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