Lori’s Coffee Creamer Recipe
I like to drink coffee when I'm at work. I drink way too much of it but ,sometimes coffee is my breakfast and lunch. I know it's not very healthy but it is what it is (yes, that is one of my favorite sayings). However, I don't just drink black coffee, I have to have it sweet with cream. Creamer is expensive and I don't like the powder stuff. Here is what I did.
I decided to make my own coffee creamer. How do you do that you might ask? Over the holidays I was at my mom's and she uses the powdered creamer, and like I said, I don't like it. So, I found some half and half in her refrigerator and some vanilla in her cabinet and added a little of both to my coffee. Voila! Coffee creamer made easy.
You see I would go to Sam's and buy a case of the individual french vanilla coffee creamers and go through it in now time and that stuff started getting expensive and well fattening. I don't want a bunch of empty calories and fat in my coffee creamer.
So one day I was standing in the store and I saw fat free half and half so I bought it. The big one not the pint. Then I went to the baking aisle and bought a cheap bottle of vanilla. When I got home I poured half the bottle of vanilla into the half and half and there was my homemade coffee creamer.
It's 20 calories per tablespoon and no fat and no sugar because I use Splenda. Yippee!
Simple, easy, and cheap and it lasts about 3 weeks.
Although I like vanilla, I'm sure you could add your own favorite flavors. Just buy a bottle of your favorite extract.
I just finished my last carton off this morning. Time to go to the store for more half and half.