I am always trying to find new ways to save money. That’s one of the main reasons Huff the Hubs and I decided to cloth diaper; the savings were astronomical! Now that we’re saving for a down payment, my money-saving mind has been searching for tips and tricks that will help our spread our budget a little further. So earlier this week when I noticed I was almost out of coffee creamer, I thought, “Why don’t I try to make my own?” Then I stumbled upon this pin!
Its DIY coffee creamer!
Here’s what you need:
~1 can (14 oz) condensed milk (I used fat free; I like low-cal creamer)
~Milk (again, I used skim; but the original pin says that the more fat your milk has, the creamier it will be)
The original pin has a host of other flavor mixes, but since I typically use French Vanilla coffee creamer, I used that recipe!
All you have to do is combine the can of condensed milk with 1 3/4 cup milk and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and mix well:
And then, BAM! you’re done!
I think it turned out pretty good! I’m kind of picky about the brands of creamer I use, so it was a little different using this. But it wasn’t bad. PLUS, I did save some money! Here’s the math:
Coffeemate Sugar Free French Vanilla Creamer: $3.18
Homemade Creamer: $2.46
Not a huge chunk of change, but every little bit helps! I’m going to use all of the creamer I made and, by the time the bottle is empty, if I’ve gotten used to it I think I’ll continue to make my own!
Have you ever made your own coffee creamer? What recipe did you use? Share in the comments!