I love coffee. I swear… this meme. It cracks me up. It’s a true story! I really do sometimes get excited to go to bed because I know that when I wake up I get to have COFFEE!!
I have a delicious cup (or two) every morning.
And then I can get on with the day.
I used to brew another pot in the afternoon here and there, but we’re so busy now that that just doesn’t happen much anymore. Time just gets away from me. By the time I realize I want a cup, it’s 4:00 and that’s too late for me to drink caffeine! haha. Getting old.
Back in the day I even went out to grab a fancy cup of coffee in the afternoon. From a coffee shop! Haha. Not too much anymore. Who has the time …. or the money!? 🙂
But sometimes I still crave a cup in the afternoons. And sometimes I just want to sit and savor a fancy cup of coffee for a few minutes. So I came up with this recipe. And it is AH.MA.ZING! And it’s instant! It gives me a quick caffeine-fix at midday and tastes like a fancy cuppa joe from a shop! Pleasantly creamy and perfectly energizing.
Instant Caramel Butter Coffee
What you need:
- Mug of hot water
- 1 tablespoon of butter (grass-fed is best) (Sometimes I mix it up and do half coconut oil and half butter)
- 1 teaspoon of Folgers instant coffee
- a drop caramel extract
- sweetener of your choice (optional)
What you do:
- Stir Folgers crystals into your hot water to make your coffee.
- Pour the coffee into the blender with the other ingredients
- Blend until frothy, creamy and perfect.
Sometimes I even add a tiny pinch of sea salt at the end for a salted caramel effect. This recipe could not be easier. But the results are amazing. The blender emulsifies the butter so the texture is so creamy and frothy. You will not want coffee any other way from now on. It is a delicious way to get a boost of beneficial fats while enjoying your fancy cuppa joe. And it all takes less than two minutes!
Because a little time like this in the afternoon…..
Means that now I can dive into never-ending piles like this with renewed energy. 🙂