This is one of my favorite recipes. This is what every coffee drinker in my family gets each year. This is what gets me through the holidays.


That’s right. I said it. And I’ll say it again.


For weeks, I’ve been working on my Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway: scrounging up sponsors, writing reviews, and just plain getting into that Ol’ Holiday Spirit.

It can’t be avoided… and I don’t want to.

I’ve spent the last week reorganizing my kitchen, and today we decorated for Fall. I’ve tweeted it, Facebooked about it, and shown my beautiful dishes on Instagram. Didn’t see it? Well… here you are:

And now I’m ready to cook. Bake. Make. And taste.

Sounds exhausting? You would think… But don’t worry. This Girl’s got ya covered with some great tasting caffeine.

Mocha Flavored Coffee is one of those really great, easy, oh-so-appreciated recipes. You can add as little or as much as you want to 8 ounces of hot liquid. I prefer to embellish my basic coffee with it, others add it to hot water. Either way, it’s sure to please.

RECIPE: Mocha Flavored Coffee

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6 cups

Serving Size: 2 TBSP


  • 1/2 Cup instant coffee
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup powdered creamer
  • 2 TBSP Cocoa powder
  • 2 TBSP instant hot cocoa mix


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Add 2 rounded teaspoons (or more) to 8 oz. hot water or coffee.
  3. Stir thoroughly.


Embellish with whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate shavings, sprinkles or candy canes. Store in air-tight container for months (if it lasts that long!). Use decaffeinated coffee grounds and a sugar substitute if desired.

Now here’s a little bonus idea for you (call it an early Christmas gift): How often do you wish you could just take a small break from the day and enjoy a blend of your favorite cafe mocha? But you’re busy. Working. Running errands. Taking care of the Home Front. There’s not always time or money to treat yourself.

Well, now you can!

I bought my OXO Good Grips Salt and Pepper Shakers for just this purpose!

See that great little pour spout on the side? Just Take and Shake!

They’re called Good Grips for good reason: These little dandies fit perfectly in the palm of a hand, making them easy to hold. They’re solidly built, but not bulky. They’ll fit in your cabinet, desk drawer, and bag. And because they’re clear, there’s no guessing if there’s enough mix left for one more Mocha. They’re perfect.

Carry one of these lightweight shakers with you throughout the season, and you’ll enjoy several mugfuls of this great drink recipe. (Be sure to keep the shaker holes covered or put a small round of paper under the cap so it doesn’t sprinkle all over the inside of your tote!)

As you can see, I also like to add layers of cinnamon and nutmeg to my personal stash. A few shakes of the shaker and it blends quite nicely. Each shaker holds enough mix for three regular cups of Mocha Flavored Coffee.

So whether I’m at work, in my own kitchen, or busy running errands, I always have a great cup of coffee with me.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

[Disclaimer: Frankly, My Dear.. has joined up with OXO and their Blogger Outreach Program. I have not been compensated for this post in any manner. All reviews and opinions are my own.]

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