Ok, with all the recalls going on lately I decided to take a look at my shopping list and see what items I could make at home.
The first item was coffee creamer. Hubby told me this morning that he was out and needed more. Had I known how easy it was to make I would have made it for him right then, I had everything in the pantry already!
1 Cup of Powdered Milk
1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Coconut Oil (melted)
Mix everything together using your hands or a spoon to make sure that there are no clumps, place in an air tight container! I used a 1 pint jar to hold it. Hubby hasn’t tried it yet but I’ll let you know what he though of it.
***UPDATE*** Hubby was not impressed with the powdered creamer. He didn’t think that it left his coffee creamie enough and did like the oil slick that was floating on the top of his coffee. I’ll give it to him he tried it serveral times before going back to his store creamer. He still wants me to look for other options.
Next is Liquid Coffee creamer. My daughter likes to drink the Vanilla flavored liquid cramer. So to make this I needed to run to the store for Sweetened Condensed Milk.
14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
14 oz. Milk (Any verity will do. I used 2%, but the recipe that I saw used Almond Milk)
Flavoring (I only used Vanilla but the options are limitless)
Add the ingredients together and mix. I used her old 32 oz creamer container and added everything to it.
I didn’t link to the recipes and I’m sorry for that, so for both the creamer recipes I followed the directions over at Cuponcloset
***UPDATE*** My daughter LOVES her coffee creamer! She said it taste just like Starbucks coffee and wants me to make it all the time. Hubby still hasn’t tried this one.
And lastly I made Cream of Chicken soup base. I don’t use cream soups that often and hate to pay for them, they cost so much now, plus they have a awful amount of sodium added and other yuck in them. This turned out to be just as easy.
This is a base recipe depending on the bullion that you use will bepend on what flover you get ie beef, veggi, ect.
1 cup Dry Milk
3/4 cup Corn Starch
1/4 cup Bullion (any flavor but I used chicken)
4 tbsp Dried Onion
1 tsp Dried Basil
1 tsp Dried Tyme
1 tsp Pepper
Mix these all together and put into a sealed container.
When you are ready to use:
Combine 1/3 cup mix to 1 1/4 cup water. Cook over med/high heat until thick add to recipe.
I followed the directions that I found at Cuckoo for coupon deals.com
Tonight I made Frito Pie and used my cream of chicken mix. It turned out so much better then I’ve ever made it before. Because there wasn’t salt added the dish was not over salty!! Yeah!! Next time I will cut back on the tyme a bit. It wasn’t overkill but the flavor doesn’t really go with Frito Pie and that is mostly what I used cream of chicken for. I am still very, very happy with this recipe and will keep making it.
This small amount of powder is about the same as 4 cans of soup!
All of this, not counting the time it took me to go to the store, took me about 20 minutes to make and all were made today so I haven’t tried any of them. (I drink my coffee black so it would do me no good to try the creamer since I wouldn’t know what it should taste like.) Next week we will be having Frito Pie and that calls for cream of chicken soup so I’ll post how that comes out. So remember it doesn’t take much time to change something in your life, you just have to be open to these changes and remember it may taste a bit different but it’s better for you and cheaper and both are always good!!