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sylvan Jan 27, 2012 04:24 PM

My visiting inlaws left a full, small jar of instant coffee crystals here. Instead of tossing it, I wondered if there were some simple uses for it such as sprinkling on ice cream or maybe on a sweet whipped topping.
I use grape nuts cereal on top of ice cream.

  1. Cheese Boy Jan 27, 2012 05:27 PM

    For those who don't really like instant coffee, it's recommended that you make use of it in brownies, stews, chocolate desserts, and chilis.

    Look --> http://marcia-passos-duffy.suite101.c...

    1. chowser Jan 27, 2012 05:55 PM

      Add it to anything you bake that is chocolate based. You won't taste it but it'll enhance the flavor.

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        CanadaGirl Jan 27, 2012 06:15 PM

        Your ideas will work well. I also likentonuse it to make a yummy milkshake.

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          sylvan Jan 27, 2012 07:01 PM

          they all sound great, thanks

        2. Antilope Jul 2, 2012 05:53 AM

          Blender Moccacino

          1 cup Half & Half
          1 cup International Delight French Vanilla Non-Dairy Creamer (liquid creamer)
          1/3 cup Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
          4 oz (1/2 cup) Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix, milk chocolate flavor (dry powder)
          1/4 cup of instant coffee crystals (or powder)
          1 (0.80 oz) Vanilla Jello Singles Pudding packet (dry powder)
          2 cups ice cubes

          Blend on high 30 to 45 seconds or until smooth.

          Makes about 48 oz.

          Source: Live Costco Vita-mix blender demo.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhdx6t...

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            rockycat Jul 2, 2012 06:34 AM

            I keep a jar around for when a recipe calls for something like 1/4 c. strongly brewed coffee. That way I don't have to brew a full pot or wait to see if there are leftovers from breakfast.

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