I’m not normally a fan of instant coffee, but a friend who works at Starbuck’s gave me some of the “markout” (meaning past or almost past the expiration date; Starbuck’s are sticklers for freshness) Via instant coffee packets. My friend cringed when I told her how I make my Via because apparently microwaving kills something in the milk and I should STEAM it (yeah, right), but here’s my “recipe” anyway:
Pour 1 cup milk and 1 cup water into a 2 cup container.
Microwave until smokin’ hot (which is like 3 minutes on my microwave since it’s literally from 1990).
Pour Via packet into milk/water mixture and stir.
Add cream and sugar to taste (for me, it’s about a cup of sugar and 19 tablespoons of powdered creamer) and stir.
Pour into a coffee mug and enjoy. Nuke the rest later and pour it into your mug, as well.
*This recipe is for coffee lightweights like myself who have never had a cup of black coffee.