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What's the strangest thing you've put in your coffee?

  1. Arachnea profile image83
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    So, went out to the dairy yesterday and they'd sold out of fresh milk by the time I got there. Thought I'd get a small bit of milk at the grocery to tide me over until the next time I go out there. I saw that the eggnog is out earlier this year, so I picked up a quart of it and am trying it in my coffee. Not bad. So what have you put in your coffee in past, strange or not.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      A gnat... but I didn't put it there. It was committing suicide.

      1. Arachnea profile image83
        Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Nothing like a little added protein to one's diet. Poor thing was probably angst ridden.

        1. Sed-me profile image84
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          His wife had just left him... apparently he wasn't helping with the little ones. He sputtered all this before he drew his last breath.

    2. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I had just poured myself a hot cup of coffee and sat down at the computer to start my day....when a dragonfly flew in the open patio door and right into my cup. It was as if it was committing suicide. I have no idea if it was having family problems or what. But, to this day, it is shocking to remember the dragonfly that gave up it's life. BTW, I poured the coffee out and got some fresh brew. Eggnog is yummy in coffee. smile

      1. Sed-me profile image84
        Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It appears we may need to invest in Xanax for the insect kingdom if we are going to be able to enjoy a full cup of coffee in peace.

    3. SheilaSchnauzies profile image85
      SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I bought this nutritional supplement called "Greens" that you are supposed to put in juice or something. It's a rather disgusting looking green powdery substance, primarily ground green dry veggies. Hoping to hide the taste, I put a packet in some strong coffee. Suffice it to be said, not to be repeated!!

    4. LillyGrillzit profile image83
      LillyGrillzitposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Butter! I recently read an article about "Bullet-Proof" coffee...People have been doing it for a long time, although I did get the promised energy, and the taste was fine, I couldn't get over the thought.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That does sound kind of weird-- but when you think about it, butter is really just whipped cream that has been beaten too long.
        (I've heard you want to use UNSALTED butter.)

        1. LillyGrillzit profile image83
          LillyGrillzitposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I always use unsalted butter anyway. smile

    5. Craftypicks profile image80
      Craftypicksposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have used eggnog. For emergency purposes I keep dried milk in the house. I have used non dairy creamer, my husbands awful vegetarian milk substitute too (Almond Milk). It was gross, but when you need coffee, you need coffee!

    6. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      My nose. I was not fully-awake and could not judge distance. Sad but true.

    7. bethperry profile image89
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I once craved mint in my coffee, and we were all out of mint extract. But I did have half a bag of peppermint Sparkles (hard candy) in the cabinet, so I unwrapped one and dropped it in my cup of coffee. It didn't melt very well, but it did give my beverage a bit of minty flavor. The only real negative thing about it was once I got to my keyboard to begin work for the day I forgot about the Sparkle. When I took a sip of coffee the rest of the unmelted thing went straight down my throat. But thankfully it didn't lodge there. And I burped for about twenty minutes..refreshingly minty burps, of course.

    8. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      once, I added in oats into my coffee and it turns out goey that I had to throw the whole brew away. Never add weird stuff in your coffee except creamer and sugar.

      1. bethperry profile image89
        bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Good practical advice! smile

    9. Rhonda Lytle profile image87
      Rhonda Lytleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Like you, one day I ran out of creamer, had no milk and was out of sugar.  I hate to shop sometimes.  In a fit of desperation to avoid going to the store, I tried vanilla cake frosting.  It was great!  I still do it sometimes.

      1. Arachnea profile image83
        Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Now that's something I might wanna try. There're so many options for frosting. Was it powdered or the stuff in the plastic can?

        1. Rhonda Lytle profile image87
          Rhonda Lytleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          It was the cheap stuff in a plastic can.  I still do it in a pinch.  I get sugar overload every time but it tastes so good.  Whipped creme is pretty good too.  As you can see, I'm a die hard coffee addict and have tried too many things when creme and sugar have run out. smile

    10. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I once added powdered chai spice mix, and it was quite good! Maple syrup and hot chocolate mix (not together) are also personal favorites. smile

    11. Billie Kelpin profile image90
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      not too weird, but: Starlight peppermints, Rolo candy, cinnamon, Ready-Whip fat free whipping cream, unsweetened baker's chocolate (when it was the only chocolate I had in the house), Werter's carmel centered hard-candy and any other kind of candy Werther's makes, an orange slice (real one and also candy orange slices), Mentos, Tic-Tacs, buttermints, nutmeg, a piece of Kit-Kat candy bar, malted milk balls,  perhaps Allsorts licorice candy (once) and way too often INADVERTENTLY, or more accurately, INATTENTIVELY... diet coke.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Were those all at once? Separately they do not sound bad.

