Is there anything better than waking up to the smell of coffee and a good sunny morning on the porch?
Creamer around here goes quick. When I would go to the grocery store I would literally pick up 4-6 creamers at a time. With me making a coffee in the morning and an iced coffee in the afternoon, it went faster than I would like.
Then one day I decided to turn the bottle around and read the ingredient list on my delight creamer. (insert crying/shocked face here) it was full of pretty unnecessary ingredients to preserve and thicken the creamer. Now, on the EWG website, this creamer has a “moderate” review. So its not the worst, but words like “Natural Flavors” always send up my red flag. These words are a secret for the company and often filled with mixtures of chemicals that modify and enhance the taste and smell of food. The fact that they retain these chemicals (which literally could be hundreds of chemicals to make that “flavor”) is honestly just not ok in my opinion. But to each their own!
With us now having a milk cow, I was determined to make a creamer that was sweet and delicious and not full of preservatives. You can make this recipe very easily with store bought milk and heavy cream as well!
To be honest I don’t think we will go back to store bough creamer ever again, this literally takes less than five minutes to make and its so good! I pour the creamer with a funnel into these wonderful jars I get from amazon, they are reasonably priced, appealing, and easy to pour from!
Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 2 Cups Milk
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- Place milk and sugars in a pan and gently heat the milk until the sugars are dissolved (do not bring to boil)
- Slowly add heavy cream and stir together
- take off heat and add vanilla.
- Pour into jar and keep refridgerated