Homemade Coffee Creamer

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on May 5, 2011

In the beginning of my pregnancy coffee was a total turn-off. I just couldn’t stomach it. Of course that didn’t prevent me from drinking it. With a few glubs of creamer I was back in business, drinking a hot cup of slightly sweetened coffee with breakfast. Because waking up without a good cup of coffee just isn’t human. Even if it’s usually decaf. I’m pregnant after all.

The best part of waking up

Man, do I miss regular coffee.

When I recently discovered that I was out of coffee creamer, I may have panicked. Just a little. What was I going to add to my coffee? I can’t possibly live without my coffee! Also, I’m way to lazy to run to the store to get more.

So what did I do? I made my own.¬†Because apparently that’s easier than driving to the store. I guess.

It turns out that it is super easy to make your own. Since this recipe uses milk as the main ingredient, I can justify adding it to my coffee. It’s not just a flavor enhancer, I’m also getting the calcium that I so badly need during pregnancy.

coffee smells like freshly ground heaven

See? It’s healthy.

Once you have the basic recipe down, it’s really easy to change up the flavors. You can use any flavored syrup that you have in the house. Perhaps a bottle of cookie dough flavored syrup that you begged your husband to buy, two years ago, which is still sitting in the cupboard with only a quarter of it used. Or something like that.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Ingredients

    Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • French Vanilla Creamer
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk - recipe above
  • 1-1/2 cups non-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Almond Creamer
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk - recipe above
  • 1-1/2 cups non-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

    Sweetened Condensed Milk
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and using an immersion blender, blend until smooth and slightly thickened. You can also place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Use right away or place in the fridge and allow to thicken more .
  3. French Vanilla Creamer
  4. Combine ingredients in a container with a cover.
  5. Shake until combined or use an immersion blender or traditional blender and blend until smooth.
  6. Store, covered, in the fridge and shake/stir before using.
  7. Chocolate Almond Creamer
  8. Combine ingredients in a container with a cover.
  9. Shake until combined or use an immersion blender or traditional blender and blend until smooth. Store, covered, in the fridge and shake/stir before using.

Notes

The sweetened condensed milk recipe makes approximately one can of sweetened condensed milk. It's a great replacement for recipes that call for a can of sweetened condensed milk. It's also good licked off a spoon. Or so I've been told. Flavored coffee creamer can be stored in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

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