Imagine drinking better tasting, high-quality coffee anytime you want. Instant coffee has a pretty bad reputation for tasting cheap and terrible — at least that’s the case to people who frequently drink brewed coffee. If you want your caffeine kick easy-to-prepare and budget-friendly, then powdered coffee from sachets can’t be that bad. It doesn’t have to be! (image source)
Mix any of these in to immediately upgrade your instant coffee:
Put some flavor in your instant coffee by adding cinnamon! With a spicy but not overpowering taste, it is a healthier alternative compared to sugar and sweeteners. Add a small scoop of powdered cinnamon before adding water to your coffee. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top of your drink for an Instagrammable shot!
If you already like chocolate, why not take it with your coffee? Before adding water, add in a scoop or two of your sweetened or unsweetened cocoa powder. Your boring instant coffee is now a simple cup of mocha coffee.
Before you say no, hear this out! Butter brings out the best in instant coffees; it subdues the bitterness while giving the drink a silky texture. Make the coffee first and then add a small slice of butter as well as a splash of cream. Get ready to be surprised!
A little bit of frothed milk can help neutralize the acidity in your coffee. Small, handheld espresso machines can be bought at only $20. For an elegant version of your instant coffee, froth some milk in a separate container before scooping it into your mug.
Blend With Ice & Milk
If you like frappuccinos, definitely try this one out! In a blender, add ice, milk, sweetener, and your instant coffee mix to achieve that smooth and creamy coffee drink. You can also add cocoa powder or caramel sauce if you’re feeling extra.
Sometimes, all you need to improve an instant coffee is sweetness. While table sugar is a common solution, there are good sweeteners available as well. Honey, maple syrup, sweetened condensed milk — feel free to add whichever you like.