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The Virtues of Instant Espresso Powder and What To Do With It

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The Virtues of Instant Espresso Powder is a discussion of various ways to use instant espresso powder, especially in desserts.

espresso-flavored yogurt in a goblet, with strawberry garnish

One of my readers recently asked what flavorings I like to add to my homemade Greek yogurt.  This question brought to mind one of my favorite “secret ingredients” as Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa calls them on her show.  Instant Espresso Coffee by Medaglia D’oro.

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Why instant espresso powder is one of my secret ingredients

The fine texture of the coffee granules means it will dissolve quickly and entirely without heating in a liquid as long as there is enough moisture.  When combined with chocolate, it intensifies the chocolate flavor without a distinctive flavor of its own. 

Adding it to recipes

I use it in my Coffee Ice Cream and Emergency Brownies. It’s also good added to just about any chocolate chip cookie recipe–a teaspoon or so. Try it in a smoothie with yogurt and crushed ice.

instant espresso coffee powder

After vanilla and almond, coffee is probably my favorite flavor to add to yogurt.  Along with the coffee, of course, I use sugar-free  Torani syrup to balance the bitterness of the coffee. 

Where can I buy it?

coffee flavored yogurt

I buy it at my local supermarket–in the coffee section, but it’s also available from Amazon.

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