I was doing my routine weekend morning grocery shopping when I bumped into this lil cutie…
Have you seen these in the store yet? Now I really do enjoy some coffee with my creamer so obviously, this caught my attention. As I reached for it, I again had a “skeptic” moment and compared it to the regular kind of coffee mate…
If you haven’t checked out the ingredients on normal creamer, I wouldn’t suggest it. Well, I would but I wouldn’t. If you know what I mean.
No, you don’t know what I mean? Oh, okay, let me explain…
Normal creamers = abnormal amount of ridiculously unnecessary ingredients.
That’s what I mean.
So I was coming into the light of natural creamers when it hit me: I could make this myself for half the cost! Seriously, the ingredients in these things are as follows (taken from the website): nonfat milk, heavy cream, sugar, and natural flavors.
Sounds easy enough right? Right!
So here’s what I did…. Combine:
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp sugar
I kept it in a mason jar in my fridge for a couple of weeks and used it sparingly (cough, cough… not) in my coffee.
Now, obviously, this is for the vanilla flavored coffee creamer. I have decided to expand this section of my knowledge and will soon be experimenting with a peppermint mocha home creamer… more to come.
I know how many coffee-junkies there are in the world so I hope you try this. Oh and if you don’t like it, it wasn’t me who suggested it. I think it was Martha Stewart or something….