        1. Billie Kelpin profile image90
          Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          smile   all separately  - But I think you gave me an idea!!! Look Out Starbucks

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Uh-oh, yikes, now I think that I have done it.

    12. IslandBites profile image85
      IslandBitesposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Cubes of a Puerto Rican cheese similar to cheddar (just enough until it starts to soften). Also, saltines/ soda crackers.
      Btw, I'm not the only one. big_smile

  2. Lorelei Cohen profile image84
    Lorelei Cohenposted 2 years ago

    Whiskey and simply because it was one of those days. Worst thing I have ever had in my coffee was a housefly. I was sitting outside so that little bugger had absolutely no business taking a nose dive into my brew (defined as housefly he should have been trying to get into my house instead). Hate those things! Yick. Like dragonflies smile

    Perhaps the fly was diving in to save the gnat and hit the wrong cup?

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Suicide pact.

      1. kenneth avery profile image82
        kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        @ Sed-me.
        Suicide pact? Is this anything near an "Irish Car Bomb?" This my my buddy's favorite drink. He works in Destin, Fla., as a successful barkeep. For his alst birthday, he posted on Facebook that his "rowdy" customers were giving them these and having a great time.
        No report at all the next day.

    2. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Lorelei,
      Same here and I called it Irish Coffee to tone-down the event of "drinking." I guess you would have had to been there. smile

  3. LPerry60 profile image80
    LPerry60posted 2 years ago

    In the past, I had become accustomed to having too much sugar and cream in my coffee. I slowly weaned off both and can now drink it black.

    However, when I have honey in the house, I can't resist dripping in 3-4 spoonfuls into my cup. Even though I stir it, the honey sinks to the bottom of my cup in a heap of gooey sweetness.

    Winnie the Pooh never had it so good LOL

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Agave syrup stirs up pretty well. You don't have to use much of it either.

  4. Penny Sebring profile image85
    Penny Sebringposted 2 years ago

    I sometimes put a spoonful or two of ice cream in my coffee, especially when it's too hot to drink.

  5. Lionrhod profile image93
    Lionrhodposted 2 years ago

    Years ago, my Grandpa read a book where aliens were coming to Earth and disguising themselves as human. The only way you could identify the aliens was that they like ketchup in their coffee.

    Grandpa practiced for weeks until he could drink it without making a face. Then he went to a diner and drank a cup of ketchup coffee. Sad thing, I don't think anyone else there had read the book.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      haha

  6. Dale Hyde profile image86
    Dale Hydeposted 2 years ago

    I have ruined perfectly good coffee by adding sugar to it! Eureka!

    1. DrMark1961 profile image90
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I was thinking the same thing and you beat me to it. Why people ruin it that way I will never understand.

  7. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Hot chocolate and creamer. So good.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, that just makes sense Jan. Your answer it totally out of place here. You're supposed to say, "breast milk" or something that makes us all go... eww. You said something that makes us all want to go make a cup of coffee.

      1. janshares profile image87
        jansharesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Lol, lol, Sed-me. You crack me up. I can help that I'm so boring. Maybe I'll put some M&Ms in next time. Blaaaaahhhh! Not! I'll just eat them instead. smile Lator gator.

        1. Sed-me profile image84
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          smile

      2. DrMark1961 profile image90
        DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Just because of you I deleted my chocolate chip cookie answer.

        1. Sed-me profile image84
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Makes milk and cookies a little less appetizing... or a little more appetizing, depending on who you are. (Harder to dip that way though.)

          1. DrMark1961 profile image90
            DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Milk and cookies...ewww!!!!

            1. Sed-me profile image84
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              lol

  8. Kalafina profile image76
    Kalafinaposted 2 years ago

    I was in the mood for Kahlua and coffee. We didn't have any Kahlua so I thought  I would brilliantly use vodka instead. Needless to say none of us have tried it since.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      haha, that's disgusting. I cant imagine how bad that tasted.

