A little bit of warmth on a cool fall day {Swiss Style Mocha & Instant Spiced Tea}

I love a hot drink on a cool fall day!  I drink coffee year round (primarily for caffeine, of course) but I drink a lot of hot tea once the weather cools down.  I’m not a big fan of instant drinks but these two are an exception.  They are definitely not gourmet drinks but very good and nice to have on hand if you want a quick hot drink to warm up in this cool weather.  They are also nice as holiday gifts – just fill a jar with some of the mix and package with a nice mug and instructions on mixing (I’ve done this before with the Spiced Tea and it was a big hit!)

Note: I found multiple versions of the Instant Spiced Tea recipe.  They all taste very similar and are all listed below.

Swiss Style Mocha

Swiss Style Mocha

1/2 c. instant coffee

1/2 c. sugar

2 T. unsweetened cocoa

1 c. nonfat dry milk powder

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

~ For each cup of hot water, add 1 T. + 1 tsp. of mix {This was too weak for me – I used about 2 T. per cup).

Instant Spiced Tea

Instant Spiced Tea – version one

2 c. Tang

1 c. instant lemon flavored tea

2 c. sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ground cloves

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

~ For each cup of hot water, add 2 tsp. of mix.

Instant Spiced Tea – version two

2 c. Tang

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. instant tea (not lemon flavored)

.6 oz lemonade mix

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

~ For each cup of hot water, add 1 T. + 1 tsp. of mix.

Instant Spiced Tea – version three

2 c. Tang

2 1/2 c. sugar

1 pkg. lemonade mix

2 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 to 2 c. instant tea (not lemon flavored)

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

~ For each cup of hot water, add 2 tsp. of mix.

Instant Spiced Tea – version four

1 large jar Tang

1 small jar instant tea (not lemon flavored)

1 or 2 pkg. lemonade mix

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. ginger

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

~ For each cup of hot water, add 2 tsp. of mix.

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2 thoughts on “A little bit of warmth on a cool fall day {Swiss Style Mocha & Instant Spiced Tea}

  1. Wonderful gift idea! The instant spiced tea brings back sweet memories of making and drinking this especially during the holidays. I can smell it now! I must go buy the ingredients. I think I want some tonight.

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