Uses for Leftover Espresso: Don’t Throw it Out

If you have ever had espresso then chances are that you know how costly the beverage can be. Even though many people claim that they are addicted to the beverage, some people do without it or save it for a treat because of how expensive it is. Here are some great ideas for the leftover espresso beverage rather than throwing it away.

1. Save it for tomorrow
Now, saving your 5-day old espresso is not recommended because the flavor will be drained from the beverage by then. However, if you know that you probably will be thirsty for or craving an espresso in a day then the best thing to do would be to save the espresso. Putting it in the refrigerator for the time that it’s not being consumed is just fine because it definitely won’t hurt the beverage at all. When you are ready to have a sip of that nice, tasty espresso drink all that needs to be done is to heat up the drink. But don’t heat it in the microwave. Espresso must be reheated through a steamer in order to have the best flavor possible!

2. Add Flavor to Your Baked Goods
Even though this is probably one of the most uncommon techniques, many people actually choose to bake the leftover espresso that they have. Many people might think that adding leftover espresso to their baked good is a turnoff, but here’s one suggestion where the espresso could be put to good use: brownies and cakes! The featured image shows espresso pie. Brownie mixes that have a touch of espresso mixture added to them will taste excellent, and cakes will as well. Of course the espresso mixture may be better off in a thicker batter like the brownies just because it may hold the espresso better, but experimenting with espresso in your baked goods also is a good idea!

3. Chill Your Drinks
Another way to use leftover espresso is in the drinks that you’ll have later. One suggestion that many people use is to make ice cubes! Espresso-flavored ice cubes can be a great addition to iced tea, milk, or even a cup of black coffee! Just because espresso is typically consumed as a warm beverage doesn’t mean that you’re limited to what you can do with it!

All of these things are just some of the ways in which espresso can be used as leftovers! However, realizing that espresso is good in many different ways should shed light on other possible espresso additions as well!