Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Drink this for instant Christmas spirit

My friend Shannon posted over at BlogHer about gifts for teachers: very enlightening for those of us whose kids are just getting started in school. Her article pointed to a great idea for a teacher gift...heck, for anyone: Fireside Coffee. A perfect blend of coffee, chocolate, and spices of the Christmas season. Yum! (And at that link there's also another hot drink idea.)

Here's the incredibly simple recipe (and it tastes good no matter how you package it).


1 cup powdered creamer
1 cup powdered hot chocolate mix
2/3 cup instant coffee
½ cup sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg

Mix together in large container and distribute into jars. Instructions attached to jar should read “Mix 3-4 heaping spoonfuls in a mug of hot water.” (For the instructions, I went to the scrapbook store and had them cut cardstock to fit on the lids. I wrote out the instructions in silver ink...hard to see in the photo. Then attached them with double-sided tape.)


Anonymous said...

It is really good, and it's not too sweet, either.

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

Wow! That sounds so delicious. I think I'll send Big Shooter out for the ingredients...Thanks!
And P.S. (I haven't read the article you mentioned so if this is a repeat -ignore it.) As a former teacher, we receive TONS of teacher/school/apples gifts through the years...something personal is so much more appreciated. I know that sounnds rude, but I so felt bad when $$ was wasted.