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Homemade Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer Tutorial

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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.

Step 1

Pour the half&half in a small sauce pan. Turn the heat to medium.

Step 2

Add the cup of caramel bits, the sugar, and the extract. Heat, stirring constantly, until the bits melt completely. About 8-10 minutes.

Step 3

Once melted, turn off the heat, and let the creamer cool for a little bit, about 10 minutes.

Step 4

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.


keepsmeoutofmischief said...

It's amazing how far they manage to spread their food! Some of might just actually go in their mouths! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Your daughter is an artist. She just didn't have a canvas, paints, or brushes. Don't quench her creativity.

Anonymous said...

BTW....she did an adorable job. :-)

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and it tastes just like the real thing! Thank you soooo much for sharing this recipe!!

lisa said...

This recipe rocks! Made it today! Thank you so much...:)

Hullfamily said...

Thank you! I enjoyed that recipe! I was having a coffee emergency with no creamer. Lol! It saved the day!

Anonymous said...

have you ever made french vanilla creamer?

The Virtuous Wife said...

Anonymous: I have! It's the same recipe but leave out the caramel and add an extra Tbs of vanilla extract. =)

CouponClippingClaire said...

I am trying to stay away from the store bought creamers. so much sugar. I have been just using 1/2 &1/2 plus flavored syrup. I have all this at home at will try to make at a quiet moment. With 6 children and one on the way coffee is my best friend in the morning. LOL

Anonymous said...

That's Amore! <3

Liz Brack said...

Thank you, I have been buying the caramel machiato creamer and it is so expensive, but i just cannot drink the coffe without it, so I will try this and see if I can save some money, thanks again. Don't know why I never even thought of this.

lea's project365 said...

can you freeze it?

Robert Paton said...

This recipe is great. I've recently become a coffee drinker and have been making all kinds of homemade creamers, but this will be my FOURTH (out of 8) time making this one! So good!

ashnepa said...

can't wait to try, thanks!!

Maggie Whitehead said...

This is my guilty pleasure. I love it in iced coffee. Thanks for this. Its nice that can have my creamer without all the extra junk the put into it. BTW--your daughter is beautiful. Mine did the same thing with chocolate. She is now 26, so I cherish that picture. Best wishes xoxox

Anonymous said...

Holy cow! I just made this and it is better than what I was buying.

Anonymous said...

I found on another site how to sweeten creamer better is with sweetened condensed milk 14 oz can and 1 and 3/4 milk, half and half, or heavy cream. just a suggestion...not sure how it would work for the caramel macchiato

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