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Sweet and Silky Coffee Creamer

14 Jan

Yes, I made coffee creamer and put it in tea. :)

Yes, I made coffee creamer and put it in tea. 🙂

Sweet and Silky Coffee Creamer

 

I know, I know. This is the third post about food in a blog of about five or six posts, which is surprisingly not a food blog. Truthfully, I do more than eat all the time. Granted, it may not be much more…but still. I guess when I get busy with “life,” one thing I can still count on myself to do is create new/delicious culinary experiences.

 

Alas, at least this post is in regard to beverages. That’s almost not a food. Right….right?

 

No?

 

Oh well. It’s already done.

 

This week I have 5 am training for a new initiative at work. That means that, not only do I have to get up bright and early at o’dark thirty to get ready, I also have to be functioning and cognitive while I complete my 10-hour shift. In a classroom. Where it’s warm. And conditions just happen to be perfect for napping.

When I finish at work, I drive an hour and a half and sit in a new classroom. On campus. From 5:30 until 9:45. Where it is also warm, and conditions are similarly suited for napping.

 

Oh, it is such a perilous combination.

 

But since I love my job and I want to keep it forever, it is really in my best interest to stay awake and absorb all that knowledge coming my way. And I should probably stay awake for school too.

 

My plan? Coffee. Not that it’s a highly original plan. But it’s what goes in the coffee that makes it special. The secret ingredient is delicious, homemade, sweet and silky coffee creamer.

 

This is the basic recipe that I used…

 

Homemade Coffee Creamer

 

1 small can sweet and condensed milk

1 ½ cups milk (use non fat if desired)

1tbsp Vanilla extract, or extract of your choice

 

Just put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. Then keep the contents refrigerated.

 

 

Isn’t that easy?

 

Now, because I am not capable of following such a simple recipe without giving it my own twist, I switched up the extracts a little. And I loved it. Instead of using just vanilla, I cut back a little and added a touch of almond extract and just a bit more than that of cardamom extract. (FYI, cardamom is ridiculously expensive. Unless you go to the Indian market up I-35 where I buy it. Then it’s suspiciously cheap. And still tasty. I don’t know why and honestly I’m happy not knowing.)

 

I sincerely hope this stuff gets me through the week. I am ready to learn in a no-doze-zone!

 

Does anybody else out there have a good recipe for homemade coffee creamer that they’d like to share? Or stay-awake-secrets? Or really cool places like the Indian market where they get expensive goods for pennies on the dollar? Let me know, I’d love to try them!

 

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