How to Make Instant Coffee

When you need a quick fix of the taste that’s loved by millions, instant coffee is your best friend.

And it’s not just for hot drinks—you can make iced coffee with instant coffee and even use it as a base for your favorite coffee beverages. Follow this guide to get started.

What You'll Need

1 tsp. Folgers Classic Roast® Instant Coffee
6 oz. Hot Water or Milk (or Cold for an Iced Beverage)
Mug or Glass
Ice Cubes (for an Iced Beverage)

Step 1

Add Instant Coffee

Add one rounded teaspoon of instant coffee to your glass or mug.

Tip: Use more or less instant coffee to find your desired strength.
Step 2

Add Water or Milk

Add 6 ounces of hot water or milk. Or 6 ounces of cold water or milk, if you’re making an iced instant coffee drink.

Step 3


Stir until the instant coffee completely dissolves.

Step 4

Customize & Enjoy

Enjoy your instant coffee as-is or customize with your favorite creamers and sweeteners. Add ice if you’re making instant iced coffee.

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