Homemade Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer
- 3 Cups Cream
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 2 Vanilla Beans, Scraped, Seeds reserved
- ¼ Cup Organic Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon Grassfed Gelatin
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon - optional
- In a small kettle, over low heat, combine cream, milk, vanilla beans and scraped seeds. Allow mixture to heat and marry for 30 minutes, being careful to not let the pot come to boil.
- Add gelatin, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
- Turn off heat.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Allow creamer to cool, until just warm. Discard vanilla bean.
- Pour the creamer into a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
I use gelatin in this recipe for several reasons. Not only is the gelatin a flavorless, colorless, thickener for the creamer but its also a simple way to get the incredible benefits of grass fed gelatin, such as collagen, digestions absorption, joint health and skin and nail health. Gelatin is primary composed of amino acids and proline, which are typically found in bones, organs and fibrous tissue of animals, which unless your a daily bone broth drinker, then our bodies don’t get enough of these essentials amino acids in our diet these days. So.. If you could add a bit of anti-aging, arthritis supporting, beautiful nail growing goodness to your morning routine, then why not? I buy THIS BRAND.
Variations- add any of these to the base recipe. Blend. Enjoy
add 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
add 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin spice
1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened fair trade cocoa powder
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
3 Tablespoons unsweetened fair trade cocoa power
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I think I might have to give this a try! Why the gelatin?
Patricia Hutson says
why do you add the gelatin? I am not quite sure about its use in the recipe.
Originally, I started using the gelatin (not to be confused with Jello) in the recipe to thicken it. But then I learned about the incredible health benefits of grassfed gelatin and joint health. Its colorless and tasteless and really adds a lot of nutritional value to the creamer that one would not get with todays modern diet.
How long does the creamer last?
It will at least a week. But between my husband and I, its typically gone in 3 days. 🙂
When you specify “cream”, do you mean heavy cream? Or half and half? I can’t wait to try this!
You could actually use either. The heavy cream will make it richer but use what you on hand.
Erase Repair HA says
This one looks yummy! Vanilla has been known to have high in anti oxidant which fights the skin from the oppose action of free radicals that might damage the skin. A healthy solution in choosing a coffee creamer. Food conscious people will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
Denise Walker says
This looks brilliant! I’m making this as soon as I get the gelatin. I’m allergic to sugar though so I’m going to have to try making it without. Regardless, I’m excited to try it and thank you for sharing!
Denise, you can sub with any sweetner. Honey, stevia ect. EnjoY!