) Indulge in Richness with this Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix

As a barista with years of experience, I know that there’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious cup of coffee. But why settle for plain old coffee when you can have something truly special? That’s where my chocolate-cherry coffee mix recipe comes in. Trust me when I say this is not your average cup of joe.

In this recipe, we’re blending the rich and bold flavors of coffee with the sweetness of chocolate and cherry to create a drink that is nothing short of divine. This chocolate cherry coffee mix is perfect for anyone looking for an alternative to plain coffee, or just wants something sweet to sip on throughout the day.

So if you’re tired of the same old boring coffee routine, join me in shaking things up with this decadent and easy-to-follow chocolate-cherry coffee mix recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix
Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix

What if I told you that there was a recipe that could satisfy your sweet cravings and give you the energy boost you need to tackle a long day? Look no further than this Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix Recipe. Trust me, you will fall head over heels in love with the decadent combination of chocolate and cherry in your coffee.

Not only does this drink taste heavenly, but the ingredients are also budget-friendly and easy to find at your local grocery store. It’s the perfect solution for those days when you’re low on time or need a quick pick-me-up.

Plus, this mix is incredibly versatile. You can easily switch up the flavors by using different types of chocolate, adding in a hint of cherry juice or syrup, or even making it into an iced coffee. Trust me; your taste buds will be in for a treat regardless of how you choose to make it.

If that isn’t enough to convince you, consider this: drinking this Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix Recipe will give you the energy boots you need while satisfying your sweet tooth with every sip. So why delay? Try out this delightful concoction today and let the chocolate-covered cherries dancing in your cup bring joy to your palate!

Ingredient List

 A Decadent Delight: Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix
A Decadent Delight: Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this delicious chocolate-cherry coffee mix recipe:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate, grated or shaved,
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, grated or shaved,
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup cherry juice, which isn’t in the original recipe but I’ve added for that extra pure cherry flavor

This recipe has a good combination of sweet and tangy flavors. The ingredient list includes sugar, confectioners’ sugar, non-dairy coffee creamer, instant coffee granules, baking cocoa, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cherry juice and chocolate syrup.

The Recipe How-To

 Sweet and Sinful: Indulge in Our Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix
Sweet and Sinful: Indulge in Our Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix

Measuring the Ingredients

Before getting started with the recipe, it is important to measure all of the ingredients properly. In this recipe, we’ll need the following:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 1 1/3 cups instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup dried cherry juice powder

Mixing the Ingredients

Once all of the ingredients are measured out, it’s time to mix them together. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, confectioners’ sugar, non-dairy coffee creamer, instant coffee granules, baking cocoa, and dried cherry juice powder. Mix these ingredients thoroughly until there are no lumps.

Making the Coffee

To make a cup of Chocolate-Cherry Coffee, fill a glass halfway with hot water. Add 2 tablespoons of the coffee mix and stir well. Then add milk and/or sweetener to taste. For an even richer flavor, add a squirt of chocolate syrup or top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of miniature marshmallows.

Trying Different Variations

You can also use this mix for other coffee recipes such as cherry mocha or cherry latte. Simply make espresso or strong brewed coffee and add in the desired amount of mix along with some milk or creamer.

Storing for Later Use

This recipe makes about 6 cups worth of mix which can be stored in an air-tight container for later use. When ready to make more Chocolate-Cherry Coffee, simply scoop out 2 tablespoons of mix per cup and enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Brew Up a Batch of Our Luxurious Chocolate Cherry Coffee
Brew Up a Batch of Our Luxurious Chocolate Cherry Coffee

The chocolate-cherry coffee mix recipe is already a delightful treat on its own, but you can also explore various ways to modify the recipe to cater to your taste buds! Here are some substitutions and variations that you can experiment with:

1. Dairy-free: If you’re lactose intolerant or simply avoiding dairy products, substitute the milk chocolate with dark chocolate and the milk or creamer with non-dairy alternatives such as almond milk or coconut milk.

2. Sweetness level: Adjust the sweetness level by reducing or adding more granulated sugar, confectioners’ sugar, or cherry juice according to your preference.

3. Coffee intensity: If you’re looking for a full-bodied coffee flavor, infuse the mix with stronger coffee granules or freshly brewed espresso shots. On the other hand, if you prefer something milder, reduce the amount of instant coffee granules used.

4. Flavored coffee creamer: For an extra burst of flavor in your chocolate-cherry coffee mix recipe, try using flavored coffee creamer like French vanilla, hazelnut, or mocha. This will give your mix a unique taste profile that is sure to impress!

5. Add-ins: Give your chocolate cherry coffee mix some extra texture by adding in some mini marshmallows or chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts. Alternatively, if you want to elevate it into a dessert, use it as an ingredient in a chocolate cherry cake recipe, cherry pecan trail mix, cherry cookies or any other sweet treats that call for a chocolate-covered cherry flavor.

With these ideas in mind, feel free to play around with the recipe and make it your own! The possibilities for delightful variations of this indulgent concoction are endless, so get creative and enjoy your own twist on this classic cafe favorite!

Serving and Pairing

 Pour on the Flavor: Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix
Pour on the Flavor: Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix

Once you’ve created the delectable chocolate-cherry coffee mix recipe, it’s time to serve and pair it with appropriate complementing flavors. I recommend serving this coffee mix in a large mug or glass that can accommodate enough of the drink, including any toppings or add-ins.

To make it even more indulgent and appealing, be sure to top it with miniature marshmallows, chocolate shavings, or whipped cream. You may drizzle some chocolate syrup to give a sweet creamy finish.

