4 Girl Scout Cookie Coffee Creamers to Make at Home
Tired of forking over money for coffee creamers that are loaded with oils and fake ingredients? Dana Angelo White, a registered dietitian and certified athletic trainer, says you should be. Writing for Food Network, White says that sugar, thickeners, and oils are used to achieve the non-dairy creamy sweetness many people enjoy pouring into their morning cup of joe. Instead of starting your morning with artificial chemicals, White says to use the real deal by measuring out sugar and cream.
But some flavors might entice you back to the creamer aisle of the supermarket, especially after the Girl Scouts paired up with Coffee-Mate to create Thin Mint and Samoa-flavored creamers. There is no need to purchase them in the store, though, when you can make your own version at home.
The first thing you need is a base recipe for coffee creamers. After you have this, you’ll know the basics and be able to experiment with your own combinations. Most recipes call for combining one can of sweetened condensed milk and ¾ cup milk of your choice. If you really want to go as homemade as possible, you can make your own condensed milk, too.
Another option is Food 52′s version, which forms the base by combining 1 cup half and half or heavy cream with a quarter cup of sugar or coconut sugar. After you have your base, you can focus on what flavor you want. Most recipes recommend incorporating the ingredients in a blender, but this will not always be the case. To get you started on your home-brewing coffee creamer creations, here are four recipes inspired by Girl Scout cookies.
1. Samoas/Caramel deLites
Samoas are one of the flavors that received the Coffee-Mate treatment when the Girl Scouts created their cookie-inspired coffee creamers. To make your own version, take your base and add the Samoa flavoring, fully combining the base and flavor in a blender.
- 2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut, heated and strained, for the milk/cream)
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping