The Virtues of Instant Espresso Powder is a discussion of various ways to use instant espresso powder, especially in desserts.
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
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?
I buy it at my local supermarket–in the coffee section, but it’s also available from Amazon.
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