8 instant coffee recipes to make at home

No, we are not talking about Dalgona coffee. True, it had a huge role to play in bringing the spotlight back to instant coffee. Stoked by lockdown boredom and social media, a plethora of innovative and delicious instant coffee recipes have started surfacing the net. Do you have an unused oversized pack of instant coffee somewhere at the back of your cupboard like the rest of us? It is time to put that to use by trying these 8 super yummy recipes you can make using instant coffee at home-

01/ ​Coffee Granola Bar

Love coffee but don’t have the time to brew a fresh cup? Try this instant coffee granola bar for breakfast. This is easy to make and store, so you can comfortably make your weekly batch on a Sunday. Dissolve 1 ½ tbsp instant coffee powder in 2 tbsp water and keep aside. Combine 2 cups instant oats, 2 cups raisins and dissolved coffee in a food processor. After a dough starts to form, evenly spread it on a parchment paper and freeze for 15 to 30 minutes. Cut into desired shapes and enjoy.

02/ ​Coffee Mocha Brownies

These moist, fluffy brownies make an excellent snack in the evening and get ready in just 30 minutes! To make this, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a large metal baking pan. Combine ⅔ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ cup sugar, ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa, 2 tsp instant coffee, ¼ tsp baking powder and ⅛ tsp salt. Then add ⅓ cup melted butter or margarine, 2 tsp vanilla and 1 beaten egg and stir well. Spread the batter in the greased pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tsp powdered sugar and cut into squares before serving.

03/ ​Coffee Bean Cookies

These cute little cookies are as crunchy and crumbly as they look. If you just can’t have enough fo coffee, you can have these subtly sweet cookies with a hot cuppa. Mix 75 grams unsalted butter on room temperature until creamy. Add 65 grams icing sugar, 1 egg yolk and combine until no lumps remain. Add 5 grams instant coffee powder with 8 grams hot water and mix with the egg mixture. In a separate dish, add 120 grams all-purpose flour, 12 grams cocoa powder and 25 grams corn starch. Add this dry mixture to the wet one ⅓ parts at a time to make a soft dough. Separate it into 8 balls, give an oval shape and make a line in between using a toothpick. Chill in the freezer for half an hour. Then, bake in a preheated oven on 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 minutes. Cool before serving!

04/ ​Coffee Mug Cake

If you are craving a bittersweet dessert that can be ready within minutes, this coffee mug cake is a perfect choice. Take a microwave-safe mug and put in 4 tbsp flour, 2 tbsp cocoa powder and 1 tsp baking powder. Add 1 tsp instant coffee powder, 3 tbsp granulated sugar and 1 tbsp oil and mix. Then combine 1 tbsp yoghurt, 1 tsp coffee powder and 1 tbsp water and add it to cake mixture. Sprinkle 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips. Microwave for 2 minutes by taking a 1-minute interval in between. Serve with ice cream, sweet cream or chocolate syrup!

05/ ​White Russian Coffee

Are you one of those people who like their coffee strong? We are talking cocktail strong! This decadent White Russian takes things to the next level with a yummy combination of coffee and vodka. In a bowl, mix 1 tbsp hot water, 1 tbsp instant coffee, 1 tbsp granulated sugar or honey. Whip using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Put ice cubes in your serving glass and stir in ¼ cup vodka, 2 to 3 tbsp Kahlua and ¼ tsp vanilla extract. Finish with 2 to 4 tbsp of milk and top with the whipped coffee mixture!

06/ ​Coffee Jello

Coffee Jello is a heavenly combination of sweet, condensed milk with bouncy little squares of coffee. This creative dessert will rekindle your childhood affection to jello! To prepare this, mix 4 cups of hot and strong coffee brewed using instant coffee with 2 tbsp sugar and 3 tbsp gelatin until all ingredients are fully dissolved. Pour in a pan and refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours. Cut up into little jiggly squares and place into serving glasses. Whisk 1 cup milk with 1 can of condensed milk until smooth. Pour sweet milk over coffee jello and serve!

07/ ​Granita di Caffé con Panna

If you crave an instant coffee dish that is both a breakfast and a dessert, this Granita is what you are looking for. The combination of that sharp coffee flavour plays brilliantly with the sweet dense cream. To make this, prepare simple sugar syrup by dissolving ½ cup sugar in 1 cup of water on low heat in a saucepan. Take one cup espresso brewed using instant coffee and stir in with the sugar syrup. Place the coffee in a large metal pan and store in the fridge. Take out every 30 minutes and mix using a fork. Stir it up for 3 hours until it gets frozen but slushy. Mix 2 tbsp granulated sugar with 1 cup heavy cream and whip until soft peaks form. Serve in a glass by placing a little whipped cream on the bottom, then pouring the granita and topping with whipped cream.

08/ ​​Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Are you already frowning over the combination of egg and coffee? Don’t! Ca Phe Trung is a favourite coffee recipe in Vietnam. After the Vietnam war, there was a scarcity of milk, which led to the invention of this creamy, custard-like dessert. This is made using an electric mixer, which you can use to whisk 1 egg yolk and 4 tbsp sweet condensed milk. Stop whisking when the mixture becomes frothy, light and soft peaks form. Then brew 2 cups of espresso using instant coffee and top the coffee with spoonfuls of the egg mixture. Done!

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