More and more people are enjoying flavored coffee creamers as a way to spruce up their caffeine fix at home, but did you know you don’t have to buy them at the grocery store? There are tons of easy do-it-yourself creamer recipes for you to try and, with the holidays upon us, are sure to be a crowd-pleaser for parties or envied hostess gifts!
For example, Mrs. Happy Homemaker dishes on her standard recipe (simply sweetened condensed milk combined with any percentage of milk or cream) as a base for homemade flavored coffee creamers. Once you put that together, there’s no stopping your creative juices.
So, what kind of flavored creamers could you make? How about French Vanilla, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Almond, Vanilla Caramel, Cinnamon Vanilla…just to mention a few!
If you’re okay with consuming delicious buttery goodness but follow a low-carb diet like Trim Healthy Mama, you can even make your own sweetened condensed milk using xylitol (or your choice of sweetener) instead of using white sugar. Lowcarb-ology can get you going with that.
Regardless if you use store-bought or homemade sweetened condensed milk, these creamer choices are endless, and easily customizable! You can create your own favorite concoctions and package them in a variety of ways. Filled mason jars can easily be given a cute, country look with a little circle of fabric tied around the lid, or you could purchase specialty jars from craft shops. For those of you who want to get really creative, go ahead and create your own fun containers.
Saving on costs and contents, food extracts will stretch a long way in these creamers, along with cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, and vanilla beans. This season, what better way is there to celebrate than by choosing more natural, healthier flavored coffee creamers while leaving some of your hard-earned money in your wallet?
Whether you’re adding your creamer to a well-balanced house blend or sprucing up a dark, luscious espresso, these are worth a try. Take the stress out of the holidays this year. Make your list, mix up a few varieties of homemade flavored coffee creamers, and check your list – this time around, you won’t even have to do it twice.