If you love your morning cup of Joe like many Americans, there’s good news! Studies show there may actually be some health benefits to drinking modest amounts (a daily cup or two). Reduced risk of diabetes and improved cognitive function are two possible benefits. One major reason coffee actually gets a bad rep for being unhealthy is due to what’s added to it. For instance, who knew that this list of ingredients is for coffee creamer?!…WATER, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND/OR COTTONSEED OIL, AND LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE)**, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, SODIUM ALUMINOSILICATE, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, CARRAGEENAN. Yikes! Don’t worry–We’ve got a solution if you like a creamier brew, simply try our delish homemade creamers!
Psst… love your coffee but want to save a little money compared to Starbuck’s? Try some of these creations:
Homemade Coffee Creamers
Serves: 32 for each creamer
To make a full batch of coffee creamer, stir in the ingredients below with 4 cups of skim milk or almond milk. Simmer on the stove top and whisk until all ingredients are evenly distributed and mixed well and the mixture begins to steam. Let cool for 10 minutes and store in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. You can adjust amounts if desired to add more or less flavor.
Cinnamon Burst Coffee Creamer
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp brown sugar
Simply add to coffee and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts (per 2 tablespoons): 16 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 13 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein
Brown Sugar & Caramel Coffee Creamer
4 tbsp brown sugar
Nutrition Facts (per 2 tablespoons): 17 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 13 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein
White Chocolate Coffee Creamer
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 tsp. cocoa powder
Nutrition Facts (per two tablespoons): 25 calories, 1 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 15 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein
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- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- Simply add to coffee and enjoy!
- Brown Sugar & Caramel Coffee Creamer
- tbsp brown sugar
- Nutrition Facts (per 2 tablespoons): 17 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 13 mg sodium, 3 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 1 g protein