Coffee Creamer Substitutions
Instead of buying expensive flavored creamers, you can try cinnamon sticks, dried citrus peels or homemade flavored sugars in your coffee and tea. If you still want cream add a splash of heavy cream, which is much cheaper than coffee creamers.
DIY Homemade Flavored Sugar:
Add 2 tsp of ground cinnamon, add 8 Tablespoons sugar, mix and use in coffee. Try this using pumpkin pie spices too.
Cut a vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds from the bean into the sugar, then bury the bean in the sugar. It takes about a week to infuse the vanilla flavor into the sugar.
Take 2 1/2 tablespoons orange peel (white removed) and blend with 1/2 cup sugar until the peel is tiny specks. Stir into another 1 cup sugar!