  9. Michael Kismet profile image90
    Michael Kismetposted 2 years ago

    I don't know about the strangest, but the grossest would be your mouth!  I always opt for a straw and spare my teeth the acidity and stains.  Hi Beth!

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You're back.

  10. lisavollrath profile image88
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    My paintbrush. Confusing my coffee with my paint water is not a happy thing, which is why I no longer bring drinks into the studio.

  11. mdgardner profile image89
    mdgardnerposted 2 years ago

    I guess chocolate ice cream is not so weird after all.

  12. brutishspoon profile image62
    brutishspoonposted 2 years ago

    A wasp landed on a can of coke once. I actually was lucky not to swallow it. It got into my mouth and was fury.

  13. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    My fork. All of my spoons were dirty and I was in a hurry.

    1. rosevillaruz profile image74
      rosevillaruzposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      oh that made my day. dirty utensils.on. coffee lol.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You may be laughing, but it was true.

        1. rosevillaruz profile image74
          rosevillaruzposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          yeah no offense. i did that too just this morning. i can relate. smile

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
            The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I know you meant no offense. smile

  14. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image85
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 2 years ago

    I like the answer that lisavollrath had provided. In my own personal experience, I just cannot top what he has put in his coffee. It must have tasted awful.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, but the important thing is--- how did her painting turn out?

      1. lisavollrath profile image88
        lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No, I think the important thing is that if there's a paintbrush sitting in the coffee mug, chances are really good that I will grab my paint water to drink. Hence, the ban on drinks in the studio...

  15. Jodah profile image84
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Salt! I went to a classy coffee shop, ordered a cappuccino. I picked up a sugar sachet and poured it into my cup, then took a sip....blah..I had used the salt sachet instead of sugar. Not wanting to appear a fool in a crowded coffee shop I just continued to drink it as though nothing was out of order. smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Funny! What won't we do to save face?

      1. Jodah profile image84
        Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Actually the taste grows on you...different, but not that bad. I have been more careful ever since however.

    2. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's what you get for going to a place that has something called a "salt sachet."

  16. Arachnea profile image83
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    I have to say some of these additives are a true first for me. Can't top the paint brush and vegetables (Greens). As for added protein, I've found a few carpenter ants in my beverage before. Some things won't get an invite like butter, cocoa nut oil, alcohol of any sort but don't let me dampen anyone's spirits (hee, hee). I can see entertaining a few of the more benign additives like mint candy, Biscotti, cookies, six of one or half a dozen of the other. No problem.  Did the salt thing once in a key lime pie I'd made. I think the X switched the bins, they were identical and usually unmarked. Now I know that one has a shiny crystal and the other has a dull crystal. Some people do put salt in the drip basket with the grounds. There's of course the ingredient mentioned that should not be named, ewwwie! I used to keep dry milk in the ref for coffee and serve it in lieu of half and half. I was never sure of the shelf life though and stopped doing so. I can't wrap my  mind around butter in my coffee no matter how healthy it may be. I'll content my self with living in denial with the mycotoxins. Honey I can see. But perfectly good honey belongs on an english muffin with really good butter. Agave I may try. I have a bottle on the shelf. Ice cream works for me. Or a bowl of it with coffee dribbled over it would be fine too. Ah, ketchup. There's not much more that can be said on that one. Obviously I'm no alien. Couldn't find the book in google, but I'll keep looking. A sleep induced nose dunking. Okaaay. I'm a bit slow on the uptake in the kitchen when it comes to dishes. Have done the fork thing. Hot chocolate and creamer sound like something I'd give a try. Innovation isn't necessarily bad, a straw is rather innovative. Oatmeal? Seriously? I fess up to ruining coffee daily with perfectly good sugar in the raw.

    Some really great responses.

    1. Lionrhod profile image93
      Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This was in the 30's, 40's or 50's so most likely the book is long out of print. And if that's what made the aliens interesting, it's probably a good thing.

      1. Arachnea profile image83
        Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        All the more's the challenge. I'm intrigued now and like a dog I have a bone. wink Thanks for mentioning this story.

        The Examiner-1, never tried mollasses before. Hmmm. Love all the things you put in it.

        Now for my first cuppa of the day. wink

        1. Lionrhod profile image93
          Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          LOL if you find it, let me know - I'd be curious to read it. It's also possible it was a short story in a magazine, but I got the impression it was a novel.

