Cafe Mocha Drink Mix

Cafe Mocha Drink Mix created by Mamas Kitchen Hope

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!

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  • Sift all ingredients together; Store in a nice 60 oz container.
  • To use: add 4 tbsp of mix to 8 oz of boiling/hot water.
  • Note: to the noob who left the one star review -- I know who you are so please stop stalking me with a new ID and grow up, huh?
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"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!"
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  1. Warren_Ashley
    I was really pleased with this recipe! I did make changes to it to get further away from buying mixes from commercial manufacturers. But the bulk of your ingredients I could buy generic and it created a nice finished product.
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  2. Warren_Ashley
    So I did a couple things differently. I didn't want to use a nestle product when my goal was to get away from a mix as much as possible. Instead I used 1/2 cup cocoa powder and swapped regular sugar for powdered sugar and increased the sugar amount to 3 cups powdered sugar. I feel like the recipe benefits from running the powdered milk and instant coffee through a blender of coffee grinder in small batches you make sure its powdery to start with. I also ran everything mixed through my sifter a couple of times to ensure its definitely well mixed. Every ingredient I used was generic except for my cocoa which I'm kind of picky about. Everything else blends so well that I don't think those ingredients make much of a difference. I think the vanilla pudding mix packages are a nice touch and I think that was the most innovative addition to this recipe. I think you could get creative by using other flavors like banana or pistachio and make the flavor even more unique. Thanks again for such a nice starter recipe. I enjoyed working with it and will continue to play with it and make it my own.
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  3. Rebecca T.
    Oh. My. God. GUYS. This is holy grail level stuff. The coffee is barely detectable, so I might add more of that the next time I make it. But good lord, this is the creamiest, richest, milkiest hot chocolate I've ever made at home. It's way better than the pre-packaged hot chocolate mixes. It tastes like I dropped $5 at a coffee house for this. And I would happily pay $5 for a cup of this. Try it. You'll love it. (Oh, and I added mini marshmallows)
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  4. Chef241
    Does the pudding set?
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  5. coastal fog
    Thx for your delicious recipe! <br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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. <br/><br/>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).
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