Today I tackled another do-it-yourself project on my 2012 DIY list: homemade vanilla coffee creamer. Why haven’t I been making this homemade creamer all my coffee-drinking life?
I followed Deliciously Organic’s recipe and it could not have been easier. It was so easy, in fact, that I let my 3-year old do all the work. I merely set out the ingredients and took pictures. I have a sous chef! Deliciously Organic has recipes for several different flavor creamers such as pumpkin spice, cinnamon strudel, and peppermint mocha. I decided to stick with vanilla this time around.
Add the milk to a saucepan…
Then whisk it all together over medium heat until it begins to steam.
Take it off the heat and add the vanilla extract.
Cover and let steep for 30 minutes. At this point I foraged the kitchen for snacks. You could probably just relax, do a workout video, or prep your coffee:)
Pour into a jar/container and refrigerate. Voila! It should keep about 10 days (the same as your milk/creamer) in the fridge.
Scrumptious. Better than store-bought creamer, in my humble opinion.
Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer (from Deliciously Organic)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Whisk together the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the mixture begins to steam (mine also started to simmer slightly), remove from heat and add the vanilla extract. Cover the pan and steep for 30 minutes. Pour into a bottle/jar and keep in the refrigerator for about 10 days.