I am on a homemade coffee creamer roll! After discovering just how easy homemade creamers are to make, I haven’t been able to stop. I loved the previous versions (pumpkin spice creamer and peppermint mocha creamer), but I think this vanilla creamer is my favorite! It’s perfect to use on a daily basis since it uses all natural ingredients and is a little more healthy than the typical store bought version. Also, the recipe calls for an actual vanilla bean, so the vanilla flavor is nice and strong. I like that you can control the ratio of milk to cream, and even use skim milk if you want. I don’t feel nearly as guilty putting creamer in my coffee each morning with this homemade vanilla creamer!
Homemade Vanilla Creamer
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 Tbsp maple syrup
1 vanilla bean, cut in half and seeds scraped out
In a medium sized saucepan, whisk together milk, cream, and maple syrup. Cook, stirring, over medium heat. When mixture begins to bubble around the edges of the pan, remove the pan from the heat and add in the vanilla bean and seeds. Cover and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and refrigerate before using.
*If you don't have a vanilla bean on hand, you can substitute with 1 Tbsp vanilla extract. You won't need to cover and let sit if using vanilla extract.
from Deliciously Organic