Recipe by Cookin'withGas
I have a co-worker that is addicted to those hot cafe mocha drinks...So for Christmas, last year, I decided to make them their own 'instant' mix...I even bought a 60 oz 'coffee-themed' container (that came with it's own TBSP measure) for them to store it in! A few TBSP of the 'mix' and some hot water and voila! Cafe Mocha!
Top Review by coastal fog
Thx for your delicious recipe!
Perfect proportions! But then again... "perfect" is relative and very individual. I like my coffee quite strong, so i upped it by 1/3 cup, because it felt like the chocolate tended to dominate the taste.
Furthermore, mere stirring will not pulverize instant coffee crystals, but judging from your photo, I figured you probably used "instant espresso"--the only brand along with Starbuck's VIA that come pulverized.
I personally like Nescafe, so the 2nd time around, I used a blender starting with the coffee first. This method is ideal for those who may want to use the same mix for iced coffee too. Sugar and coffee granules may not fully dissolve in cold water, but the "blender method" takes care of that too.
Note that a blender-pulverized mix will shrink in size by 30% (about 2 cups), so you'll need less than 3 Tbs/cup (8z water, hot or cold).
- 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup powdered coffee creamer (Coffeemate or Cremora)
- 1 cup instant coffee granules
- 1 cup instant chocolate drink mix, Nestle Quik
- 2 (3 1/2 ounce) packages vanilla instant pudding mix