Can I add instant coffee powder to hot milk?

Can I add instant coffee powder to hot milk?

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  1. Yes. It will dissolve nicely in 2% milk, but require a little more work to get it completely dissolved in whole milk. Depending on the instant coffee, it may be very fine and dissolve fairly quickly or it might be a little chunky and require more time to soften and then dissolve in the milk than it would in plain water. Patience and lots of stirring help get it dissolved.
    Heating (cooking) the milk for a while first makes some chemical and structural changes in the milk and many people find cooked milk tastes a little sweeter than when uncooked or when quickly added to a cup of coffee (or tea). This is one of the reasons why espresso drinks with steam-heated (cooked) milk taste smoother, sweeter, and creamier than strong coffee with milk simply splashed in at the end.
    For an extra treat, add just a tiny bit of hot cocoa mix to the instant coffee in milk mixture. You will be surprised at how little cocoa you need to add a significant boost of chocolate (or “mocha) flavor without detracting from the coffee flavors.

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  2. I can’t imagine why not. It’s a bit like adding powdered hot coco mix to hot milk. You’ll just have a very milky coffee. I’d try it! It might be delicious!

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  3. Yes. And you finally found a use for that old whirlybird grinder that all the coffee geeks told you to throw out and replace with a burr grinder….
    If you like something like a cafe-au-lait, simply heat milk (do not boil… do not even bring it to the tiny-bubbles-’round-the-edge stage…. just heat it. Since milk is less viscous than water, you’ll be better off with finer particles, which is where your hack-o-matic whirlybird grinder comes in. You could also go neolithic and use a mortar and pestle. Just make the instant out of the jar into a finer powder. But even without superfine particles, instant coffee will dissolve in hot milk. it’ll just take a little more stirring. (Protip… very few confectioners actually use espresso or cups of fresh coffee to make coffee gelato or ice cream. We use quality instant coffee dissolved in hot milk.)
    Remember, also that you’re really making a coffee-flavored milk, not a cup of coffee with milk. You’ll probably wind up using much more coffee than you’d use in making a single cup of instant coffee, otherwise the taste of the milk will dominate. But, that may be the intention, so who am I to judge. Experiment with the volume of coffee used to achieve whatever taste it is you’re seeking.
    Just don’t boil the milk.

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  4. Yes, you can, and it makes a reasonably pleasant drink.
    This was one of my parents’ favourite drinks (in the days before ground coffee became a thing), and I’ve had more than a few cups of it myself.

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  5. Yes, for sure!! I’ve done this when i was on a kick where i would go to a coffee shop and get a medium double double half hot chocolate. I use to love it.

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