6 Great ways to get the most out of your Nespresso Compatible Pods and Coffee Capsules

Bored of just drinking a plain old cup of joe?  Did you know there is a whole world of coffee-related food and drink you can make with your own coffee pod or capsule coffee machine! In reality, it is easy to create wonderful deserts and drinks to serve to guests or enjoy on your own. Try these 6 easy things to get more from your Nespresso Compatible Coffee Pods and Coffee Capsules

  1. Espresso Martini

Shaken, not stirred! Martinis carry with them an air of class and sophistication. Add that to how easy their espresso cousins are to make, and you have yourself a winner.  The recipe calls for 30mL espresso from your choice of coffee pods (or coffee capsules), 45mL vodka, 15mL coffee liqueur and 15mL sugar syrup. Whip up for your guests or for a luxurious night in.

  1. Affogato

The Italian word for drowned, Affogato is self-explanatory – a scoop of whatever ice-cream flavor you wish, topped with a shot of hot espresso. It is an easy crowd pleaser and great way to get some extra use out of your coffee pod or capsule coffee machine. It is common to serve with another liqueur of your choosing. Make your espresso shot into little glass for fancy serving, or just stick your ice-cream bowl under the Nespresso coffee machine for a faster fix.

  1. Irish coffee

The easiest of fancy drinks! All you need is hot coffee, sugar, Irish whiskey and cream. Make a mug of hot coffee using your coffee pod or capsule coffee machine. Add sugar and mix until dissolved. Add a measure of Irish whiskey, and put into whatever you want to serve your drink in (typically a sturdy glass) and pour on the cream over the back of a spoon. Enjoy!

  1. Frappe

The frappe is a great summer drink, perfect for everyone because of how much you can vary it from it’s base recipe. Throw into a blender a shot of espresso from your choice of coffee capsules (or coffee pods), add ice, sugar and any extra flavoring (try mocha by adding chocolate, or caramel for a sweet treat). Blend to your desired consistency.

  1. Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a great dessert to make when you’re short on time. Putting everything together can take you as little as 10 minutes. A dreamy Italian combination of sponge, sugar and mascarpone with a hearty dose of espresso coffee. Your Nespresso compatible coffee pods and coffee capsules make preparing the 2 cups (approx.) of espresso very easy. What’s not to like?

  1. Coffee cake

Speaking of desserts – coffee cake is an often overlooked way to use espresso. Many recipes call for instant coffee, but this can be easily substituted for a shot of real espresso made with your own coffee pod or capsule coffee machine. This will give your cakes a much richer, more aromatic and overall better coffee flavor.

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