Recent Posts

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Summer Drinks Week: Iced Cappuccino Mix...

Pin It Now!
If you are a chocolate lover like me, this little drink is a lovely homemade alternative to the coffee shop treat.
Our Canadian chain, Tim Hortons, is famous for it's Iced Cappuccinos...a drink which I love but try to resist buying.
This homemade recipe has a great chocolate feel and not a super strong coffee  flavour.
The taste replicated here is close to the Tim Hortons ice cap I must say...just not slushy like Tims.
And like  yesterday's mix for chai tea latte, this takes a mere minutes to make in the food processor.
This mix would make such a fabulous gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, a hostess gift or any other occasion where a gift is required!

Iced Cappuccino Mix
Makes 48 servings/54 calories each
Makes approx. 4-5 cups of mix
Cost: 55 cents per serving {Canadian}


Ingredients


2 cups powdered non-dairy creamer {I used Western Family brand...a low cost brand available in Western Canada}

2 cups instant hot chocolate mix {I used no name hot chocolate}

1.5 cups cup instant coffee granules {I used Western Family brand}

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions: Place in food processor or blender to process to a fine powder.Add 2 heaping teaspoons to cup of hot water for a hot drink, or to cold water or milk and lots of ice for a cold drink. Flavour may vary depending on the type of hot chocolate and instant coffee used. My recipe turned out fine and I didn't have to make any adjustments, but I have read reviews where others do.  I recommend making a test cup to try and adjusting the flavours if needed before storing. Add more sugar if necessary.

And here's how we mix our drinks: 2 heaping teaspoons in a mason jar, add lots of ice, a cup of milk, put lid on jar, flex the biceps with giving the drink a good shake, take lid off and insert straw. Sip with joy! {I admit the drink is a little 'powdery' looking as I think not all of the coffee disolves in cold water, but use a straw and you are good! The taste is perfect!}

If you really want to rock star it up...you could  put it in a blender with ice and give it a good swirl. Then add some whipped cream on top and you have a sinfully delicious treat.

And like yesterday's drink, I packaged  the mix for gift-giving in a $1.50 jar from Dollarama.

 I created this cute little tag on the computer and used cardstock to mat the tag for an extra punch of colour.
And attached this darling little spoon with ribbon from my ribbon stash.
I just made this mix and my daughter has already gone upstairs with her SECOND jar of iced cappuccino to drink while she works on a project for school.
I think we have a winner here!

{Thank you so much to Uncommon for featuring this post here.}


This post has been linked to these great parties:




Today's Creative BlogBeauty and Bedlam

PhotobucketHome Stories A2ZSkip To My Lou


UndertheTableandDreaming I Heart Nap Time




It's OVerflowingPositively SplendidWhipperberryTidyMom

The 36th AVENUE


15 comments:

JoKnows said...

This is so exciting! I would have never thought to make my own. I have to give this a try, Angie!

Bronwyn said...

Yummy - and a pretty presentation!

Rana Asad said...

New Fashion Trends ...
check out New Fashion Trends..

Fashion and Styles

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Angie - What an awesome idea! I love iced coffee in the warmer months but definitely do not like paying a lot for it. Thanks so much for linking up!
Alissa

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Yummy!!! And your presentation again is just too too cute! By the way, Lipton DOES make instant tea and it's carried in most grocery store chains. I looked at it in the store and it isn't the iced tea mix so it should work!

Danielle said...

Angie, this looks so good! I love iced cappuccino so I'm drooling right now. I never knew how to make this and I'm shocked at how easy it is. (A lot cheaper than Starbucks too!) This is a perfect gift for my mom. I think I might have to copy your packaging. It's so dang cute! Really love this!!!

Danielle xo

Nancy said...

Looks yummy Angie. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This looks so good! I am a huge fan of cap, but our summers in sc are so hot. This would be perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us this week!

Take care,

Trish

Amanda said...

I love the idea of this, and your packaging is so super cute!!

I would love it if you would link up at Watch Out, Martha!’s link up party: Martha Mondays (every Monday through Wednesday)! Hope to see you there!
http://www.watchoutmartha.net/

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

What a great idea! I am going to make this for myself and share it as gifts too. Thanks!
from Holly @ www.abakershouse.com

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Love this! It sounds delish and looks so cute!

Rose Jesky said...

I love all 3 of these Mixes. Such an awesome Gift Idea I have pined them all.
Rose

Katie said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for the recipe!

Six Sisters said...

What a great idea! We would love for you to come share this at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_11.html

Love,
The Sisters

Bonnie @ Uncommon said...

featured this tonight!! stop by and grab a button!! ;0

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...