I have another coffee-related post for you today! Coffee Creamers can be filled with tons of artificial sweeteners, flavors, and additives. The shelf life of Coffee-Mate alone should make you wonder what’s in it. Recently I began wondering if this was something that could be made from home for less money and possibly even healthier. So I did a bit of research and came across this recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Coffee Creamer Base Ingredients (you can use it as is or add the flavors mentioned below)
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups milk (use non-fat to save on calories)
Add the above ingredients to a 32oz bottle and shake well (re-use an old creamer container if you have one). Like I said above, this makes a deliciously sweet base creamer, but you can spruce it up with your favorite flavors too.
Flavors… just add to the basic mix and shake however this recipe suggests that if you’re adding powdered ingredients you should first dissolve them down by simmering them in some of the milk before you add them to the creamer base.
2 tsp QUALITY vanilla extract
1 TB cocoa Powder
1 tsp Almond Extract
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 TB cinnamon
1tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
2 TB caramel ice cream topping
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 TB raspberry syrup
2 tablespoon chocolate-flavored syrup
1 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tsp coconut extract
2 TB chocolate syrup
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
A few bonus tips:
- When you use a powdered ingredient, like cocoa or cinnamon, heat 1/2 cup of the milk and dissolve the powdered ingredient then allow it to cool and continue on with the recipe.
- If you use cow’s milk, remember to note the expiration date!
- If you need dairy free, try dairy-free sweetened condensed milk recipes with coconut or almond milks. I havent had a chance to test it yet , though.
- For a flavor short cut you can get flavored coffee syrups like Torani or Homemade Vanilla Syrup. Just add in a few shots to your taste preference