30 Easiest and Delicious Instant Coffee Recipes Everyone Should Try

30 Easiest and Delicious Instant Coffee Recipes

Preparing amazing coffee isn’t a task you can do in seconds, but it doesn’t take hours either! There are several instant coffee recipes you can try to make amazing coffee as quickly as five minutes. 

I love instant coffee, as it’s easy to prepare, and you don’t have to wait to get the caffeine kick. In this article, I have listed the 30 easiest and delicious instant coffee recipes that I have tried so far.

There’s a recipe for everyone, and even if you are a stickler, you will surely find these recipes fantastic. So, gear up, and get ready to make delectable coffee on the go.

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1. Milky Way Mocha Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes 

Milky Way Mocha Coffee Drink

The milky way mocha is just what it says. If you love munching milky bars, then you will certainly love this joe that blasts multiple flavors in your mouth. Here’s how to make milky way mocha:

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1 Milky Way Bar 
  • 2oz boiled water 
  • 7oz milk 
  • One tablespoon caramel sauce 
  • Cocoa powder
  • Blender 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Mix the coffee powder with water and stir. 
  • Now pour some milk into a bowl and put it inside the microwave. Just heat the milk and don’t boil it.
  • Add the brewed coffee, caramel sauce, and Milky Way Bar to the heated milk, and blend it using a blender.
  • Keep blending the mixture until you see fairly smooth foam floating on the top.
  • Pour the coffee into your favorite mug and top it with chocolate syrup.
  • You can also dust some cocoa powder to make it taste even amazing.

2. Honey and Banana Coffee Smoothie: Prep Time- 7 Minutes 

Honey and Banana Coffee Smoothie

Love smoothies? Well, a cold brew smoothie drink with coffee is what you need! Plus, this coffee recipe is the best option to sip if you feel famished. 

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 3 oz boiled water 
  • Ice cubes 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 2 ripe bananas 
  • One tablespoon chocolate syrup 
  • Whipped cream 
  • Blender

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a bowl and add honey, coffee, and water to it. Stir the mix well.
  • Now put the mixture into the blender with bananas, syrup, and ice cubes.
  • Blend it until smooth and frothy. 
  • Pour the coffee into a mug and garnish it with whipped cream.

3. Iced Mocha Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Iced Mocha Coffee Drink

Get the fantastic mocha flavor dancing on your tastebuds with every sip you take of the iced mocha coffee. Perfect for satisfying your thirst, this is the best instant coffee to sip on a sunny day.

Ingredients Required: 

  • 8 oz cold water 
  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • Three tablespoons chocolate syrup 
  • Ice cubes 
  • Cool whip 
  • One sachet Saccharin sweetener
  • Blender 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a bowl and add water and instant coffee. Put it into the microwave to heat the mixture properly.
  • Stir the coffee, and place the mug in the fridge for 30-40 minutes to chill.
  • Take the mug out of the refrigerator and add chocolate syrup and saccharin sweetener. Blend until smooth. 
  • Add some ice cubed to a tall glass and pour the coffee into it.
  • Top with a cool whip, and enjoy.

4. Almond Milk Cappuccino Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

Almond Milk Cappuccino Coffee Drink

For all the vegans out there, almond milk cappuccino is the drink to go. It contains the richness of almonds and is easy to prepare. All you need is some ingredients and a milk frother.

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • Half cup almond milk
  • Two sugar sachets 
  • Cocoa powder
  • Water

Steps to Make It: 

  • Pour the water into the kettle and boil it.
  • Let the water cool for 30-60 seconds once it has reached the boiling point.
  • Add instant coffee to a mug and pour water into it. Stir!
  • Put the almond milk in another mug and heat it in a microwave.
  • Froth the heated milk for 30 seconds, and pour it into the coffee. Stir until smooth.
  • Top it with a spoon of foam, and sprinkle some cocoa powder.

5. Vanilla Latte Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Vanilla Latte Coffee

Paid too much cash for a vanilla latte at late shops? Prepare flavored vanilla latte at home, and enjoy almost the same flavor.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • One tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • 2oz water
  • 1 cup of milk

Steps to Make It: 

  • Fill a kettle with water and boil.
  • Let it cool for 30-60 seconds after it has reached boiling point. 
  • Put coffee and vanilla syrup in a mug, and pour the hot water. Stir!
  • Pour some milk into a microwave-safe mug, and heat it for 20 seconds.
  • Whisk the milk to make it frothy and foamy. 
  • Add the milk to the coffee, and stir gently.
  • The drink is ready to serve.

6. Iced Caramel Latte Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 4 Minutes 

Iced Caramel Latte Coffee Drink

The best way to beat the heat is sipping iced caramel latte. I love a latte, so here’s another latte recipe for joe lovers.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Two tablespoon caramel syrup
  • Milk
  • Folgers coffee 
  • 6oz water 

Steps to Make It:

  • Open a sachet of Froglers Coffee into a mug and add 6oz hot water. You can even add some hot milk to make the drink rich and creamy. Shake it well!
  • Take a tall glass, and add ice cubes and caramel to it. 
  • Now pour the coffee into the tall glass, and stir gently.
  • Top the coffee with whipped cream and enjoy. 

7. Gingerbread Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 7 Minutes

Gingerbread Coffee

Want to enjoy something different than basic instant coffee? Make gingerbread coffee and get a punchy flavor of ground ginger.

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee 
  • One tablespoon ground ginger
  • One tablespoon sugar
  • Water
  • 1 cup milk 
  • ¼ tablespoon nutmeg 
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon powder

Steps to Make It:

  • Pour some water into a kettle, and boil it. Let it cool for 30-60 seconds after boiling.
  • Add ground spices, sugar, coffee in a mug and fill it half with hot water. Stir well to combine.
  • Heat the milk in a microwave and pour it into the coffee mix.
  • Garnish with cinnamon powder, and enjoy.

8. Irish Whipped Coffee Drink: Prep Time-5 Minutes

Irish Whipped Coffee

Craving an Irish coffee? It’s just minutes away. 

Ingredients Required: 

  • Three tablespoons instant coffee
  • One ¼ cup of water (300ml)
  • Two tablespoon sugar (30ml)
  • Two tablespoon whiskey 
  • Whipped cream

Steps to Make It: 

  • Pour water into a kettle and boil it.
  • Take two glasses and rinse them with hot water. Put one tablespoon sugar and whiskey in both and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the water and coffee to each mug and stir again.
  • Top with whipped cream, and sip it.

9. Warm Tia Maria Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Warm Tia Maria Coffee

Do you know why Tia Maria drinks are so popular? One reason is they taste amazing. So stop waiting and try it today!

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee 
  • Water 
  • ½ cup milk 
  • 60 ml Tia Maria 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Pour some water into a kettle and boil it. Let the water cool for 30-60 seconds.
  • Take a mug and add instant coffee to it. Fill it half with water, and stir.
  • Now add Tia Maria and stir again.
  • Take milk in a mug and heat it in a microwave for 20 seconds. (don’t boil it)
  • Add the milk to the coffee, and stir.
  • Enjoy it fresh.

10. Keto Coffee: Prep Time- 3 Minutes

Keto Coffee

Ever thought that you can lose weight with coffee? Add keto coffee to your diet, and cut down the calories.

Ingredients Required 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • One tablespoon MCT oil 
  • One tablespoon grass-fed unsalted butter 
  • 8oz water 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Combine water and coffee. Stir to combine.
  • Add the coffee to a mug, and add butter and oil. Blend for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the coffee in a glass, and enjoy.

11. Vanilla Protein Coffee Shake: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

Vanilla Protein Coffee Shake

For all the fitness freaks out there, this cold brew instant coffee recipe is what you need to try. It contains a good amount of protein and has a strong flavor you will definitely enjoy.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • Ice cubes
  • 4oz water 
  • Two scoops of vanilla protein powder
  •  7oz milk

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a mug, add water and coffee. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the mix into a shaker and add protein powder, ice cubes.
  • Shake well and serve.

