Coffee is comforting. We seek it in the morning or when we need a little more energy to get through the day. These days though, getting our fix is a little bit harder than it used to be.
But should that stop us from getting our coffee fix ourselves? A big no. As a strong, independent coffee-loving individual, you should be able to create your café favorites yourself (with our help, of course).
Here’s how you can make your café faves without sacrificing quality. Trust and believe, you wouldn’t need a barista to work magic in your kitchen. All you need is a jar of NESCAFÉ GOLD, a few recipes and the can-do attitude to follow some easy instructions.
With these recipes, we’re creating our fave coffees in the comfort of our homes, while wearing sweats. It’s everything we’re missing from the outside world, now made drinkable.
2 tbsp NESCAFÉ GOLD dissolved in 1 cup of water
½ cup Nestle Fresh Milk
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp pancake or caramel syrup
Place all ingredients except whipped cream in a blender. Blend until ice cubes are crushed. Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel syrup.
ICED COFFEE LEMONADE
Ingredients for iced coffee lemonade:
1 tbsp NESCAFÉ GOLD in 1/2 cup of water
½ cup chilled lemonade (ready-made is fine)
Ingredients for lemonade:
Half a glass of hot water
Half a glass of cold water
2 tbsp of sugar
Instructions for lemonade:
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze over a bowl. Remove the seeds. Dissolve sugar in hot water. Add cold water and lemon juice, then stir again.
Instructions for iced coffee lemonade:
Pour lemonade in a glass. Add ice to the cup and top with NESCAFÉ GOLD. Give the drink a stir, then enjoy.
½ tbsp of Nestle Fresh Milk
1 tbsp NESCAFÉ GOLD dissolved in 1 cup of hot water
1-2 tsp sugar, optional
To make the foam, add milk to a container. Whisk and aerate constantly for 30 seconds to one minute. In a separate cup, mix the instant coffee and sugar (optional), and stir well to dissolve. Top with milk foam and enjoy.
CINNAMON ICED COFFEE
1 tbsp NESCAFÉ GOLD in ½ cup of water
Chilled sweetened milk (4 tbsp of condensed milk in ½ cup of water)
Pour coffee in your ice cube tray. Freeze for three to four hours. Crack those cubes out of the tray and put it in a glass of your choice. Pour sweetened milk over those coffee cubes. Top with cinnamon powder, then enjoy.
Two small scoops of ice cream
1 tbsp NESCAFÉ GOLD in 1 cup of hot water
Grab some ice cream. Make a cup of coffee. Add two ice cream scoops in a serving bowl and pour coffee over ice cream. The heat from the coffee will melt the ice cream. Perfect for a lazy day.
Photography by Samantha Ong