I took her recipe and tweaked it just a little. Instead of unsweetened cocoa I used sweetened cocoa powder (the same stuff we use for our mocha’s). You could use either really. I also used peppermint leaves from a peppermint plant I have growing on the deck. I received this plant a few years ago as a gift from my mother-in-law. It has flourished and now fills two planters. 🙂
You’ll want to have equal parts condensed sweetened milk (I used a 14oz can) and milk. This is your base for the creamer. Then to flavor it you can add what you like. I put the canned sweetened condensed milk and regular milk into my Vitamix then added 2 tablespoons cocoa and about 20 peppermint leaves. That is a lot of peppermint. I like it strong. Mild would probably be more like 10 peppermint leaves.
Then I blended it for a few seconds and presto!
In about 5 minutes I have a jar of homemade coffee creamer without all the additives the store-bought stuff has.
I will have to see if I wind up loving it as much at the store stuff. I’m really hoping I like it more.
I thought I might add, if you want just easy cheap creamer, stick with the sweetened condensed milk alone. 🙂
Dear Jesus, I am excited about another helpful recipe to help avoid unhealthy additives and chemicals. Amen.