12. Blended Nutella Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

Blended Nutella Coffee

Everyone loves Nutella, and you can use it to make delicious coffee. The swirly drink made using Nutella and coffee is something you can serve at house parties.

Ingredients Required: 

  • 1 ½ tablespoon instant coffee
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Four tablespoons Nutella
  • One tablespoon sugar 
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk
  • Whipped cream 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a mug and add coffee, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and Nutella. Blend until smooth.
  • Add chocolate syrup on the top, and put ice cubes as per your preference.
  • Top with whipped cream, and sprinkle some cocoa powder. 

13. Ferrero Rocher Milkshake: Prep Time-5 Minutes

Ferrero Rocher Milkshake

Do you love Ferrero Rocher? Why not make a coffee with it? 

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • One tablespoon sugar 
  • Whipped cream
  • Two scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 3 Ferrero Rocher
  • 50ml water
  • ½ cup milk
  • Blender

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a mug and add coffee, water, and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Take another mug and add milk, Ferrero Rocher, and vanilla ice cream. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the drink in a glass and top it with whipped cream.

14. Warm Baileys Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Warm Baileys Coffee

Warm Baileys Coffee is perfect for enjoying when you crave something hot on a chilly day. 

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • Water 
  • 60ml Baileys
  • 1.2 cup milk

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a kettle full of water, and put it on the boil.
  • Let the water cool for 30-60 seconds.
  • Take a mug and add instant coffee. Fill it with water, and stir.
  • Add Bailey’s and continue stirring it.
  • Pour the milk into a microwave, and heat it for 20 seconds.
  • Add the milk to the mixture, and serve.

15. Latte Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 7 Minutes

Latte Coffee

Who doesn’t love latte! Well, you can even make a latte quickly using the ingredients available in your kitchen.

Ingredients Required:

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • One tablespoon sugar 
  • 2oz water
  • 1 cup milk
  • Whisk

Steps to Make It: 

  • Fill a kettle with water, and let it boil. Let the water cool for 30-60 seconds.
  • Add sugar and coffee to the water. Stir. 
  • Pour milk into a microwaveable mug, and heat it for 20 seconds.
  • Shake the milk or use a whisk until it gets foamy.
  • Pour the milk into the coffee mixture, and serve.

16. Espresso Instant Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Express your love for espresso by making it using instant coffee. Making the drink is easy and is affordable as well.

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • ½ cup milk 
  • Two tablespoons sugar 
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Drinking cocoa powder
  • ½ cup water

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a mug and add coffee and sugar. Add a few drops of water, and stir it.
  • Mix water and milk in equal proportions, and heat it until it boils.
  • Pour the boiled milk mixture into a mug and add coffee. Stir to mix properly.
  • Garnish with cinnamon or cocoa powder, and serve.

17. White Chocolate Latte Coffee Drink: Prep Time-5 Minutes

White Chocolate Latte Coffee

Another latte in the house! It’s a cream-rich drink that will quench your thirst for sure.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2oz milk 
  • 2oz single cream
  • Whipped cream 
  • Cocoa powder
  • 2oz white chocolate 

Steps to Make It: 

  •  Take a saucepan, and pour some milk in it. Add white chocolate, coffee, and heat it until the chocolate melts.
  • Pour the content into a glass jar, and top it with whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder, and enjoy.

18. Frappe Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Frappe Coffee

Frappe isn’t just popular in Europe, but folks across the globe love it. Enjoy a foamy drink by making frappe quickly using instant coffee.

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • Sugar to taste
  • 3 or 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup cold milk 
  • Blender 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a big bowl, and add instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. Blend until smooth.
  • Now take a tall glass filled with cold milk, and toss some ice cubes in it. 
  • Garnish with cocoa powder, and enjoy.

