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Homemade Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer

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Remember that time I made Homemade Dulce de Leche? Well, I had 3 jars in my fridge that needed using. One, I ate with a spoon. One went into this pie.

The third? Became DIY Homemade Coffee Creamer!

Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer - only 2 ingredients!

I have a physical next week. The anticipation is making me remember how much I really hate going to the doctor. Does anyone actually enjoy it? In the first place, they weigh you, and I have a problem with that. And when you’re a germophobe/partial hypochondriac, the doctors tend to look at you like you’re crazy.

{Which you totally are, but whatever.}

I think the internet has made it worse for us partial hypochondriacs, don’t you think? WebMD is probably a real doctor’s nightmare. But sometimes I actually know what I’m talking about at the doctor, but they still give me that I know you’re a partial hypochondriac look.

Actual conversation I’ve had with doctors:

Dr.: Why are you here today?
Me: I have an ear infection.

Dr.: Have you had a fever?
Me: No.

Dr.: Have you had a cold?
Me: No.

Dr.: [Partial hypochondriac look on face] hmmmm….
Me: Well, I went swimming and normally I don’t put my head under water but I did even though I knew better that I totally shouldn’t have and now I have an ear infection. It’s not swimmer’s ear, it’s a real one.

Dr.: Well, you can’t get an ear infection like that from swimming.
Me: Okay, well, I’ve had ear problems all my life. You not supposed to, you know, be able to feel your eardrum. I think normal people without ear infections or fluid actually just go through life not knowing what their eardrum feels like, so I’m pretty sure it’s infected.

Dr.: [look on face gets deeper] hmmmm…Let’s take a look.

[Doctor looks in good ear.]

Dr.: WOW. You have a lot of scarring. Have you had ear trouble before?
Me: Yes. LIKE I SAID. I know what I’m talking about.

[Doctor looks in bad ear.]

Dr.: WOW! I’m sure that sucker hurts. That’s the worst ear infection I’ve ever seen!

See? Even partial hypochondriacs know what they’re talking about DOCTORS. (That convo? Has happened at least 3 times in my life with different doctors, FYI.)

This has nothing to do with coffee creamer, other than I love coffee and I probably shouldn’t drink so much of it.

But my husband and kid would rather I did. The non-caffeinated version of Dorothy is not one they like to deal with.

Enter: homemade coffee creamer. Like, the best thing ever. Especially with Dulce de Leche!

Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer - only 2 ingredients!

So you remember when I made homemade dulce de leche, right? Y’all loved that I made it in a slow cooker. When I was trying to figure out what to make with it, I remembered my funfetti coffee creamer and the lightbulb went on.

I’m a girl that loves her coffee creamer. I love it in coffee, I love it in dessert. And I really love making it homemade because I can make flavors I can’t buy in the store.

Did you know that coffee creamer is super easy to make? Really, it only has two base ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and milk. Then you add your favorite extracts or flavorings.

But, with 3 jars of dulce de leche staring at me from my refrigerator, I remembered that it can be substituted for SCM in lots of things – like ice cream.

Basically this recipe has two ingredients: dulce de leche (canned or homemade) and milk. The result is a liquid that’s wonderfully sweet and has rich caramel undertones. It’s great in milkshakes, in hot chocolate, and in coffee.

Since it’s still a bajillion degrees, I made iced coffee. But you can use it in hot if you like too!

Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer

Just give me an IV of coffee with dulce de leche coffee creamer and a direct link to WebMD and I can be kept happy for hours. Until I find a symptom of mine…then I won’t be happy anymore. 🙂

Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dulce de leche
  • 1 cup milk — nonfat, 2%, or regular

Instructions

  1. Place both ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat, whisking, until smooth and melted together.
  2. Transfer coffee creamer to a jar and let cool before covering and storing in refrigerator. Serve in hot or iced coffee!

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59 comments

  1. I just want to drink that creamer with a straw. How crazy awesome is this?!?!?! And web md is definitely a place I try to avoid because I’m sure I’m dying every time I get on there and see all the stuff I must have! LOL!

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  3. My current cup of coffee needs this! Oh, and doctors, conversation like that happen all the time. Can’t stand it!

  4. Mmm…I have yet to make homemade creamer. I have no idea why. Look simple enough though.
    Have a great day!

  5. This is the kind of morning jolt my coffee needs! Yum!

  6. another delicious idea dorothy! i am OBSESSED with dulce de leche.. definitely recreating this, i cannot get enough of the stuff!

  7. I am TOTALLY going to make this. I go through coffee creamer like crazy, but I’ve never tried making my own! And I hate going to the doctor. I always feel like I’m going to get sick from something there as opposed to things elsewhere, haha. Good luck!

  8. Obsessed!! I seriously need to start making homemade creamer and then I really won’t need to go to Starbucks anymore.

  9. Oh, I’m thinking I could definitely become a coffee drinker with this creamer!!! Looks and sounds amazing!

  10. Um, can I skip the coffee and just drink this? I’m pretty sure you just described dulce-de-leche-milk, the new, hotter cousin to chocolate milk. PS I’m going to add your homemade dulce to my dulce cheesecake I just posted. Hooray for homemade! PPS I’ve had ear problems my whole life too! We’re like ear-fail twins.

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