Most of us would not trade a fresh Starbucks drink for a Keurig-brewed coffee, but let’s face it, daily Starbucks is not in the college student’s budget. However, instant coffee has its perks—for one it’s definitely a lot cheaper to make and we also don’t have to risk being late to class by waiting on long lines to order.
Although we aren’t all baristas, we can make our instant coffee somewhat resemble a real coffee shop drink by just adding a few ingredients from our kitchens. First things first, check out this link to perfect your instant coffee making skills.
1. Chocolate, Vanilla and Coconut
Start off your morning on the sweet side by adding vanilla flavored coconut milk and a few scoops of hot chocolate mix to your coffee. Enjoy it hot or over ice.
2. Greek Style
Channel your inner Greek goddess by drinking your iced coffee as they do in Greece. Add about 3 teaspoons of instant coffee plus some water, sugar and milk. Pour over ice and you’re done.
For a fresh and nutty flavor add almond milk to your coffee. Spice it up with cinnamon and nutmeg to give it more taste. You can even add a few drops of hazelnut into the mix.
4. Maple and Brown Sugar
Change up the sweeteners that you use. Try adding maple syrup and brown sugar to create a more interesting and sweet flavor.
5. Vanilla Latte
Use soy creamer and steam it in a microwave to give it a latte feel. Then add in a few drops of vanilla and it will seem just like a Starbucks vanilla latte. For even more of an intense flavor, use vanilla flavored coffee.
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