7 Creative Ways to Use Up Leftover Coffee
If you're a coffee fan, you probably know this situation all too well: You make a pot of coffee and drink your fill, only to realize that there's one cup too many. Ugh. Instead of forcing it down—or worse, tossing it out—try using that extra java in your next kitchen endeavor. To get started, check out these seven creative ways to use leftover coffee in condiments, treats, and more.
Sweeten up your dishes with homemade coffee syrup. Drizzle it on pancakes, ice cream, or crispy bacon for a salty-sweet breakfast. Even your iced coffee could probably use some coffee syrup, TBH. Maple syrup who?
Infuse overnights oats with coffee for a 2-in-1 meal. Simply replace half the milk with coffee and add your go-to oatmeal ingredients. Come morning, you can enjoy your breakfast and coffee in every bite.
Toss leftover coffee—or coffee ice cubes—into your next smoothie. Coffee tastes especially delicious in banana smoothies and dark chocolate smoothies, but if smoothies aren't your style, try a coffee milk punch instead.
Taking a rain check on that coffee smoothie? Pour it into ice pop molds and make smoothie pops, a.k.a. a very cool summer treat (literally). Try adding fruit slices and swirls of fudge for a Pinterest-worthy dessert.
Upgrade your dessert game with coffee bread pudding. You can sub the milk with coffee or use half of each for a delightfully rich dessert. Top with chocolate, cherries, nuts, or all of the above.
This story originally appeared on myrecipes.com