A little under two years ago Matt and I came back from our honeymoon, and along with some wonderful memories made we also came back with a pair of new and improved taste buds! While on our first trip together we had discovered that there were certain food we once disliked that we now found quite enjoyable. Among these foods was a specific beverage.. coffee!!! Sure we liked the fancy-shcmancy Starbucks Frappuccino’s type coffees, but lets face the facts those are more like milkshakes with a hint of coffee-ish flavor, depending on which ones you order, than actual real drip coffee that you would find in the average Americans coffee pot at home. Before our honeymoon you couldn’t catch either of us within five feet of an normal cup of plain coffee and now we each start our mornings out with about two cups a day. That being said we were introduced to the wonderful world of coffee creamers and all the varieties it holds! After the initial hype of trying all the different flavors wore off though, we both found that our go-to favorite was just plain french vanilla. About six months ago I was browsing the internet in search of different holiday treat ideas that I could make for Christmas when I happened upon this recipe for homemade coffee creamer on cookinwithsuperpickle. It looked fairly easy and since we had all the ingredients in our pantry anyways I figured I would try and make it myself as well as save a couple bucks off our grocery bill because as we know every dollar, and cent, counts! The blogger who created this recipe has a lot of different types of creations that you can try, which are all delicious, but our favorite is still just the plain vanilla. As an added bonus it turns out that this recipe is only 5 calories per 8 oz. cup, as well as non-fat and all natural, if you make it according to the directions below and does not suffer any of the taste involved!
So to wrap up this story about why I am blogging this recipe, two weekends ago we went on a camping trip with Matt’s side of the family. I had promised my mother in law that I would bring this homemade non-fat 5 calorie coffee creamer I had told her about. Sure enough my precious MomPom and sister in law Devra, being the coffee lovers they are, had fallen in love with this recipe just as Matt and I had.Therefore I promised that I would share it with them when we all got back to civilization. I figured that since it had become such a big hit in our family that I would go ahead and share it with all of my friends, family and readers as well! So here it is! My low calorie, non-fat, all natural adapted version of the vanilla coffee creamer recipe I found that based on my husband and families reviews, decided it was a keeper and therefore have been making it in our home ever since.
I hope you enjoy it just as much, if not more, than we have!
5 Calorie, Non-Fat, Very Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 1- 14 ounce can non-fat sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 wooden spoon fulls vanilla extract
- Put the milk and condensed milk in a quart-sized Mason Jar and stir together until fully combined.
- Add the vanilla and again stir until all ingredients are combined.
- Screw on jar lids and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Make sure to give jar one good shake before opening and pouring into your coffee just to ensure that all the ingredients are throughly mixed.