red mug, candle and roaring fire with text: Recipes for Drinkable Gifts from My Family Cookbook

Drinkable Gifts: Recipes from My Family Cookbook

I have a few recipes for homemade drinkable gifts in a special section of my family cookbook. Whenever I need an idea for a quick gift, this “Homemade Drinkable Gifts” section of my family cookbook always inspires me with the perfect solution.

Even if I don’t have all the ingredients, I can easily shop for the missing items since most recipes are made with standard measurements and readily-available package sizes.

My favorite drinkable recipes are for hot beverage. Great for the cold winter months!

I usually give them in a Snapware or plastic storage container which will be useful long after the beverage ingredients are gone.

Here are three recipes for my most drinkable gifts. Store these recipes in a special section in your family cookbook. That way you’ll always know where to find them when you need a recipe for a quick present.

My favourite 3 recipes for beverage gifts

Enjoy these drinkable presents hot or cold. (To drink them cold, dissolve the ingredients first and then blend with ice.)


A wonderfully soothing and warming mixture to make individual cups or whole pots on chilly evenings.


  • 1-1/2 cups instant tea powder
  • 2 cups orange flavored instant breakfast powder
  • 1 (3-ounce) package lemonade mix
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom

To serve

Place 2 teaspoons of tea mix in a cup, add boiling water, stir and enjoy!


A tasty south-of-the-border beverage that even Montezuma would love!


  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup amaretto flavored non-dairy creamer powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 tsp almond powder

To serve

Add 2 tablespoons of this mixture in 1 cup water to make cocoa.



An exotic blend reminiscent of the lovely chai tea served in Indian restaurants.

  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper (For zip! Optional)

Blend 1 cup at a time in a blender or food processor until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.

To serve

Stir 2 heaping tablespoons into a mug of hot water.

Why not purchase the ingredients in bulk and make several drinkable gifts at once? They are a great way to stay connected with friends and family well beyond the holidays.

Happy Cookbooking,


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