These are frequently on my counter :D
Ireland is big on instant coffee and I don't mind it myself, but I really prefer the brewed version. I always bring back Tim Horton's coffee when I visit home (Tim Horton's coffee is a Canadian tradition) and I discovered a new love a couple of years ago: Highlander Grogg coffee. Its kind of got a butterscotch-y flavour to it. It was my birthday present from my mom last year (she knows me very well. Not everyone would be happy to receive a bag of coffee beans for their birthday but I did a happy-clap dance :)
See? Exclusively roasted just for me :) My mommy is the best.
I add 3 scoops of the Timmys to one scoop of the Grogg and its totally awesome. However I still need to add my milk and I saw a recipe for homemade coffee creamer I had to try. I really like the flavoured coffee creamers I've seen at home but they are so full of all kinds of artificial stuff, plus they're not available here, so I figured it was a good time to make my own.
French Vanilla Coffee Creamer (from Deliciously Organic)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 vanilla bean
Whisk together milk, cream and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cut vanilla bean in half, and scrape out seeds. Add seeds and vanilla bean to milk mixture. Turn off heat, cover the pot and steep for 30 minutes. After mixture has steeped, strain through a fine mesh sieve, pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. (If you don’t have a vanilla bean on hand, simply replace it with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract)
Look at all the yummy vanilla caviar! Yummmmmm!!!
It is delicious! Carrie has lots of different recipes on her site so you can find one that suits you. Next time I'll make it with just milk as it was a little rich for my taste, but its still really good in a nice cup of coffee.
So do you like coffee?