Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Works-for-me Wednesday

This is a coffee mix I love to give each year. People really like it. In fact, one year I gave it to one of my the kids' choir teachers, and she was excited because the teacher my child had had the previous year had told her how good it was, and she knew that we gave it each year. (My son looks forward to helping me because he's my official "mint crusher" :)

Bavarian Mint Coffee

1/3 cup powdered coffee creamer
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup instant freeze-dried coffee
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 hard peppermint candies, crushed

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients. Store in airtight container.
To use, stir mixture before measuring.
For each serving, place 3 tablespoons mix in cup and add 6 oz. boiling water. Stir well.

To make as gifts, I usually triple the recipe and usually end up making more than one batch. I put enough for 3 or 4 servings in decorative Christmas bags with tags or labels denoting the serving suggestion. I also usually use decaffeinated coffee, and have found that people appreciate that.


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Laurel Wreath said...

Ok silly question the coffee does not taste funny because it is instant? What is powdered coffee. Can you email me brands you use for the powdered and the freeze-dried. Sounds good though.

Pieces said...

That recipe looks great. I am making coasters for gifts this year--the coffee will make a nice addition. Thanks!

Cyndi said...

Not silly questions, Laurel! I'll post this here, too, in case anyone else needs to know:

powdered coffee creamer = Coffeemate

Instant coffee= Tasters Choice, Folgers, etc. (although I used Walmart brand one year and it turned out great.)

The coffee doesn't taste funny, I think because it's got the mint, sugar and creamer in it, so it's more like a coffee drink.

Larae said...

Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing! =)

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