Make Your Favorite Flavored Coffee Creamer Go Farther (and save money)
Monday, April 29, 2019 General
If you love your coffee with flavored creamer nearly as much as I do then this is for you. You already know that creamer isn’t all that cheap, but again, if you love it like I do you buy it anyway.
This idea began one day while I was watching reruns of the George Burns and Gracie Allen TV show on youtube. Originally broadcast in the fifties, they were “live” as all television was back then. They didn’t have “commercials” per se, so they would include references to whatever product was their sponsor as part of the show. Through much of the shows run their sponsor was “Carnation Evaporated Milk, the milk from contented cows”. I became curious if it was as good in coffee as they claimed so I ordered some. Lo and behold it was as good as they said it was. However I love my french vanilla flavored creamer so in a flash of divine inspiration I came up with a way to use my beloved french vanilla and Carnation French vanilla. In doing so I accidentally found a way to also make it last much much longer hence making it much much cheaper. It also adds a whole new dimension to the flavor! I use Nestle French Vanilla Non-Dairy Creamer. I love it so much that I buy it in the 1.5L pump bottle. This is the equivalent of 300 single servings, but if you follow my advice you can get significantly more out of it.
All you need is your favorite creamer (french vanilla, hazelnut, or whatever), an empty bottle (approx 150ml), and one can of Carnation Evaporated Milk (I buy it in a 4 pack from Amazon). I like using an empty fifth of Rebel Yell Bourbon although any empty fifth, like Jack Daniels, will work. If you don’t have an empty bottle, get busy and empty one. Once empty, wash it out real good. That is unless you like a little whiskey in your coffee. If that’s the case just add the ingredients to the not so empty bottle. Pour in 1-1/2″ to 2″ of your favorite creamer.
Next, pour in one can of Carnation Evaporated Milk and shake it up. I also use a stainless steel pourer like they use at the bar. Keep it in the fridge and that’s it. Like I said, the Carnation Evaporated Milk adds a whole new dimension to the flavor and makes it go 3 to 4 times farther.