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Survival comfort food: Mocha coffee mix from storage foods

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I was really sad when my favorite “Double Dutch Chocolate” coffee mix was discontinued. So, always up for a challenge, I  decided to try to make my own version. You should have most of these ingredients already in your pantry.

Familiar comfort food can be a survival necessity. This coffee drink can be easily made with storage foods. (Photo: Karla Pantenburg Moore)

Familiar comfort food can be a survival necessity. This coffee drink can be easily made with storage foods. (Photo: Karla Pantenburg Moore)

by Karla Pantenburg Moore

Mocha Coffee Mix

1 1/2 cups non-fat Dry Milk
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar
3/4 cup Powdered Creamer
1/2 cup baking Cocoa (I used Dutch Processed)
1/3 cup Instant Coffee (reg or decaf)

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1/4 tsp. salt
2  rounded TBSP. Malt Powder

Sift ingredients together.  Store in an air-tight container in a cool pantry.
Mix 3 rounded tablespoons mix into a mug with boiling water. Stir well.

It tastes better when sipped out of an Artisan mug…

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Karla Moore

Karla Moore is a professional soaper, accomplished Dutch oven cook, prepper and avid do-it-

yourselfer. She is the author of “Survival Pantry” blog, and walks the talk when it comes to preparedness. Karla, and her husband Warren, live on a small farm outside Gilbert, Iowa.

The Moores have a large garden and several fruit trees, and Karla cards, spins and dyes wool, sews, cans, preserves food and makes cheese. In season, she and Warren are avid mushroom hunters.

Karla owns and operates “Heart of Iowa” soapworks. She started making soaps for her own personal use, and started her business in April, 2000. Karla has very sensitive skin and is allergic to the detergents used in most commercial soaps. Her experimentation, and earlier training as a cosmetologist, subsequently lead to a line of soaps designed for people with allergies or similar skin conditions.

Today, Karla sells soap products all over the world and offers a complete line of scented and specialty soaps, shampoo bars, and custom blends. Karla specializes in soaps for people with allergies and teaches soapmaking, spinning and  knitting classes.  She enjoys visiting with both beginner and experienced soapers.

Karla’s idea of a good time is hosting a large family gathering at her farm, where she and several of her siblings team up to feed a crowd of friends, neighbors and relatives, using Dutch ovens and off-grid cooking methods!