K-Recipe: Fun & Easy Recipes for Coffee Mix Magic ☕

by Larissa Tsui

Do you remember that crazy dalgona coffee trend a while ago? It was all about whipping up coffee mix to get that fluffy, cafe-quality goodness right at home; exactly what we needed during the times of lockdown. Well, guess what? We’re taking it up a notch with even more amazing coffee mix creations to keep that magic brewing!  ☕️😄


But before we get straight into the recipes, let me tell you a bit about the history of instant coffee mix in Korea. Did you know that Korea is the largest consumer of instant coffee? It first started off back in the 70s, Dongsuh Food (the ones behind the famous Maxim brand) rocked the coffee scene in Korea by dropping their game-changing 3-in-1 instant coffee mix sticks with the perfect ratio of coffee, sugar, and cream. And this shook up the coffee market and sent the popularity of instant coffee through the roof! 🚀


The instant coffee mix sticks are cheap, super handy, easy to take anywhere, and delicious. It’s a great speedy coffee fix for all the busy bees in Korea. It totally blew up and many brands followed and many other brands came about too. Even big coffee shop chains come out with their own brands with coffee mixes! With so many options, how about some super easy recipes using coffee mix?

Coffee Ice Blocks


You won't believe how simple this is, and I can't believe I didn't try it sooner! 🤯 It’s perfect for those scorching hot days! Simply cut open the sachet, fill with warm water (or milk, if you like) and mix well. Put the sticks into a cup to prevent spillage, to the freezer it goes and you’re done! You don’t need anything else but just a stick of coffee mix and water (or milk) and you have yourself a refreshing ice block!

Coffee Pudding


Take that jiggly delight to the next level with a burst of coffee goodness! 🍮 Mix 1 egg and 2 spoons of sugar together. Then add your coffee mix and 150ml milk to the egg mixture and mix again. Pop it in the microwave for 1.5 minutes in 20-second intervals! Once it cools down to room temperature, place in the refrigerator to chill completely. Just mix, microwave, chill, and you can enjoy a smooth and yummy dessert! 

Coffee Bread


Making bread always scares me because it seems so hard having once failed failed before 🥲But seeing this coffee bread recipe, it’s so easy I don’t think anyone can screw this up. First, dissolve 1 coffee mix in 100ml hot water. Then, combine with 1 cup pancake mix, 20ml milk, and 1 egg and mix well. Line paper cup(s) with cooking oil, then fill the cup halfway with the mixture. Microwave for 2 minutes and it’s done! In just 2 minutes, you have yourself a bouncy coffee bread 😮

Coffee Jam


Coffee and bread are a match made in heaven! With this recipe, you can whip up a quick and simple jam that's perfect to spread on a yummy slice of bread for a snack or even a meal! Tired of the usual fruit jams? Give this coffee-infused goodness a shot! It's got that amazing coffee aroma and a smooth, creamy texture that's just delightful. Get ready to take your bread game to a whole new level! 🍞😋 In a 2:1:1 ratio, add milk, fresh cream and sugar to a pan. Add 2 coffee mix sticks and a pinch of salt! Boil at low heat until thick. Once it becomes a jam consistency, turn off the heat and store in a jar, ready to eat.

Coffee Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is like a warm hug on cold days. And this one has a kick of coffee-goodness to it! 🥰 When you have stale bread, cut it up into small cubes and put in a heat-resistant dish. Then heat up 1 cup milk and dissolve 2 spoons of sugar and 2 coffee mixes into it. Combine this with 3 spoons melted butter, 1 egg, then pour the mixture into the dish. Let the bread soak it all up before baking it at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes. A taste of this, and you’ll want to make this again even when your bread isn’t stale!


And there you have it, coffee enthusiasts! Super easy, right? Each with 4 simple steps and bam! You’ve got yourself a delightful coffee-flavoured snack. These recipes are so incredibly easy-peasy that anyone can whip them up like a coffee magician. Whether it’s scorching hot or freezing cold outside, these coffee-infused wonders will keep you company and satisfy your cravings no matter the season 😘


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