This weekend we ran out of coffee creamer. *gasp!* I love coffee so it’s a bit of a tragedy for me. We’ve been to the store twice since then. This is a little embarrassing, but both times we went without our list and both times we forgot the coffee creamer. 😦
I’ll still drink coffee when I don’t have creamer but it’s just not as fun, so I thought I’d do some experimenting. I was really excited to find a Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe in Econobuster’s newsletter this week! I was especially excited about this since I’m not able to try the one at Starbucks you all brag so much about, lol. 🙂 If you want to try it too, you can get the recipe HERE. It was REALLY good and I think I’ll make it again tomorrow! I of course used non-fat Lactaid milk and Safeway brand whipped topping to make it lactose and soy free.
I tried a few more experiments that worked out pretty well too! I don’t have exact measurements because I just started adding things until it tasted good but if you’re feeling brave and want to give it a whirl, here are the other two things I tried:
Caramel vanilla flavored coffee- Milk ( I have no idea how much- I just poured it in until the coffee was the right color) about a half a cap of vanilla extract, a smidge of sugar, and a spoonful of caramel (the kind you put on ice cream). And then I topped it with a spoonful, ok, maybe two spoonfuls of whipped topping. It probably gave me 3 cavities but it was yummy. 🙂
Vanilla cinnamon flavored coffee- Milk (same thing, I just poured until it was the same color the creamer would have made it), around a 1/2 cap of vanilla extract, and 1-2 pinches of cinnamon. Also very good but the Caramel Vanilla wins as my favorite 🙂
If you prefer syrups to creamer, here are some actual recipes for coffee syrups using similar flavors.