I sum this recipe up as "pine forest in a mug". This wintry creamer is packed with the fresh and bright flavors of fragrant Frazier Fir and has the subtle sweetness of coconut sugar. The best part -- if you haven't tossed your Christmas tree yet, snag a few branches, rinse them off and get to work on this recipe! (Or just go foraging in the nearest wooded area.) It's so easy! —Tiffany
1 cup of creamer
half & half or heavy cream
coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
small handful of Frazier Fir pine needles
In This Recipe
In a small pot, combine half & half, coconut sugar and pine needles.
Slowly bring to a simmer and then reduce heat, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 1 hour.
Strain into a jar or other container to remove the needles.
Add 1-2 tbsp. to your coffee or tea right away, or refrigerate in an airtight container. This creamer will last about 2 weeks if properly stored.
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