Unfortunately, Grace's milk is like that of a purebred Holstein, very little cream, with the consistency of half-and-half you buy in the store. I had gotten spoiled to the thick, rich cream that rose to the top of the milk I got from Penny (one teaspoon would do for a cup of coffee), and after selling her, I hardly knew what to do. I bought some half-and-half, but it resembled whole milk more than cream. Then I purchased powdered Coffeemate, which used to be my choice additive to coffee. I will say it's an improvement. I'll just have to get used to it again. At one point I preferred it to cream because cream left a fatty coating in my mouth.
This morning we actually made a trip to Dave's, our nearest store, so I could get the CoffeeMate. I'm not one to make impulsive purchases while grocery-shopping (we won't talk about Amazon.com, though). But I happened past a display of Amish-made candy and noticed some white-chocolate-covered pretzels, a favorite of Cliff's, and decided to surprise him. I actually picked it up and headed off with it, then looked at the price: $4.49 for ten pretzels. They were big, fat pretzels, but still... that's highway robbery. I knew Cliff would be happy to have them though. After a little more pondering, I came to my senses: For that kind of money I could buy some almond bark and a bag of pretzels and Cliff could have at least ten times as many pretzels! It isn't as though that stuff is difficult to make. I put the Amish candy back in it's place.
I only made a few today, using two of the little blocks of almond bark. I'll make more every few days and Cliff will have treats regularly.