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Flavored Mocha Drink Mix

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Makes

1 serving per batch

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

Ingredients

  • 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 vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. To prepare beverage: Dissolve about 3 tablespoons mix in water; stir well. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3 tablespoons: 105 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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