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How to Make Coffee Creamer?

If you love creamer in your coffee but dislike the added sugar and chemicals, you can learn how to prepare coffee creamer at home without using refined sugar. You’ll only need 5 ingredients.

adding coffee creamer to a coffee brew.

Well, before we get to that, every coffee lover prefers taking tasty coffee. It’s always satisfying to take a great-tasting coffee brew after waking up. Besides coffee assisting your mind to freshen up after a night of sleep, it assists you to start the day with a quick energy boost. Besides, drinking coffee offers numerous health benefits.

If you’re trying out a healthy eating lifestyle, you’ll probably find it quite challenging to give up your favorite coffee creamer. If you love creamy and thick flavored coffee, you’ll definitely find it hard to give up sugar. However, you can reduce your dependence on coffee creamer by replacing it with maple syrup or coconut milk.

The feeling that comes with watching the sweet and thick creamer swirl on your coffee is ecstatic. It only leaves you desiring more creamer in your coffee.

Besides the sweetness that comes with coffee creamer, consuming caffeine increases energy levels significantly. Coffee is among the few natural products that are shown to burn fat. If you’re looking for more proof that taking coffee moderately is great for your health, it’ll help to realize that coffee contains numerous antioxidants and nutrients. That’s why you feel much better after taking coffee. In fact, coffee can make you happier.

Despite the numerous benefits that come with drinking coffee, not many people like coffee in its plain, black form. That’s why you’ll find many coffee additives such as coffee creamers, sugar, syrups, and milk. Unfortunately, most of these additives introduce hydrogenated fats, sugar, and chemicals into an otherwise healthy coffee brew. Most of these additives aren’t healthy at all.

However, you can enjoy a healthy cup of coffee with all the sweetness and flavor that comes with creamer by making some creamer at home. Although it’ll still introduce some calories to your coffee, you can drink it moderately and replace store-bought ingredients with homemade stuff. When making creamer at home, you’ll need few ingredients without any hidden sugars or additives.

Thus, it’s still possible to enjoy flavored coffee while sticking to a healthy eating lifestyle. Besides, making creamer is easier than you’d think.


Ingredients in Commercial Coffee Creamers

If you’re used to buying ready-made coffee creamers for your local store, expect them to contain ingredients such as:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Disodium phosphate
  • Phosphate
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Cellulose gum
  • Cellulose gel
  • Colors
  • Carrageenan
  • Artificial and natural flavors
  • Monoglycerides and diglycerides
  • Partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil or soybean

As you can see, most of these ingredients are unhealthy substances. Besides, these ingredients are excessive for something so simple. Also, consuming partially hydrogenated oils is very unhealthy. Besides, there’re many processed ingredients involved, which are quite unhealthy.

Here’re the simple ingredients you can use to make a healthy homemade coffee creamer:

  • Raisins
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Tapioca starch or arrowroot starch
  • Almond milk (you can use any unsweetened type of milk)

These ingredients for homemade creamer are whole substances, making them very healthy. Besides, they make tasty creamer just like commercial ingredients.


Recipe for Making Coffee Creamer At Home

It’s quite easy to make coffee creamer at home. What you thought was a complex, magical solution is something you can make with simple ingredients. Here’re the steps involved in making coffee creamer:

Step 1– Make condensed milk at home with milk and raisins.

Step 2– Mix condensed milk (the one you’ve just made) with whole milk, arrowroot starch, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

Step 3– Refrigerate the mixture.

Step 4– Enjoy your coffee creamer.

As you can see, that’s a straightforward process. You can make the creamer for your afternoon iced brew or your morning hot coffee.


Making Different Coffee Creamer Flavors

There’re several coffee creamer flavors you can make at home. You can use the following extracts in place of vanilla extract:

  • Hazelnut
  • Almond
  • Chocolate
  • Maple
  • Peppermint
  • Coconut

You can use any flavor of your choice or combine different flavors such as chocolate and almond or peppermint and chocolate. You can as well make plain creamer without adding any extract.


