Cinnamon anyone?

Today is officially the last day of school for Dawson. Well, actually, tomorrow is the last day of school, but I am not making him go. We stayed home yesterday and went through tons of stuff and cleaned out. More or less just to have something to do, but it needed to be done as well. Thankfully, Holly's little boy Sloan, his school is having a fundraiser yard sale, and they are taking donations. So win-win on my part! 

On another note, I don't have to have coffee every day. I hear some people say, man if I don't have my coffee I can't function. Well, here is the deal, I bet if you didn't have your coffee and replaced it with a great smoothie, you would be quite alright. Sometimes I like to mix my morning drink up and then some days I want coffee. If I drink too much of it too many days in a row, I start getting horrible heartburn. One reason I try to pick and choose.  I knew I was going to be home all day so I thought a pot of coffee would be wonderful to go along with that. However, I was just about out of creamer. For the love, I still can't figure out how to drink coffee only black. For me, it's not even worth making if that's how it has to be. One of my favorite coffee creamers is the Cinnabon kind. However, I also know the ingredients in it, are not real. So I tried to recreate it from home with what I had and without going to the store. It doesn't taste identical to it, but I thought it was pretty darn tasty if you like a cinnamon creamer for your coffee. 

Mind you; these ingredients are what I had on hand. Had I have had different ingredients I may have changed this recipe up a bit more. But again, it did the job for me and got my "cinnamon" fix out. 

In a sauce pan add the following:

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup half and half

1 1/2 cup 2% milk

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1 -12oz. can evaporated milk

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Let those ingredients come to a boil while mixing. That allows the sugar to melt and incorporate. Take if off the heat and let it cool before storing in a glass container. 

Shake well before each use. Store in the refrigerator.

 

Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 12 oz. evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
In a saucepan, add all ingredients. Bring to a boil while mixing until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Store in a glass container, in the fridge. 

You could have totally added sweetened condensed milk. That was the plan, but when you go shopping in your own home, you have to improvise. All in all, I would make this recipe again and use it. 

What is your favorite go to creamer? Do you make your own? 

Ashleigh is a Wife, Mother, & Graphic Designer.