Sometimes, much as we would like to, gourmet coffee is out of our budget. Instead of a daily latte from the nearest coffeeshop, you’ll need to make do with instant coffee. Still, that is no reason to have a boring brew.
Instant coffee has come a long way since it was first invented in 1906 by George C. Washington. The producers have done their best to produce coffee crystals that have retained more coffee flavor. They don’t come close to fresh beans but they aren’t that bad.
Thankfully, there are many varieties to choose from and quite a number of mixes as well. They have sachets for instant capppuccinos, instant iced mochas and many more. There come ready mixed and all you need to do is add water (hot or cold will depend on the mix of course).
Here are some fun, simple and delicious recipes you can try with your instant coffee:
Coffee Milk Shake
- 1 Tbsp Coffee Powder
- 1 cup of cold milk
- sugar to taste
Put the Ice and coffee in a blender to grind and mix. Add the milk and sugar.
As alternatives, you can:
- Use ice cream instead of ice and lessen the milk
- Add some flavor like hazelnut or macadamia to give you a new experience
- If you’re dieting, use skim milk instead
If you want to get a bit more fancy, try it this way:
Make your self a fresh cup of coffee (black and strong) and pour it over a couple of ice cubes in a blender. Once cool add 2 scoops of ice cream and a tablespoon of sugar and beat. Be careful not to over mix. Pour it into a glass and serve with a dollop of cream garnished with some chocolate shavings.
Who said instant coffee is boring?