Since this coffee mix is sweet and decadent, it pairs well with savory meals such as omelets, breakfast burritos or sausages. For something sweeter, consider pastries like muffins or scones.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing the chocolate cherry coffee mix with dark chocolates or cherry-flavored treats like cherry pie filling. You can also use it as a base for a cherry mocha or cherry latte.

This mix recipe is also versatile enough to be served either hot or cold brew depending on your preference. The sweetness of cherries combined with the bold taste of dark cocoa would be perfect for an iced coffee on a sunny afternoon.

Overall, this coffee mix is both sinfully rich and delicious on its own or you can pair it with an equally enticing complement.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Satisfy Your Cravings with Our Chocolate Cherry Coffee Blend
Satisfy Your Cravings with Our Chocolate Cherry Coffee Blend

Once you prepare this chocolate cherry coffee mix recipe, you can store it in an airtight container for up to 2 months. This dry mix is perfect for making your coffee more flavorful quickly.

To make this recipe ahead of time, mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl until well-combined. Store the mixture in an airtight container away from direct sunlight or heat.

When you are ready to serve, take out the desired amount and pour into a cup or mug. If using hot coffee, whisk 1/4 cup of the dry mix with 8 oz of brewed coffee. For iced coffee, add the dry mix and stir until dissolved, then pour over ice.

If storing leftover mixed coffee in the refrigerator, it may separate after sitting for some time. Just give it a quick stir to recombine before reheating or serving.

To reheat cold coffee, simply microwave it for 30 seconds or until heated through. Note that if you use milk in your mix, it may curdle when reheated. Consider using non-dairy creamer instead.

With this chocolate cherry coffee mix recipe, you can skip the morning trip to your favorite café and make your decadent coffee in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy its rich flavors any time of the day!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The Perfect Pick-Me-Up: Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix
The Perfect Pick-Me-Up: Chocolate Cherry Coffee Mix

When making the Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix Recipe, it is important to follow the instructions for perfect results. To make a delicious and decadent cup of coffee at home, here are some tips that I recommend:

1. Use high-quality ingredients: The quality of the ingredients makes a big difference in the final taste of your coffee. Make sure you use fresh and high-quality ingredients for this recipe.

2. Measure accurately: It is important to measure the ingredients accurately to ensure perfect results. Slight changes in the measurements can change the taste and texture of your coffee.

3. Mix well: When mixing the dry mix ingredients, make sure you mix them well to avoid clumps. You can also sift them together to ensure an even mixture.

4. Brew strong coffee: To get the full flavor of this recipe, brew a strong cup of coffee using a dark roast blend.

5. Use milk or creamer: For a creamier taste, add milk or non-dairy coffee creamer to your cup of coffee.

6. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup: For an extra indulgent treat, top your cup with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

7. Adjust sweetness to taste: If you prefer sweeter coffee, add more confectioners’ sugar or cherry juice to your cup.

Follow these tips for perfect results when making the Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix Recipe and you’ll have a delicious and decadent beverage that’s perfect for any occasion.

Bottom Line

That wraps up my recipe on how to make a delicious and decadent chocolate cherry coffee mix. As a barista, I highly recommend this recipe to coffee-lovers out there. The combination of cherry and chocolate flavors gives the coffee an irresistible twist that will leave you feeling warm and content inside.

Not only is this mix easy to make, but it is also highly versatile. You can enjoy it as a hot or iced coffee, and even add in your favorite creamer or milk. Additionally, you can use it as a base for other creations like trail mix, chocolate cake mix, cherry cookies, cherry pie fillings, flavored coffee, cafe mochas and even cold brew!

Lastly, for those who are health-conscious but still crave their sweet fix, fret not as there are ways to make it healthier by using milk alternatives with fewer calories or sugar-free sweeteners. All these variations and more offer an opportunity to create your perfect cup of joe!

In summary, if you’re looking for a unique twist on your daily coffee routine or just want to spoil yourself with something special, give this chocolate cherry coffee mix a try. Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix

Chocolate-Cherry Coffee Mix Recipe

This recipe is from the November/December 2005 edition of "Taste of Home's 'Quick Cooking'" Magazine. It is set up to be given as a gift; if you do not wish to give as one then just omit the steps that deal with putting mix and marshmallows in decorating bags and instead put in an airtight glass jar. Also cherry soft drink mix can be made optional according to your own personal taste. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 6 bags
Calories 107.3 kcal



  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 1 1/3 cups instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope cherry unsweetened flavored drink mix
  • 6 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 6 teaspoons holiday candy sprinkles, divided


  • 1 cup hot milk


  • Combine the first six ingredients.
  • Place 1 cup mix in a 12-in. disposable decorating bag.
  • Fold corners of bag into the center and roll bag down; secure with transparent tape.
  • Place bag in a second disposable decorating bag.
  • Top with 1 cup of marshmallows and 1 teaspoon of sprinkles.
  • Gather and twist the top of the bag.
  • Tie with ribbon.
  • Repeat to make five more gift bags.
  • Store in a cool dry place for up to 2 months.
  • To prepare coffee: In a mug, dissolve 2 heaping tablespoons mix in hot milk; stir well. Top with marshmallows and sprinkles. Yield: 1 serving.
  • NOTE: Servings are based on the entire yield of recipe before dividing mix into bags; this is for the sake of accurate information when calculating the nutrition facts. The number of servings per bag is 8. Also: cherry soft drink mix should be the size of a standard packet of Kool-Aid; 0.23 ounces was the average size of the ones I found in my cupboard; however, there were other sizes as well.

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Serving: 38gCalories: 107.3kcalCarbohydrates: 25.1gProtein: 0.9gFat: 1.1gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 0.7mgSodium: 13.8mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 21.8g
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