Instant coffee unfortunately has a bit of a bad reputation in the coffee world. These dried coffee grounds are instantly dismissed with claims that they’re only capable of making overly bitter, disappointing brew. That’s not always the case, however. Nowadays, there are plenty of flavorful and delicious instant coffee granules to choose from.
We’re not denying it, though: instant coffee isn’t for everyone. But those who do enjoy the taste and convenience of the just-add-water beans will appreciate all the ways they can use it to take their morning joe to the next level.
Whipped Coffee Recipe
You must have been living under a rock if you missed out on the Dalgona whipped coffee trend that swept across social media in early 2020, but assuming you didn’t pull out the whisk and instant joe when the rest of us did, now’s the time to get to it. Little Sunny Kitchen’s recipe outlines the process perfectly.
Café-Style Hot Coffee
Who says you can’t use a jar of instant coffee granules to make barista-quality joe at home? This recipe results in a cup that’s sweet and frothy — perfect for when you want something a bit more special than your typical mug of black coffee.
Mocha Dalgona Coffee
Ever wondered what a chocolate cloud tastes like? Probably not, but on the off chance that question has crossed your mind, try this recipe for mocha whipped coffee from Babaganosh. The fluffy coffee has a cloud-like consistency that’s sure to make your morning joe a bit more fun.
Pumpkin Spice Whipped Coffee
It just isn’t autumn without pumpkin-flavored coffee, is it? If you’re anything like us, you’ve already got an ever-growing list of pumpkin coffee recipes at your disposal, and today, we’re giving you one more to add to the repertoire. Meet pumpkin spice whipped coffee.
Pistachio Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)
You’re not alone if you were bummed to see the creamy pistachio Frappuccino disappear from the Starbucks menu when the popular franchise shelved its winter menu for the year. But you don’t have to wait a whole 12 months to get your hands on one again!
Homemade Iced Cappuccino
Fewer things hit the spot on a hot day like a good old iced cappuccino, but let’s face it: sometimes, you just don’t feel like firing up the cappuccino maker. That’s where The Craft at Home Family’s iced cappuccino recipe comes in handy. All you need is instant coffee, a blender, and a few other ingredients, and you’ll be enjoying a creamy, chilly drink in no time.
Iced Caramel Macchiato
The sweet, foamy caramel macchiato is typically enjoyed piping hot, but on days so sweltering you can’t stand the idea of drinking anything warm — or if you just enjoy cold drinks over hot ones — our iced caramel macchiato recipe might be just what your morning coffee routine needs.
Dalgona Whipped Coffee
Whip your coffee routine into shape with a cup of sweet Dalgona coffee! This South Korean-born treat can be served hot or over ice — either way, it’s so good, and a fun way to get your daily caffeine kick.
Vanilla Mocha Iced Coffee
While plenty of people pit the classic flavors of vanilla and chocolate against each other, we and this Fox Valley Foodie recipe, of course, think they’re better together...especially if they’re in a cup of iced coffee!
Iced Caramel Latte
If you’re a regular Roasty reader, you probably already know we’ve got a whole lotta love for the latte. That’s why, when we stumbled upon this recipe for an instant coffee version — one with sweet caramel, no less — we couldn’t help but share it with you.
Almond Milk Mocha
Perhaps you’re a non-dairy Roasty reader, or maybe you just like the slight nuttiness a splash of almond milk brings to the table. Either way, if you’re an almond milk enthusiast looking for more ways to make instant coffee work for you, we recommend giving A Savory Feast’s almond milk mocha recipe a go. Quick, easy, and full of chocolate? Sounds like a win to us!
With so many different instant coffee recipes to try, you’re bound to find one that’ll soon become a fast favorite.