Homemade Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

1 Coconut, shell removed and flesh grated (or 2.5 ounces fresh grated coconut)

1-12 cups hot, simmered (not boiling) water

Preparation:

Place the coconut in a heat-proof bow. Cover with hot water and stir. Let cool to room temperature.

Place a strainer over a large bowl. Line it with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the soaked coconut with its liquid into the lined strainer. Lift the cheesecloth, pull the edges together, and squeeze out the coconut milk. Refrigerate the coconut milk.

Then air-dry the remaining coconut flesh  or toasted for other uses.

Enjoy!

Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Ingredients:

10-2/3 cups instant nonfat powdered milk
1 (6-ounce) jar powdered nondairy creamer
4 cups powdered sugar
2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 bag mini marshmallows

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir gently to mix well. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place. This makes 17 cups of mix.

For one serving, stir 3 tablespoons mix into 1 cup of hot water until dissolved. You can use hot milk in place of the hot water for a richer taste.

Russian Tea Mix

Ingredients:

1 c. instant tea (Nestea or off brand)
2 c. orange flavored drink mix (I used Tang)
3 oz. pkg. unsweetened lemonade powder
2 c. sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (I use 1 teaspoon for more spice)

Preparation:

In a large bowl, combine instant tea, orange drink mix, sugar cinnamon and cloves; mix thoroughly with a wire whisk. Store in a sealed jar in a cool place.

To use, combine 3-4 tablespoons of mix with 1 cup boiling or cold water. Adjust amount used to taste.

Chai Tea Mix

Ingredients:

1 c. nonfat dry milk powder
2 c. powdered non dairy creamer
2 teaspoons vanilla powder
2-1/2 c. sugar
1-1/2 c. unsweetened instant tea (Nestea or off brand)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Preparation:

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. In a blender or food processor bowl, place 1 cup at a time, and process until  blended to a fine mixture.

Add 2 heaping serving tablespoons Chai tea mixture to a mug of boiling water and stir to mix well.

* If you can’t find vanilla powder, mix 2 tsp. vanilla extract with some of the sugar until blended and dry. Then process with remaining ingredients in blender or food processor.

Enjoy!

Cappuccino Mix

Ingredients:

1 c. powdered instant non dairy creamer
1 c. chocolate flavored drink mix
3/4 c. instant coffee (decaffeinated or regular)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preparation:

Combine creamer, chocolate drink mix, instant coffee, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Store in an airtight container.

To use, combine 2 tablespoons of mix with 6 ounces boiling water. Garnish with whipped cream. For a kick, add 1 tablespoon Frangelico Liquor.

This is really good and my favorite! Enjoy!

Cafe Mocha Mix

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups instant espresso coffee granules
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 c. powdered coffee creamer
1/3 c. powdered sugar

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well with a wire whisk. Store in an airtight container in a cool place. To serve, combine 2 Tablespoons mix with 3/4 cup boiling water and stir well to blend.

* Adjust mix to desired taste.

Cafe Bavarian Mix

Ingredients:

1 c. powdered non dairy creamer
1-1/3 cups sugar
1 c. instant coffee granules
1/2 c. cocoa powder
10 hard candy peppermints

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in bowl of blender or food processor. Process until well blended and particles are fine. Store in tightly covered container in a cool dry place. To use, dissolve 1-2 Tablespoons of mix in 1 cup boiling water or to taste.