Cafe Latte Mix

  • 1/2 cup instant coffee
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

This recipe has to be powdered in a blender. The vanilla makes things clumpy because it is a liquid, and the heaviness of the sugar makes it sink to the bottom while the coffee creamer rises to the top. Blending the mixture, takes care of all of these problems. Measure all of the ingredients (even the vanilla) into a blender container. Put the lid on. Process the mixture for about a minute, or until it is all powdery smooth, and the texture is even. This is actually a lot less work than it sounds like, and the texture is so impressively professional, that you may want to blend all of your coffee mixes from now on. Store in a container with a good lid. Makes 1- 2/3 cups.

This is very similar to Straight Up Latte, available for $3.50 a box from Foldger’s. Mine is a tiny bit stronger, and a little less sweet. I think it tastes better than the store-bought stuff, but I am a little biased.

To Prepare: Combine 3/4 cup of boiling water and 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mix. Stir to dissolve and serve.

If you are enjoying this frugal beverage mix, try Cafe Vienna recipe next. It’s just as creamy and delicious.

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