Homemade Coffee Creamer: Vanilla Almond and Chocolate

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Have you ever looked at the ingredients in coffee creamers? I recently did and it kind of freaked me out. So many weird chemicals and loads of trans fats. Despite the fact that they are yummy, it grossed me out and I have started making my own at home.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

I’ve seen a lot of people use heavy cream or condensed milk which while I know it adds a nice creamy texture, I don’t want the fat that comes along with it. So my base for my homemade creamers is..you ready? It’s really complicated. Ok, it’s fat free half and half. Yup, that’s it. Fat free half and half and then you just mix in whatever flavors you want! It takes no time to make and you’ll feel much better knowing you aren’t drinking tons of weird ingredients!

Today I am sharing my two favorite flavor combos I have created thus far: Vanilla Almond and Chocolate. The flavor combos and possibilities are really endless here though. Just stir in your favorite extracts and sweeten however you like (if at all!)! It shouldn’t be any surprise to you guys that the chocolate is my favorite. Though, the vanilla almond is also really addicting and I love the nutty flavor it adds to my coffee!

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Homemade Coffee Creamer: Vanilla Almond and Chocolate

Ingredients:

Chocolate Coffee Creamer:

  • 2 cups fat free half and half
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Agave nectar, stevia, or sugar to sweeten (optional; sweeten to taste)

Vanilla Almond Creamer:

  • 2 cups fat free half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Agave nectar, stevia, or sugar to sweeten (optional; sweeten to taste)

Directions:

  1. To make the chocolate creamer, add the half and half to a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until heated through. Whisk in the cocoa powder and vanilla extract until well-combined. Stir in sweetener to taste if desired. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Shake well before each use.
  1. To make the vanilla almond creamer, add the half and half to a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until heated through. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in sweetener to taste if desired. Remove from the heat. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Shake well before each use.

Nutrition (without sweeteners); Serving Size: 1 Tbs:

Chocolate- Calories: 9.6; Fat: .2 g; Carbs: 1.5 g; Sugars: .8 g; Protein: .4 g; WW Points Plus: 0

Vanilla Almond – Calories: 9.7; Fat: .2 g; Carbs: 1.4 g; Sugars: .8 g; Protein: .4 g; WW Points Plus: 0

Note: As far as how long the creamer will last in your fridge, I would stick with the expiration date marked on the bottle/carton of the half and half.

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Homemade Coffee Creamer