19. Snickers Mocha Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

Snickers Mocha Coffee

Ever thought you could make a caffeinated drink using Snickers? It tastes as good as it sounds.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • One snickers bar
  • 7oz milk
  • One tablespoon caramel sauce 
  • Cocoa powder
  • Whipped cream
  • 2oz boiled water

Steps to Make It: 

  • Add water and coffee to a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Take the milk in a microwaveable container, and heat it for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the milk in a container with a snickers bar and caramel sauce. Blend until smooth.
  • Take the drink into a glass, and add whipped cream on the top.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder, and serve.

20. Millionaire’s Coffee Cocktail: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Millionaire’s Coffee Cocktail

You don’t have to be a millionaire to make the millionaire’s coffee cocktail. So gather the ingredients, and make a super-smooth drink.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1oz Kahlua 
  • Whipped cream 
  • Allspice 
  • 6oz boiled water
  • 1oz Bailey’s 
  • 1oz Frangelico

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a bowl and add water and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Mix Bailey’s, Kahlua, and Frangelico and stir it well.
  • Pour the mixture into an Irish mug with some whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle over some allspice, and enjoy the drink.

21. Iced Coffee Drink: Prep Time-4 Minutes

This one is the easiest to make and doesn’t need a lot of ingredients. Also, it is a great drink to kick away the heat. Here’s the iced coffee recipe.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • Cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Your favorite Cremer

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a bowl and add coffee grounds and creamer. Stir well.
  • Pour cold water in a glass, and fill it in half (depending on the strength you need)
  • Stir continuously until the coffee dissolves properly.
  • Add ice cubes, and serve.

22. Oat and Blueberry Coffee Smoothie: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Oat and Blueberry Coffee

This instant coffee drink is ideal when you feel ravenous. Enjoy the richness of oats and the deliciousness of blueberries with every sip you take.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1oz boiled water
  • One tablespoon honey 
  • 2oz rolled oats 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 125 grams blueberries 
  • Blender

Steps to Make It: 

  • Combine water, coffee, and stir.
  • Pour the coffee into a glass, and add blueberries, oats, milk, and honey. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the drink into a tall glass, and garnish it with blueberries.

23. B52 Coffee Cocktail: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

B52 Coffee Cocktail

If you don’t mind having a coffee with a strong taste, make B52 Coffee Cocktail. This drink is suitable for adults, so keep it away from kids.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1oz Kahlua
  • Whipped cream
  • 5oz boiled water 
  • 1oz Bailey’s 
  • 1oz Grand Marnier 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Combine water and coffee. Stir to combine.
  • Mix in the Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Bailey’s, and stir.
  • Pour the mix into an Irish glass, and top it with whipped cream. 
  • Enjoy!

24. Red Velvet Latte Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Red Velvet Latte Coffee

This drink is my favorite and tastes really good. The consistency is thick, and you’ll feel fuller after having a cup of red velvet latte.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • 12oz milk 
  • Thick cream 
  • One tablespoon milk chocolate 
  • ¼ tablespoon red food coloring 
  • ¼ tablespoon vanilla extract 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Add the coffee, water, vanilla extract, and milk to a container and heat it on the hob, but don’t let it boil.
  • Add milk chocolate to it, and keep stirring.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass. 
  • Meanwhile, add some food color to the thick cream so that it looks red and pretty.
  • Add the red cream to the top of the coffee, and sprinkle some chocolate shavings.

25. Caramel Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

Caramel Coffee

Caramel coffee is perfect for making when you crave something sweet. 

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • ½ cup milk 
  • Whipped cream
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • One tablespoon sugar 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a saucepan, and add milk with coffee, caramel sauce, and sugar. Heat it for five minutes while whisking the mixture.
  • Pour the coffee into a mug, and top it with coffee.
  • Add some whipped cream to the top, and serve.

26. Toffee Milkshake: Prep Time-3 Minutes

Toffee Milkshake

If you love toffee ice cream, you’ll certainly enjoy this amazing drink. Furthermore, it just requires a blender, and you don’t need a coffee machine to make it.

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • One tablespoon sugar 
  • Whipped cream
  • 50ml water
  • Two scoops of toffee ice cream
  • ½ milk 
  • Blender

Steps to Make It: 

  • Combine water and coffee. Stir.
  • Take the coffee to a mug, and add toffee, ice cream, and sugar. Blend until smooth.
  • Top the coffee with whipped cream, and sprinkle over some cocoa powder.

27. Chocolate Protein Shake: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

Chocolate Protein

Here’s another protein drink for those looking to gain muscle.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Two tablespoons instant coffee
  • 4oz water
  • Two scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 7oz milk
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make It:

  • Take coffee and warm water in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add protein powder, ice cubes, and milk to a shaker. And shake well to mix the protein powder.
  • Enjoy!

28. Café Royale: Prep Time-4 Minutes

Café Royale

If you are looking to have a royal drink, make care royale. 

Ingredients required: 

  • One tablespoon instant sugar 
  • One sugar cube 
  • 1oz brandy 
  • 4oz boiled water 

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a bowl, add water and coffee. Stir to combine.
  • Now put the sugar cube on a big spoon, and fill it entirely with brandy.
  • Set the brandy alight, and wait for the fire to die down.
  • Now add the caramelized sugar cube to the coffee, and mix it.

29. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 5 Minutes

Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Ever thought that you can actually make coffee using pumpkin? It may sound weird but tastes good.

Ingredients Required: 

  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • 50ml water
  • Four ice cubes
  • One tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 8oz milk
  • 2oz pumpkin puree 
  • ½ cup vanilla extract 
  • Blender

Steps to Make It: 

  • Take a bowl, and add coffee and water. Stir to combine.
  • Add the brewed coffee and other ingredients to a big container and blend properly.
  • Pour in a glass, add ice cubes, and serve.

30. Frosty Mocha Coffee Drink: Prep Time- 4 Minutes

Frosty Mocha Coffee

An exemplary choice for any party, this amazing drink is what your guests will love. 

Ingredients Required: 

  • 1 cup milk
  • One tablespoon instant coffee
  • Three tablespoons instant chocolate drink mix 
  • Two tablespoon honey 
  • One tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • Ice cubes

Steps to Make It: 

  • Add water and coffee to a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Take all the ingredients in a blender, and add coffee to it. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the chilled drink in a tall glass, and enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions: Instant Coffee Recipes 

Q: What can I mix with instant coffee?

bean to cup coffee machine FAQ

A: You can mix water, sugar, and milk to instant coffee to make a hot drink quickly. Or follow any of the aforementioned recipes and make a delicious beverage with instant coffee.

Q: How do you make instant coffee tasty?

A: It’s essential to make the drink properly if you want it to be tasty. Read the recipe carefully, and follow every step as described. Also, use fresh ingredients and branded instant coffee to make the instant coffee delicious.

Q: Is instant coffee bad for you?

dual coffee FAQ

A: Too much of everything is bad, and instant coffee is no exception! Make sure to drink the coffee within limits so that it doesn’t cause any adverse effects on your health.

Q: What is instant coffee that makes it whip?

A: You see a foamy layer on the top of coffee due to the sugar and instant coffee. When water, sugar, and instant coffee combine, it gets whipped.

Q: How to make Dalgona Coffee using instant coffee?

A: Making Dalgona Coffee is easy. All you need is: water, sugar, and coffee. Take these ingredients in a bowl and whisk properly. Now add the thick mixture to milk, and top it with whipped cream. Your Dalgona coffee is ready. 

Here’s a detailed whipped coffee recipe you can try to make delicious Korean Dalgona Coffee at home. 

Final Thoughts 

These are the top 30 instant coffee recipes you can try to make luscious coffee at home. I have tried all the recipes, and they are amazing. However, I suggest using branded instant coffee and fresh ingredients if you want the coffee to taste good.

Stay tuned for more interesting instant coffee recipes. 

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