Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What to do with your leftover Coffee

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After I exercise in the morning, the first thing I do is reach for a cup of hot coffee (or two). It's exactly what I need to put me in a good mood and get me started. But sometimes, especially in the summer time, we don't always finish the pot and have a little bit of extra leftover. What to do? Well, you don't have to waste it! Here are a few tips to stretch your dollar on your coffee:

Make iced later! This is a no-brainer! Chances are, later it'll get warmer and iced coffee will be the perfect treat to cool you down.

Make coffee iced cubes! A perfect addition to the iced coffee. It makes the flavor more intense and is the perfect compliment to the iced drink.

Bake with it! I know, it sounds odd, but you could add it to cake batter, chocolate sauce, even cookie dough to give your baked goods that little extra zing! Hello, yum!

Put it over vanilla ice cream!!! My mother taught me this little trick about a month ago...and I'm hooked! I love it! It's the perfect way to make coffee ice cream if you don't have it. Sometimes I even add little chocolate chips on top to make it like a mocha. Best.Treat.Ever!! Seriously, tell me if you try it because you will not regret it!

How do you stretch your coffee? What's your favorite way to have it in the summer?


  1. These are great ideas! We always have just a some left over and I always throw it out. I could definitely benefit from making ice cubes out of it. Thanks for the tips!

  2. Great tips! I recently learned that you can take the used coffee grounds and put them in your garden and it helps flowers grow!

  3. I LOVE baking with it! I always use leftover coffee to make my tiramisu! :)

    Cathy Trails

  4. Oooh coffee over ice cream sounds incredible! Great ideas girl! I am totally going to try it! xo

  5. I don't think I could do it over ice cream unless it was like lunch time or I'd never be able to sleep! But I LOVE the idea of making ice cubes! AND ice coffee for later! Love ice coffee!!! However, I would think if you are a cream or sugar person you'd have to mix that in prior to making it ice right? SO NEAT! xoxo

  6. I love making iced cubes with left over coffee from the morning, great for when you make ice coffee in the afternoon:)

    I just came across your blog, it's fabulous! fOLLOWING:)



  7. i love these ideas - i don't usually have leftover coffee (i overdose daily) but these ideas are enough to make me double the batch!

  8. p.s. it was nice meeting you yesterday - am new follower!

  9. Great lovely ideas :) I don't drink much coffee though, I prefer some tea or cappuccino over it ;) xxx

  10. I know I'm late to write on this, but I loooove the idea of putting coffee over ice cream! Totally trying soon!


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