Monday, December 17, 2012

Mockiatto Coffee Drink Mix

Only a WEEK until Christmas you guys!  Accckk!  Is your shopping done?  Cleaning? Decorating? Baking? Hurry, hurry, hurry! 

Actually what I wish you would all do is sit down, make a Mockiatto, and think about the real reason for celebration.  Daydream for 20 minutes about holidays past, memorable gifts, memorable visits and realize, the house being clean isn't important, the only thing important is the special time you will spend with those you love, family, friends, etc.   I was just thinking about the Christmas I got my first pair of Velcro sneakers, and pin stripped jeans.  Or the Christmas I got a red plastic sled FILLED with new crayons and coloring books.  How about my first cabbage patch kid?!  So many fun memories. 

Nobody will starve and the Christmas tree may not be perfect, the garland may be half falling off the window but is all that REALLY so important?  Celebrating the birth of our savior, IS the reason for the season!!

OK, turning off memory lane now.   You all know what an avid coffee drink I am.  I think I could possibly qualify for a career in competitive coffee drinking.   I drink way to much coffee, my doctor says so anyway, I say, can you EVER drink ENOUGH?  I love the flavored creamers, I love it black, I love it about any way I can get it.  Instead of spending to much money on expensive coffee drinks from fancy coffee houses, I would love for you to give my Mockiatto a try.  I found a recipe similar at Hillbilly Housewife and wanted to change it up to the flavors I enjoy most....caramel and vanilla. 

I know you all are busy so I will get right to the recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! (I will be making a double recipe next time, just easier and stores perfectly in an airtight container)

1 cup powdered milk
1 cup caramel vanilla creamer
1 lg pkg (5.1 oz)  instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2-3/4 cup instant coffee granules

Add all ingredients to your food processor.  Process until it is a fine powder.  Add 3 heaping tbsps to 10-12 ounces of hot water.  You can adjust to your taste, more or less!

This keeps beautifully in an airtight container.  How about giving some for a gift?!  Include a baggie of it on your cookie tray! 

You do NOT have to do this in a food processor.  I just like it powdery more than I like it in bigger granules but will work fine either way!

Enjoy my friends.  Take a minute to cherish the true meaning of the season and enjoy the preparation and anticipation with a hot Mockiatto!
Your "still not done shopping"chefwannabe


  1. Altho I don't drink coffee, I love the smell of it. My daughters and nieces drink it like crazy. What does the pudding do to this mix? Does it make it more vanilla-ee? I might be tempted to try this. Thanks

  2. The pudding makes it really creamy and smooth, LOVE it!!! Hope you try it! Mery Christmas!