Friday, October 19, 2012

Fun Friday Mixes Edition- Hot Drinks

Yes, it is finally gotten cooler here and you might have seen me jumping up and down!  I love the cold weather!  But my kids especially anticipate the cooler weather when I allow them to break out the mugs in the morning and fix a hot drink!  OK, yes, usually in the evenings too.  But again, in my quest not to buy prepackaged stuff, I have been collecting my own mix favorites.  There is just something about scooping out your own heaping tablespoon of mix to heat with water.  The kids love it and so do I.  Are we saving money? Maybe not, but we are making memories and that counts for something in my book!  Healthier?  Maybe not, but certainly more fun!

Instant Russian Tea

21 oz. Tang
1 1/3 c. instant tea (we use decaf!)
1 1/3 c. sugar
1 pkg. lemonade mix
1 1/3 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. cloves

Mix all ingredients in glass jar.  Add 2-3 tsp. to mug of hot water.

Looks like a Walmart ad!
 Cocoa Mix

4 c dry milk powder
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. coffee creamer
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 small pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix

Mix all together and store in glass jar.  Add 1/2 c. mix to mug of hot water or milk.




  1. Hi Michele~
    I just wanted to let you know that I've really enjoyed your blog since finding you and I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can see it at my blog...

    Have a great day!

    1. Oh my, thank you so much Jess. I am glad you enjoy my random thoughts and ramblings!! ;). Can't wait to work on the questions this afternoon. Off to school the kiddos....
      Yeah Fridays! ;)

  2. I'm trying to decide on a hot cocoa mix as well!! Might have to try yours!

    1. Let me know which one you decide on! We do really like this one.

  3. Yummy!!! Will be trying the hot chocolate mix! Thanks for the taco seasoning. It has become a new favorite in our house :)

    1. We like it a lot, but I am afraid I have created a monster! That canister will be empty before November! haha Glad you are enjoying the taco mix, we use it a lot! As a matter of fact, Nachos with our movie tonight using it!

  4. Oh, I love Russian Tea made with Tang -- that was my comfort food (well, comfort drink) whenever I'd get a cold. It's too bad that it's so high in sugar.

    1. Yep! I did entertain the idea of honey granules, which we use for everything else, but the kids were going to revolt I thought! ;). Maybe I will try next time and see how it tastes!

  5. I grew up with both of these!!! I also gave both as Christmas gifts last year. I've never met any one else that drinks Russian Tea (or as we called it Mom's Spice Tea).

    For an extra twist on the Hot Chocolate....try the flavored coffee creamers. I like putting french vanilla creamer in ours.

    Thanks for the smiles and the memories.

    1. ohh, that sounds good Vickie! Someone else suggested cruched peppermints or cruched buttermints. Could be fun trying them all! ;)


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