This post is dedicated to Lori, who has a few months worth of poor-grade coffee to either drink or use in some way. You’re not a coffee snob, you just know what good is.
Just a disclaimer, I have no idea if this will help someone get rid of bad coffee or not, because we made this with good coffee!
I always save our leftover coffee on Saturday or Sunday mornings to make a treat with later. Most of the time it gets thrown out, but recently we’ve been good about actually doing something fun with it, because I’ve heard you can make pretty cool stuff with old coffee. For instance, I want to make coffee muffins or just coffee icing to go on muffins or cupcakes.
Last week we just had iced coffee on Sunday night– we drink decaf– I know, many people say, “well then what’s the point?” but I actually just like coffee as a weekend treat. My hands shake if I drink caffeinated. And of course, staying try to my convictions, my decaf is decaffeinated using the patented Swiss water reverse osmosis method or something like that, not with chemicals. I’ve heard that the chemicals used to decaffeinate coffee are so bad that pregnant women should just stick with the caffeine. I don’t know. That’s what the Dr. Sear’s Pregnancy book said.
So anyway, today we made coffee ice cream. Yum! but since we are dairy free, I mixed one can of organic coconut milk, honey to taste (which actually it didn’t need much) and I’d say about 2 cups of coffee. We put it in our ice cream maker, but I bet that if you just poured it and froze it in popsicle molds it would still be pretty good.
So somebody try it with bad coffee and let Lori know if she’s found a use for it!
Oh, and for the interested: