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!
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