Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!
My name is Kathrina and this is my first blog post for A Glimpse Inside. I’m excited to collaborate with some very talented fellow bloggers and I’m looking forward to getting to know you guys, the readers, while sharing and creating recipes and DIY projects that I hope you’ll use again and again.
My first contribution is something I’ve just recently started making, but I’m already hooked. It’s a homemade flavored coffee creamer, and it is very easy to make. There’s something really satisfying about making something that you usually buy. I don’t know if it was the challenge of making a good flavored creamer at home, or the desire to not leave the house when the wind chills hovered around -15 degrees, but I was certainly motivated to try to create something at home inspired by my favorite store bought one.
Turns out, making creamer at home is easier than it seems, and it’s completely customizable. Once you get going, the possibilities really are endless. You only need a few ingredients, a small saucepan or pot, and a container to store your finished creamer. Here’s how to make a sweet and delicious addition to your morning coffee.
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup Cream
1 cup Half and Half
Pinch of Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Teaspoon Butter Flavoring
1/4 Teaspoon Hazelnut Flavoring
1/4 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
Place a saucepan over medium heat. Add in the brown sugar, cream, and the pinch of salt.
Stir to combine and heat until steaming, but not boiling. Remove from heat and add the vanilla, butter flavoring and hazelnut flavoring. Stir well to combine, and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
Pour the creamer into a container for storage. You may want to let it cool completely before placing it in the refrigerator.
To use, shake or stir well, then pour a Tablespoon or two into a cup of coffee and stir to combine. It is very sweet, so you may or may not need additional sweetener, depending on your personal preference.
There you have it. Coffee creamer made at home that can rival the store-bought version, custom flavored, and ready in under 10 minutes. It doesn’t get much easier (or tastier) than that! I’m raising my coffee cup to you all. Cheers!