15 Delicious Ways to Use Instant Coffee
Instant coffee is the small-but-mighty pantry staple you may be overlooking: Just a pinch of the powerful ingredient deepens and enhances rich flavors — particularly chocolate. Take your your decadent chocolate desserts (and even your savory dinners, like spaghetti and meatballs) to the next level with this collection of our best instant coffee recipes.
Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream
Dark Mocha Crinkles
Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake
Nutella Coffee Shake
Tiramisu Layer Cake
This top-rated dessert recipe (which has almost 2,000 5-star reviews) is way easier to make than it looks. In fact, it starts with a package of moist white cake mix.
Russian Black Bread
This Russian bread recipe has a uniquely robust flavor thanks to dark corn syrup, brown sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, caraway seeds, and instant coffee granules.
Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Original Irish Cream
Ultimate Chocolate Dessert
Chef John's Ultimate Chocolate Dessert (a.k.a. chocolate mocha pot de creme), subtly flavored with instant coffee, is as rich and decadent as it gets.
Black Bean Brownies
Black beans serve as a healthy, protein-packed flour substitute in this chocolatey recipe. A teaspoon of instant coffee granules adds a delicious depth of flavor.
Dale's Swedish Meatballs
Instant coffee is the unexpected secret ingredient in these beefy meatballs. A sour cream-based sauce goes perfectly with egg noodles.
This trendy whipped drink is easy to make with boiling water, instant coffee, and sugar. Just whisk all the ingredients and pour over milk.
A velvety filling (made with chocolate chips, cream cheese, instant coffee, and water) is topped with a 2-ingredient chocolate coating.
Dad's Spaghetti Sauce With Coffee
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