Drinks To Make With Keurig - What Can You Make In A Keurig Besides Coffee

Drinks To Make With Keurig – What Can You Make In A Keurig Besides Coffee?

Last updated on October 26th, 2023 at 20:46

There is an unbelievable amount of drinks to make with Keurig machines. When you focus, concentrate and get creative, what can you make in a Keurig besides coffee is fabulous thought to have.

You might just end up ditching your microwave! As you can make a range of foods.

Keep reading to find out about the different foods and drinks that you can make with your Keurigs.

Drinks To Make With Keurig

Your Keurig brewer, regardless of which model you have bought, is much more than just a coffee maker. It is a hot water dispenser and, effectively speaking, a high-tech alternative to your humble kettle.

This means that in certain cases you can use it as an alternative to your microwave, particularly when it comes to making instant soups, instant noodles and oatmeal – to name a few alternative ideas that are outside the regular brewing of tea and coffee.

And when it comes to coffee – ohh boy! This list is literally endless! You can make all kinds of coffee drinks.

Drinks To Make With Keurig
You Can Make More Than Just Coffee

Read: Which Keurig makes hot and cold drinks?

What Can You Make In A Keurig Besides Coffee?

Here are some examples of what you can make in a Keurig besides a cup of coffee. Have fun and enjoy making them and taking full advantage of the machine that you invested in.

It is perhaps time to start loving your Keurig machine and think about ditching that microwave.


When life gives you a Keurig…make lemonade!

Keurigs are not only for hot beverages; there are tasty lemonade K-cups that you can use to make tasty and refreshing lemonade drinks without needing to buy huge tubs of lemonade mix and tiring your arms by stirring continuously.

You can now brew a tasty lemonade over ice and enjoy that zest lemonade flavor.

What Can You Make In A Keurig Besides Coffee
Make A Tasty Raspberry Lemonade

Read: How to make Starbucks Iced coffee with Keurig

Hot Chocolate

If you are in the mood for a tasty hot beverage that is not coffee or tea, you can make a number of different and high quality chocolate drinks from dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.

The Swiss Miss range of K cups is amazing, and you don’t need to use your microwave or stir.


Oatmeal is a great breakfast that is nutritious and filling. Unfortunately it can be time-consuming to make it. Keurig has teamed up with Nature Valley to produce a K-Cup Oatmeal.

If you don’t want to use their branded instant Keurig Oatmeal, simply use the hot water option and allow it to flow over instant oatmeal and spice it up with your favorite combinations of fruit, herbs and spices.


The fact that you can make tasty soups just shows you the extent of what you can make with your Keurig beyond a cup of coffee.

Keurig has a partnership with Campbell’s who have created a range of soups for their K-Cups. The K-cups are filled with a broth flavoring and contain no coffee grinds. All you need to do is pop the pod into your machine, add the sachet of noodles, as is the case with chicken noodle soup, into your bowl and press the brew button.

With any other instant soup brand simply put the contents in a bowl and brew hot water.

Keurig Campbell Soup K-Cups
Keurig Campbell Soup K-Cups

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I’d be willing to bet that the simple fact that you can, if you so wish, make cider with your “coffee maker” raised an eyebrow with you.

And you can make it with zero effort!

Just pop in a Keurig hot cider K-Cup and you have a tasty traditional autumn or winter treat that is full of warm, spicy apple goodness. The best part is that cider K-cups are sold year round!

You can of course get creative and experimental and make a cider cocktail.


Talking about cocktails, you can get wild and creative and add a little booze to cider, chocolate and even coffee – something that is rather popular in Spain and Italy with Carajillos.

Warning: You add alcohol to your made drinks and recipes. Do not, under any circumstances, add alcohol to your Keurig machine. It might blow up and go on fire.


Mama mia!

You can even make pasta with your Keurig. You can surprisingly make real grown up paste by taking your uncooked pasta and then brewing boiling water over it.

Or you can have a student favorite and make ramen.

All without the use of a microwave or the need to boil.

Pasta With A Keurig
Make Ramen And Pasta With A Keurig

Make An Instant… Anything

Mac And Cheese, Instant Potatoes or any powered food. All you need to do is add hot water from your Keurig. The bonus is your Keurig will make them faster and better than your microwave will.


Iced tea or hot tea, the great news is that your Keurig can make them all. And there are plenty of different teas available from a different company, from Twinning to Lipton.

For iced tea, just brew over ice and press the “iced” button.

Can You Make Oatmeal With A Keurig? Yes, And Here Is How To!


and it is incredibly simple to make oatmeal with a Keurig. Simply add a packet of homemade oatmeal to a bowl and put it under your Keurig machine. Select the 6 Oz (180 ml) cup size and press the button. Since the water is hot, let your bowl sit there for a couple of minutes until it is cool enough for you to touch.

That is all there is to it, and you will enjoy great oatmeal every time you make it – and without the need to use your microwave.

