Category Archives for Beverages

Orange Nutmeg Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1 to 2 teaspoons dry orange peel 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you are ambitious, you can powder everything in […]

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Bavarian Mint Coffee Mix

1/3 cup instant coffee 1 cup instant dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup store-bought instant chocolate pudding mix 6 to 8 red & white candy mints, crushed Measure all of the ingredients (even the crushed candies) into a blender container. Put the lid on. […]

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Toffee Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1 cup instant non-fat dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry fat-free butter flakes, like Butter Buds (optional, but good) Pinch salt 1/4 cup store-bought butterscotch flavored instant pudding mix (optional, but good) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. […]

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Mocha Espresso Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups instant dry milk powder 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 1/4 cup instant vanilla or chocolate flavored pudding mix (optional) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you […]

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Rich Vanilla Coffee Mix

Most mornings I drink my coffee black, but every once in a while I’m in the mood for a “fancy” coffee drink. This isn’t quite as strong as a vanilla latte at your favorite coffee house. If that’s your drink, use some instant espresso powder instead. This reminds me of the little containers of instant […]

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Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix

1/2 cup instant coffee 1 cup sugar 1 cup instant dry milk powder 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup vanilla flavored instant pudding mix (optional, but very good) Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. If you are ambitious, you […]

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English Breakfast Tea

1/3 cup plain instant tea 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder 2 – 3 tablespoons sugar 1 pinch black pepper (do not omit) Dash salt In a resealable container combine all of the ingredients and stir with a fork or a whisk to distribute everything evenly. Store on the […]

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Ginger Tea Mix

1-1/2 cup plain instant tea 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup instant powdered milk 1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer In a resealable container combine all of the ingredients and stir with a fork or a whisk to distribute everything evenly. Store on the pantry shelf. To Prepare: Combine 2 tablespoons Ginger Tea […]

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Perfect Ice Tea

Homemade Iced Tea 6 to 8 tea bags 1 quart hot water (4 cups) 1 quart cold water (4 cups) 1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey, optional Iced tea is one of those delicious flavors that just makes the summer time seem worth while. It has all of the caffeine of soda pop, but […]

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Hot Cocoa Mix

  4 cups instant nonfat dry milk powder 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer (coffee lightener like Creamora) 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 package of instant store-bought chocolate OR vanilla pudding mix (optional, but very good) Measure all of the ingredients into a dry clean bowl. Use a whisk to sort […]

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Creamy Rich Hot Cocoa Mix

2 cups powdered milk 1/2 cup powder for making chocolate milk (like Nestle, only I used a store brand) 1/2 cup powdered coffee creamer 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Stir so that everything is evenly distributed. Transfer the mixture to a quart-sized storage container. Store on […]

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Rich Hot Cocoa or Carob

12 ounce can evaporated milk 1-1/2 cups hot tap water 1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa or carob powder Dash Salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Measure the water into a 2-quart sauce pan. Add the sugar, cocoa and salt. Heat the water over a medium flame. Stir the mixture until the cocoa dissolves […]

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Homemade Spiced Tea

2 to 3 cups of sugar (depending on your sweet tooth) 2 packets orange kool-aid mix 1 or 2 packets lemon kool-aid mix (depending on your sour tooth) 1/2 cup instant tea 1 or 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves Get out a large dry bowl. Measure the sugar into the bowl. Open up […]

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Switchel

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (yes vinegar) 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 cup sugar or honey 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 cup oatmeal (optional) tap water to make 2 quarts This is a very old recipe, imported from our Yankee neighbors to the north, and before that, from Nova Scotia. Did you ever wonder what […]

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