Mar 092014
 

It’s no secret that I love coffee.  In my busy, hectic life, I look forward to that morning cup of coffee every single day.  It helps to pull me out of that early morning fog, and it’s just so darn tasty.  

A friend of mine once described a cup of coffee as a “warm hug in a mug” and I couldn’t agree more.  There’s just something so comforting about sipping on a steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning, or late in the afternoon, after dinner – any time of day or night, really.  There’s a reason why so many people drink coffee on a regular basis.  It’s wonderful and amazing.  

Extra Sweet & Creamy Coffee-mate

I actually did not start drinking coffee until I was 29 years old (*gasp*).  I know, I know, crazy, right?!  I had tried it a few times before, but found it to be bitter.  It wasn’t until John made me a cup of coffee with Coffee-mate creamer that I fell in love with it.  

I realized that there is a huge difference between adding regular milk (which my parents had always done, ALWAYS) and adding Coffee-mate creamer.  Coffee-mate’s smooth, creamy taste has been perfected to bring out the flavor in coffee, and gives a balanced cup every time.  Coffee-mate creamer is solely responsible for my love of coffee!  

To this day, my parents still add milk to their coffee (I think they must not have any taste buds, seriously).  Whenever I visit them, I make sure to bring a bottle of Coffee-mate with me. Coffee just isn’t coffee without Coffee-mate creamer.  When my two sisters are visiting at the same time, they can’t thank me enough.  They are anti-milk as well.  I’ve been trying to convert my parents for years, but they are very stubborn and set in their ways.  One day, one day, I will get to them.  I’m going to just stock their entire fridge with all of the delicious varieties of Coffee-mate and they will have no choice but to fall in love with it as I have.  

Coffee-mate Has A New Flavor!

As if Coffee-mate wasn’t already great enough, now they have a brand new flavor – Extra Sweet & Creamy!  I could not wait to get my hands on this.  I’ve always loved the Original and Italian Sweet Creme flavors, so I knew I would love this one as well. This new flavor is just starting to roll out in stores, so keep an eye out for it! 

The Extra Sweet & Creamy flavor is not overly sweet, but gives just a hint of sweetness.  It’s pretty perfect, in my opinion.  There are some mornings when I’m craving a little something sweet, and this definitely satisfies that.  

Extra Sweet & Creamy Coffee-mate

Coffee-mate is superb in coffee, but why stop there?  Did you know that you can use Coffee-mate to replace milk in recipes, too? Ohhhh ya.  Who needs milk when you can use something extra smooth, creamy and flavorful instead?!

I decided to give my breakfast a bit of a sweet boost with Extra Sweet & Creamy Coffee-mate this morning.  Take a look at the delicious Extra Sweet & Creamy Crepes with Mixed Berry Sauce that John and I indulged in.  Oh my goodness.  They were amazing in every way.  

If you are intimidated by crepes, don’t be.  I was for a long time, too.  They do look a bit complicated, but they seriously are not. They are really easy to make, and so tasty.  You’re totally missing out on something great if you don’t try these.  

Extra Sweet & Creamy Crepes with Mixed Berry Sauce

Extra Sweet & Creamy Crepes with Mixed Berry Sauce

Adapted from Basic Crepes

For the Crepes:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Extra Sweet & Creamy Coffee-mate
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter (melted) 

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the Extra Sweet & Creamy Coffee-mate and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.  I found it easier to allow the frying pan to cool down between each crepe.  Otherwise, the crepe would start to cook before I was able to fully coat the frying pan.  
  3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a wide rubber spatula, turn and cook the other side. 

Makes approximately 8 crepes. 

For the Mixed Berry Sauce:

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. bag of frozen mixed berries (I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
  • 1-2 tbsp. sugar (depending on your tastes – the crepes will be on the sweet side, so I preferred to keep the berries on the tart side to balance out the flavor)
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions

Pour bag of mixed berries into a medium sized sauce pan.  Add sugar and water and stir with wooden spoon.  Heat over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until berries have softened and thickened up.  

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

What’s your favorite Coffee-mate flavor?

