By Chef Brittany Williams
If there is one thing that never goes out of season, it’s coffee. There is nothing like sipping your favorite coffee drink whether it’s hot or cold, sweetened or black. There is a coffee drink for just about any taste bud. With these simple and flavorful tips and recipes for your Wolf Coffee System, you can bring that barista flavor into your own home with just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry.
Bring your at home coffee experience to the next level with homemade coffee creamer and sweeteners. The best part about these recipes is you can add almost ANY flavor you desire. It is so much fun to experiment with different combinations, you are sure to please everyone!
Make Your Own Creamer for a Real Treat!
This basic coffee creamer recipe makes just over 3 cups and lasts up to two weeks in your Sub-Zero refrigerator. Simply add the following ingredients and whisk to combine.
Basic Coffee Creamer Recipe
2 cups whole milk (you could also use skim milk or cream if you desire)
One 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
This recipe is simply delicious on its own but you can always add your favorite flavors such as vanilla, cinnamon, almond extract, etc. The possibilities are endless.
Try the variations below...
Vanilla coffee creamer:
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoons vanilla bean paste
*Vanilla bean paste is simply thick vanilla with visible vanilla bean seeds. Generally a recipe will call for either fresh vanilla (scrapped from the inside of a fresh vanilla bean pod) or vanilla extract. Think of vanilla bean paste as the best of both worlds. It lends both flavor and that great vanilla speckled appearance. Luckily vanilla bean paste is widely available for purchase both in local grocery stores/markets and online. If you cannot find vanilla bean paste not to worry, vanilla extract, fresh vanilla bean seeds or a combination or both works just fine.
1 tablespoons cinnamon
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoons almond extract
2 tablespoons hazelnut extract
1 tablespoons cocoa powder
Dairy free? No problem!
Here is a delicious recipe for a vegan coffee creamer.
In a blender, combine the following and blend until smooth:
Vegan Coffee “Creamer”
1, 15oz can coconut milk
1 cup almond milk
¼ cup agave
Add an Amaretto twist to the above recipe by adding the following:
Amaretto Vegan Coffee “Creamer”
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 ½ tablespoons vanilla bean paste
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This is just the beginning of our Coffee Talk. In our next blogpost, we'll share the best-kept secret in the coffee world! Stay tuned!