I've never been a coffee drink. Actually, I hate it. I've never understood why people drink it.
Then I found this blog the other day..."Like A Warm Cup of Coffee." I watched her video introducing herself, and she said something that struck me. She said she only started drinking coffee a couple of years ago, then she realized that all these years, she wasn't lazy, she was just tired! A lightbulb went off in my head, and I thought that maybe that was the solution for me, too.
But my problem is that I hate the taste.
So, I went to my favorite place - allrecipes.com. Did a search for hot chocolate and coffee in the ingredients search, and found this recipe.
2 cups powdered non-dairy coffee creamer
1 1/2 cups instant hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 cups instant coffee granules
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1.In a large bowl, stir together the coffee creamer, hot chocolate mix, instant coffee, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
2.To make 1 cup, spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of the mix into a coffee mug, and add 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
So I went to Target yesterday, got all the ingredients and made my mix (I got Italian sweet cream flavored creamer and Dulce de Leche flavored hot chocolate). It's really good! There's still a coffee flavor to it, but the sugar, chocolate and spices cover it pretty well.
So, I'm on my way to see if this experiment works. I've had my cup this morning, and I'm feeling the caffeine course through my veins as we speak.