          Sadly, Grandpa's no longer on this plane of existence, so I can't ask him without doing a seance.

        2. The Examiner-1 profile image83
          The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, Arachnea,  I only put creamer, molasses and chocolate syrup in it every day. I could not resist listing the rest. I wanted to see the reactions. lol I use the molasses because I try to avoid sugar. I still taste the coffee over the molasses.

          1. Arachnea profile image83
            Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            The salt didn't phase me as I know some people put salt in the drip basket with the grounds.

            1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
              The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              The only salt that I have is sea salt plus I use instant coffee since I do not have a coffee maker.

              1. DrMark1961 profile image90
                DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                What does not having a coffee maker do with drinking instant? People have been drinking coffee for hundreds of years before the coffee maker.

                1. Arachnea profile image83
                  Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Yup. Take the ibrik for instance. wink

                  1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
                    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    I doubt if my supermarket sells ibriks or Turkish coffee.

                2. The Examiner-1 profile image83
                  The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Dr. Mark,
                  That is basically why I drink instant. If I had money to buy a maker then I would compare which coffee was cheaper.

                3. Lionrhod profile image93
                  Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  I am so NOT going to make a hub on this.

                  1) get a colander or other strainer

                  2) put a paper towel (or actual coffee filter - way cheap at the dollar store) into it

                  3) add coffee

                  4) place this over a bowl or container of some sort

                  5) pour boiling water into this

                  1. Arachnea profile image83
                    Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    That's an interesting makeshift, Lionrhod. I'll have to keep it in mind.

                    Don't worry, The Examiner-1. We're only teasing you. You have every right to enjoy the coffee of your choosing. I remember some of the old instant coffee commercials. Those were the days.

    2. Billie Kelpin profile image90
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!  btw, was the ex-spouse left-handed or are you?  My husband long ago gave up thinking anything will be where his right-handed mind thinks it will be in my left-handed kitchen.

  17. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 2 years ago

    Coconut oil. You just need to try this.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What kind? I bought it and it would not pour out of the jar. I found out that I had to melt it in a pot first. I would think that you would notice before you put it in.

      1. lisavollrath profile image88
        lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Coconut oil has a really low melting point. Most days, even with the a/c running, my coconut oil jar is liquid, rather than solid. If you stirred a spoonful into coffee, it would liquefy immediately.

        1. Lionrhod profile image93
          Lionrhodposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I've used cream of coconut once when I was out of milk. It wasn't too bad.

      2. viryabo profile image86
        viryaboposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Just scoop in a teaspoon of  it. Coconut oil will melt instantly in the coffee. Cold pressed (virgin coconut oil) of course. Its the best.

  18. rosevillaruz profile image74
    rosevillaruzposted 2 years ago

    in asia, my country Philippines we add coconut milk and vanilla.

  19. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    Occasionally, around the holidays, I like Bailey's Irish Cream or Kahlua and cream in my coffee.It is so good.

  20. mdscoggins profile image89
    mdscogginsposted 2 years ago

    Coconut oil and eggnog are both great tasting extras in coffee.

  21. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    I usually add creamer, molasses, a few drops of chocolate  syrup, honey, sugar, salt,...

  22. yengnimcdo profile image72
    yengnimcdoposted 2 years ago

    oH MY a lot! like teabag of green tea to check how would it taste..and a cinnamon stick because I've got no powder smile

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I drink the green tea with my breakfast, and the coffee comes a couple hours later.

  23. jennabee25 profile image82
    jennabee25posted 2 years ago

    For me, butter.  Yeah, I know.  Butter.  You have to blend it up really well.  It isn't bad, and quite filling, actually.  Butter coffee is something my husband makes.

  24. Arachnea profile image83
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    So, here's your ugh factor for today. Bet he won't be nipping anyone's coffee for some time if at all.
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/11943086.jpg

    Btw, has the image button been below the comment window all this time? Just noticed it tonight.

  25. Arachnea profile image83
    Arachneaposted 22 months ago

    Reviving this. The other day I found myself without milk and with no desire to go get some. So, I tried yogurt. Won't be doing that evah, evah again. I had floating particulates in my coffee which sank to the bottom of the cup to form a sludge. The coffee was bitter as all get out as well. Ugh!

    1. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Try Amaretto and whipped cream:
      http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink12u5t74.html

      It's not strange, just plain awesome!

 
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