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Flavored Mocha Drink Mix

 Flavored Mocha Drink Mix
I rely on vanilla and almond extracts to get two great flavors from one hot beverage mix. At Christmastime, you can package these fun mixes in pretty jars, decorative tins or holiday mugs to make great-tasting gifts. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
14-16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.


  • 1-1/2 cups powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • Dash salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Divide mixture
  • in half. Stir in vanilla to one portion and almond extract to the
  • other. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place for up to 1
  • year. Yield: 14-16 batches (7-8 batches vanilla mocha mix; 7-8
  • batches almond mocha mix), about 3 cups total.
  • To prepare beverage: Dissolve about 3 tablespoons mix in water; stir
  • well. Top with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 1 serving per batch.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 tablespoons) equals 105 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.