How long can you store homemade creamer?

You can store your homemade coffee creamer for 1 week. Just ensure you store it in a clean, airtight container and keep it refrigerated. A Mason jar or reusable milk bottle are some great airtight containers for storing creamer. When you need to use the refrigerated creamer, shake the contents in the container and pour out the amount you need and store the rest.


Recipes for Homemade Creamer

  1. Peppermint mocha creamer

Upon trying this recipe, you’ll never go for store-bought creamers again.


  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of espresso powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of dark cocoa powder
  1. French vanilla creamer

Vanilla and coffee taste great when taken together. Besides, you can make this creamer quite easily.


  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  1. Cinnamon creamer

You can spice up a hot cup of coffee by adding cinnamon creamer.


  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (alternatively, add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon extract)
  1. Hazelnut creamer

Hazelnut offers a rich flavor that can make your brew taste stronger.


  • 2 teaspoons of hazelnut extract (alternatively, use almond extract)
  1. Chocolate creamer

Chocolate-flavored coffees taste amazing. Besides, both chocolate and coffee have numerous health benefits. Also, chocolate creamer will make your coffee taste richer and chocolatier.

  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons of dark cocoa powder (unsweetened option)

Here are some extra details on preparing these recipes:

  • Preparation time- 5 minutes
  • Cooking time- 15 minutes
  • Refrigeration- 6 hours
  • Total time needed- 20 minutes
  • Difficulty level- Easy
  • Calories- 48 kilocalorie
  • Servings- four cups

Other required ingredients for each flavor recipe include:

  1. Ingredients for making condensed milk:
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 2 cups of coconut milk, whole milk, or almond milk
  1. Ingredients for making coffee creamer:
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups of condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 2 cups of coconut milk, whole milk, or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of arrowroot starch

Instructions for Making Condensed milk

Step 1– Take a mixing bowl or sealable container. Add raisins and your preferred type of milk to the container. Store them in your refrigerator overnight. You can as well refrigerate them for about 4 to 5 hours.

Alternatively, cook the mixture on a stove with a heat level set at medium-low. Stir the mixture frequently while cooking. Cook for about 30 minutes. The aim of the process is to sweeten and thicken the milk naturally. You can reuse the soaked raisins to sweeten your smoothing or to top oatmeal instead of throwing them away.

Step 2– Use a mesh strainer (fine option) to sieve the raisins. Reuse or discard them.

Step 3– Add the condensed milk (1 ½ cups), maple syrup, arrowroot starch, and any preferred type of milk into a saucepan.

Step 4– Cook the contents under medium heat for about 6 to 8 minutes. Alternatively, you can know that the mixture is ready when it starts thickening and is almost bubbling.

Step 5– Remove the contents from the heat. Add vanilla extract. Next, stir the contents to combine.

Step 6­– Transfer the base creamer to an airtight container. Store it in a refrigerator until you’re ready to add the creamer to your coffee. Just ensure you don’t refrigerate it for more than 5 days.


For a peppermint mocha creamer:

Step 1- Add peppermint extract, espresso powder, and cocoa powder to the base creamer you’ve prepared. Stir the contents to combine.

Step 2- Transfer the creamer to an airtight container for storage in the refrigerator for later use.


For a French vanilla creamer:

Step 1- Mix vanilla extract with the base creamer.

Step 2- Transfer the creamer to an airtight container for storage in the refrigerator for later use.


For a cinnamon creamer:

Step 1- Mix the base creamer with cinnamon and vanilla extract.

Step 2- Transfer the creamer to an airtight container for storage in the refrigerator for later use.


For a hazelnut creamer:

Step 1- Mix the base creamer with hazelnut extract.

Step 2- Transfer the creamer to an airtight container for storage in the refrigerator for later use.


For a chocolate creamer:

Step 1- Mix the base creamer with cocoa powder and vanilla extract.

Step 2- Transfer the creamer to an airtight container for storage in the refrigerator for later use.


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