Thursday, January 8, 2015

Eats: Almond Coffee Creamer

Hello! This is the current view from a kitchen window:

Yes, we've had a lot of snow around here this week, with more on the way later on today through tomorrow. 

And according to our front porch thermometer, it's currently 4 degrees outside. 

So all in all, a good time to introduce another DIY flavored coffee creamer! Not sure where this recipe came from, but I think it was in one of those Country Woman Christmas compilations. If you like almond flavoring, you'll like this one!

Almond Coffee Creamer (credited to Janet Lippincott, Akron, OH)

3/4 cup confectioners' sugar (see notes below)
3/4 cup powdered nondairy creamer (see notes below)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract (see notes below)

In a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Store in an airtight container. To use, add to coffee in place of nondairy creamer and sugar. Yield: 1 1/4 cups. 

Notes: I substitute white sugar and powdered milk for the confectioners' sugar and nondairy creamer, using the same amounts. I love almond flavoring, so I used 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract. 

This creamer clumped a bit while being mixed due to the liquidity of the almond extract, but that's okay. Here's how it turned out:

Above, the almond coffee creamer is shown with two vintage egg cups, purchased at a garage sale run by an antiques dealer. (inside each egg cup is a small plastic orange I'd coated with glue and then rolled in microbeads). 

I really like the way this creamer tastes. It makes a cold, snowy morning easier to take, and I'm all for that!


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