Foodie Ingenuity

We were sitting around a week ago, talking about how we have been surprised at the food amenities available to us here. Sure, there are some things we can't find usually, and it would be nice to default to a Hot N' Ready pizza every once in a while, but mostly we're surprised at what we have access to.

This, in turn, led to a discussion of the things we can't find, and the top of that list was flavored coffee creamers. I'm a little ashamed of this, because I consider this to be a quasi-exception to my general aversion to such froo-froo things, but I can't deny that a nice hot cup of caramel vanilla coffee can be just the thing.

What to do? You can buy a caramel CoffeeMate in Nairobi for about $11, but even then its the powder stuff. Well, I bet we could make this easy enough. A brief online search found the following recipe:

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups milk
various flavorings to make a desired flavor

Well, we just happened to have a can of sweetened condensed milk, which we split into two, and now have the above pictured jars of Vanilla and Mocha Almond (or, as I prefer to call it, Parisian Mocha Almond Creme). They taste awesome, and we intend to fund future work by mass manufacturing of the same.

(And yes, for the careful observer, in the background, you do see the new version of "The Map")