Homemade dulce de leche coffee creamer is creamy and delicious way to make coffee house drinks at home.
I’ve made no secret of my borderline-unhealthy love of All Things Starbucks. Give me a fat slice of their iced lemon pound cake with a grande chai latte chaser, and I’m one happy girl. Although I’m a dyed-in-the-spice chai girl the vast majority of the time, when I do decide to go fully-leaded with a Cup o’ Joe, you’d better believe that it will either be a mocha loaded with chocolate, or a brew swimming in caramel. Assuming that a daily trip to Starbucks to feed my habits wouldn’t break the bank, I’d totally start my day there.
In reality? I’m a homeschooling mom of four that lives a good 25 minutes away from the nearest Starbucks. I
idiotically gave up caffeine a few months ago, and perhaps most importantly, I’m not a morning person. I really don’t want to make myself presentable enough for the public viewing so early in the morning.
The way I see it, I have two options:
A) suck-it-up and load four kids in the car/drive across town at the crack of dawn to pick up a decaf/get home in time to start school, or
B) I can take matters into my own hands and make my coffee shop favorites at home.
I choose Option B. Always choose Option B.
What better way to wrap up a week full of Caramel Week decadence than with one more guilty pleasure in the form of a super easy, homemade Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer?
Making your own caramel coffee creamer is not only more cost effective than a caramel macchiato, but you won’t have to change out of your flannel jammy pants to do it.
Simply stir equal parts of homemade dulce de leche and whole milk in a saucepan set over low heat. Once the caramel has melted and incorporated with the milk, stir in a touch of vanilla extract, and you’re well on your way to a sumptuous caramel latte in the comfort of your own home.
Wah lah -Homemade dulce de leche coffee creamer!
Yields 1 pint
5 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 C. homemade dulce de leche caramel
- 1 C. whole milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Heat the dulce de leche, whole milk, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over low heat, whisking until caramel melts and liquid is smooth.
- Pour the coffee creamer into a glass bottle or jar to cool. Once cool, add desired amount to hot or iced coffee and enjoy
- Cover and store dulce de leche caramel coffee creamer in the refrigerator. Creamer will be good until the expiration date on the milk used.
Lower fat milks may be substituted, but doing so will affect the creaminess of the coffee creamer. For best results, use whole milk or half and half.
In case you missed any of the Caramel Week fun, here’s a recap of all of the caramel offerings this week:
- Monday–I served up a near-effortless Crockpot Dulce de Leche / Beka @ Kvetchin’ Kitchen-Caramel Apple Pie/ Mads @ La Petite Pancake-Caramel Banana Bread Pudding
- Tuesday–Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World-Salted Caramel Pork Loin with Shaved Brussel Sprout and Apple Salad / Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama-Chewy Milk Duds Brownies
- Wednesday–Jeanne @ Inside NanaBread’s Head-Chocolate Alfajores with Salted Vanilla Bean Caramel / I share my shortbread verson of Alfajores Caramel Sandwich Cookies / Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks-Almost-Famous Fairground Caramel Sauce/ Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain-Dulce de Leche Milkshakes with Caramel Drizzle
- Thursday–Kat @ Tenaciously Yours-Popcorn Crunch Sundae / Beka @ Kvetchin’ Kitchen – Red Wine Caramel Sauce
- Friday–Megan @ Country Cleaver-Pear Caramel Mini Cheesecakes / Madeline @ Munching in the Mitten-Caramel Cake
- Saturday–Me again with DIY Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer (see above) / Katie @ The Hill Country Cook – Salted Caramel Pie
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