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?
Thai Coffee Creamer
- 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.