Introduction: Instint Mint Coffee...

Want minty coffee? Want it right Now?

Look no further than this authenticated, medicated, confabulated coffee cure...

Step 1: Stuff You'll Need.

Tools:
- A cup
- A spooning device
- A kettle

Ingredients:
- Coffee, it can be instant or brewed it makes little odds
- Kendal mint cake
- White sugar (optional but recommended)

Step 2: Get the Cup, Add the Mint Cake.

So take the cup and a few small Chunks of mint cake, it's quite a strong flavourant.

Crush the chunks up with the spoon.

If you use brown sugar mint cake it'll be alot more bitter but very minty.

Even with white mint cake you'll have to sweeten.

Step 3: Add Coffee.

Add your coffee, either add instant and add water as normal or add your real coffee now.

Stir well, add milk to taste, have a taste and sweeten as necessary.

Step 4: Enjoy Your Mintage

Enjoy your minty coffee.

My personal recipe for the mint coffee is:

One sugarcube sized chunk of mintcake
Two spoons of raw cane sugar
Double strong coffee
Dash of milk

I like my coffee sweet and strong though, play with it, it's far tastier than store bought mint coffee blends, even better than Boaters...

Comments

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kyannik (author)2009-07-18

I'm Canadian and have never heard of a mint cake before but it sounds deliciously minty. I use a drop or two of mint extract and it does the trick for me. Also, I love the spelling nazis who commented about the spelling of 'Instant'. It's supposed to be a combination of 'instant' and 'mint.'

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Mr. Brownie (author)kyannik2009-08-11

I'm strict on grammar, and we're big Doctor Who fans, so they call me a grammar Dalek.

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killerjackalope (author)kyannik2009-07-19

I couldn't believe the number of people that didn't see the instint mint connection... Ah not a bad replacement, I've taken to adding vanilla to my coffee in the same way and it's nice...

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SpiroExDeus (author)2009-08-10

I'm guessing that most of the people who HAVEN'T heard of Kendal Mint Cake are 1. Not British 2. Not climbers or 3. Not British OR Climbers. Kendal mint cake is basically sugar and peppermint oil made into a large rectangle of confectionary. As such it's incredibly minty and sweet and is good for tired walkers / climbers / mountaineers who need an extra energy boost. Myself I'd probably go with a sweetner and a drop of peppermint oil - but then I AM diabetic.

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Zootch (author)2009-03-16

I really wish the word 'instant' was spelled right...

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enigmaticfille (author)Zootch2009-06-20

So do i, I can't get my eyes off it......

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yummahcupekakez (author)Zootch2009-04-09

inst int --> m int

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greenmia (author)yummahcupekakez2009-05-22

what?

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foxy1paco (author)2008-06-17

this is a really good idea, but I've never heard of kendall mint cakes

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mg0930mg (author)foxy1paco2009-01-27

Me either.

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you could use a tiny drop of pure peppermint oil, for the actual stuff you can buy it in scout shops and the like, also online...

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most grocery stores sell peppermint oil.

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You'd be talking tiny amounts for one cup, this stuff provides a handy alternative to difficult measuring, since it gives a better sweet/bitter balance without constant playing around... It can also be dissolved in vodka to make a less lethal creme de menthe... *friend, she can't hcak the real stuff but loves mints, she bought me a bottle, on her bday I made it, tasty as hell, best with proper vodka...

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pyro13 (author)killerjackalope2008-06-20

I have a small bottle of mint alcohol, its just pure mint oil extracted into vodka. This stuff burns your mouth if you were to eat a drop plain. its crazy stuff. I'll be posting an ible on wild mint chew. its good stuff and freshens your breath like none other. :P

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killerjackalope (author)pyro132008-06-21

It's likely to be crème de menthe or similar, which is pretty murderous but you wake up with a hangover but no morning breath...

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pyro13 (author)killerjackalope2008-06-21

well, the ingreidients are alcohol, pure peperment extract, and water

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killerjackalope (author)pyro132008-06-21

Aye super cheap version of creme de menthe, goes through ya just the same... For drinking it, I'd suggest you chill it in the freezer, it makes it way nicer...

