Monday, May 6, 2013

Homemade Instant Cappuccino Coffee

Cappuccino photo null_zps57099039.jpgBecome your own "barista" by making your own Cappuccino coffee brew at home and save money. 

This recipe makes approximately 50, 6 ounce cups, which commercially would cost you several dollars a cup.

Cappuccino is normally espresso mixed with steamed milk, then topped with foamed milk. This mix lets you duplicate the beverage, minus special equipment and minus the cost!

The convenience is having it on hand anytime for your coffee pleasure or to serve to guests at dessert time.  And if you like a cold Frappuccino style coffee drink, use your blender and crushed ice with the mix and enjoy.

I sometimes add a a few teaspoons to my regular brewed coffee to jazz it up.

Making a large batch of this and putting in decorated gift jars makes a nice hostess gift or  addition to a holiday gift basket.


Homemade Instant Cappuccino Coffee
In a large container, mix the following ingredients:
1 cup. instant coffee creamer
1 cup instant chocolate drink mix (like Nestle's cocoa powder)
2/3 cup instant coffee, regular or decaf
1/2 cup sugar or sugar substitute
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground Nutmeg
Whipped dessert topping (optional)
Cappuccino Mix photo null_zpsbd22652c.jpg
To serve, mix 3 tablespoons of cappuccino mix with 6 ounces of hot water. Stir well.  Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Store mix in a jar with lid.

Estimated cost: pennies per serving.