This week we have ventured away from a coffee recipe but, never fear we have a perfect pairing- homemade coffee creamer.
The possibilities of this recipe are endless. You can create any flavor your little heart desires. I have made a decent size batch of the base recipe and add flavor as I go. If I feel like vanilla today, great. Hazelnut this afternoon? No problem. Chocolate tomorrow? You got it!
Here is the best part, the base recipe only requires 2 simple ingredients- equal parts sweetened condensed milk and whole milk. Please feel free to substitute any type of milk you would like, however, whole milk definitely has the best results in my book.
To create different flavored creams, the sky is the limit. Use your own imagination and be creative with items that are already in your cupboard but, here are a few suggestions:
Chocolate Mint: cocoa powder and peppermint extract
Vanilla: vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
Hazelnut: hazelnut extract
Chocolate Almond: cocoa powder and almond extract
Strudel: vanilla extract and cinnamon
Chocolate Raspberry: cocoa powder and raspberry extract
Maple Almond- maple syrup and almond extract
Mocha- cocoa powder and espresso powder
Chocolate Coconut Cake- cocoa powder and Torani Coconut Syrup
Chocolate Orange-cocoa powder and orange extract
Dulce de Leche- caramel syrup and vanilla extract
Amaretto- cinnamon and almond extract
Pumpkin Spice-pumpkin spice, vanilla extract and maple syrup
Honey Vanilla- honey and vanilla extract
Cappuccino- almond extract and orange extract
Maple Bacon- maple syrup and Torani Bacon Syrup
I could go on and on! The best part is, you can make any of these combinations in less time than it takes to run to the store and of course homemade is always more cost efficient.
I find that these creams pair nicely with Kcup coffees that have a little heavier body such as Lake and Lodge or Vermont Country Blend. With these roasts you will get a nice complimentary flavor to the creams and avoid making you coffee too weak. After all we do want a little coffee with our cream, right?!