Homemade Coffee CreamersDec 08 2011 by
At least once or twice a week we get a request for a coffee creamer recipe. Up until now I’ve been reluctant to post one since neither my hubby nor I drink coffee. Luckily I found a willing
guinea pig participant to taste all of my creations. One thing to keep in mind when making any of the flavor variations is that you can add or subtract amounts based on your personal preference. These are more or less guidelines to help you get started as you create your perfect 100% customized coffee creamer. Enjoy!
Ingredients for Coffee Creamer Base:
- 1 1/4 cups Homemade Condensed Milk
- 1 cup milk of your choice (I used Homemade Almond Milk but oat, soy, hemp or regular milk work great too)
- 1 – 2 tbsp sweetener of your choice – optional
- 1/2 tsp thickener of your choice – optional (Depending on the milk that you use you might want to thicken your creamer. Guar gum, arrowroot, agar agar or cornstarch all work great.)
For a flavored coffee creamer, select one of the following flavors and add the ingredients to your coffee creamer base.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 3 tbsp pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie puree)
- French Vanilla – 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- Chocolate – 1 tbsp vanilla and 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- Amaretto – 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp almond extract
- Cappuccino – 1 tsp almond extract and 1/2 tsp orange extract
- Cinnamon Strudel – 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp almond extract
- Peppermint – 1/2 tsp peppermint or mint extract
- Hazelnut – 1/2 tsp hazelnut extract
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat whisk together the condensed milk, milk of your choice and sweetener (if using).
- Add in optional thickener at this time if needed.
- When the mixture begins to steam, remove from heat and add in any of the optional flavor ingredients.
- Stir well and transfer to a sealed glass bottle and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Nutritional info will vary greatly depending on the flavor option selected.
Creamer can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.