“I like to give instant cocoa mix a little boost,” shares Melissa Wallace of Casey, Illinois, “so I stir a small amount of flavored coffee creamer into each serving. It really creates a rich interesting flavor.”
Do you have to buy a gift for a coffee drinker? This mix is a fantastic, frugal substitution to coffee house beverages. Feel free to use chocolate or pumpkin spice pudding in place of the vanilla.—Melody Sroufe, Garden Plain, Kansas
"This is a great mix to have in the cupboard for cold wintry days," says Nancy Zimmerman from Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Using strawberry drink mix instead of chocolate makes it fun for kids of all ages. "For gifts, put it in a pretty jar and attach directions to fix one serving," she adds.