This recipe is one of my most oft-used staples around here.
It started out as just my homemade vanilla coffee creamer recipe, but then I started to find more uses for it.
This delicious cream is pure, natural, and simple from only three ingredients…
Half ‘n half, vanilla extract, and sugar.
It is not only a fantastic coffee creamer, but makes a smooth & rich hot chocolate, sweet & creamy vanilla milk, and is the main ingredient in my 10-minute soft serve ice cream.
I always have this stuff around. I think Willy Wonka would approve.
The process is simple:
Measure your sugar into a microwave-safe container and add in about a cup or so of half N half. No need to be exact just yet.
I’m using plain white sugar in this picture, but pretty much any sugar will work. I’ve used honey, white sugar, demerara, and coconut sugar (which tasted the best!) with success.
(My husband is the one who uses this the most, and he likes it with plain old C&H, so that’s how I make it. Except the coconut sugar, which we both agreed was way awesome.)
I Duke-Nuke-it until the cream is warmed, then I stir stir stir until it is all dissolved.
Add in your vanilla.
Mix well. It will be a creamy tan color.
Pour the mixture into a quart-size jar, and top it off with the rest of your half N half. You’ll probably have some leftovers.
Pretty easy, huh!
The first super-cool thing I’ll teach you how to do with this stuff is to make my 10-minute Muddy Shamrock (aka Mint Chocolate Chip) Soft Serve Ice Cream.
I’ll post the recipe tonight
Update: Here you go! My Muddy Shamrock. AKA Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe.
Having said all that – what it mostly gets used for is what it is – homemade vanilla coffee creamer. Here’s the recipe: