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yayax6
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Homemade coffee creamer

I will admit I LOVE my coffee!!!  But the artificial flavored creamers and the flavored liquid creamers just costs way too much and are full of stuff i just do  not want to eat.

So I found this site http://deliciouslyorganic.net/homemade-coffee-creamer/  looked over the recipes and came up with my own.

French Vanilla

3 cup. almond milk (home made no additives)
1/4 vanilla bean (sliced down the center and scraped into the milk.)
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup splenda or Sweetener of your choice


place 3 cups homemade almond milk in saucepan with vanilla bean and on medium low heat slowly stirring every few minutes until milk is reduced to 1 1/2 cups. Cool milk. add cream  and sweetener of your choice. Store in sealed jar in fridge for up to 7 days.


You can add other flavors such as
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (add to the milk when reducing)
or
3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin and 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

i still am trying this with cocoa powder but not sure if it will work yet.

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debit202
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Homemade coffee creamer

I make mine with heavy cream- to taste and then add any of the s/f davinci syrups- flavors like french vanilla,kahlua,irish creme, caramel,chocolate etc.  They are the syrups Starbucks use in all the kiosks/stores.I get mine at a business costco and they can also be purchased on line. some stores carry torani syrups and they are basically the same thing- using heavy cream(40%) fat has virtually no carbs per/tbl. and 1 tbl for of syrup has<1carb so in total maybe i catb per cup of coffee- not bad!



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bugbarb
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Homemade coffee creamer

have you ever tried    powdered whole milk?
i use it whenever i need milk
we don't go through much milk here so fresh is  not necessary
Too much of a good food will raise my blood glucose.
mollythed
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Where do you find it Barb?  I haven/t seen it since I visited friends who lived in remote parts of Mexico without electricity for refrigeration.  That was more than forty years ago.

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alan_s
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Homemade coffee creamer

I have one of my own.

Ingredients: three teaspoons of fresh cream (40%) or reduced cream (35%).

Method: Place in cup, pour coffee over, stir .

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joa346
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Homemade coffee creamer

thanks this sounds fantastic.I occassionally like a litlle sweet coffee as dessert but like you don't like some of the ingridients.
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newbiemc
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Homemade coffee creamer

Hi-I'm very new at this-do you need to count the carbs in coffee creamers?
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You need to take account of all carbs. That is not quite the same as counting carbs. I take account by testing after meals or drinks to see their effects; I read my meter as well as nutrition labels.

That was how I discovered that coffee with lots of milk in the morning spiked me but coffee with a little pure cream did not. In that usage, cream is milk without the carbs.

Many "creamers" are a chemical soup; I would avoid them for that reason even if they did not also contain a lot of carbs for their size.
Cheers, Alan, Type 2, d&e metformin 2000mg, Australia.
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Yes, many of them have quite a few carbs!  Since you're new at it I'd count everything, at least until you're more familiar with things.

Lizzy
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Here's some useful links, click on the titles


Testing 101
 
 All About Carbs

Resources For The Un-insured and Discount Medicine and Equipment

LizzyLou Videos



Lizzy's Blog
for lots more  


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