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DIY Coffee Creamer – 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 teaspoons 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 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract. Make as above adding almond.

 

Chocolate – 2 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon 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 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon almond extract. Prepare as instructed above for chocolate and add almond.

 

Cinnamon Vanilla – 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoon 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 teaspoons chocolate syrup, 1 teaspoon instant coffee, 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract.

 

Eggnog – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons rum extract, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 

Peppermint Patty – 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

 

Pumpkin Spice – 3 teaspoon pureed pumpkin, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon maple extract or 1 tablespoon syrup, 1 teaspoon 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 honey, (local, if possible) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Warm the honey and cinnamon with ½ cup base in microwave for 20 seconds. Add the mixture and vanilla back to the base and blend.

 

This recipe is 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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DIY COFFEE CREAMER

blankPatti Diamond
One easy recipe for homemade coffee creamer that can be used to make 10 different flavors, all inexpensive and delicious. Vanilla, pumpkin spice, peppermint, Irish cream and more.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Beverages, Pantry Staple
Cuisine American
Servings 44 tablespoons

Ingredients
  

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

  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk not evaporated milk
  • 2 cups milk of choice half & half, whole, low fat, heavy cream

Instructions
 

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

This recipe is the base and below are variations.

  • Vanilla – add 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  • Cinnamon Vanilla - 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons 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 add vanilla and blend. The cinnamon will float to the top so be sure to shake each time before use.
  • Almond Cookie - 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract. Prepare the same as above adding almond.
  • Honey Cinnamon Vanilla - 1/4 cup (local, if possible) honey, 1teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Warm the honey and cinnamon with ½cup base in microwave for 20 seconds. Add the mixture back to the base and blend.
  • Chocolate - 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon 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.
  • Chocolate Almond - 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon almond extract. Make as in the recipe above adding almond.
  • Irish Cream - 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, 1 teaspoon instant coffee, 1-2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract.  
  • Pumpkin Spice - 3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1teaspoon maple extract or 1 tablespoon syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Eggnog- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons rum extract, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Peppermint Patty - 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Notes

You can also flavor this mix with flavored coffee syrups like Torriani .
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.
It’s not just for coffee!  You can use creamer in hot chocolate or to flavor 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 a crème liquor. You’re welcome!
Keyword Coffee and Tea, Frugal, Frugal and Fast, Gluten Free, How To, Vegetarian
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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