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pyro13 (author)killerjackalope2008-06-21

Oh ok. I tried to drink it one time, but i just couldn't take it. way too strong. Maybe you could use this stuff in making your mint cakes, this would prolly give it the extreme mintiness.

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rhodesy (author)2008-07-05

I've never thought about putting mint cake in my coffee, i'll have to try it. I love kendal mint cake and I always buy it when I go to the lake district. Its the ultimate energy source when I go on a hike. Pure sugary goodness :D

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killerjackalope (author)rhodesy2008-07-05

Ha, just wait until I've got some bits and pieces I need to buy, you'll be over the moon with the next thing...

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paulgeering (author)2008-06-25

Wow! I came up with this very same idea independently of yourself back in 2006. My coffee tastes differ from yours in that I prefer to omit the extra sugar from the equation. Also, I seem to be in the minority of people who have encountered Kendal Mint Cake. Although living in the UK does give me a distinct advantage. Paul

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Yeah I'm going to make some mint cake when I run out so I'll post an 'ible, I find some extra sugar makes the coffee mintier...

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madhops0620 (author)2008-06-18

I'm surprised nobody said anything about the fact that you spelled instant wrong

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Read it again, it was on purpose... In the uk there are several accents that make it sound like instint, that and it actually looks well...

mint instint

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Bran (author)killerjackalope2008-06-18

there are several accents that make it sound like instint

How else would you pronounce it?

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madhops0620 (author)Bran2008-06-18

im aware that it sounds like instint, but that doesnt change the fact that it is spelled wrong. For example, the word motion is spelled with a tio, when it sounds like it should be moshin, but it is still wrong when it is spelled that way.

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Bran (author)madhops06202008-06-18

Not to be a PITA, but to be a PITA, I'm might be pronounced im, but that doesn't chance the fact that you use an apostrophe. Jackalope just thought it'd be a neat play on words. There's plenty other Instructables that need a helluva lot more grammatical changes than this.

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nightninja87 (author)2008-06-17

mmmm yummy i have these mints i buy that r like powder but r molded ill use those

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Try and get ones with the smallest ingredient list, this stuff is literally peppermint oil and sugar, the lass junk is in them the less stuff you get floating about your coffee

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basically those r the exact same mints i get cause thats wats in them mint oil and sugar

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yeah it's just that anything else in them like stabilizers has a habit of not dissolving and floating on top... I'll soon do an 'ible on making mint cake...

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sweet thatll be cool

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Its production is pretty limited outside of kendal, they have a monopoly but they make damned good cake, I may add extra versions, including the ubiquitous chocolate coated one, which I'mm not a big fan of but many love... There are other variants, I'll go do an 'ible during the week...

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Doctor What (author)2008-06-18

I've never heard of mintcake before. I'm not sure I can get it. Maybe I'll try Andes...

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I'll post an 'ible on making it after I get some necessary ingredients, it's cheap, tasty and basically pure energy (or sugar) it slaps powerbars around with ease... Actually it's much better at perking you up than a heavy dose of fat and carbs, sugar hits fast... Also it was the favourite food as proclaimed by the first everest team, read the back of some brands wrapper, it has a full quote about the mint cake involved...

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cubemonkey (author)2008-06-17

Candycanes work too, when that season comes around.

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I would suspect so since they're mainly sugar and peppermint oil as well...

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mikedoth (author)2008-06-17

This lady at work has a tray of peppermints that I steal from, I add one or two to my black hot coffee. The heat and stirring it breaks it down and after 5 minutes it's really good.

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killerjackalope (author)mikedoth2008-06-18

cheeky beggar... Smooth moves though...

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hide98 (author)2008-06-17

Just made it. The simplest things are always the best. Great find!

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killerjackalope (author)hide982008-06-17

I've been meaning to get round to this for ages... It also makes a nice drink with just hot water or cold...

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KentsOkay (author)2008-06-17

I do agree with bump... nice ible, I wanna make it, 4 stars

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Cheers RS it's tasty stuff...

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bumpus (author)2008-06-17

funky looking spoon you got there killer j

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killerjackalope (author)bumpus2008-06-17

They're great...

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