How To Make Your Own Flavored Coffee Creamer

4 February 2016
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Do you love adding flavored coffee creamer to your coffee? Have you ever wished you could make your own instead of relying on store-bought creamers? Read on to learn how to make your own flavored coffee creamers—both powdered and liquid varieties!

Powdered Vanilla Coffee Creamer 

If you prefer a powdered creamer that you don't have to refrigerate, this basic vanilla creamer recipe fits the bill. Made with real vanilla beans, it has bold, natural flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Directions:

Place the dry milk, sugar, and coconut oil in a blender. Split the vanilla bean in half, lengthwise, and scrape out the insides. Add this vanilla paste to the blender. Pulse the blender until you have a smooth powder with an even consistency.

Transfer your coffee creamer to a glass jar, and store it in a cool place for up to 3 months. Use 1-3 teaspoons of creamer per cup of coffee, based on your tastes.

If you wish to make another flavor of powdered creamer, simply substitute 1/2 teaspoon of a liquid extract for the vanilla bean. For instance, if you want to make mint creamer, leave out the vanilla bean and add 1/2 teaspoon real mint extract to the mix.

Liquid Vanilla, Mint, Caramel, or Cinnamon Coffee Creamer

You can make this liquid creamer any flavor you like, since it calls for liquid extracts. Visit your grocery store's baking aisle for inspiration, or opt for classic, tried-and-true vanilla, mint, caramel or cinnamon.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid extract of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons powdered milk

Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan, and cook over low heat just until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a jar or bottle, and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Use 1-3 tablespoons per cup of coffee, depending on your preferences.

Liquid Irish Cream Coffee Creamer

Irish cream coffee creamer is best when made with real Irish cream, rather than with Irish cream extract. You might want to save this creamer for the weekend when it's acceptable to add a bit of alcohol to your coffee.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 pinch of salt (Don't skip this. It sounds strange, but it enhances the flavor.)

Combine the cream, salt and sugar in a saucepan, and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Let cool, and then stir in the Irish cream. Transfer to a bottle or jar, and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Use 1-3 tablespoons per cup of coffee, depending on taste.

For more information on flavoring your coffee your way, contact companies like Monin.