Make Your Own Cappuccino French Vanilla Coffee Mix


Well, it’s that time of the year again.  Once summer rolls around the Aldi where I shop stops stocking one of their drink mixes that we enjoy, the Cappuccino French Vanilla instant coffee mix.

Of course that doesn’t throw me too big of a curve.  I just find a way to Make My Own!

In the past I’ve used this recipe (Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Mix) to solve the problem, and it’s a mixture that’s tasty and easy to make. But last week when I was looking at the ingredient label on my empty container of  Aldi Cappuccino French Vanilla mix I spotted that it included cocoa.  Oh  . . .  good idea! Some chocolate flavor in the mix sounded like an excellent idea. Homemade French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix

So this time around  I’m mixing together this easy recipe for homemade cappuccino french vanilla coffee mix that includes some powdered chocolate drink mix in the ingredients too.  AND – it can be served either as a hot beverage . . .Or . . . served over ice for a cold beverage.

{ See Aldi – we CAN still use this in the summer! }

Here’s how to do it:

Homemade Instant Cappuccino French Vanilla Mix


  • 3/4 cup Instant Coffee

  • 1 cup Chocolate Drink Mix (I used Nestle Nesquik)

  • 1 cup Powdered French Vanilla Creamer

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar (also known as Confectioner’s Sugar)

Ingredients for French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix

1.  The first thing I would recommend with this recipe is to grind the instant coffee granules a little finer.  This helps the instant coffee blend into the rest of the ingredients better.  I used my food processor for this step which worked well (pulsing for 30 seconds or so did the trick).  A coffee grinder would probably work good too.

2.  Combine the instant coffee with the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix everything together well.

Ingredients for French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix

3.  Transfer to a covered container for storage.


To Use:   Combine 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mix with about 3/4 cup hot water.  Serve hot in a coffee mug or serve over ice for an iced coffee beverage.

Homemade French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix

A Few More Notes:

~~ Try different variations of this mix by using different flavors of powdered creamers (for instance Hazlenut or Caramel).

~~ You can also add about a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg to the mix for a flavor twist.

~~ Perfect for gift giving too!  Put in a cute jar and include a label with instructions for how much mix to use per cup.



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  1. audrey says

    I love your site! I am 67 and retired and so like making my own. This recipe is better than the one I was using, thank you!

    • BeverlyBeverly says

      Thanks Audrey! Making your own stuff is a great money saving strategy in retirement – glad to hear you’re enjoying this recipe too!

  2. Juliana says

    This looks super yummy! I’ve been reading your blog for some time, and I always enjoy your posts! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sally says

    I love this and drink it all the time. I flavor mine with Ice Cream toppings, Caramel is my favorite!. I have also used frozen fruit instead of ice cubes to add flavor. This recipe is definitely a KEEPER!

    • BeverlyBeverly says

      We’ve made this recipe MANY times too since I first published it. It’s a keeper at our house too! The ice cream topping idea sounds like a great homemade way to make this drink even more like the fancy coffee shop drinks.