  34 Responses to “Extra Sweet & Creamy Coffee-mate & Crepes w/Mixed Berry Sauce”

  1. We just bought some of this new flavor and I love it, I don’t even use sugar in my coffee because it has enough sweetness! I even used it in a recipe for making pudding last week. :)

  2. LOVE this brand in my coffee, my favorites are the peppermint and chocolate! I never thought of adding it to a recipe – yummy!

  3. I love my coffee sweet and creamy. I never thought to cook with Coffee Mate.

  4. I could live off of crepes. They are one of my favorite foods. We also love coffee with Coffee-mate.

  5. I never would have thought to use Coffe-mate in a recipe, but that looks awesome!

    BTW, I am in awe of how clean your Keurig is lol! Ours is always so messy!

  6. I never thought about making crepes with creamer. These crepes look so delicious, and like you I love Coffeemate creamer and want to try the new Sweet and Creamy Creamer. I will look for it at the store, and I am going to make these crepes. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. I forgot to tell you that my favorite Coffemate Creamer( I can not drink coffee without Coffeemate) is Creme Brulee!

  8. This may be my new favorite! Thanks for making crepes look easy

  9. I love my coffee with coffeemate too! I love their sweet varieties because I’m all about caffeine with some sugar in the morning!

  10. I started drinking coffee at 21 when I started working shift work, I love my coffee! I’ve never thought of using it for cooking! Thanks for the recipe, I need to try this. YUM!

  11. Oh yum! I never would have thought to use the creamer in crepes. They have so many good flavors to choose from, it’s nice because you can pick whatever you happen to be in the mood for that day. Or at least that’s how I decide!

  12. Oh my yummy, yum! I am not a coffee drinker, but I do buy creamer for recipes like these and it is great in hot chocolate and my no-caffeine chi tea! I am definitely trying these crepes. Thanks!

  13. Oh I love your recipe!! I can’t wait
    To try this new coffee mate flavor!

  14. I adore crepes and was always so intimidated by them until recently. Your recipe looks delicious though. Will have to try it!

  15. I have never made or ate a crepe before. They look and sound amazing! Might have to try these out!

  16. my kids love crepes!! i love that you used the creamer in the recipe. I never would have thought of it! Looks fantastic. Can’t wait to try!

  17. I really want to try this recipe. I just love crepes!

  18. I love the coconut & caramel Girl Scout cookie variety. Making lattés with it is oh so good!

  19. Yummm..I love Crepes… my favorite.. they look delicious..thanks for sharing…sooo good.. drinking my coffee right now with Coffee mate.. the best

  20. Yummy, I love Crepes and berries! This looks like it would be a great recipe.

  21. I am not a coffee drinker, but I love adding creamer to my hot chocolate. Extra Sweet & Creamy sounds like a good one to try next.

  22. I’ve always been plain jane and stuck to the fat free vanilla coffee mate. But this looks yummy! I want to try it

  23. What a great ingredient to add to them. I never thought about that. YUM! I haven’t had a crepe in SO long either!

  24. Is it crazy that I had no idea there was such a difference? Yummy recipe, thanks!

  25. I must look for this flavor at the grocery store. Rarely do I branch away from my standard hazelnut Coffee -mate, but this sounds good!

  26. Oh gosh, that looks like heaven. 😀 I want this NOW. I’m a sucker for crepes.

  27. These sound delicious. I love Coffee-Mate and have used it in a few recipes.

  28. These look so good. I haven’t had crepes in awhile and now I really want some!

  29. Mmm…I love crepes! I never thought to cook with Coffee Mate, though

  30. I need these crepes in my life! Oh my goodness they look so good.

  31. I love this creamer. I have to try making crepes with it

  32. Mmm- I love crepes and these look heavenly. I bet it would be good with the cinnamon flavor too.

  33. I LOVE crepes but haven’t had them in so long! Actually, I think the last time was at the Creperie in Quebec with my French class – and that was a LONG time ago. Going to try these soon!

  34. Those crepes look amazing! I’ve always wanted to try them but have been nervous. Everyone tells me they are easy though so maybe I should give it a go. :-)

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