Drink Mixes- just add water

Bavarian Mint Beverage Mix

2/3 cup instant coffee
1 cup granulated sugar
1 round teaspoon loose, dried mint leaves
2/3 cup nondairy creamer

Mix thoroughly and put into a blender a couple cups at a time and blend to a fine powder.

To use, add approximately 2 rounded teaspoons per cup of boiling water, or less, to suit your own taste.

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Cappuccino Mix

1 cup instant coffee creamer
1 cup instant chocolate drink mix
2/3 cup instant coffee crystals, regular or decaffeinated
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine creamer, drink mix, coffee crystals, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, and mix well. Store in airtight container.

Makes 3 cups dry mix, 15 servings.

To prepare one serving, add 3 tablespoons mix to 6 ounces of hot water and stir well.

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Cappuccino Mix 2

2/3 cup instant coffee granules
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Put the instant coffee into a food processor, and process to a fine powder. If you don’t have a food processor, put it into a large plastic bag, and crush with a rolling pin.  In a large bowl, combine creamer, chocolate mix, instant coffee, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir together until well mixed. Mix 3 tablespoons of powder with 6 ounces hot water.

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Cinnamon and Spice Beverage Mix

2/3 cup instant coffee
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Mix thoroughly and put into a blender a couple cups at a time and blend to a fine powder.

To use, add approximately 2 rounded teaspoons per cup of boiling water, or less, to suit your own taste.

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Mocha Cocoa Beverage Mix

2 2/3 cups nonfat dry milk
3/4 cup instant cocoa mix
1/2 cup instant coffee
1/4 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Mix thoroughly and put into a blender a couple cups at a time and blend to a fine powder.

To use, add approximately 2 rounded teaspoons per cup of boiling water, or less, to suit your own taste.

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Mocha Coffee Mix

1 1/4 cups instant coffee granules
7 cups dry milk powder
5 3/4 cups powdered chocolate drink mix
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 3/4 cups powdered non-dairy creamer

In a large bowl, mix together instant coffee, milk powder, chocolate drink mix, confectioners’ sugar and powdered creamer.

Store in an airtight container.

1/4 cup mix to 1 cup boiling water and stir well. Makes 64 servings.

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Swiss Mocha Beverage Mix

1 cup instant coffee
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups nonfat dry milk
4 tablespoons cocoa powder

Mix thoroughly and put into a blender a couple cups at a time and blend to a fine powder.

To use, add approximately 2 rounded teaspoons per cup of boiling water, or less, to suit your own taste.

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Toffee Mocha Beverage Mix

2/3 cup instant coffee
1 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

Mix thoroughly and put into a blender a couple cups at a time and blend to a fine powder.

To use, add approximately 2 rounded teaspoons per cup of boiling water, or less, to suit your own taste.

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Malted Hot Cocoa Mix

1 (25.6 ounce) box nonfat dry milk powder
6 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (16 ounce) container instant chocolate milk mix
1 (13 ounce) jar malted milk powder
1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 (6 ounce) jar powdered nondairy creamer
1/2 teaspoon salt

In large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well blended. Store in an airtight container. Keep in a cool place.

Makes about 20 cups or 10 gifts.

To serve: In mug, pour 6 ounces of hot water over 1/3 cup cocoa mix,  and stir until well blended.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

1/3 cup light brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa
2 1/2 cups powdered milk

Combine and blend ingredients in a small bowl. Place in an airtight jar.  Attach these instructions to the jar:

Mexican Hot Chocolate
Serves 6
3 cups water
Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix (to taste)

Heat the water to boiling and add the Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix. Stir with a whisk until the mixture is smooth.

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Orange Hot Chocolate Mix

2 1/4 tablespoons powdered coffee creamer
1 tablespoons powdered orange flavored drink mix
1 1/2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons powdered chocolate-flavored drink mix

Stir the above ingredients together until well blended. Place in a small zip-type bag and seal. Attach a gift tag with the following instructions:

Orange Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons Orange Hot Chocolate Mix
8 ounces (1 cup) boiling water
Marshmallows or whipped cream (optional)

Place the orange hot chocolate mixture in a mug. Pour boiling water over the mixture. Stir until the mix is completely dissolved. If desired, garnish with marshmallows or whipped cream.  One bag Hot Chocolate Mix make 5 to 8 servings.

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Raspberry Cocoa Mix

3 cups instant hot cocoa mix
1 package unsweetened raspberry Kool-Aid mix

Combine all ingredients in a a sealable container. Shake well until blended. Store in an airtight container.

To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons into a coffee mug of hot water.

