Sunday, November 30, 2008

Homemade Drink Mixes

Today some friends and I were talking about homemade gifts.  I mentioned these drink mix recipes and Donna asked if I would post them.  Donna, here you go.  Enjoy!
Russian Tea
from:  Rae Ann
3/4 cup Instant Tea
1-1/2 cup Tang
1/2 cup lemonade mix
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
Mix well and store in a closed container. Use 2-3 tablespoons per mug of hot water.
Hot Cocoa Mix
from:  Good Eats
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2-1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
Hot water

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.

Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.

Personal note:  I usually leave out the cayenne, but it's good if you want to add a little kick.

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