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Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer

I was having coffee at a neighbors house one day when I was served up something completely new (to me at least) and totally unexpected. My neighbor’s husband had just returned from a trip to visit family in Mexico and he brought back some cinnamon coffee! I had never tried anything like it. It was a subtle flavor change but it was just somehow so warming and so rich that I proceeded to invite myself over for coffee nearly every day that week to have more! 😉

This recipe is for a cinnamon flavored coffee creamer, not straight coffee itself, but it does a good job of replicating the warmth and taste I experienced without grinding up a stick of cinnamon and sprinkling it into your mug. I have to say, off all my creamer recipes – this one was BY FAR the hardest for me to come up with. You’ll notice that I use cinnamon extract and not powdered cinnamon or a grated cinnamon stick. Did you know that cinnamon doesn’t dissolve? I mean, EVER dissolve? If you make the recipe with the actual ground cinnamon, all the grounds float on top of your creamer batch. You can shake the batch to disperse the cinnamon but even then once it’s in your mug the cinnamon floats on top of your coffee and you get a few mouth-burning-ultra-cinnamon-y gulps and that’s about all. Basically, what it all comes down to is that no matter how much I wanted to use a more conventional cinnamon, we really do need to pick up an extract for this recipe to work.

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Ingredients:
1/2 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (save the other half in the fridge for your next batch of creamer!)
1 cup Milk (I used 2% because that’s what we have in-house)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 TBSP Cinnamon Extract

Directions:
1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix together really well, you don’t want the condensed milk to be a dense sludge on the bottom. Get your whisk out and give yourself a quick workout!
3. Pour it into any sort of container you like and store it in the fridge. It will stay fresh as long as the milk you added hasn’t met its expiration date yet.
4. Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you may like:

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‘Bailey’s’ Irish Coffee Creamer

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Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

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Homemade Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

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Homemade “French Vanilla” Coffee Creamer

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‘Bailey’s’ Irish Coffee Creamer

I love homemade gifts. Last Christmas, my cousin handed out little mason jars of homemade ‘Bailey’s’ style Irish Coffee Creamer. Not only was it delicious, but it was prettily decorated and had a tag with the recipe attached to it. She tells me the recipe came from somewhere online, but she doesn’t remember where exactly – so if you know who to properly credit, please let me know!

With the holidays coming upon us again soon, I wanted to share this recipe and her cute idea in case you wanted to try something similar – – – – or, if you’re like me, and you just want to make up a batch for yourself around the house 😉

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*Disclaimer time*
Ok, I feel ridiculous actually typing this part out, but I kept on coming back to the thought that I ought to do it just in case I regret it later. Please note that there IS in fact alcohol in this coffee creamer. Please use good judgment when drinking your coffee with this creamer. Maybe you’re a ‘mug-of-creamer-with-a-dash-of-coffee’ type or perhaps you’re one that consumes coffee by the gallon and will go through your creamer in a speedy fashion. Please keep in mind that there’s some whiskey in your mug along with the coffee. Make two different batches of creamer if you need to. I did. One batch is regular Vanilla Creamer for my travel mug on the way to drive the kids to school and such. The other is the Irish Creamer for lazy Sunday mornings around the house. So…drink your coffee responsibly! Hah!

Ingredients:
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
14 oz (1 can) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 2/3 cup Irish Whiskey
1 tsp Brewed Coffee
2 TBSP Chocolate Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Almond Extract

Directions:
1. Pour all ingredients into bowl and whisk to combine thoroughly.
2. Bottle in a tightly sealed container and refrigerate. Shake before using.
3. Creamer will be good for as long as the expiration date on your heavy cream lasts.
4. Enjoy!

 

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Homemade Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

I’ve been in the mood to experiment with my homemade coffee creamers lately. Don’t get me wrong, I love my old stand-by French Vanilla Creamer that I make, but with the changing seasons I’ve been in the mood for a richer, creamier taste. After a lot of trial and error and experimentation, I came up with this Salted Caramel flavored creamer and ooooh – on a cool autumn morning, with a steaming cup of coffee – this just absolutely hits the spot!

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As an added bonus, this recipe is extremely similar to my basic French Vanilla Creamer recipe. So you can easily switch back and forth depending on your mood. Also, because nobody in their right mind is going to go through the hassle of pulling out a double boiler, melting down pieces of caramel, adding some cream to keep it loose, and then combining it with their coffee creamer – I found that just adding a few spoonfuls of the store-bought caramel ice cream topping does the trick just fine!

Ingredients:
1/2 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (save the other half in the fridge for your next batch of creamer!)
4 TBSP Caramel Ice Cream Topping
3/4 tsp Salt
12 oz Milk (1 1/2 cup)

Directions:
1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix together really well, you don’t want the condensed milk to be a dense sludge on the bottom. Get your whisk out and give yourself a quick workout!
3. Pour it into any sort of container you like and store it in the fridge. It will stay fresh as long as the milk you added hasn’t met its expiration date yet.

 

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