Friday, December 7, 2007


I love a flavored coffee once in a while! Actually, I'm a member of "Java Junkies Anonymous"! Starbuck’s is my favorite, but the closest one is 15 minutes away. Because when I want a cup, I want it now, I like to keep flavored coffee fixin’s around.

I don’t do sugar. I have about 10 different flavors of Davinci’s sugar fee syrup that I can add to some freshly brewed coffee & cream to create my own “grande, sugar-free, raspberry, yada, yada, yada…you get the idea!

But here’s an even easier idea – brought to you by Tupperware! ”Make Your Own International Coffee Mixes”!

I do realize that these mixes will never replace schmoozing with your favorite barista, but they're convenient & tasty nonetheless!

These are mixes you can whip up and keep on the shelf for those got to have a “froo-froo coffee” urges. I recommend that you store these in one of Tupperware’s Modular Mates. An oval 2 or 3 would be the perfect size, and it will keep the mix fresh for a year or more…if it lasts that long! The cost for these airtight, bug-proof, modular storage containers is $8.50 for the oval 2, and $9.50 for the oval 3.

If you are like me and do not use sugar, substitute your artificial sweetener of choice for the sugar in the recipe. (I prefer Splenda because the measurement conversion is 1 to 1.)

One more thing before I get to the recipes. This would make a wonderful gift! A Modular Mate, filled with one of the coffee mixes, a pretty mug & a package of biscotti all wrapped up in cellophane with a big bow would be appreciated by any hostess, girlfriend or teacher!

Enough advertising already…here’s some recipes!

Coffee Mixing Directions
~Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until powdered. Store in an airtight container.

Swiss Mocha Coffee
1 c. instant coffee
1 c. sugar
2 c. nonfat dry milk (I prefer Milkman brand - low fat, not non-fat)
4 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
(Use 1 – 2 tsp. Mix with each cup of hot water for individual serving.)

Cafe´ Vienna
1 c. instant coffee
1-1/3 c. sugar
1-1/3 c. nonfat dry milk - I prefer Milkman brand - low fat.
1 tsp. Cinnamon
*Tupperware’s Cinnamon Vanilla blend is really good for this
(Use 1 – 2 tsp. Mix with each cup of hot water for individual serving.)

Bavarian Mint Coffee
2/3 c. instant coffee
1 c. sugar
1 rounded tsp. Loose, dried mint leaves
2/3 c. non-dairy creamer
(Use 1 – 2 tsp. Mix with each cup of hot water for individual serving.)

Cafe´ Au Lait Mix
1 – 11 oz. jar of non-dairy creamer
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. Instant coffee crystals
Dash of salt
(Use ¼ c. Mix to 2/3 c, hot water)

Russian Tea
1 c. instant tea
1 – 9 oz. jar of Tang
1 – 3 oz pkg. of pre-sweetened lemonade
½ tsp. Ground cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
(Use 2 tsp. Mix to 1 c. boiling water.)

Enjoy! Chris