Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Coffee Drinkers~ Homemade Coffee Creamer

Homemade Coffee Creamer – Over 2 Dozen Flavor Varieties!

Whatever flavor of creamer you want, you start off with the same basic ‘base’ recipe.

14oz sweetened condensed milk
1 3/4 cup milk or cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess)

Mix the ingredients together well. Add them to a mason jar and shake it like crazy or you could also opt to use an old (washed) creamer container.
 French Vanilla Creamer
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup
 Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer
 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

 2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
 (1 tsp vanilla extract, optional)

 Chocolate Almond
 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
 1 teaspoon almond extract

 1 tablespoon cinnamon
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1 teaspoon almond extract
 Vanilla Caramel
 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Raspberry
 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
 2 tablespoons raspberry syrup

Irish Cream
 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
 1 teaspoon instant coffee
 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 1 teaspoon almond extract

 2 teaspoons coconut extract
 Samoa (like the Girl Scout Cookies)
 2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut, heated & strained, for the milk/cream)
 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Peppermint Patty
 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
 Cinnamon Vanilla
 2 teaspoons cinnamon
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 Pumpkin Spice
 3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
 4 tablespoons maple syrup
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 Honey Vanilla
 1/4 cup honey
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Almond Joy
 1-2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut if you heat it first, strained, in place of the milk & extract)
 1 teaspoon almond extract
 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Sweet Cream
 Use 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream instead of the milk in the base recipe
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR the inside of a vanilla bean, scraped
 1 teaspoon almond extract
 Chocolate Orange
 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
 1-2 teaspoons orange extract

 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract
 Chocolate Hazelnut
 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Cinnamon Cake
 2 teaspoons cinnamon
 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 Salted Caramel
 2-3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
 1/2 teaspoon salt

 replace milk in base recipe with equal amount of heavy cream
 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
 2 teaspoons rum extract
 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
 Toasted Almond
 2 teaspoons almond extract

Directions & Tips:
 In all these recipes, anything that has a dry or thick ingredient (like cinnamon, honey, etc..) should be heated up with a small amount of your milk/cream from the base recipe so it can dissolve properly. You don’t want grainy creamer! Then, add the rest of the milk/cream along with the sweetened condensed milk.

If you want really creamy creamer, use heavy cream instead of milk in your base recipe.

Label  jar with the expiration date from the milk used. This serves as a guideline as to when the creamer should be used by.

You can play around with the amounts of extracts and other ingredients used if you like stronger or less intense flavors!!