Friday, December 30, 2011

Gingerbread Coffee Creamer

Did everyone have a nice holiday?

I certainly did.  It was busy but lots of fun.

Last Friday we went up to visit my aunt Jody and her family.  Then Christmas Eve was spent with my dad & stepmom.

We went to her brother's house for Christmas Eve, where Pappy Vittles battled my little cousin Michelle in a vicious game of... tops?

My dad nicknamed his The Wild Weasel.

They also decided to bet on the game, and after so many "double or nothings," Michelle was in the hole about $10K - until she finally managed to beat The Wild Weasel and zero out her debts.

(Thank goodness for that.  She might have had to tap into her college fund before the end of the night!)

Then we spent Christmas Day with my in-laws, and ate a delicious roast beef dinner at Nana Vittles' house.

The highlights of my day included receiving The Booty Pop from my brother-in-law (in retaliation for giving him fart-filtering underwear last year) and winning the family beer pong tournament with Mr. Vittles on Christmas night.

You may not recall, but last year's tournament included cat-dancing and wearing fake mustaches... this year we got to wear fake noses also.

I would say a glorious holiday was had by all.

Although, I never thought I would say this, but at this point I'm soooo sick of eating.

My pants are pretty sick of it too.  Mr. Vittles may have to roll me to work next week in the event that I don't fit into my car.

But there's still time to enjoy the holiday flavor of gingerbread ... and without having to consume a single cookie.

If you're like me, coffee is a must, so why not make it festive?

Do it while you still can, before you're mentally done with gingerbread until next December.

Happy, healthy 2012 to all!

Gingerbread Coffee Creamer

  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. heavy cream
  • 2 T. molasses
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger
  • 1/2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. cloves
  • 1 t. vanilla extract

Whisk together milk, cream, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in medium saucepan over medium heat.  When mixture begins to steam, remove from heat.  Stir in vanilla extract.  Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve and store in refrigerator, up to 10 days.  Makes about 1 cup.

Adapted from Deliciously Organic 


  1. I never get tired of holiday recipes! It sounds like you had a great Christmas. Wishing you a great New Year too!

  2. Sounds like a great holiday! And a booty pop, now THAT's a good gift! (my 86 yr old grandmother wants one!) The recipe looks delicious, can't wait to add it to my morning coffee!

  3. pong for family Christmas. I hope you realize just how FRAPPING LUCKY you are!

    Delicious creamer too :) Buzzed!

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! :)
    I never get sick of gingerbread, so this recipe sounds delicious to me!

  5. Looks like a wonderful holiday! Hope you have a great new years.

  6. Sounds delicious! Bookmarked :)I am your newest follower.

  7. Awesome post, and lovely photos!!! I wish you and yours one great New Year!!!!

  8. Hi Maggie-Such a beautiful family you have. Thanks for sharing the yummy coffee creamer recipe!
    Happy New Year, with many Blessings!

    (following your blog)

  9. I recently tried your recipe for Apple Chips and my family loved them. I have linked to your recipe on my blog today. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Me encanta la crema de café es una gran receta,abrazos y buen año junto a su familia,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  11. I could have sworn I commented on this one! >< Ok, well, in my head I did. It's the thought that counts right? I am not a coffee drinker, but this is an awesome thing to have on hand when I am entertaining for a little variety.

  12. I have been dying for gingerbread coffee creamer for weeks now, and I tried this, and let me tell you...1000% better than the bottled store-bought version! Thank you, you are a wonderful person for posting such amazing recipes!!!!

    1. Crystal, thank you for your sweet comment :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I hope you will find more that you like.

  13. I can't wait to try this! It's perfect for this time of the year. I'm sure hubby is going to love it! Thanks for sharing!


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