Over 50% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee daily (1). That’s over 150 million people enjoying a hot cup of coffee every day. The most common time to have coffee is not surprisingly, the morning, and over 30 million people enjoy specialty or flavored coffees, while 65% of Americans prefer a regular cup of joe with creamer.
Creamers come in all sorts of flavors, but many of them are packed with artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. Making your own is not only healthier, but it can save money too. Here are some of our favorite creamer recipes.
Homemade Vanilla Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
As two of the most popular coffee flavors, you can’t go wrong with this creamer. To make it, mix a can of sweetened condensed milk with a one and a half a cups of milk (your choice of whole, skim, soy, rice or almond), a tablespoon of vanilla extract and a ½ tablespoon of cinnamon.
It will keep up to two weeks in the fridge, or you can freeze it in individual portions and just pop one in your coffee whenever you’d like.
Homemade Thin Mint Coffee Creamer
Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Thin Mints? Now you can enjoy that same addictive flavor in your coffee. To make it, combine a can of sweetened condensed milk with 1 and a half cups of chocolate milk or chocolate almond milk, and a teaspoon of mint extract.
To cut calories, you can use skim milk and low fat sweetened condensed milk.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
In recent years this has become the number one reason people look forward to fall. The flavor is everywhere, and now you can enjoy it at home whenever you like.
To make this you’ll need:
•1 cup heavy cream
•3 tbsp pureed pumpkin
•Three tsp pumpkin pie spice
•One can sweetened condensed milk
•One tsp vanilla
•½ cup milk (your choice of whole, skim, soy or almond)
To start, combine the cream, milks, and vanilla, then add the pumpkin and pie spice. Transfer to a saucepan and heat until steaming (don't allow it to boil!). Remove from the heat and let cool, whisking every so often. It will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
We hope you’ll enjoy these recipes. Making your own creamer means you always know what you’re putting into your body. Feel free to adjust to fit your particular dietary needs and preferences and enjoy.