It was an early predawn hour as I sat drinking a cup of hot coffee in front of a roaring fire in the woodstove. I was thinking of all the chores I needed to get done around the farm when I absent mindedly read the ingredients on back of the coffee creamer label. It read “Sugar, water, partially hydrogenated soybean and /or cottonseed oil, sodium caseinate, and less than 2% of propylene glycol, dipotassium phosphate, natural and artificial flavors, polysorbate 60, sodium stearoyl lactylate, color added, sucrolose (non-nutritive sweetener)”.
Glory be! I didn’t know coffee creamer was made out of that! My coffee did not seem so appetizing after reading all of that. I decided to begin experimenting with making my own homemade coffee creamer with more natural ingredients.
Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
1 cup of nonfat dry milk
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Feel free to adjust this recipe to meet your taste. I make two batches of this recipe and combine ingredients well. I then pour into a repurposed glass container using a funnel. I make sure to close the glass container with a lid and shake the glass container to mix ingredients before each time I add it in my coffee.
After drinking my coffee at the bottom of my coffee cup I do notice some cinnamon, but that is fine because I know it is an all natural homemade coffee creamer.
I will only use homemade coffee creamer at home from now on. I feel better knowing I am not adding so much chemicals and extras to my coffee. I also think that the homemade cinnamon coffee creamer would make a nice gift for a coffee lover.
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