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20 Easy Instant Coffee Recipes

Does coffee run through your veins, too? Well then, this collection of instant coffee recipes is just for you.

I’m a certified coffee addict. Words cannot espresso how much I need it in my life. 

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Glass of Cold Instant Coffee with Ice

I can’t function without it. It’s a problem – I know – but I don’t care.

Also, I don’t discriminate. Espresso, latte, cappuccino, even instant coffee – they’re all great to me.

If you have the same strong feelings for coffee as I do, then you’ll surely love these recipes a latte.

This list has it all, from morning energizers to delectable desserts, to everything in between.

It’s always coffee time with these 20 instant coffee recipes. Let’s get brewing!

1. 1-Minute Instant Iced Coffee

Even the snootiest coffee won’t say no to this quick and easy 1-minute instant iced coffee. It’s refreshing, delicious, and absolutely delightful.

The awesome thing about using instant coffee? There’s no brewing needed, which means it comes together in no time.

If you’re looking for a quickie refreshment on a hot summer afternoon, this is it right here.

Simply combine instant coffee, sugar, milk, water, and ice cubes. It’s simple, but it sure hits the spot.

Dalgona Coffee

2. Dalgona Coffee

Also known as the official refreshment of the 2020 pandemic, Dalgona coffee is the newest coffee drink you didn’t think you needed.

Milk at the bottom, and a frothy coffee foam on top: it sounds basic, but wait until you try it.

The creaminess of the milk blended with strong instant coffee will definitely get you amped up.

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The best part is how much fun it is to make. Just whisk together equal parts boiling water, instant coffee, and sugar and watch the magic unfold.

3. Nutella Iced Coffee

What do you get when you combining coffee, milk, and Nutella? A ridiculously tasty refreshment, that’s what.

The blend of strong coffee, hazelnut-flavored Nutella, and creamy milk is a match made in heaven.

It’s so delectable it tastes like a professional barista concocted it, as if it came straight out of a Starbucks.

But in reality, it couldn’t be easier. Thanks to instant coffee, you’ll just toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend away.

4. Creamy Mocha Hot Cocoa

How about something hot and cozy for winter?

A comfy recliner, a blanket, a cup of mocha hot cocoa, and my favorite series playing on Netflix: that’s my idea of a perfect wintery Sunday.

This drink is like hot cocoa, but for adults. The mix of hot cocoa mix and instant coffee creates that special mocha blend.

Milk and whipped cream make it as rich and creamy as can be.

Finished with a sprinkling of cinnamon, this is a comfort drink at its best.

5. Instant Sweet Creamy Vanilla Latte

A latte is a combination of espresso and steamed milk.

In this recipe, you’ll give a fun twist on the classic by adding vanilla and melted chocolate. How awesome is that?

Coffee snobs may frown upon the idea, but what can I say? Everything tastes better with chocolate. 

Besides the milk, this vanilla latte is also rich and creamy, thanks to coffee creamer. 

6. Greek Frappe Coffee

While coffee is mainly associated with Italy, the Greeks also know a thing or two about caffeine. This Greek frappe coffee is a must-try.

Made with just instant coffee, sugar, milk, and ice, the Greek frappe is surprisingly thick and frothy.

The secret is to shake the mixture to produce an ultra- foamy drink.

Fun fact: it all started when a man named Dimitris Vakondios wanted coffee during his break at work.

He couldn’t find hot water, so he dissolved instant coffee in cold water instead. The rest is history.

7. No-Machine Cafe Mocha

There’s no need for a coffee maker to make this luscious cafe mocha. Sure, it can’t be considered authentic, but honestly, I don’t think anyone would mind. 

A delicious mix of coffee, and chocolate with smooth milk foam on top – that’s what you can look forward to in this no-machine cafe mocha.

It’s so tasty, it can easily fool anyone into thinking it’s made from actual espresso.

8. Instant Coffee Iced Caramel Latte

Coffee and caramel combine to make one epic latte. This is some next-level stuff, guys. Starbucks is shaking.

Cold instant coffee meets caramel meets milk meets whipped cream. Yes, you can totally dissolve instant coffee in cold water. What an awesome time-saver!

It’s cold and creamy, and super satisfying. A guaranteed recipe for success, indeed.

9. Irish Coffee Shots

Looking for fun shots for your St. Patrick’s Day party? The search is over!

Irish coffee shots are a fun and exciting cocktail of espresso, whiskey, brown sugar, and whipped cream.

It’s amazing how this drink can pump you up and make you tipsy at the same time.

Think of it as a combination of Irish creme and black Russian.

