Friday, November 18, 2011

Gifts from the Kitchen #2

Happy Friday!  This is the second installment of Gift from the Kitchen. Today has drink mixes and creamers.  Add any of these to a basket with a mug and a book for the recipient.

Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

6 ½ c powdered milk
1 pkg non-instant chocolate pudding mix
1 c powdered chocolate drink mix
½ c powdered non-dairy creamer
½ c powdered sugar
½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
In a large bowl, combine powdered milk, chocolate pudding mix, chocolate drink mix powder, creamer, confectioners' sugar, and cocoa. Divide the mixture between two 1 quart jars. Seal, and decorate as desired. These can be stored in a dry area for up to 3 months. Attach a tag with the following instructions: Hot Cocoa: Dissolve 1/3 c cocoa mix in 1 c boiling water.

Cappuccino in a Jar

2/3 c instant coffee
1 c non-dairy creamer
1 c powdered chocolate drink mix
½ c sugar
¾ tsp cinnamon
3/8 tsp nutmeg
Have ready 2 (12 oz) canning jars. 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. Spoon into 2 - 12 oz jars. Attach a note to each jar that reads: Cappuccino: Mix 3 TBS of powder with 6 oz hot water.

Peach Tea Mix

1 c instant tea
1 - 3 oz pkg Peach Jell-O
2 c sugar
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well. Store in an airtight container. Give with instructions to serve. For one mug use 2 tsp tea mix with 8 oz hot water. Makes about 3 1/2 c tea mix. Can use Strawberry Jell-O or your choice of flavor.

Snickerdoodle Coffee Mix

1 c sugar
1 c powdered milk
½ c vanilla flavored powdered creamer
½ c baking cocoa
3 TBS instant coffee granules
½ tsp allspice
¼ tsp cinnamon
Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container. Attach instructions. Makes about 3 cups Instructions: Add 3 TBS mix to 3/4 c boiling water; stir well. Makes one serving.

Mocha Creamer

1 jar non dairy powdered creamer (6 oz)
1 c chocolate mix for milk
½ tsp cinnamon
In a medium bowl, combine creamer, chocolate mix and cinnamon. Store in an airtight container. Give with serving instructions. Makes about 2 ½ c creamer (or 4 gifts).  To serve: Stir 1 TBS creamer into 6 oz of hot coffee.

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