Homemade Almond Coffee Creamer

by Heather on August 27, 2012

Let me ask you this:  what better to post on a Monday morning than a recipe that allows you to drink more coffee?

That’s what I thought.  This really could not come at a more appropriate time if you ask me.  Weekends are awesome, great, beautiful and fantastic, but for some reason this past weekend I was just a big ol’ ball of stress.

 

Why?

 

No reason.  Everything was great, our house was clean, I was caught up on freelance projects and got to spend time with my two awesome guys…and yet I couldn’t shake the feeling of anxiety.  So I bawled like a baby, took a shower, got a haircut and drank some iced coffee with almond creamer.  And moved on.

 

Oh, and yes I got a TOTAL haircut – like chopped off about 4-5 inches of hair.  The way I saw it was this:  my hair had never been so long post-baby, but all I was doing was tossing it up in a bun after showers and never really fixing it.  I let it air-dry about 98% of the time (I have naturally curly hair) but at that length it was literally taking FOR-E-VER to dry.  So in an effort to finally start re-training myself to get ready for the day after showering, I chopped off my hair.

 

And I love it.  I can feel the wind on my back again, I have a cute little ponytail again, and the dead ends?  Adios!  Plus it’ll be perfect for an upcoming lake trip we have planned…one where I will literally be in or on the water as much as daylight allows, drinking up the sunshine and letting my heart just rest.  I can’t wait to share that trip with y’all soon!

 

But in the meantime, make this coffee creamer.  It’s awesome, easy, cheap and you can make it nonfat or full-fat, in just about whatever quantity you want.  Plus it’s good in hot chocolate.  But let’s be honest here:  chocolate + just about anything is going to be good.  You know I’m right ;)

HOMEMADE ALMOND COFFEE CREAMER

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) regular milk (I just poured the sweetened condensed milk into a bowl, then measured the regular milk into the can.  The idea is to have equal parts sweetened condensed to regular milk)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (you can certainly use more, but almond is very strong and the 1/2 tsp was perfect for me)
  • stevia to sweeten (if it’s not sweet enough for you)

Pour everything into a bowl, whisk well to completely combine, and pour into a jar or cream dish.  Refrigerate when you’re not using.  It’s perfect in both hot and cold coffee, hot black tea (I swear!) or even adding a little bit to hot cocoa.

Now that I have 8 lbs less hair and am on a decaf coffee high I’m ready to start my week…and hope that yours is absolutely fantastic :)

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1 Elle August 27, 2012

Almond is one of my all time favorite flavors–I would love this in my iced coffee! Good for you on the haircut, too. Sometimes it feels great to get some of the length cut off. I’ve done it in the past, too. It feels good!

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2 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective August 27, 2012

What a cool idea–and I just so happen to have all the ingredients!

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3 Kim in MD August 27, 2012

Thanks for sharing this awesome creamer recipe! Now…you need to share a picture of your new “do”! ;-)

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4 axelle the french cooker August 27, 2012

Could we have a picture of you ? ;)

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5 Joy August 27, 2012

This creamer looks delicious!!!! Thanks!

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6 Sarah August 27, 2012

Gorgeous! (and I’m not talking about the creamer…)

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7 Heather August 27, 2012

you’re making me blush :)

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8 Jessica August 27, 2012

ok, i am making this because it has condensed milk. and since i don’t like coffee i might just drink it straight!

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9 Heather August 27, 2012

ha! go for it – maybe it’ll be a new milkshake or something ;)

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10 Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 27, 2012

I think I just discovered something to make me even more addicted to coffee. Unbelievable. Great recipe!

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11 Laurie {Simply Scratch} August 28, 2012

Ooooh I’m a huge coffee fan and as I pulled out my half & half this morning I thought… I should make my own creamer… but you did that for me! Thanks Heather… I’m definitely making this next time!

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12 val August 28, 2012

Perfection….I’m making this soon.

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13 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen September 2, 2012

That sounds good!! I like your idea to put it in tea too.

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14 Meghan September 7, 2012

A good cry and a haircut can do wonders! So can a good cup of coffee! This is such a great idea!

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15 Cindi @ Frugal New England Kitchen September 9, 2012

Sounds awesome! I have the ingredients too – a fomer co-worker’s grandmom always used evaporated milk as her coffee creamer. How long will yours keep since you are using real milk?

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16 Heather September 9, 2012

i used mine up in about 2 weeks, but i made sure it was within the expiration date of the milk i used. organic milk tends to keep longer, or you could use almond milk instead!

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17 Katie September 10, 2012

Wow I was so excited to find this recipe! I am thinking of making it with vanilla extract.

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18 Heather September 11, 2012

i bet it would be delicious with vanilla!

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19 Amanda September 23, 2012

Soooo excited to try this with my light silk soy milk which has stevia in it hooray!

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20 Heather September 24, 2012

yum!

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