If you're a coffee lover, your appreciation for this drink will even grow bigger when you learn that it can be used in so many ways other than your usual hot or iced coffee.
Keri Glassman shares three tips on using leftover coffee: popsicles, mocha yogurt, and coffee ice cubes. Plus, we found three more amazing tips from Death Wish Coffee Company so make sure to take some notes.
It's not just all about drink, drink, drinking coffee. Make coffee popsicles by simply adding coconut milk to your coffee. Stir until well mixed and pour into popsicle molds. Place it in the freezer for hours until completely soild — enjoy!
Sounds delish from just the name, right? Add one teaspoon of coffee grounds to your plain whole fat Greek yogurt. Then, add one teaspoon of cacao and mix them all together. Viola! You now have a mocha yogurt without any added sugar.
Coffee Ice Cubes
Sometimes when you get distracted from drinking your iced coffee and you've forgotten all about it, you'll notice your drink has become sort of watery. Throwing it away and putting it to waste surely breaks your heart, but here's a fantastic way to save your watery iced coffee: coffee ice cubes!
You only need to make extra when preparing your iced coffee. Set aside the extra serving by pouring it into ice cube trays. Keep it in your freezer until completely solid. Then, add the cubes to your iced coffee so that your drink will remain coffee-like instead of watery.
Coffee Onion Chutney
Simmer one small onion (sliced) with three tablespoons of coffee. Then, add the following spices:
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp chili powder
Let it simmer until consistency is thick. Easy peasy, right?
Use it as mixer for hard drinks. Ratio of liquor to coffee depends on your preference so feel free to experiment.
And here's a bonus tip that's not really drink or food-related but could nonetheless be very helpful at home: Use coffee to fix scratched or stained wood.
Simply pour coffee on the affected area and let it set for about 30 seconds. Wipe with a gentle cloth or paper towel.
Have you tried any of these tricks? Let us know what you think!