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Monday, July 21, 2014

Homemade Coffee Creamer


I am one of only a few people I know that does NOT drink coffee.  Yes, you heard me....I don't like coffee. However, my husband does and drinks 1-3 cups almost everyday. I don't know why I don't and I don't know why so many people do.  But what I do know is that I don't like my husband drinking coffee creamer with chemicals as part of the ingredient list.  This creamer is by no means a health food but you can pronounce every ingredient in it.

These ingredients can be found in a popular creamer brand:
  • corn syrup solids
  • vegetable oil
  • sodium caseinate
  • dipotassium phosphate
  • mono- and diglycerides
  • sodium aluminosilicate
  • artificial flavor
  • annatto color
Unless these are code words for milk and sugar and vanilla, I don't want my family drinking this.


MAKE THIS FIRST~

Simple Vanilla Syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup organic granulated cane sugar
1 tbsp pure vanilla
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat, allow to cool 5 minutes, stir in vanilla.

HOMEMADE COFFEE CREAMER
1 batch of Simple Vanilla Syrup (above)
1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of milk 

Combine ingredients in a mason jar and shake well.  This will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks, shake/stir before using.


This creamer is sweet and creamy with a hint of vanilla in the background.


 I made a simple syrup with water, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Equal parts water and sugar and bring to a boil until sugar dissolves.

  
                                            Shake jar to mix.



After making creamer in mason jar, I shook it thoroughly and then I transferred it to this glass creamer/milk container that I just happen to have.



tips
  • clean mason jar in hot soapy water before use.
  • scrap a vanilla bean into mixture instead of using vanilla extract.
  • experiment with different flavor extracts.
  • double or triple recipe depending how many coffee drinkers are in your family.
  • use creamer in other recipes (adjust sugar accordingly).


2 comments:

  1. Letitia,
    I wanted to welcome you to Arkansas Women Bloggers. I am looking forward to meeting you and following your blog as often as I can. Hopefully, you will be at AWBU in September in Rogers (details on arkansaswomenbloggers.com) and we canl visit then.

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