Saturday, May 31, 2014

22 Homemade Creamers Gift in a Jar




MY NOTES:
To give as gifts wIth your breakfast basket or a coffee basket use either ½ pint jelly jars or 4 ox ¼ pint jars. These recipes will create about 1 qt = 2 pint = 4 jelly=8 (4oz) jars

Start With This Base:
  • 14oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 3/4 Cup Milk or Cream (whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess)
…and, here we go!
French Vanilla Creamer
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup
Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
Chocolate
  • 2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • (1 tsp vanilla extract, optional)
Chocolate Almond
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Strudel
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Vanilla Caramel
  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate Raspberry
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry syrup
Irish Cream
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Coconut
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
Samoa (like the Girl Scout Cookies)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut, heated & strained, for the milk/cream)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
Peppermint Patty
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Cinnamon Vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pumpkin Spice
  • 3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Honey Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Almond Joy
  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut if you heat it first, strained, in place of the milk & extract)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
Sweet Cream
  • Use 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream instead of the milk in the base recipe
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR the inside of a vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
Chocolate Orange
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange extract
Hazelnut
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract
Chocolate Hazelnut
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract
Cinnamon Cake
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Salted Caramel
  • 2-3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Eggnog
  • replace milk in base recipe with equal amount of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For those of you who want or need a sugar-free option. You can make your own sweetened condensed milk with the sugar substitute of your choice. Now, you can make your own sugar-free flavored creamer!
Directions & Tips:
In all these recipes, anything that has a dry or thick ingredient (like cinnamon, honey, etc..) should be heated up with a small amount of your milk/cream from the base recipe so it can dissolve properly. You don’t want grainy creamer! Then, add the rest of the milk/cream along with the sweetened condensed milk.
If you want really creamy creamer, use heavy cream instead of milk in your base recipe.
Stick a piece of tape on your mason jar lid with the expiration date from the milk you used as a guideline to when the creamer should be used by.

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