Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday Treat: Cappuccino In a Jar

I love coffee. Like really love it. I found a recipe for a good "cappuccino" drink. Depending on which comments you believe, this may or may not meet your requirements for cappuccino, but it has caffeine so its good enough for me. This recipe makes 2 jars of cappuccino mix, one for you and one for a friend! Check the link for some really cute packaging ideas!

2/3 cup instant coffee grounds
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup powdered chocolate drink mix
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 12 ounce canning jars


  1. Put the coffee grounds into a food processor to grind into a fine powder. If you do not have a food processor, put it into a plastic zip lock bag and roll with a rolling pin until finely ground.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the instant coffee, creamer, chocolate drink mix, sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Stir together until well mixed. Divide the mixture between the two jars.
  3. Seal the jar tightly, cover the lid with a square cloth and wrap a rubber band over the cloth to keep it attached securely. Add a tag that reads: Mix 3 tablespoons of powder with 6 fluid ounces of hot water.


  • Cover with a holiday/gift themed square of cloth and ribbon to match the occasion.
  • Include with homemade bread, a package of biscotti, or whole cinnamon/candy cane sticks wrapped in cellophane to match your included flavoring.
  • Blend the ingredients with a whisk or blender before pouring into the jars to really mix it together.
  • Use whatever preferred powdered creamer... including flavored creamers like french vanilla.
  • Replace cinnamon and nutmeg with pumpkin spice, mint, or other spices for a variety of flavors.
  • Add chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, crushed peppermint candies etc. to match the flavor.
Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS

1 comment:

Arts in the Family said...

Sounds yummy! I like the flexibility of this recipe.

Alberto Ramirez Jr.