You’re probably missing your daily coffee routine, which might include lining up for a cup, and having your name lovingly misspelled by your barista.

But not all good things are lost; in fact, they can be even better, and even more accessible. Enter the beloved instant coffee NESCAFÉ Gold, which gives you a smoother taste and a richer aroma than other options out there. With just a few spoonfuls, you can even attempt the café drinks you love at home, because NESCAFÉ Gold is made with Arabica beans, just like the blends you get at your favorite coffee shop. Here are a few recipes to achieve café bliss at home; we guarantee you’ll get results that will make you settle into your home routine with a little more ease.

Caramel Macchiato

Not all caramel macchiatos are created equal, but you can come close to your barista’s blend with this recipe. Not everyone has a fancy milk frother at home, so just put your hot milk in a blender and whip it up until foamy. Best part is, you can add as much caramel as you like.

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Caramel Sauce (makes about ¼ cup)

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tbsp. cream
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • Salt, to taste

Macchiato

  • 1 cups hot milk
  • 1 tbsp. NESCAFÉ Gold
  • 12 tbsp. hot water
  • 2 tbsp. caramel sauce

Method

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a small pan over medium heat, add sugar and water.
  2. Cook without stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then let boil until sauce is a dark amber color and is thick.
  3. Remove pan from heat then immediately add in cream and butter.
  4. Whisk until combined then season with salt to taste.
  5. Set aside until ready to use.

Macchiato

  1. Place hot milk in a blender and blend until foamy. Set aside.
  2. Dissolve NESCAFÉ Gold in hot water then pour into a glass.
  3. Slowly pour in hot, frothy milk until almost full.
  4. Drizzle drink with caramel sauce.

Flat White

This third wave coffee favorite seems intimidating, but the truth is, it’s basically just a latte with less milk. Don’t be scared to make one at home; just adjust your milk ratios, and pour into a steamy cup of your home brew.

Flat White

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1 tbsp. NESCAFÉ Gold
  • 3/4 cup hot water

Method

  1. Place hot milk in a blender and blend until foamy. Set aside.
  2. Dissolve NESCAFÉ Gold in hot water then pour into a mug.
  3. Slowly pour in hot, frothy milk until almost full.

Dalgona Milkshake

A few weeks into quarantine, and the world has been saturated with dalgona coffee posts. If you want to make your own version that’s just a little bit different, top a coffee or vanilla milkshake with the dalgona cream for a really indulgent drink that doubles as a dessert.

Dalgona Milkshake

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

Topping

  • 1 tbsp. NESCAFÉ Gold
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. hot water

Milkshake

  • 1 scoop coffee ice cream (vanilla as alternative)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

Method

Topping

  1. Add all ingredients and whip until thick and fluffy, about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Set aside.

Milkshake

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.

Assembly

  1. To assemble, pour milkshake into a tall glass, then top with Dalgona coffee whip.

Vietnamese Coffee

If you like your drinks sweeter, then look no further than our Southeast Asian neighbor Vietnam, for their staple morning beverage. Sweeten your instant coffee with condensed milk to get the full experience.

Vietnamese Coffee

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. NESCAFÉ Gold
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp. condensed milk

Method

  1. Dissolve NESCAFÉ Gold in hot water. Leave hot or chill if desired.
  2. Add condensed milk to the bottom of a glass then pour over coffee.

Milk Over Coffee Ice Cubes

If there ever was an heir to the dalgona throne, it would be this recipe, which is slowly pervading the Internet-sphere. This Instagrammable concoction requires some time overnight, but the results are a creamy, cold, delight.

Milk Over Coffee Ice Cubes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. NESCAFÉ Gold
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup milk

Method

  1. Dissolve NESCAFÉ Gold in water.
  2. Pour coffee into an ice cube tray then freeze overnight until set.
  3. The next day, add coffee cubes to a tall glass then serve with milk.


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