Homemade Cappuccino Mix Recipe

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Looking for a warm drink or a unique gift idea? 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 its own tied with a pretty ribbon!

The delicious Homemade Cappuccino Mix is the perfect way to chase the cold winter days away. It also makes a wonderful gift! #homemadecappuccinomix #instantcappuccinomix #homemadecoffeedrinks #organiccappuccinomix #cappuccinomix #diycappuccinomix #makeyourown

Homemade Cappuccino Mix

As the weather starts to cool off, I love to have something warm to sip on in the mornings. This Homemade Cappuccino Mix Recipe is delicious and easy to make. The mild coffee flavor makes it perfect for the coffee drinkers or non-coffee drinkers alike. Just add a few scoops of mix to a cup and warm it up for the perfect start to your day!

We’ve made this homemade cappuccino powder 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 real 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 Recipe

Cappuccino Powder Ingredients:

  • 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 another full festive garland.

–Make sure to label your jar! You can get some Free Printable Canning Jar Labels here.

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.

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Homemade Cappuccino Mix Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together until well blended.
  2. Pour into a jar or some kind of pretty storage container. If you are giving it as a gift, you can decorate with ribbon or another full festive garland.
  3. 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.

This Homemade Cappucino Mix Recipe makes a great gift idea for teachers, friends, and family!

Here are some more DIY Mixes that make great gifts for you to check out as well:

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Check out all the yummy homemade Mixes here on Little House Living!


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This Homemade Cappucino Mix Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in November 2014. It has been updated as of October 2019.

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37 Comments

    1. Has anyone made this as a French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix, and what did you use? Does anyone have suggestions for specific kinds and brands of things?!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  1. This sounds great for giving or receiving!
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  2. What a great recipe! I’d like to feature this at Tuesdays with a Twist tomorrow! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

    Sincerely,

    Dawn E. Hayes

  5. 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!!!

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

      1. Cappuccino doesn’t contain chocolate. Some coffee shops might put a dash of chocolate powder on top of a cappuccino but a traditional cappuccino doesn’t have it in the actual mix or drink.

  7. 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

  8. 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 šŸ˜‰

  9. 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 šŸ™‚

  10. 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!

  11. Iā€™m not a coffee drinker but I would love to make this for teacher gifts. How much (tbsp) would you add to an 8oz mug of hot water?

  12. Thank you for coming up with this recipe! I love Cappuccino in the morning and buying it at the store all the time was getting really expensive! now I can make it in bulk and have it on hand all the time for much cheaper which is great for our very tight budget! Blessings to you and yours! šŸ™‚

  13. This is a weird question. My dad loves cappuccinos, but doesnt like coffee. Weird i know. Can i cut the coffee grounds back to like 1/4 c That might cut some of the taste of coffee for him

  14. Brilliant idea and I like the sound of your other homemade mixes too. Think this will be perfect for Christmas this year. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I’m trying to use this with the reusable K-cups. How do you keep it from clogging the screen? So far, it hasn’t worked. Help!

  16. I made this with french vanilla dried coffee creamer instead of powdered milk as I have milk issues. Was really good!