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  • Writer's pictureLinda Thomson

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Easy Spiced Morning Mocha


1 Tablespoon French vanilla powdered nondairy creamer

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

1 teaspoon baking cocoa

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup hot 2% milk or water

Sweetened whipped cream and additional ground cinnamon


  1. Place the first six ingredients in a mug.

  2. Stir in hot milk until blended.

  3. Top with whipped cream; sprinkle with additional cinnamon

Creamy Caramel Mocha


1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Tablespoon confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided

1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa

1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream

4 cups hot strong brewed coffee

1/2 cup caramel flavoring syrup

Butterscotch-caramel ice cream topping


  1. In a small bowl, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form.

  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, whisk cocoa and half-and-half cream until smooth. Heat until bubbles form around sides of pan. Whisk in coffee, caramel syrup and remaining vanilla.

  3. Top servings with whipped cream; drizzle with butterscotch topping.

Recipes from Taste of Home

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