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Rich Cocoa

1 cup milk powder
1 cup powdered coffee creamer
1 cup sugar
½ cup cocoa powder

Mix well and store in a labeled container. To make cocoa, use about 1 tablespoon mix per 1/4 cup steaming hot water added, or up to 5 tablespoons per regular mug. Variations:

Peppermint- add 8 crushed peppermint Lifesavers to a batch of mix
Vanilla- add 5 teaspoons vanilla powder to a batch of mix
Cinnamon- add 4 teaspoons cinnamon to a batch of mix

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Spiced Cocoa Mix

2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup powdered nondairy creamer
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients, and mix thoroughly.  For each serving, combine 1/3 cup Spiced Cocoa Mix and 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir to dissolve.

Variation
Stir in 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder or 1 or 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur with a cinnamon stick.

Makes eight 6-ounce servings.

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White Hot Chocolate Mix

1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 teaspoon dried orange peel
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Combine ingredients and place in a small decorative clear glass jar.  Attach these instructions:  Combine 1 1/2 cups milk and 1/4 cup White Hot Chocolate Mix in a pan over medium heat. Whisk until the chocolate is melted.

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Caribbean Tea Mix

2 cups unsweetened powdered instant tea
2 packages orange-pineapple flavored gelatin
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon coconut extract

In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process until well blended. Store in an airtight container.

Stir 2 level tablespoons tea mix into 6 ounces hot water.

Makes 3 cups tea mix.

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Iced Tea Syrup Concentrate

10 tea bags
3 cups water
3 cups granulated sugar

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large pot and boil for 10 minutes.

Pour into a bottle and keep refrigerated.

Mix 5 parts of water to one part tea syrup concentrate or to your own taste.

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Instant Chai Tea Mix

1 1/2 cups instant tea powder
2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer
1/2 cup dry milk powder
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp vanilla powder

In a food processor or blender, combine instant tea, creamer, milk powder, confectioners’ sugar and brown sugar. Add ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, allspice and vanilla powder. Process for 2 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

1/4 cup mix in a mug, and fill with hot water, stir well. Makes aprox. 48 servings.

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Peach Tea Mix

1 cup instant tea
1 small box peach gelatin (e.g., brand name Jell-O)
2 cups sugar

Blend well. Use 2 – 3 teaspoons of mix per mug of hot water. Or blend it for an iced tea. If the instant tea you are starting with is already sweetened omit the 2 cups sugar.

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Russian Tea Mix

2 cups Tang
1/2 cup instant tea
1 package powdered lemonade mix
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix together well. Store in a covered jar, and use as you would instant tea.

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Creamsicle Drink Mix

1 part orange-flavored instant drink mix (Tang)
1 part powdered milk
2 parts instant vanilla pudding

To use, stir 2 tablespoons of Creamsicle Drink Mix into 1 cup of cold water.

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Eggless Eggnog

8 cups milk (we used reconstituted powdered milk)
1 (3 oz) package of French Vanilla Instant pudding
1/2 cup sugar (or you could use a sugar substitute)
2 tsp vanilla (the better your vanilla quality, the better will be your results. I used a Honduran import and it was fantastic)
1/2 tsp of nutmeg

In a large bowl, mix the pudding with 1 cup of the milk. When pudding is formed, add in the remaining ingredients and mix very well.  I’ve found a small whisk really makes this process go faster.

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Sport Drink Mixes

10 tbs. sugar (5/8 cups or 120 grams)
3/4 tsp Morton Lite salt (4.2 grams)
1 package of unsweetened Coolade mix for flavor (ie … Koolaid or similar store brand)
Water to make 2 liters

The recipe will give a total of 124 grams of solute which in 2 liters water gives a total of 6.2% concentration. For an 8 oz serving this gives:
14.2 grams carbohydrate (6%)
53 calories
103 mg Sodium
121 mg Potassium

You’ll notice that the amount of potassium is quite a bit higher than Gatorade, but the rest is pretty close. If you wanted to reduce the potassium, another option would be to use 1/2 tsp. each of regular salt and the Morton Lite Salt. This would change it to:
104mg sodium
40mg potassium

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Toasted Almond Smoothie

Blend following until smooth & store in a bag:

1/2 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup almond paste (can be purchased or made at home)
1 T. sugar
1 T. coconut cream powder

To serve, add mix, 1 oz Amaretto (if you want) and ½ c hot water in a mug. Or, put in a lidded drinking container and shake … its easier.

Yields:  1 serving

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Toasty Eggnog Drink

Mix together:

1 1/2 cups instant dry milk
1/2 cup nondairy creamer
1/2 cup powdered egg mix
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg

To serve, use 1/3 cup mix to roughly 8 oz. of cold or hot water. Stir well.

 

 

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