Milk coffee is simple, easy homemade coffee drink made using coffee & milk. Instant milk coffee is delicious and super easy to make at home using instant coffee powder, milk and sugar.
Instead of milk, you may also use evaporated milk or condensed milk or your favorite coffee creamer as you like. Also, if you want it dairy free or vegan, you may use almond milk also to make the coffee!
This kind of simple coffee recipe is a great way to make creamy and delicious coffee without coffee creamer, if you have fresh milk or any milk substitutes at home.
Is instant coffee good or bad for you?
Instant coffee is popularly used across the world in many drinks and recipes.
Instant coffee has many advantages and disadvantages with regards to health, if you compare it with fresh roasted coffee.
The advantage is that instant coffee has less caffeine which is good news if you are trying to reduce caffeine intake.
On the other hand, instant coffee is said to have more of a chemical called acrylamide than regular coffee, which may not be a good thing.
I am not a doctor and so I suggest you reading more information on instant coffee, if you want to know more on this!
How to make coffee taste good without creamer?
To make coffee taste good without coffee creamer, you can use milk or any milk substitutes mentioned here.
If you want to make coffee without milk, you can just make plain black coffee and adjust the amount of sweetener as you like.
Adding honey or maple syrup helps to make the coffee taste good without coffee creamer.
Similarly, adding cinnamon, lemon (to make lemon coffee) etc are good ideas if you want simple flavored black coffee.
To make coffee taste good without coffee creamer, it is a good idea not to make the coffee too strong and use a sweeter if you like, so it will not taste bitter.
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Coffee creamer substitutes
Coffee creamer is always the perfect choice to make creamy & rich coffee, so if you have coffee creamer, you can use that instead of milk!
You can also find flavored coffee creamers like french vanilla coffee creamer, chocolate coffee creamer etc or you can also find dairy free options like almond coffee creamer, soy coffee creamer etc.
Substitutes of coffee creamer in coffee includes whole milk (Preparation explained in this recipe), evaporated milk, condensed milk, heavy cream, half and half etc.
Milk As a Substitute For Coffee Creamer
To make creamy, delicious coffee, we usually add coffee creamer.
However, we can just use whole milk as a substitute to coffee creamer to make simple homemade coffee without coffee creamer.
In fact, coffee with milk and sugar tastes really good if the ratio of milk and water is taken correctly and also if it's prepared the right way.
Substitutes for milk in milk coffee
Substitutes for milk in coffee includes evaporated milk, condensed milk or coffee creamer. Many of these substitutes for milk in coffee also makes great substitutes for coffee creamers itself.
Evaporated milk in coffee
Evaporated milk is usually unsweetened, but it's creamy, rich in texture and delicious when added to coffee.
Coffee made with added evaporated milk will be more creamier in texture than coffee made with milk.
Condensed milk in coffee
Condensed milk is creamy in texture like evaporated milk, but it is also sweetened so you will not need to add sugar or adjust the amount of sweetener if you are using condensed milk to make coffee.
Heavy cream as substitute:
Heavy cream makes a great substitute for milk or coffee creamer to make rich and delicious coffee!
Almond Milk In Coffee:
If you want to make dairy free, vegan milk coffee, you can use plant based milk alternatives like almond milk which works too.
Coconut milk in coffee:
Coconut milk is a great option to make plant based coffee that is also creamy and delicious. Unlike almond milk, the flavor of coconut milk is usually very specific and stronger, which is especially great for making tropical flavored drinks.
If you like the taste and flavor of coconut milk, you can surely use coconut milk to make creamy dairy free vegan coffee without coffee creamer!
Oat milk in coffee:
Oat milk is another great plant based dairy free milk to use, if you want, vegan coffee that is also creamy in texture!
How to make instant milk coffee?
To make easy, delicious instant coffee with milk, we use the following ingredients.
ingredients to make instant milk coffee
water ¾ cup
whole milk ¾ cup
sugar 2 tablespoons
instant coffee powder 1 teaspoon
Step by step instructions
stove top instructions
In a saucepan, add the water.
Also add the milk, instant coffee powder and sugar, mix well.
Heat the mixture while you stir the contents often, so it won't burn a the bottom of the saucepan.
Once the mixture is heated the milk coffee is ready, so carefully pour the hot coffee to a coffee mug, enjoy!
Add the water, milk, sugar and instant coffee powder to a microwave safe coffee mug. Make sure to use a larger sized mug so it won't fill to the top of the mug (it is a good idea to fill only upto about ¾th of the mug or cup to avoid any spills in the microwave).
Microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Once it is done, carefully take the mug out from the microwave oven, stir well using a spoon so the sugar is well dissolved in the coffee. Enjoy the delicious coffee!
to make iced milk coffe:
To make iced milk coffee, allow the prepared coffee to cool down to room temperature.
Once it is cooled, transfer to the refrigerator and chill the coffee.
Once the coffee is well chilled, add ice cubes to a glass cup and pour the chilled coffee over the ice, enjoy!
Below you can get the recipe for coffee with milk in detail.
Milk Coffee - Instant Coffee With Milk
stove top instructions
- In a saucepan, add the water.
- Also add the milk, sugar and instant coffee powder.
- Heat the mixture while you stir the contents often, so it won't burn a the bottom of the saucepan.
- Once the mixture is heated the milk coffee is ready, so carefully pour the hot coffee to a coffee mug, enjoy!
- Add the water, milk, sugar and instant coffee powder to a microwave safe coffee mug. Make sure to use a larger sized mug so it won't fill to the top of the mug (it is a good idea to fill only upto about ¾th of the mug or cup to avoid any spills in the microwave).
- Microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
- Once it is done, carefully take the mug out from the microwave oven, stir well using a spoon so the sugar is well dissolved in the coffee. Enjoy the delicious coffee!
to make iced milk coffe:
- To make iced milk coffee, allow the prepared coffee to cool down to room temperature.
- Once it is cooled, transfer to the refrigerator and chill the coffee.
- Once the coffee is well chilled, add ice cubes to a glass cup and pour the chilled coffee over the ice, enjoy!