My coffee-addicted friends, do you like to have your coffee with a splash of creamer? Okay, maybe a lot of creamer? So do I.
(Perhaps when I get older and my taste-buds kill over, I can finally drink black coffee.)
Ever look at the ingredients listed on the back of your normal every-day coffee creamer? One would think milk would be in the top 5 ingredients but guess what? In most cases, it isn’t. As delicious as store-bought coffee creamer is, I wanted to venture out and see if the homemade version can top it.
After a few trial-and-error sessions of finding our ideal creamer, the hubs and I landed on a perfect blend of ingredients that make our coffee not so sugary sweet but sweet enough. And oh so creamy! Almost velvety-creamy. It’s pretty darn delicious. And guess what? I can pronounce all of the ingredients used.
So my coffee lovers, if you are wanting to try something new, I encourage you to try making your own. If you are looking for creamer that is subtle yet rich, creamy yet light…then try this. You may never want to buy the stuff in the store again.
Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 box of dry milk (includes 3 packages inside the box)
1 cup water
2 tbsp. vanilla extract
4 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1. In a microwavable bowl, melt the butter. Add it to your food processor. Add sugar and extract. Blend on low speed until smooth.
2. In microwavable measuring cup, boil the water. Add the water to the food processor while it is still boiling.
3. Add one package of the dry milk, put on the lid of the processor and blend on low setting until smooth.
4. Add the second package of dry milk, blend until smooth. Repeat with the last package. By this time the liquid should be a bit thicker so you can blend on a higher speed. Blend until there are no more lumps yet. Taste test, and keep adding fun ingredients if you like or leave as is. Sometimes, I like to experiment with various extracts. This is open to all kinds of flavors!
5. Pour into two mason jars. Put in the fridge, and it lasts for about two weeks. One small spoonful is good enough to add to one mug of coffee, but of course you can add more if you like.