Coffee… what’s not to love? It is something to look forward to each morning, or it is something to wrap your hands around as you and a friend talk out the problems in your worlds. The fragrance is soothing to many, the taste is something acquired. It can be bitter or sweet or semi-sweet. It can range in many flavors, colors and tastes.
One taste many people have acquired is having a flavored creamer in their cup of dark brew. These come in many different choices too. I tried to google “How many different coffee creamer flavors are available?” but only got recipes and not a statistic! I suppose there are as many flavors available as there are people! Ha! 😀
Here are the ingredients from Coffee Mate Creamer- Water, Corn Syrup Solids, Vegetable Oil (High Oleic Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed), and Less than 2% of Sodium Caseinate (a Milk Derivative)**, Mono- and Diglycerides, Dipotassium Phosphate, Artificial Flavor, Carrageenan. **Not a source of lactose. Seriously, who would want to drink processed ingredients like that when homemade is so much better and just as easy to make??
I was looking to make my own, and found a recipe on the side of a Watkins vanilla box!
I decided to concoct my own with the ingredients I already had. Here is the recipe I created:
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
Mix in a pint Mason jar and put in a shaker ball (from your shaker bottle). Screw the lid on tight and shake till blended.
I want to try it with coconut milk sometime and maybe add in some cocoa powder. Or try it with peppermint extract and cocoa. So many possibilities of flavors and KNOWING what you are putting into your body!
You might wonder how I made the lid? Just take the old milk carton and draw around a Ball canning lid, then cut to fit! I found this idea in a video on Facebook and it has worked amazingly well! These lids will work for children who like Cheerios and you don’t want them spilling the entire snack jar onto the floor! 😀
Here are some websites of other homemade flavored recipes!
Over 2 dozen flavors and 10 ways to flavor your coffee without buying flavored coffee
Have fun concocting your own recipes and let me know what works for you! 😀