I don't drink coffee but I have a friend who is trying to do no refined sugars and has a weakness for her coffee creamer. So I found this all natural recipe on a great blog to help her stick with her goal. I think it would be a great base for a lot of recipes including a yummy blender ice cream!
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 vanilla bean
Whisk together milk, cream and maple syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cut vanilla bean in half, and scrape out seeds. Add seeds and vanilla bean to milk mixture. Turn off heat, cover the pot and steep for 30 minutes. After mixture has steeped, strain through a fine mesh sieve, pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. (If you don’t have a vanilla bean on hand, simply replace it with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract)