real life Welcoming House! I accomplished something that I have been working towards
for almost a year….I celebrated a one year anniversary of being in home
I prayed to have for 9 years…
I baked six loaves of bread…
One absolutely gorgeous cinnamon roll ring..
out of the things you have on hand around the home, or out of things that are easily acquired,
such as vegetable shortening or olive oil.
because while I thought it was a great idea, it seemed so simple to me, and neat that you could do it from home
How to make your own specialty creamers
that taste like you spent a million bucks,
but really only cost you pennies to make.
Best of all, I made it.
Little Heather on the Prairie.
And the cost was SO MUCH LESS than what I would spend for a $4 bottle of creamer at the store, that would barely get me through the week before I had to restock.
I have made these before, as Christmas gifts, but seriously, its been a long time.
So, if you are on my Christmas list, guess what you are getting?
If I can restrain myself from drinking it all.
Here is the recipe for this amazing, Pumpkin-y Spicey Creamer.
Perfect for a hot cup of joe, on a cold fall-ish morning.
Pumpkin Spice Creamer master mix
1 cup instant coffee creamer
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup instant dry milk
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
(oh wait, there is a master mix for that in the book too! LOL)
1 tsp ground cardamom
2 tsp clear vanilla extract.
Whisk all the dry ingredients in a mixer or a bowl, then add in the liquid extract. You will see it clump a little (when I first made these I was outrageously worried about adding a tsp of liquid to something that was supposed to be powder. Silly me.), but if you quickly run it through a food processor, blender, hand stick blender it, or even a coffee grinder, it quickly becomes a smooth, silky powder that smells…well….exactly like the stuff you pay an arm and a leg for in the store.
Something I found very interesting?
No pumpkin anywhere to be found, and yet, when you have this creamer, it tastes exactly like it.
Now, if you happen to love pumpkin like I do, stirring in a tsp of pumpkin puree into your coffee just enhances the flavor, and you wont notice a thing. But for those of you who have issues with anything in your coffee cup but coffee and possibly a flavoring, just try this, enjoy it, and make up a bunch to give your friends.
With a single regular size container of Powdered coffee creamer, a bag of powdered sugar, about 2 cups of dry milk, and various seasonings and extracts, all of which cost me less than $16 (a month’s worth of liquid coffee creamer around here), I was able to make up
of various types of instant coffee creamers.
Creamers such as Chocolate Mint, Hazelnut, Coconut Dream, and White Chocolate.
And each jar holds about 2 cups worth of creamer, which,
when you use it 2 Tbs at a time,
well………you do the math.
That is a lot of creamer to have on hand for gifts, company, etc.
And at less than $1 a jar, I think it is an amazing thing to make yourself.
Many Blessings to you and yours,