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Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer

Never once in my life, have I ever looked forward to school.  I was the type of student who would always leave their homework on the desk and papers on the printer.  I never remembered the test dates and didn’t even attempt studying.  I was the type of girl who doodled on their empty notebooks and tried to come up with excuses to escape any form of work…  because giving effort made me uncomfortable and I hated leaving my comfort zone.  The thought of “giving my all” made me so afraid of failing at whatever I was going to try, that I always took the easy route, knowing beforehand that I was sure to fail.

Looking back now, I don’t know what I was so afraid of.  I wasted so much time thinking about failing from trying, that I didn’t even get a chance to see if I was going to succeed!  It was just insanity–I was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

I really think that baking has helped me realize this “insanity.”  It would be insane to bake the same failed recipe twice and expect different results.  And, it would also be insane to be unprepared for school and expect good grades.  I mean, if I were to bake my Banana Bread no.7 seven times in a row without changing the ingredients, something would seriously be wrong with me.  Fortunately, I realized this my senior year in high school to my freshman year of college.  In those years, I wasn’t allowed to forget.  I wasn’t able to leave my homework on my desk.  I couldn’t consciously procrastinate because I knew I would do some serious damage to my grades.

My failures made me stronger.  My experience made me wiser.  And, to commemorate this much-too-late realization, I made this Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer for you.  Perfect for anyone who gets up early and goes to bed late.  Because who could live like that without coffee???

This Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer makes your coffee sweet and creamy, but without the added oils, sugars, trans fats, and artificial ingredients!

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Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer

Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 3 tbs Dried Nonfat Milk
  • 3 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
  • 1 cup Hot Coffee


  • In a shaker cup or blender, add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Course: Drinks
Keyword: DIY

Now, onto my college move-in experience this year!  Okay so, it’s my sophomore year now…  Woohoo!  I made it passed freshman year (and the freshman-15)!

Arizona Landscape

And I’m still loving Arizona.  Can you see all the cacti going up the mountain? (Yes, “cacti” is correct… and so is “cactuses” – How strange is the English language?)  Anyways, I have found dozens of other college student bakers out there who have the same troubles as me:

1)  Spending money wisely
2)  Finding space in our tiny dorms

I definitely learned last year that space is sparse and organization is crucial. That is why I have found the best solutions EVER!!

1. Over-the-Door Hangers

College Dorm Space Savers: Over-the-Door Shelving for the Pantry

College Dorm Space Savers: Over-the-Door Shelving for the Pantry

2. Jars:  They are square and remove any extra and unnecessary packaging… plus, they fit a lot more than you think!

College Dorm Space Savers: Over-the-Door Shelving for the Pantry

College Dorm Space Savers: Over-the-Door Shelving for the Pantry


3. Stacking Storage, Vertically

Yes, those are drawers!


4. Removable Wall Hooks:  These are super helpful for hanging bags and other things and to free up floor space.

Here are some pics of the beautiful AZ:

Arizona Landscape

Arizona Landscape

You can see mountains everywhere you look  🙂


With love and good eats,


– Jess


6 comments on “Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer”

  1. I discovered you on foodgawker. What’s up struggling-to-bake college sophomore?! I’m a struggling-to-bake-with-little-money college sophomore as well! (: Woo hoo! I’ll keep up with you and share my experience, too!

  2. I’m a freshman and just moved in a few days ago so this post was ridiculously helpful and motivating, seeing that you still bake & everything despite limited space & whatnot, haha.
    Best of luck with your school year!

  3. I like how you are trying to make a healthy coffee creamer but really when it comes down to it no creamer is the best way to go. I used to drink my coffee with creamer but then a funny thing happened, I tasted really good coffee, and creamer disappeared from my life. So if you want to save money and improve your health you should just go ahead and opt for some good coffee either at your local coffee shop or maybe buy some caribou coffee, which is pretty decent. It will save you money down the line but will also speed up your morning so you only have to wake up 10 minutes before class instead of 15.

  4. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

    I agree that black coffee is a good choice, but some people (like me) just can’t drink it. I use instant coffee, so it really takes about 5 minutes to put it all together. I went to the Caribou website but they don’t sell instant coffee, so I would end up paying more because I’d need to buy a brewer and pay for shipping… then wait for it to brew… 🙁 Thanks though!

  5. Yes I can see the problem there, though I have never had instant coffee, or really heard of it until now I guess it does cut down on time though if you didn’t have a brewer you could get a french press (really the best option to make coffee) if you have a way to boil water, which I assume you need with instant coffee.. but again I am rather unfamiliar with the concept. I just hate to see people drink bad coffee as its a passion of mine so I thought I would share but to each their own!

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