What goes into your coffee? Do you take it as black as you can get it? Are you among those who believe that adding anything to your cup of joe detracts from the cup? Quite a number of people will agree with you. To really taste the goodness of the beans, the it needs to be pure says our coffee cuppers. For the rest of us though, a good cup may not just be about the bean.
In all things it is great to have variety. This is the basic principle that makes the consumer industry rich. They know that we like some amount of variety, even if it is as simple as adding sugar and some milk to our brew.
So what else goes into your cup with your favorite brew? Most would say non-dairy creamer would definitely be one. Many people have fallen for the tag line that says milk is not for coffee. So they choose to purchase products like Coffee-Mate.
Others want a bit more spice to their coffee. Nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla are favorite add ons. As are other nuts such as almonds, macademia and yes, chocolate.
You could buy some ready made creamer in your favorite stores. On the other hand you could pamper yourself and make your own. Here are some simple recipes to make your regular cup something new with just a little effort.
The base of these flavored creamers is:
3/4 cup of non-dairy coffee cream (powdered)
3/4 cup of confectionaires sugar (you may want to sift this before measuring)
Then add the flavoring:
Amaretto: add 1 tsp of almond extract and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
Mocha: add 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder and use granulated sugar instead of confectionairs
Spiced Cream: add 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp allspice
Whichever you choose place all the ingredients in a blender and mix well then store it in an airtight container. Enjoy!
[tags]coffee,cream,flavor,do it yourself,recipe[/tags]
Originally posted on July 25, 2006 @ 9:41 pm