This mix is special for two very important reasons.
1. It is a coffee drink!!
2. Thanks to sugar free products, I can actually drink it!
What a perfect gift for that person who is dieting or has to watch their sugar. At last, something for us!
Most of you don’t know that I have issues with sugar. I have to really watch it and generally avoid it altogether except in very small amounts. Come January, after all of our holiday eating transgressions are over, I’m going to bring you some special recipes I use when I want a special treat. Low sugar, no sugar, and a weee bit healthy – but don’t let that scare you, they are all still gonna be awful good, I promise you!
Tomorrow I will draw a name from the comments left on each of my gift mix posts and mail them one of each of my gift mixes in one of those red plastic dishpan that I love so much! To enter, simply comment on any gift mix post. One entry per comment!
You’ll need: Instant coffee, No Sugar Added Nesquik (or any brand no sugar added chocolate drink mix), Powdered coffee creamer, cinnamon, nutmeg, and Splenda (not pictured). I use generic splenda.
Now personally, I don’t care for nutmeg and I never have. However, I bought it just to use for this recipe and decided I’d put it in as the original recipe called for. I figured I’d change my mind and perhaps realize that I hadn’t given nutmeg a good chance before. Guess what? I learned that I just really don’t like nutmeg. If you do, that’s great! If you don’t, I would encourage you to leave it out and add more cinnamon in its place.
Put all of your ingredients in a bowl in the quantities listed in the recipe below. I have tweaked this recipe a bit as I felt it didn’t have enough creamer in it.
Stir that up well and you’ve made cappuccino mix!
Of course, I am doubling this because y’all know how I like to double things!
I just put mine in a little half pint jar and cut a circle of Christmas fabric with pinking shears to put under the screw on ring. I have tags available as well to put on this!
Sugar Free Cappuccino Mix
(makes about 3 1/2 pints of dry mix)
- 1 1/4 Cup powdered coffee creamer
- 1 C no sugar added chocolate drink mix (I used Nesquik)
- 2/3 C instant coffee granules
- 1/2 C splenda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (if you don’t like nutmeg, use more cinnamon)
Mix all together and store in airtight container. To prepare, place 3 T in a cup and add 8 OZ hot water. Stir.
To get printer ready tags for give giving, visit this link.*There is still a bit of sugar in this recipe as it naturally occurs in milk products. Use your own discretion, please.
For other gift mixes visit here.