Hi there, my name is Tammy. I am the loving wife to a hunky hubby, mother to two adorable yet crazy girls, and owner of a very needy yellow lab. I work full-time outside the home and spend most days trying to look like I know what I am doing.
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As a busy working mom, with very little time to myself, I savor the mornings when I can just sit in quiet and enjoy a cup of coffee before the day begins. Just the smell of coffee brewing can bring me to my happy place. Now add in some luscious creamer and I am in heaven.
Prior to a couple weeks ago I depended on store bought flavored creamer. I am sure you will not be surprised when I tell you most store bought creamer is not really creamer at all - mostly just a concoction of artificial ingredients I can’t even say. Yuck! This revelation lead me on the venture to create a homemade coffee creamer I can enjoy without the added chemicals.
The first coffee creamer I put together was a French Vanilla flavor. It is very good and has become a staple in my kitchen but I wanted to venture out and create some of my other favorite flavors - can you say peppermint mocha?
Peppermint mocha is typically a coffee creamer flavor you find popular during the holidays. However, with this simple easy to make recipe you can enjoy this pure yumminess all year long. And good news, you will not find any artificial ingredients here. Only good wholesome ingredients found right in your pantry.
Servings: Makes 3 cups of creamer.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
1 14 ounce can sweeten condensed milk
1 ½ cups half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
Step 1. In a medium saucepan, over low heat, whisk together all ingredients.
Step 2. Warm until the mixture is steaming. Do not let it boil.
Step 3. Move from heat and let stand for about 5 minutes.
Step 4. Using a fine strainer strain the mixture into a glass container. I put mine in a large glass mason jar. Straining is not completely necessary but it does help to remove some of the cocoa powder that did not dissolve. If this does not bother you then there is no need to strain.
This creamer will keep in refrigerator for about 10 days.