What Moms Can Do With Lukewarm Coffee

Special thanks goes to my friend Kathryn for this fabulous discovery!  The links in this post are affiliate links.

Lukewarm Coffee Recipe

As moms we’re running laps around our house making sure the kids are fed, cared for, and well, just safe and alive.  If we can snag a bite of food here or there we’ll take it.  No matter what changes in our routine, one thing stays the same.  We start our coffee pot every morning like clockwork.  We might only have one eye open but we are determined that we will have our coffee despite all odds.  We love that coffee.  We NEED that coffee.  We need it to be normal.  To function.  To be kind.  To survive motherhood.  Somewhere around the second trip to the microwave to heat up our morning coffee we admit defeat and promise to try again tomorrow.  But what if I were to tell you that there’s another way, mamas?  A way that you can have your morning coffee and drink it too?

No longer will you have to toss your half-filled mugs or leftover coffee sitting in the pot!  No longer will you despair that you had wasted precious money and even more precious bean juice down the sink!  No longer will your eyes look tired and your step be pep-less.  Now you can make this cup of deliciousness instead…and feel fancy while doing so!

To make said cup of deliciousness:

  • –  Pour your room temp coffee to a cocktail shaker
  • –  add a splash of half & half (or coconut milk if you’re dairy free),
  • –  add a smidge of raw sugar
  • –  and add a lot of ice
  • –  Shake vigorously
  • –  Pour over ice.

The end result is yummy!  It comes out frothy and perfect, and it’s free!  You’re welcome, tired mama!  Coffee drinking mamas unite!  Together we can have our cup of coffee and conquer the world.  Or at least rid the floor of Legos before supper time.

What Moms Can Do With Lukewarm Coffee

About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl and handsome little boy. She is the main voice behind Embracing Homemaking.


  1. Danielle F says

    I thought of my mother when I saw this – she loves coffee and often reheats it. I bet she would love to switch it up and try this sometimes! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    That sounds good to me. I always just threw mine in the microwave for 30 seconds to heat it up, but I will have to try this.

  3. I love iced coffee- and my coffee often goes cold- never thought to ice it.

  4. OHH I am totally taking this a running! Most of the time I never finish my coffee because I am busy getting my kids ready for something. I always have lukewarm coffee! Thanks for the idea!

  5. Shauna Torres says

    Oh my goodness, I love this recipe. It is already so hot here in Texas that I could use this right now. Thanks for sharing… I will totally be making this

  6. Love the idea of turning lukewarm coffee into an ice coffee. I actually like lukewarm coffee but I’m so trying this next time!

  7. I love this idea! I’m not a coffee drinker, but this is a great idea. I’ll make sure to share this with others. I have lots of friends/family that love coffee.

  8. gingermommyrants says

    I am always warming up my coffee. I will have to try this tomorrow. It sounds delicious.

  9. Lisa Bristol says

    This is a great idea. I am a big coffee drinker. Ice coffee is popular right now.

  10. Janeane Davis says

    I am not a cold coffee fan, but I have many friends who are. I will share this with them. IT is an especially good idea for my friends who get busy and end up with lukewarm coffee

  11. When you said Cocktail shaker, I almost gasped. I was expecting a calm MOM article and then I thought you were turning it into an alcoholic beverage. Your suggestion in the end was great but a little bailey’s never hurt anyone ….teehee.

  12. I’m such a reheater. I even have a cup warmer and still don’t use it. However, with summer coming up, I’m soon to pick

  13. Jenna M Wood says

    How fun- I can never drink a whole mug of coffee in a sitting- these are great ideas to put that stale coffee to use!

  14. And here I’ve just been reheating it in the microwave. This is a much more tasty way to go.

  15. This is a great idea, I am reading this as my coffee is cold. I was just about to pour it out or make a fresh hot cup.

  16. Fun idea! I do love drinking cold coffee than hot coffee. Yours looks delicious!

  17. What a great idea…Gonna try this right NOW instead of drinking cold coffee!!

  18. I often have coffee after it’s dripped from the machine just sit there and practically go to waste. Totally love this idea! Why didn’t I think of it before?!

  19. Sometimes I end up with extra coffee in the pot, I will keep this in mind next time. It sounds delicious!

  20. Now this is a great idea! I’m always coming home to a pot of lukewarm coffee after dropping my daughter off at school. This is a quick and refreshing twist on a coffee drink that I can’t wait to try!

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