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Cardamom and vanilla give this homemade Thai Coffee Creamer it’s rich, smooth flavor. Added to coffee, it’s a comforting way to start your day.
Are you an early riser?
I wouldn’t say I love getting up early, but I do generally get up early. I started this habit back when the kids were little. In order to have any time to myself, I’d set the alarm for 5 or 5:30 so that by the time the kids got out of bed at 6:30 or 7am (yes, they were early risers, too!), I was ready to face the day.
I believe this is when my love for coffee started. It’s not so much the caffeine that I want, it’s the comforting, smooth hot drink poured into a favorite mug that just feels like “home” to me. It’s a mental “pick-me-up”.
My favorite type of coffee is a deep, dark roast. I found the display of McCafé coffee at Walmart and knew that the French roast coffee was the choice for me.
One of our favorite drinks at a local restaurant is Thai iced coffee. Today I’m sharing with you a simple recipe for making a uniquely flavored, homemade coffee creamer.
This Thai coffee creamer has just 4 ingredients. The base is equal parts of sweetened condensed milk and half & half cream. The last two ingredients are vanilla and cardamom. I had never used cardamom before making this recipe, so I was new to its flavor. It has a strong, warm taste. You’ll want to give this spice a sniff before adding it to your cream mixture to decide just how much you’d like. I added 4 teaspoons to our 28 ounces of homemade creamer. Some may want to add more, some less!
I like this creamer because it is different. The vanilla gives it a familiar taste and aroma, but the cardamom kicks it up and is the burst of flavor that I love to have along with McCafé coffee in the morning.
Q: How do you like to start your morning?
Cardamom and vanilla give this homemade Thai Coffee Creamer it's rich, smooth flavor. Added to coffee, it's a comforting way to start your day.
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
- 14 ounces half & half cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 teaspoons powdered cardamom
Combine the sweetened condensed milk and cream together. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and cardamom. Stir well.
Store this in the refrigerator and mix well before using.
*Calorie Count is for about 2 tablespoons of this creamer.
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