Friday, 25 November 2011

Perfect Pair

If you're like me, coffee gets you up and keeps you going through the day. During the cold winter months, it's nice to switch it up a bit and have something different once in awhile. I recently tried this homemade Swiss Mocha Coffee mix and give it two thumbs up! It tastes just like the store bought version and it costs a lot less to make! 

Swiss Mocha Coffee Mix
1/2 cup instant coffee 
1 cup sugar 
1 cup instant dry milk powder 
1/4 cup powdered coffee creamer 
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 
1/4 cup vanilla flavored instant pudding mix (optional, but very good) 

Measure all of the ingredients into a clean, dry bowl. Use a fork to combine everything evenly. Powder everything in a blender. 

To Prepare: Measure 3 or 4 tablespoons into a coffee cup. Fill it up with hot water (about 3/4 cup) and stir to dissolve.

This is a very sweet and chocolaty coffee. I like to have a cup after lunch as my "dessert". Decaffeinated instant coffee, instead of regular, could also be used. 

And when you store it in a fancy container like the vintage canister featured below, it would be a beautiful gift for someone this holiday season or as a special way to pamper yourself. 

Such a perfect pair!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A Crafty Good Time!

My son's Deadmau5 costume created for Halloween.