Who loves a cup of coffee or tea with half and half in it? Have you ever wondered how to make your own at home? I found out that it is quite simple to make. I love anything diy and this is great to know how to make.
I am a coffee drinker and I like my coffee with a
ridiculous amount healthy dose of half and half. Not just any will do now, I make it from our milk cow’s fresh cream and milk.
I used to buy organic half and half at the grocery store but since bringing our family milk cow home, I have been making my own. There is just no comparison between the two.
I also have to brag on my sweet husband, Derek, for a minute. I may be a tad spoiled by him. On the mornings that he is home from work he always makes me a cup of coffee and serves it to me in bed.
We sit together and enjoy our coffee full of delicious fresh cream. I am one blessed gal!
Making it at home is really quite simple all you need is some cream that has separated from the milk and some whole milk.
If you do not have a dairy animal of your own, you can purchase heavy cream and whole milk from the store to make it.
How to Make Half and Half
I start by using a measuring cup to dip the cream out of the milk jar. This is easy to do if you just let the milk sit for a couple of hours after milking. I like to fill a quart size jar 1/2 full so 1 pint or 2 cups.
Just remember, you need equal parts heavy cream and whole milk.
It’s not an exact science, you don’t actually have to measure it at all. You can just eyeball it. No worries, it’s going to be delicious!
Like I said, I pour the cream into a quart size mason jar. Sometimes, my fresh cream is so thick, I have to use a spatula to scrape it out of the measuring cup. If you are using store bought heavy cream, this is where you will use it.
Again, I fill the jar about half full or so. I am also sure that I make a huge mess in the process. Everything tastes better when a mess was made during the process, right? My kids definitely live by that rule!
Last step, I just fill the jar to the top (leaving about an inch or so of head space) with whole milk and give it a good shake. I also shake well before serving.
It’s equal parts cream and whole milk so if I use 2 cups of cream, I add 2 cups of whole milk. Hence the name; half and half.
Simple, simple, simple yet so delicious! If I didn’t have this deliciousness I think I might give up coffee drinking all together. Then again, maybe not. Because, coffee.
- 2 cups Heavy Cream
- 2 cups Whole Milk
- Measure out your heavy cream and pour in a quart jar. Measure out an equal amount of whole milk and add to the jar.
- Shake well before adding to your coffee.
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