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6 Easy Coffee Recipes You Can Make at Home

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6 Easy Coffee Recipes You Can Make at Home

Coffee is something I look forward to every morning, and today I’m sharing with y’all a few easy coffee recipes to try out.

Whether you’re looking for some early morning caffeination or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, these will definitely make your day just a little bit better!

For all of these coffee recipes, I’ve used instant coffee as a base, and my favourites are from Nescafé.

Nescafé instant coffee is great for everyday and Nescafé Gold instant coffee is great if you enjoy stronger, bolder flavours.

If you have a coffee maker or machine, feel free to brew fresh coffee instead of using instant coffee!

Here are a few simple coffee recipes you can make at home.

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Vietnamese iced coffee

You might remember this recipe from my blog post on brunch recipes!

As a half-Vietnamese person who’s never been to Vietnam, all I know of Vietnamese coffee is that it includes condensed milk.

I’m sure there are more authentic ways you can make Vietnamese coffee, but this is just the easy way I like to make it.

Also, if you prefer to drink hot coffee, you can skip the ice and just drink it as is!

Here’s how to make a delicious Vietnamese iced coffee at home.


Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Brew a cup of coffee using your regular coffee maker or just scoop 2 tablespoons of instant coffee into 1 cup of boiling water.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and mix.
  3. Serve over a glass filled with ice.
Vietnamese iced coffee recipe

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Dalgona coffee

So, what exactly is Dalgona coffee?

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Dalgona coffee has been all over social media for good reason.

It’s inspired by dalgona, a popular Korean street food snack made of sugar, oil, and baking soda.

It’s easy and fun to make, and it’s delicious!

For this recipe, you have to use instant coffee, but you can also substitute it for any instant tea powder.

Nescafé 3 in one instant coffee packets won’t work, as it’ll cause the mixture to have air bubbles and won’t have the creamy, whipped texture.

I also have a post on how to make matcha dalgona if you’re a matcha green tea lover.

Here’s how to make Dalgona coffee, the amazing whipped coffee drink!


Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Whip instant coffee, sugar, and water in a stand mixer until it forms a whipped texture.
  2. Top it on your milk of choice and serve!
Dalgona coffee recipe

Iced horchata latte

Horchata is a Latin American drink typically made with almonds or rice.

I prefer not to use rice because it requires soaking and blending raw rice, which has high levels of arsenic (it’s toxic).

Instead, here’s a less authentic horchata that’s still very delicious.

I usually make it without coffee, but if you’re looking for some caffeine, feel free to add it!

Here’s how to make an iced horchata latte at home.


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Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Blend together all the ingredients. I like to use the Vitamix.
  2. Serve over ice, garnish with a dash of cinnamon, and enjoy!
Iced horchata latte recipe

Honey iced coffee

Honey iced coffee

Instead of your typical iced coffee with sugar, why not try it with honey instead?

Honey adds a unique flavour to iced coffee, and it’s v delicious.

All you’ve really got to do is sub out the sugar with honey!


  • ½ cup espresso
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey

Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of honey (depending on your sweetness preference) with hot espresso, then pour and mix in milk.
  2. Add in ice and serve!
Honey iced coffee recipe

Homemade cold brew coffee

Cold brew

Cold brew is the perfect pick-me-up for when you need that caffeine kick.

On top of that, it’s absolutely delicious and super easy to make at home.

If you have a French press, it’s even easier – just let the coffee grinds soak overnight and press it in the morning before you drink it!

You can add any creamer or sweetener of your choice, as long as it’s liquid.

I like to make a vanilla sweet cream inspired by Starbucks!

If you want to add sugar, make it into a simple syrup by boiling it with water and letting it cool before you add it to your cold brew.

Here’s how to make a super easy cold brew coffee at home!


  • ¼ cup ground coffee
  • 1½ cups water

Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Mix ground coffee and water together in an air-tight jar.
  2. Leave in the fridge or in room temperature for at least 12 hours.
  3. Strain out coffee grounds and serve over ice.
  4. Add creamers or sweeteners to your liking!
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Homemade cold brew coffee recipe

Homemade cappuccino


You can easily make a cappuccino without a cappuccino machine.

All you need is an electric whisk!


  • ½ cup espresso
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp sugar

Recipe (1 serving)

  1. Heat milk and sugar on medium heat on the stove.
  2. After a few minutes of heating up, use an electric whisk to froth the milk and sugar.
  3. Pour frothed milk into a cup of hot espresso and enjoy!
How to make a cappuccino without a cappuccino machine

Easy coffee recipes you can make at home:

  1. Vietnamese iced coffee
  2. Dalgona coffee
  3. Iced horchata latte
  4. Honey iced coffee
  5. Cold brew
  6. Cappuccino

These are just some of my go-to coffee recipes to make at home for days I want to spice it up a little!

What are some other great and easy coffee recipes you can make at home? I’d love to know in the comments!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on easy lunch recipes, or any of my other recipe posts.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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