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
Our home economists love frosty specialties from coffeehouses. They're not happy with the fat, calories and prices that accompany those beverages, however, so they created their own. Now they can indulge in each refreshing sip without a moment of guilt.
Why go to a coffee shop for an iced mocha drink when you can easily whip up a refreshing glass at home? "I created this mocha mix from a few basic ingredients," shares Napa, California's Susan Beck. "Now I can enjoy this cool beverage whenever I want."
I like to make this chilly chocolate-flavored coffee drink when friends stop by for a visit. I always double the recipe, however, because I know they'll come back for seconds. For a richer and creamier version, replace the milk with half-and-half cream. —Lauren Nance, San Diego, California
This thick milk shake-like beverage is delicious, with its big banana and coffee flavor. The recipe, shared by Cassandra Corridon of Frederick, Maryland, makes a cool satisfying snack or a change-of-pace drink to go with a casual meal.
Most store-bought flavored coffees are quite expensive. So here's a special early-morning beverage you can make at home. The aroma of cinnamon and cocoa makes this coffee hard to resist. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
One of my favorite beverages to serve during the holidays is wassail, but to satisfy so many of my friends who love coffee, I found this recipe. Once they sampled it, their taste buds were hooked.
-Wanda Whitfield, Eastanollee, Georgia