Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Italian Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

This was proclaimed a roaring success. I don't drink hot coffee but I love cold coffee. My daughter, on the other hand is a big coffee drinker. Her favorite creamer is the Italian Sweet Cream flavor. I figured how hard could it be to whip up a batch of that? I know people make at-home creamers all the time but this one is SO good, declares my daughter...and she should know. Instead of using milk, I used heavy cream and vanilla bean paste. To see those yummy little vanilla beans floating in the cream made me so happy! Save yourself a little money and make sure you know exactly what's going in your creamer!

Italian Sweet Cream 
Coffee Creamer

16 ounces (2 cups) heavy cream
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or use vanilla extract)
1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk until the sweetened condensed milk is fully incorporated into the cream.

Store in a container with a lid. Shake before using.

Use in your coffee!

Okay....this is so easy-peasy. Here you go. 

Okay....this is so easy-peasy. Here you go.

Mix everything in a bowl. Then pour it into a container with a lid. Give it a little shake before using. 

Mix everything in a bowl. Then 
pour it into a container with a lid. 
Give it a little shake before using.