Things you can do with Instant Coffee

Not the kind who buys instant coffee, we thought it was interesting to find this article from DailyMail.com about ways to use instant coffee. Here is their list of uses:

Add a teaspoon to Bolognese sauce.
Mix a teaspoon into chili con carne.
Make a body scrub by mixing a few teaspoons with some sugar and either coconut oil or olive oil.
Add a teaspoon to your cookie dough batter, or other batter, like brownies, or even buttercream icing.
Add to your meat rub.
Sprinkle on vanilla ice cream.
Add to smoothies or milkshakes.

Looks like we’ll need to rethink our aversion to instant coffee.

Cheese Tea

A few weeks ago we talked about Cheese Coffee. Now we find out about Cheese Tea. It was started in China. The basics of it are that cream cheese or mascarpone cheese are mixed with milk, whipping cream, sugar, and salt. They are whipped together to a soft foamy peak. You should have cold brewed tea.
After you make the cheese mixture, pour your tea into a glass (with or without ice) and carefully spoon the cheese on top. Top with green tea powder.

You are supposed to drink it so the cheese stays on top and you get the mixture through the foamy topping.

New Orleans Style Cold Brew

We’ve posted about cold brew in the past. We just recently heard of New Orleans style cold brew. Of course we wondered what that is and how it’s made. Here is what we found out.

To make New Orleans cold brew, you need to add chicory to the grounds when you brew them. That may sound a little strange. I remember as a little girl, my grandpa making brewed chicory and drinking it in place of coffee sometimes. Let the grounds and chicory brew for about 12 hours. Using ground chicory, you don’t need too much. Add about a teaspoon or two for every half cup of ground coffee. It is supposed to enrich the taste.

I have seen chicory in tea bags in my grocery store. Perhaps you can open one of them and add to the grounds before cold brewing your coffee.

Twix® Meltdown

Do you like Twix bars? Do you like coffee? What do you think about combining them together? It’s called the Twix Meltdown. The caramel and chocolate get all gooey in the coffee and biscuit becomes soft.

They are making an announcement on April 25, 2019 about a way to get the gadget on their Instagram page. These are the rules for the sweepstakes.

You can see they have even made a little gadget you can use to make it easier to make it.