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A little something to get you through the week {diy flavored coffee}

 

Hi Friends!  Not sure about the rest of you, but  I am needing a little pick me up to get me through the rest of the week.  Thought I would share something that works for me…

DIY flavored coffee at {onekriegerchick.com}

I confess.

I drink coffee in the morning, maybe even until noon…Then I might drink more coffee in the afternoon when I get chilled paired with my homemade coffee creamer.

I love the smell of coffee and my favorite flavor of ice cream is…yep, coffee!

When I go to Target, I stop by Starbucks for my “special treat”…a fancy coffee.

My book club met at a new restaurant in Kansas City and the best part of the meal was the French Pressed coffee I had with my dessert.  I’ve been craving it ever since.

Panera has a delicious Hazelnut…I drank too much just the other night and barely slept…Oops!

Okay…so by now, you may have guessed that I LOVE coffee.

Sure hope I am not the only one!

How would you like to know how I jazz up my basic coffee grounds?

I flavor my own coffee grounds!  It’s so easy and you can make just about any flavor you can imagine!

How?

I have a Keurig, but you can adapt this for a pot.

Naturally, I am too frugal to purchase the K-cups.  I use the little mesh basket and scoop coffee granules a little over 3/4 full.  {My favorite ground coffee to work with is Folgers Classic Roast, but I will purchase the brand that is on sale and stock up.  Currently, I am using Maxwell House Wake-Up Roast.}

Then, I add a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice or a drop of vanilla extract.  The options are endless!

Brew, gather up some favorite reads and enjoy!

flavored coffee at {onekriegerchick.com}

Love to hear how you dress-up your coffee!

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Homemade Coffee Creamer {3 ingredients}

Welcome to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!  

I am trying something new where each Friday I will share one (or more) of my tips for living frugally.  If this is a topic you are interested in, you will LOVE Friday on the blog!

Hope you are all nice and toasty…It’s freezing here and I am snowed in!  Still waiting for Mr. Kriegerchick to make it home to plow the drive.  It snowed 10 inches yesterday, which is a record for our area this time of year.

Not sure about you, but when it’s cold (or even if it is hot) I love to curl up on the sofa with a good read and a hot cup of coffee.  During my teaching days (before children) that is how I spent many a snow day afternoon…

Ahhh…pause while I reminisce…

Everyone takes their coffee differently…I prefer mine black.  Boring, I know.  That’s only in the morning…If I have a cup (or 2) in the afternoon or evening, I like a yummy flavored creamer…Let’s just call it dessert!

Creamer is expensive and I use quite a bit per cup…maybe more than a serving according to the bottle.  So, I decided to make my own.  Who knew it is sooo easy and inexpensive and uses ingredients most of us keep on hand! Yeah. Yeah. Yeah!

{3 ingredient} Homemade Coffee Creamer I onekriegerchick.wordpress.com

Homemade Coffee Creamer

{3 ingredients}

1 cup Skim Milk

1/3 – 1/2 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 tsp. Pure Vanilla or Peppermint

Pour all ingredients into a sealed jar or bottle and shake to combine.

Note: The first time I made this it was way too sweet, so I adjusted the measurements to my liking.  If you want it sweeter, just add more Sweetened Condensed Milk.  I have made both the vanilla and peppermint versions…YUM!  I used Pure Mexican Vanilla and Pure Peppermint extract, which have a stronger flavor than extracts.  Keep that in mind when you make yours.  I am sure there are many other flavor combinations…Love to hear what you come up with!

I shake mine with each use and only keep until the expiration date on the milk.  It may keep longer, but made in a small batch,= mine will never last that long! 🙂

Cost breakdown: 1 cup Milk = $.20, 1/2 can Sweetened Condensed Milk = $.64 …Add in pennies for the flavoring and it is under $1.00 to make the same amount as a small creamer from the grocery store.

This is also a great way to re-purpose a bottle…I used a small Shatto milk bottle…A double batch of creamer fits perfectly in a large Shatto milk bottle, but makes too much for me.

Hope you enjoyed One {Frugal} Chick Friday!  

Happy Weekend!

Ariean

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