Attention Coffee Drinkers: You’ll thank me later.

Love coffee? Here is one easy recipe for homemade coffee creamer that makes 10 different flavors that are inexpensive, delicious and healthier than the supermarket stuff. Pumpkin spice, peppermint, almond cookie, Irish cream and more.

 

Do you use coffee creamer every day to flavor your coffee?


Right now, I want you to go look at the ingredient list. I’ll wait…

 

See? I know, right? Partially hydrogenated this and syrup solids that. Our bodies have no idea what to do with that stuff because it isn’t food.

 

Now, I’m going to offer a delicious alternative here.


Is it totally healthy? No, it has plenty of sugar.


Is it healthier than the stuff we buy in the dairy aisle? Absolutely!

 

The ingredient list will read: milk, sugar and whatever flavors you add to it. And, it’s less expensive. Frugal and fabulous!

 

 

DIY Coffee Creamer

 

Here is the base recipe for Coffee Creamer – You get to add the flavorings of your choice later.

 

 

What You’ll Need:

 

  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 2 cups milk (half & half, whole, low fat, heavy cream, your choice)
  • The higher the fat content the creamier the result.

 

Love coffee? Here is one easy recipe for homemade coffee creamer that makes 10 different flavors that are inexpensive, delicious and healthier than the supermarket stuff. Pumpkin spice, peppermint, almond cookie, Irish cream and more.

 

Here’s How:

 

Place the ingredients in a blender or a shaker, add your chosen flavorings and blend. Store any unused creamer in the refrigerator. The expiration date from the milk will determine how long the creamer will last.

 

The recipes below are a starting point. Use your imagination and raid your pantry.

 

You can also flavor this mix with flavored coffee syrups like Toriani .

 

I’ve got to tell you, I actually got my teenage son to happily spend an hour in the kitchen with me experimenting with different flavor combinations. That’s quality Kids in the Kitchen time.

 

Flavoring Ideas:

 

Vanilla – add 1 – 2 tsp vanilla extract.

Love coffee? Here is one easy recipe for homemade coffee creamer that makes 10 different flavors that are inexpensive, delicious and healthier than the supermarket stuff. Pumpkin spice, peppermint, almond cookie, Irish cream and more.

 

 

Almond Cookie – 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp almond extract. Make as above adding almond.

 

Chocolate – 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Add cocoa powder to ½ cup base and stir. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir until cocoa is dissolved. Add the mixture back to the base along with the vanilla and blend.

 

Love coffee? Here is one easy recipe for homemade coffee creamer that makes 10 different flavors that are inexpensive, delicious and healthier than the supermarket stuff. Pumpkin spice, peppermint, almond cookie, Irish cream and more.

 

Chocolate Almond – 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp almond extract. Make as above adding almond.

 

Cinnamon Vanilla – 2 tbsp cinnamon, 2 tsp vanilla extract. Add the cinnamon to ½ cup base creamer and stir together. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir again. You want to infuse the liquid with cinnamon. Add the mixture back to the base and blend. The cinnamon will float to the top so be sure to shake each time before use.

 

Love coffee? Here is one easy recipe for homemade coffee creamer that makes 10 different flavors that are inexpensive, delicious and healthier than the supermarket stuff. Pumpkin spice, peppermint, almond cookie, Irish cream and more.

 

Irish Cream – 2 tbsp chocolate syrup, 1 tsp instant coffee, 1-2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp almond extract.

 

Eggnog – 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp rum extract, 1 tsp ground nutmeg

 

Peppermint Patty – 2 tbsp chocolate syrup, 1 tsp peppermint extract

 

Pumpkin Spice – 3 tbsp pureed pumpkin, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp maple extract or 1 tbsp syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Love coffee? Here is one easy recipe for homemade coffee creamer that makes 10 different flavors that are inexpensive, delicious and healthier than the supermarket stuff. Pumpkin spice, peppermint, almond cookie, Irish cream and more.

 

Honey Cinnamon Vanilla – 1/4 cup (local, if possible) honey, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Warm the honey and cinnamon with ½ cup base in microwave for 20 seconds. Add the mixture back to the base and blend.

 

It’s not just for coffee! You can use creamer in hot chocolate or milk and its divine poured over hot oatmeal for breakfast.

 

Diva Tip – Oh, and by the way, you can add vodka to any of these recipes and it becomes crème liquor. You’re welcome!

 

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About the author

I’m penny pinching, party planning Diva Patti AKA Patti Diamond and I’ve been saving the world one dime at a time for years.

Divas are rich even when they’re broke because they know life isn’t about money. I’m here to show you that you don’t have to spend a lot to live a life filled with style, elegance and grace.

My spirit animal is bacon and vodka. I can have two animals, right?

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