Friday, May 8, 2015

Make your own Coffee Creamers

Do you like flavored coffees?  There are many brands of coffee creams out there and many flavors to choose from.  Have you ever thought of making your own?  I offer two recipes that I found online and since they're easy I'm sure you could expand upon the flavors 

Give it a try!  You won't be getting all the 'ingredients' found in commercial brands...that's a good thing!

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

If you prefer a sweeter creamer, than simply add extra maple syrup. Prefer it a bit more creamy? Substitute some of the milk with heavy cream. The creamers keep for about 10 days in the refrigerator.
  Makes about 2 cups.

1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 vanilla bean

Whisk together milk, cream and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cut vanilla bean in half, and scrape out seeds. Add seeds and vanilla bean to milk mixture. Turn off heat, cover the pot and steep for 30 minutes. After mixture has steeped, strain through a fine mesh sieve, pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. (If you don’t have a vanilla bean on hand, simply replace it with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract)



Homemade Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

If you prefer a sweeter creamer, than simply add extra maple syrup. Prefer it a bit more creamy? Substitute some of the milk with heavy cream. The creamers keep for about 10 days in the refrigerator.

1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon peppermint extract


Whisk together milk, cream, maple syrup, and cocoa in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When mixture begins to steam, remove from the heat and stir in the peppermint extract. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator.

Let me know if you try either of these recipes...