Last summer I added up the cost of my husband's daily drive-through coffees. We were both shocked with the monthly total! I offered to make him coffee at home, since it would save both time and money and he reluctantly agreed to give it a try.
Our coffee maker has a delay brew setting, so I add the water and coffee the night before and program the coffee maker to start brewing when my husband's alarm goes off. My husband hits snooze. Several times. By the time we actually get out of bed the coffee is ready.
At first I bought pre-made French vanilla creamer from the dairy section at my grocery store to supplement my home brewed coffee. Then I read the ingredient list on creamer. I promise not to rant about high fructose corn syrup, but I will say that after reading the ingredient list I decided that I needed to come up with a better alternative. My solution was to make my own creamer: