I just ran out of coffee creamer the other day and thought to myself “why haven’t I tried making this yet?” After searching for a recipe, I decided to try Mrs. Happy Homemaker’s homemade coffee creamer recipe. Making coffee creamer is a great alternative to buying the ambiguous liquid that stores call “creamer.” Most of them don’t even have any dairy!
After looking at the calories in sweetened condensed milk, I took a risk and got some fat free evaporated milk instead. I had to cut the recipe in half (or pretty close to it) because I bought a small amount of evaporated milk to try.
What you’ll need:
– 1 cup of milk (I used almond milk)
– 5 oz of fat free evaporated milk
– 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– 1 tablespoon honey (for sweetness)
– a container to store it in
Add the rest of the ingredients after the honey and milk is properly mixed. Stir well and refrigerate.
I made coffee at 10 P.M. because I was too excited to wait until the morning! The evaporated milk does (obviously) make the creamer less…well…creamy, but the taste is close to what I was expecting. I enjoy my coffee sweetened, but not enough to completely mask the “coffee” taste and that is what this recipe did for me.
This recipe is a great alternative to creamer for those who are trying to watch their calorie and fat intake. It sweetens just enough without making the coffee “heavy.” I suggest this recipe for those looking to cut down but if you want something thicker, try sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk.