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Healthy Sugar Free Homemade Coffee Creamer

Healthy Sugar Free Homemade Coffee Creamer

Healthy Sugar Free Homemade Coffee Creamer

Do you love coffee creamer, but are looking for a healthy sugar free version?  Here is your solution.  Make your own homemade healthy sugar free coffee creamer, with just three ingredients.

My personal coffee creamer dilemma came about with our moving from the US to Australia, where there is no such thing as International Delights Coffee Creamer.  We were having coffee creamer withdrawals, so I looked around online for homemade coffee creamer recipes and started making it myself.

Here is the recipe for homemade coffee creamer that I originally started with.  That recipe is very delicious, and uses sweetened condensed milk, which is fine for my trim husband, but for this health conscious girl, I could never bring myself to use it.  I really try to avoid sugar and watch my weight, so I needed a healthier solution.

This recipe is the solution to my coffee creamer problem.  It uses Stevia to sweeten the milk, rather than sugar.

Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer

Here’s my healthy sugar free coffee creamer recipe:

Vanilla Coffee Creamer Ingredients:

1 liter whole milk (about 5 cups) or fat free half & half
4 tablespoons Stevia
2 tablespoons Vanilla extract

Whisk the ingredients together in a bowl and use a funnel to pour into a container.  Make note of the expiration date of your milk, and use the creamer by that date.

You can make other flavor combinations by switching out the vanilla for other extracts & spices.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer:

2 tablespoons maple extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Almond Joy Creamer:

2 tablespoons chocolate extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract

You can experiment around with different flavor combinations.  Those listed above are my favorites, but you can make it your own, to suit your taste. 🙂

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Here’s to a happy and healthy new year, started each morning with coffee and healthy sugar free homemade coffee creamer!

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Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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When we moved to Australia, from the US, I had no idea that I’d not be able to get my favorite French Vanilla Coffee Creamer that I loved and used daily in the US.  Thank God for Pinterest and the recipe that I modified a bit to suit my taste.   Now I think I can survive here with this delicious homemade coffee creamer that makes me feel right at home.

All you need to make this coffee creamer recipe is:

1 Liter of whole milk
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
4 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Pour everything into a bowl and whisk it up.  Transfer to a jar with a lid or a bottle like mine if you can find one.  I got this at a kitchen wares store.

Bear in mind that since you are using fresh milk, this will eventually expire.  Take note of your milk’s expiration date and use up your creamer by that date.

You could try other flavored extracts to switch it up.  I plan to try coconut and almond soon.  🙂

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup Mix

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Mix

 

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Mix

Forget  the canned soups, now you can make your own homemade cream of chicken soup mix.  Just keep the powdered soup mix in an airtight container and whenever your recipe calls for Cream of chicken soup, just scoop out some of your homemade soup mix and quickly mix up just the right amount for your recipe. It’s less expensive than buying the canned soups and tastes great!

Cream of Chicken Soup Mix

 

Cream of Chicken Soup Mix Recipe:

1 cup non-fat dried milk powder
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup bouillon granules (if using cubes, crush into powder)
4 Tablespoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Combine all ingredients in an airtight container, such as a Mason jar.  Keep in your pantry until ready to use.

To use, mix 1/3 cup of the soup mix with 1 1/4 cup water.  Cook until thickened.

For extra creamy, use half & half instead of the water and stir in 1 tablespoon butter after you’ve thickened it.

*You can do this in the microwave.  Whisk water and mix into a glass mixing bowl or large Pyrex measuring cup.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes, whisking every 30 – 45 seconds or until it’s thickened.

Try different flavors by switching the chicken bouillon for beef or other flavors.

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup Mix

 

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Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade ranch Dressing Mix

 

This recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix is a great substitute for the Hidden Valley ranch mix that is used in many recipes.  It’s really easy to mix up in your mini-chopper and keep in the fridge until ready to use.

Ranch Dressing Mix

1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder
2 Tablespoons dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon salt

Pulse in food processor until well combined, or you could mix by hand.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

**To Make Ranch Dressing: Combine 1 Tbsp. seasoning mix with 1/3 cup mayo and 1/3 cup milk, and whisk to combine. You can also substitute Greek yogurt for the mayo.

 

Ranch Dressing Mix 2

 

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

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Homemade Shake & Bake Chicken

1 1/2 c. unseasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. celery salt
2 tsp. onion salt
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. pepper
Mix ingredients together. Store in a covered container. Does not need refrigeration. Makes 2 cups (enough for 8 pieces of chicken).
OVEN FRIED CHICKEN:
1 (2 lb.) cut up frying chicken
Oven frying mix
Rinse chicken in cold water. Dredge chicken pieces in oven frying mix. Spray cookie tin with cooking spray. Place chicken skin side up on cookie tin. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 50 minutes, until chicken is crisp and cooked through. Blot with paper towels and serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
6  Servings