This is actually something that my Husband still doesn’t understand me buying, but whenever I use it in a different way, he totally gets it. Why would he be “weirded out” by it? Because we don’t drink coffee here. I found out that I can use it for other things in the kitchen, so when I can get it for cheap or free after coupons, I grab it up.
Use it in baking
I do love baking, as you all know. One thing I don’t like to do too much is use boxed mixes, but if they are a great price or free, I do grab a few. I found one of the best ways to doctor up the mixes is to add in extra flavoring from non-dairy creamer. French vanilla is our favorite one to use, and you can save your extracts for another time! This is a big hit with box mixes of brownies when I make them for the family or for the guys down at the military base. Amaretto is also a lovely one to try. Whenever they ask for water in a box recipe, use the creamer. For brownie mixes, just add 1/4 cup creamer to the batter.
French toast’s best friend
This is my favorite use for creamer! We do love to have awesome french toast for weekend breakfasts, but I hate to waste expensive heavy cream or even milk on making it. Why not use cheap non-dairy creamer? You get instant flavor and you can save your milk for cereal during the busy mornings. Mocha flavor, and again, amaretto, are awesome for this. Actually, if you use amaretto and roll the bread in chopped up almonds before cooking, you have a wonderful combination!
Make the best hot cocoa ever
We recently discovered this gem when we had the big storm last week and needed to warm up with big mugs of hot cocoa. I do use the mixes for cocoa, so adding the creamer was a great touch to something ho-hum. Also, since all three of us here drink 3 different types of “milk”(Sonny drinks soy, I need lactose-free, and hubby drinks the real stuff), this gave me an opportunity to save some time and just make a big batch with non-dairy creamer instead of 3 different times with 3 different milks. It also resulted in Hubby asking over and over again why this cocoa was so great. It blew his mind when I told him that I found yet another use for that creamer in the fridge.
Do you use creamer in your house? Ever tried any of these tips before?
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