Creamer is one of the most important additives in coffee. Many of us can’t have coffee without it.
Gone are the days of sipping plain black coffee just for the caffeine kick. These days most coffee drinkers like to enjoy their coffee with a bit of milk, creamer, or half-and-half.
Creamer has taken the place of other natural dairy milk additives because it comes in easy-to-use sachets and bottles. It lasts longer than natural milk additives, and you can use a pack or bottle for 2 -4 weeks.
You don’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite milky beverage in the morning just because your milk or cream has gone bad.
Now you can slice open a sachet of creamer or pour a serving of it from a bottle into your coffee, and you have a flavorful, creamy, milky beverage in seconds.
Coffee creamers also come in different flavors, allowing us to make coffee that tastes like anything we like. There are caramel, hazelnut, french vanilla, and butterscotch flavors, to name a few.
Companies such as Nestle have created creamers that taste like our favorite desserts.
A good example is creme brulee coffee creamer. It’s one of the most popular creamers in grocery stores. What is it made of?
What is Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer?
Creme brulee coffee creamer is a coffee additive that tastes like a delicious creme brulee dessert. This classic French dessert is also referred to as burnt cream due to its caramelized topping.
Brulee is made of vanilla-flavored custard with a topping of caramelized sugar. It is usually served cold with toppings such as chocolate shavings.
Nestle created a popular creme brulee coffee creamer inspired by this popular dessert. The Coffee Mate creme brulee coffee creamer was produced in 2013.
Creme brulee coffee creamer is made with hydrogenated oils, flavoring agents, and sweeteners. Nestle discontinued this coffee creamer this year (2022) after pipes in its manufacturing plant froze due to extreme weather conditions.
Fans of creme brulee coffee creamer keep asking for it in grocery stores. If you are one of these people, you don’t have to miss creme brulee coffee creamer anymore. Here is a recipe you can try at home.
Creme Brulee Creamer Recipe
1 can of evaporated milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
- Heat the evaporated milk and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add vanilla extract and whole milk to the evaporated milk and stir.
- Let the creme brulee creamer cool, pour it into a mason jar, and refrigerate it. This creamer should last for up to five days.
Note that, homemade coffee creamer separates because it doesn’t have thickening agents such as carrageenan that are present in store-bought creamers.
That doesn’t mean it is bad. Just shake the creamer before adding it to the coffee, and it blends back into a thick consistency.
The Calories in Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer
Creme brulee coffee creamer contains about 35 calories per serving. If you take a lot of coffee and enjoy adding creme brulee coffee creamer to it, use these tricks to reduce your calorie intake.
- Replace the whole milk with skim or plant-based alternatives such as almond and coconut milk.
- Substitute the brown sugar with a low-calorie sweetener such as Stevia
- Use fat-free evaporated milk to reduce the fat content of the creamer.
You may be addicted to the way creme brulee coffee creamer makes your coffee taste but can’t make it at home. Why don’t you try making creme brulee coffee? You only need caramel-flavored coffee grounds, heavy cream, and sugar to prepare it.
There are also those who use caramel sauce to flavor regular coffee and add lots of heavy cream and sugar to it when making creme brulee-inspired coffee beverages. That’s also something you can try if you are a brulee addict.
Now you know how to make brulee coffee creamer at home. This creamer will give any coffee a delicious flavor. Use it to make delicious creamy coffees such as cappuccinos, frappuccinos, mochas, and vanilla lattes.
Although the classic version of this coffee creamer is made with vanilla extract, you can also add other flavorings to it, like orange, chocolate, and cinnamon. Try them and tell us how it goes.