It’s two of my favorite cocktails combined, so you can just imagine how much I love this drink. I’m sure you and your friends will enjoy it, too.

10. Coffee Chocolate Truffles

Coffee and chocolate join forces to make these decadent truffles.

They’re ridiculously smooth and velvety, and bursting with deep chocolate flavor.

While these truffles do contain coffee, you’ll barely taste it at all. In this recipe, the coffee serves as a flavor enhancement to chocolate, giving it an even deeper, bolder flavor.

The truffles are coated in sprinkles for color and crunch. Cocoa powder works beautifully, too.

11. Silky Coffee Pudding

Cappuccino meets chocolate pudding in this next delectable dessert.

It’s light and airy, smooth and silky, and creamy and chocolatey with a bold coffee flavor. It’s the perfect way to end a light meal.

Sweetened with brown sugar, it also has notes of caramel. What a fantastic flavor fest, am I right?

The luscious mousse is topped off with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, adding elegance and flavor. 

12. Easy Affogato

Just the thought of affogato on a hot afternoon is giving me life.

I’m such a sucker for this Italian dessert because of its unique hot and cold temperature contrast and scrumptious flavor combination.

Affogato is an Italian dessert that’s simple yet spectacular. Meaning “drowned” in Italian, it is made with vanilla gelato doused in a shot of espresso.

The aroma and flavor of the espresso transform the basic ice cream flavor from meh to magnificent. 

13. Chocolate Espresso Mousse

Want to elevate the already-spectacular chocolate mousse? Throw espresso into the mix. 

The mousse is as smooth and silky as can be.

And you’ll love how the sweetness of the chocolate and the boldness of the espresso create a perfect balance of flavors. 

It’s also a quick and easy 5-ingredient dessert that can be made ahead in advance. Just pop it in the fridge and take it out in case the mood strikes.

14. Coffee Cookies

If you love drinking coffee with cookies, here’s a fun twist for ya: coffee-flavored cookies!

This epic mash-up of flavors is something you surely won’t want to miss.

First of all, they smell amazing. The aroma of the cookies wafting in the air as they bake is pure heaven.

The cookies are crisp around the edges with a soft and chewy interior. Studded with chocolate chips, they’re undeniable chocolatey.

The espresso packs a nice punch and heightens the flavor of the chocolates even more.

15. Coffee Panna Cotta

Want to serve something fancy to your friends, but don’t have time for a complex dessert? This coffee panna cotta has you covered. 

The name itself already sounds so sophisticated.

I’m pretty sure you’ll get oohs and ahhs from your guests when you tell them that’s what you’re serving for dessert!

More importantly, it’s 100% delicious. It has a smooth and creamy texture. It’s sweet and milky, with a mild coffee taste. Yum.

16. Frozen Coffee Crunch Dessert

Affogato, cherries, and cookies turned into a pie – I’ll definitely have a slice of that.

It seems like such a complicated dessert, but it couldn’t be simpler to make.

It takes a mere 15 minutes to prepare, and you won’t even need to turn on the stove or the oven. The hardest part is waiting for the ice cream to freeze.

Vanilla ice cream is jazzed up with coffee, chopped cookies, and maraschino cherries. Once it’s frozen, slice it like pie, and voila!

17. Coffee Cake

I’ve been on such a coffee cake kick lately. I recently made this coffee cake for a loved one’s birthday party, and it disappeared in minutes.

Unlike traditional coffee cakes that do NOT contain coffee, this one does.

In this dessert, both the sponge cake and the buttercream frosting have coffee in them, so the wonderful coffee flavor is undeniable.

18. Mocha Brownies

Mocha brownies are the ultimate dessert for chocolate lovers.

They’re as chewy, fudgy, and ooey-gooey as any brownies, but with an even deeper chocolate flavor.

The recipe is newbie-friendly. It comes together in just one bowl, and the procedure is as simple as can be.

19. Homemade Coffee Ice Cream

Put that newly bought ice cream churner to good use and make homemade coffee ice cream.

This ice cream may be old-fashioned, but it’s definitely timeless.

Rich coffee custard is churned in an ice cream maker, creating a smooth and creamy ice cream that’s even better than store-bought.

20. Mocha Cafe Au Lait

Why go to a coffee shop when you can whip up your very own mocha cafe au lait at home?

This fancy French beverage is easier to make than you think. It’s much more affordable, to boot!

Simply combine and cook milk, heavy cream, chocolate syrup, and instant coffee in a pot, and boom, your morning drink is ready.

Homemade mocha cafe au lait is such a treat! You can enjoy this easy-to-make fancy coffee drink without the hefty coffee bar price tag.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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