Milk, cream, and vanilla…. OR Corn syrup solids, vegetable oil, sodium caseinate, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, sodium aluminosilicate, artificial flavor, annatto color [etc]…
What would you rather put in your coffee?
The older I get, the more aware I become of the things I put in my body. It is amazing the things that we use without even thinking. I have used name brand coffee creamers for years. It never once crossed my mind that this second list of ingredients is what I was putting in my body. I am fairly sure that I was somehow convinced that it was the first list that I was consuming.
Now I will admit that it does take an extra two minutes every few cups of coffee to make my own creamer, but once you taste this bit of liquid heaven, you won’t mind spending a few minutes… even in a groggy state… mixing together this yummy treat.
All you need is:
14oz Organic half & half
14oz Sweetened Condensed milk
2 tsp High quality pure vanilla extract
-Mix ingredients together.
-Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
*We have also started experimenting with other extracts, but so far the vanilla is our favorite. Coming soon I will be happy to share our experiment in extracting our own mint. If that works like we hope, it might be an awesome option for this recipe. J
*For those of you concerned about the caloric intake of this scrumptiousness, it should be noted that the original version of a major coffee creamer brand contains 30calories per Tablespoon… this is more than a tablespoon of half-n-half…plus it is calories from the above mentioned “ingredients.”
(On a side note, it has been entertaining to me that several of the major coffee creamers have now come out with a “natural” version of their creamers…. It’s like they know we have caught on.)
After you have enjoyed this super yummy treat and have experimented with flavors yourself, make sure to comment and let us know what your favorite combos were.