How to Make Flavored and Spiced Coffee Mixes
I always make several beverage mixes for Christmas gift-giving, and spiced or flavored coffee is a perennial favorite. There aren’t many people on my gift list who don’t drink coffee, so this kind of jar recipe is a practical, clutter-free choice, especially for difficult-to-buy-for people, neighbours or work colleagues.
Coffee mix in a jar also works very well as a hostess gift or for house-warming, or pack these coffee recipes in a plastic bag for camping trips.
Store all coffee mix recipes in an air-tight jar, plastic bag, or other tightly sealed container.
French Vanilla Coffee Mix
1/3 cup instant coffee
1 cup instant skim milk powder
½ cup powdered non-dairy coffee creamer
1/3 cup white sugar
¼ cup vanilla instant pudding mix
If possible, blend all ingredients together in a blender until you have a smooth powder. If you do not have a blender, place all ingredients in a bowl and use a fork or whisk to thoroughly combine.
Transfer the combined mix to a pretty jar or airtight container.
Label: “Add two heaped teaspoons to coffee cup or mug. Add 3/4 cup boiling water and stir to dissolve. Sip, taste, and stir in more mix to the cup, if desired, according to your preference.”
2 cups non-dairy coffee creamer
1 ½ cups hot chocolate mix
1 ½ cups instant coffee granules
1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl.
Makes three 2-cup jars.
Label: “Add two heaped tablespoons to a cup of boiling water. Stir well and serve.”
Cappuccino Mocha Mix
6 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons instant expresso coffee powder
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1¼ cups powdered non-dairy creamer (your choice of plain or Irish Cream flavour)
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Makes 2½ cups of mix ( or about enough for 10 individual servings)
In a medium bowl, stir together espresso coffee powder, cocoa, creamer powder, sugar and cinnamon.
Label: “For each cup of cappuccino, measure 4 tablespoons mix into a coffee mug and stir in 2/3 cup of boiling water.”
Bavarian Mint Coffee Mix in a Jar
2/3 cup instant coffee granules
1 cup white sugar
I teaspoon dried mint leaves
2/3 cup non-dairy creamer
Mix all ingredients and process in the blender to the consistency of fine powder.
Label: “Add two heaped teaspoons to a cup of boiling water; adjust to taste.”
Peppermint Coffee Cocoa Mix
½ cups instant coffee granules
½ cups non-dairy creamer
1 cup white sugar
½ cups cocoa
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
Mix all ingredients except peppermint extract. Sprinkle peppermint extract over mix and stir well. Store in airtight jar or container.
Label: Stir two to three heaping teaspoons into 3/4 cup of boiling water. If desired, add more coffee mix according to taste.
Amaretto Mocha Coffee Mix
1 cup skim milk powder
2/3 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons almond extract
Mix all ingredients together and store in jar with a tightly fitting lid.
Label: “Stir 1/3 cup of amaretto mocha coffee mix into one cup of boiling water, until dissolved.”
Cinnamon ‘n’ Spice Coffee Mix
1¼ cup instant coffee granules
1 cup white or brown sugar
1 teaspoon each ground allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon
Blend all ingredients together, for 10 to 15 seconds in a blender, to make a fine powder.
Label: “Add two teaspoons of spiced coffee mix to a cup or mug of boiling water; adjust to taste.”
¾ cup instant coffee granules
1 cup instant hot chocolate powder
1 cup non-dairy powdered creamer
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Stir together all ingredients until well combined.
Label: “Use two or three tablespoons of mix per mug of boiling water. Stir to dissolve.”
Toffee Coffee Jar Mix
1 cup instant coffee granules
2 cups skim milk powder
1 cup non-dairy coffee creamer
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup instant butterscotch pudding mix
Stir all ingredients together, then store in a tightly lidded jar.
Label: “Add two to three teaspoons of mix to a coffee cup or mug. Add 3/4 cup of boiling water and stir well.”