Can You Make Oatmeal With A Keurig
Can You Make Oatmeal With A Keurig

Yes, you can use more than a Keurig, you could by all means use a drip coffee maker. The technique is simple. Add water to your drip coffee maker and put some oatmeal in your coffee pot.

Let the water drip away until your oatmeal is ready and then put them in a bowl and enjoy.

Of course, you should remove coffee from your machine first. The benefit of this technique is you set up your machine while you are getting ready in the shower, and your breakfast is hot and ready for you.

Bonus – in the winter, the hot place will keep it warm.

Can You Make Tea In A Keurig Mini?

Yes, Keurig have a whole range of tea varieties that are fully compatible with your Keurig mini and other Keurig machines.

Here are just some teas that you can try out:

  • Black Tea.
  • Earl Grey Tea.
  • Jasmine Tea.
  • Green Tea.
  • Oolong Green Tea.
  • English Breakfast Tea.
  • Various Herbal Teas.

Keurig is a hot beverage machine that you can use as a hot water dispenser or as an alternative to using a kettle. You can use your own tea bag, infuser or tea leaves, put them in your mug and simply press the dispense water only button.

Of course your reusable Keurig pods you can fill them with tea and brew your own tea in this manner.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drinks To Make With Keurig

You can make all kinds of drinks with your Keurig; here are just some examples:

  • Hot Mocha Malt.
  • Iced Coffee.
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate.
  • Espresso.
  • Copycat Starbucks Mocha Brownie Frappuccino.
  • Flat White.
  • Coffee Smoothie.
  • Coffee Smoothie (Vietnamese Coffee Style).
  • Boston Iced Tea.
  • Latte.
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte.
  • Minty Iced Coffee.
  • Cortado.
  • Double Coffee Milkshake.
  • Cappuccino.
  • Iced Cappuccino.

It is literally impossible to list all the possible drinks that you can make – it is practically an endless list of beverages.

You can make a lot more than just coffee with your Keurig coffee machine. Here are some non-coffee and non-tea based tasty beverages that you can make:

  • Lemonade.
  • Oatmeal.
  • Cocktails (non alcoholic and alcohol based).
  • Hot Chocolate.
  • Fruit based drinks.

Can You Put Other Liquids In A Keurig?

You can put any liquid that you want in your Keurig, but I do not advise that you put anything other than filtered water into the reservoir. The only exemption to this rule is of course when you are cleaning it and using either a mix of bicarbonate of soda and water or distilled white vinegar.

Putting anything other than water, and you risk damaging your machine and/or spoiling future drinks that you make.

Yes, you can make the base for your frothy drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes etc with your Keurig, but under no circumstances should you put milk in your Keurig machine reservoir. Keurig has a milk frother that you can use for frothing your milk.

The Keurig milk frother helps you to make delicious milk froth with little effort – all you need to do is press a button.

Can You Put Milk Into A Keurig

No, I strongly advise against putting milk into your Keurig coffee machine. The milk will stick to the inside of the pipes and tubing and eventually go off, burn and cause bacteria to build up. 

You should never put milk in any coffee maker, especially one with a water reservoir, tubing, and a heating element. You will end up damaging your machine. 

Do Starbucks Pods Work In Keurig?

Yes, the coffee conglomerate has a series of K-Cup coffee pods that are 100% compatible with your Keurig coffee maker, meaning you can enjoy Starbucks coffee at home! 

Is Keurig Only For Coffee?

No, there is so much more to your Keurig than just making coffee. You can make hot chocolate, juices, tea, cider, pasta, soup and more! There are 600 pods from 60 brands with even Campbell’s soup! 

Can You Put Lemonade In A Keurig?

You can make lemonade in a Keurig using one of the tasty lemonade K-Cups from Green Mountain Naturals. What can’t, and should not do is put lemonade in your water reservoir.

Final Thoughts – Drinks To Make With Keurig

There are an incredible number of food and drinks to make with Keurig machines which makes it much more than a coffee machine or even a drinks’ machine it is a legitimate alternative to your kettle or microwave.

I am not saying ditch your microwave completely – as you can’t re-heat a meal with your Keurig – but you can stop using it to make ramen, pasta, instant soups and so on. In fact – why have a kettle when you have a Keurig?

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Derek Marshall, a certified barista by the Specialty Coffee Association possesses over two decades of experience in specialty coffee shops. He holds professional certifications for coffee brewing and barista skills. Derek is also an author with authoritative books covering various coffee topics including specialty coffee, sustainability and coffee, coffee brewing, coffee recipes, coffee cocktails and books focusing on Brazilian coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Indonesian coffee and Malaysian coffee. As a barista for over two decades, Derek Marshall has worked in specialty coffee shops across the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. His expertise extends to the distinct coffee cultures, specialty beverages, and brewing techniques of each nation. Functioning as a coffee consultant, Derek charges US$50 per hour. To learn more about Derek Marshall and Latte Love Brew, visit his About Me Page. For coffee inquiries, contact him at +34-639-410-375 or Derek@LatteLoveBrew.com, mentioning your name and location

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