10 Things You Can Make With Instant Coffee Besides Coffee


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10 Things You Can Make With Instant Coffee Besides Coffee

While you may be using your premium instant coffee to make an amazing cup of a morning joe, there are a variety of great uses for our freeze dried coffee.

Here are ten ideas for different ways you can use instant coffee in your life!

1. Coffee Ice Pops

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Rather than just a simple iced instant coffee, try cooling down in the summertime with coffee ice pops! Get your caffeine fix and a delicious popsicle all in one. It’s super easy to make with instant coffee. Mix your coffee crystals with cold or room temperature water, then put into popsicle molds and freeze. No need to wait for your brew to cool down!

2. Milkshakes and Smoothies

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Instant coffee is a great addition into your daily smoothie or milkshake. Not only does it give it an extra coffee boost of flavor, but gives you a caffeine kick. By adding instant coffee, you can also benefit from all the antioxidants that comes from coffee! Check out our Crazy Tropical Vegan Milkshake for some inspiration.

3. Baking

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If you love baking treats, instant coffee can be a great ingredient to include. In chocolate based desserts such as brownies, cakes, and cookies, coffee can give your baked goods an extra flavor kick. This is because instant coffee creates a stronger and deeper chocolate taste, making it a more complex and multidimensional flavor. You would love our Pumpkin Tiramisu recipe!

4. Marinades and Dry Rubs

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Easily elevate your dinner simply by marinating your steak or meat in brewed instant coffee! You can also add instant coffee into your dry rub mixture. This can create an extra flavor for your meat dish and make smoking it if even tastier. 

5. Oatmeal and Cereal

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Smoothies and milkshakes are not the only thing that instant can be added into. Try including instant coffee into your morning oatmeal and cereal. It not only creates a delicious coffee flavor, but you can also get your caffeine kick and breakfast in one dose! Just add a few teaspoons according to your taste preferences and you’re good to go. Need some recipes to start from? We have this post to help you get started.

6. Ice Cream Topping

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If you prefer creamy, milk based scooped ice cream rather than making instant coffee popsicles, consider using instant coffee as a topping! If you love coffee flavor, this is a great ice cream topping for you. Transform your plain ice cream scoop by introducing the intense and bold flavor of instant coffee.

7. Houseplant Pick Me Up

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The nutrients and antioxidants found in instant coffee isn’t only beneficial for our body, but also for plants! They enjoy the nutrients and minerals in coffee and can act as a pick-me-up if the plant leaves are looking droopy. Simply just water your plant with brewed instant coffee and watch your plant thrive!

8. Hair Treatment

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Instant coffee can also be a great hair treatment option as it can stimulate hair growth and make your hair shiny. Not only that, but it gives your hair a great smelling coffee aroma. You can do this DIY treatment easily at home. Just make the amount of instant coffee as needed. Wait for it to cool down! Then pour and massage onto your scalp. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse off.

9. Cat Repellent

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If you have unwanted stray cats around your home, instant coffee is a great cat repellent. It can keep these cats from entering your yard and disturbing your plants or even “doing their business” in your yard because they dislike the strong smell of coffee. You can just mix the coffee crystal granules with the soil and dirt and you’re good to go!

10. Deodorizer

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Since coffee has an absorbent ability, it can absorb different smells and odors. You can use this around your house to your advantage. Simple put instant coffee granules in an open container in your fridge or freezer to get rid of weird smells that can be created by having lots of leftover dishes inside. You can also clean your drain by getting rid of clogs and bad odors using instant coffee. You do this by either pouring already made instant coffee down the sink, or you can also throw the coffee crystals down the drain and run the faucet for a short while.

Now that we have covered a few ways you can use instant coffee other than making a cup of joe, what would you use your instant coffee for? Have more tips and suggestions? Lets us know in the comments below.

If you want the best instant coffee to try a few of these instant coffee tips, try Waka Coffee instant coffee! It is a high quality instant coffee made of 100% Arabica beans and freeze dried for the best coffee taste!

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