Here's my latest attempt at a homemade coffee creamer flavor. My store-bought favorite is the Caramel Macchiato flavor. So here's how I make my own!
Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer
2 cups of half&half (or 1 cup milk and 1 cup heavy cream or just milk if you want to cut on the calories)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup of caramel bits (or 3/4 cup caramel sauce) (You can also use the homemade Dulce de Leche from the tutorial found HERE)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (I have almond in the picture...I was experimenting...use vanilla)
Empty coffee creamer container or glass jar.
Pour the half&half in a small sauce pan. Turn the heat to medium.
Add the cup of caramel bits, the sugar, and the extract. Heat, stirring constantly, until the bits melt completely. About 8-10 minutes.
Once melted, turn off the heat, and let the creamer cool for a little bit, about 10 minutes.
Pour into your container and store in the fridge. It stays good for several weeks!
I have noticed that you usually need more of this creamer than you would probably use with the store-bought kind but it's because it isn't sweetened with concentrated sugars and chemicals like the ones at the store.
And a picture to leave you with: Chicken Parmesan night...and I had to clean sauce out of her ears! Little stinker.