • 300ml single cream
  • very strong shot of espresso (or 1 tbsp of espresso powder)
  • 4 tbsp salted caramel espresso martini mixture (or 2 tbsp of espresso martini plus 1-2 tbsp of salted caramel sauce)
  • 8 ready-made pancakes
  • ice cream, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat the single cream with the shot of espresso (or 1 tbsp of espresso powder) in a large frying pan. Add the salted caramel espresso martini mixture (or espresso martini plus the salted caramel sauce) and bring everything to a simmer, bubbling for 1 min.

  • STEP 2

    Add a small ready-made pancake, turn it over quickly and then fold it into quarters in the pan. Add another 7 pancakes, one by one, and fold them in the same way – you can overlap them. The sauce should be thicker and more syrupy by now.

  • STEP 3

    Serve the hot pancakes with a scoop of ice cream and any extra sauce drizzled over – add a little more of the alcohol to it beforehand, if you like. If you want lots of sauce then you can easily double the sauce quantities.


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