Homemade Cappuccino Mix Recipe

by Merissa on December 8, 2014

in Mixes

Homemade Cappuccino Mix Recipe - Little House Living

Homemade Cappuccino Mix Recipe

Still looking for a last minute gift? This homemade Cappuccino Mix recipe may be perfect! It only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to put this mix together and you have a great gift for a gift basket, a stocking stuffer, or a perfect little gift on it's own tied with a pretty ribbon!

We've made this mix two different ways. First, as an instant mix recipe using instant coffee. For that recipe you can simply stir some of the mix right into a warm mug of water. You can also use regular ground coffee instead of instant coffee which makes a perfect filler for those reusable K-Cups! I didn't even know what those were until I bought a nice coffee maker for my hubby for his birthday (he's the coffee drinker on our little farm!) and those K-Cups are expensive! So we bought the reusable cups from Amazon and when he wants some brewed cappuccino he fills it with the mix you will find below.

Homemade Cappuccino Mix

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup Instant Coffee (or a Regular or Vanilla Ground Coffee for non-instant)
  • 1 cup Sugar (can be regular, raw, coconut, etc)
  • 1 1/4 cups Powdered Milk (or Powdered Coconut Milk for dairy free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon

Ingredients for Homemade Cappuccino Mix

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well blended. Pour into a jar or some kind of pretty storage container. If giving as a gift you can decorate with ribbon or other full festive garland.

Homemade Cappuccino Mix

To mix up your homemade Cappuccino Mix, add a few spoonfuls to a mug full of warm water. Stir until the mixture is dissolved. If using the non-instant ground coffee, add about 4 teaspoons into a reusable k-cup and brew as normal.

We have some other yummy homemade Mixes here on Little House Living that you might want to check out as well! Particularly the Scone Mix recipe and the homemade Hot Chocolate Mix!

Who would you give this mix as a gift to?


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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Audrey December 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

What a great quick and easy gift. Found this on Wine’d Down Wednesday


2 Jill December 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm

This sounds great for giving or receiving!
Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!


3 Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures December 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm

What a great recipe! I’d like to feature this at Tuesdays with a Twist tomorrow! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


4 Diane Balch December 18, 2014 at 8:28 am

What a great gift and well appreciated too. Cappuccino mixes can be expensive. Pinned. Thanks for sharing this with us on Weekend Bites.


5 Beth December 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

What a great recipe and so easy. Thanks for sharing!


6 Theresa @DearCreatives December 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Thanks for sharing your recipe at the party! Happy Holidays!


7 Barb @ A Life in Balance December 18, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!


8 Erlene December 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. I’ve featured this on a DIY gift round-up on the blog.


9 Jami December 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm

This is so fun! Just curious, how sweet is this? I would like to try it, but don’t like it too sweet.


10 Merissa December 30, 2014 at 7:31 am

My husband doesn’t think it’s too sweet but you could always leave out part of the sugar and add it in as you need to if you aren’t sure about it.


11 Dawn January 5, 2015 at 7:04 am

This sounds great. I’m a southern girl from Tennessee, who currently resides in Green Bay, WI. And it get’s mighty cold up here. I like making my own things and this would be one of them. Thank You for sharing, and God bless you and your family.


Dawn E. Hayes


12 Crystal January 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm

I just made a batch of this for myself and I made it with powdered coconut milk and it’s just wonderful!!! I love being able to control my ingredients. Organic fair trade freeze dried coffee, organic sugar and coconut milk powder and you can’t even taste the spices but you know they are there enhancing the flavor. Thank you so much for this I can’t wait to make some for some of my dairy free friends!!!


13 Lisa January 23, 2015 at 6:17 am

Good idea! πŸ˜‰


14 Fresh Ground Coffee in Chicago May 8, 2015 at 10:21 am

Love the recipe, Merissa! Love cappuccino mixes! Can’t wait to try this one.


15 Judy Mueller December 2, 2015 at 7:22 am

Thank you for this receipe using whole foods! It is the only one I found that does not use fake coffee creamer or other ingredients w/many unpronounceable additives. My question is this: I want to make it MOCHA cappuccino and don’t know what proportion of cocoa to add. Help! please.

Judy Mueller


16 Merissa December 2, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Hmmm, I’m not sure on that one because I haven’t done it yet, you may just have to experiment. Let us know!


17 Lolobunny January 1, 2016 at 9:25 pm

This is a lovely gift idea. I’m bookmarking this for teacher gifts for my colleagues and for friends! Especially for the cold Canada winters πŸ˜‰


18 Amy August 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm

I am excited about this! It sounds yummy! I’m on and off with my coffee habit so this is perfect for days when I only want one cup and it’s quick. Thank for sharing πŸ™‚


19 Jewel Shortt March 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Hi Merissa, I love Cappuccino, this is a great recipe! I am addicted to the taste of Ginger, so I added 1/2 tsp. to your recipe along with the Nutmeg and Cinnamon. Oh it’s soooooo good! Thank you!


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