Caramel Brulée Coffee Creamer is a quick and easy homemade recipe for making Copycat Starbucks Caramel Brulée Lattes at home!
Every morning, I depend on a steamy mug of coffee to help me get going. And when I have a batch of homemade coffee creamer in the fridge, I eagerly look forward to that cup o’ joe from the moment I wake up!
I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a gal who likes frou-frou coffee…generous on the milk or cream, lightly to moderately sweetened, and bonus points for yummy flavorings. But since I’m also a gal who checks the ingredient list of products I buy at the grocery store, I can’t in good conscience enjoy most store-bought coffee creamers, which are loaded with not-so-natural ingredients and unpronounceable additives.
So a few years back, I started making my own homemade coffee creamers. Not only are they easy to whip up, but they’re incredibly delicious. And best of all, I get to control the ingredients!
Today’s Caramel Brulée Coffee Creamer is inspired by my favorite drink at Starbucks: the limited-time, only-available-during-the-holidays Caramel Brulée Latte. That’s right…while most people go crazy for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I couldn’t care less…I’m impatiently waiting for the red cups to come out so that I can get my CBL fix. And boy do I cram in enjoying a bunch of lattes in that one short month of the year…
When I recently decided to come up with a new homemade coffee creamer flavor, it occurred to me that perhaps it would be fun to copycat the flavors in my favorite latte. So ta-daaaa…Homemade Caramel Brulée Coffee Creamer was born! And y’all, it makes me inexplicably happy to be able to enjoy my favorite Starbucks drink any ol’ day of the year.
I knew I needed to include caramel in my creamer, but I didn’t want to start with a store-bought jarred caramel sauce, since I was going for the whole “controlling my own ingredients” theme here. So I decided to make a partial recipe of my favorite (and super easy) 5-Minute, 5-Ingredient Homemade Caramel Sauce as the base. Then I basically just mixed in half-and-half to transform caramel sauce into creamer. Oh. My. YUM.
Depending on how sweet you prefer your flavored creamer, you can choose to add more or less half-and-half. I recommend starting with the amount called for the in the recipe — 1 cup, which will give you homemade creamer about as sweet as store-bought creamers. Then try it out with a little coffee. If you deem the concentration to be too sweet, add a bit more half-and-half until the creamer suits your tastes.
I am not a morning person, y’all…not by a longshot. But I actually don’t mind waking up (as much) when I know this Caramel Brulée Coffee Creamer is waiting for me in the fridge. Hope it brightens your mornings, too!
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