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Basic Coffee Creamer + Spiced Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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January 12, 2014
Author Notes

This coffee creamer is delicious! It uses only 2 ingredients and provides the perfect base for any flavors you can dream up! Included is a recipe for Spiced Vanilla creamer. It's sweet, spicy, rich and addictive. [Note: to add flavoring to a Basic Creamer you made ahead, combine your base and flavorings in a small pot, bring to a light simmer, remove from heat, cover and let steep for 1 hour before straining. Then you can use or refrigerate your flavored creamer.] —Tiffany

  • Makes 1 cup of creamer
Ingredients
  • Basic Coffee Creamer
  • 1 cup half & half or heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • Spiced Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • 1 cup half & half or heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Basic Coffee Creamer
  2. Combine the sugar and cream in a small pot. Bring to a light simmer and then reduce heat to low, stirring for 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and strain the creamer into a jar or storage container. You can use it as is or store it and add flavors later. The creamer will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator if stored properly.
  1. Spiced Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  2. Combine cream, sugar, cinnamon stick and cayenne pepper in a small pot. Split your vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the pot, then add the bean.
  3. Bring to a light simmer and then reduce heat to low, stirring for 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat, cover the pot and let the vanilla bean and cinnamon steep for 1 hour.
  5. Strain your creamer through a fine mesh sieve into a jar or storage container and use immediately or refrigerate.

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