Homemade Holiday Coffee Creamer Recipes

Dec 6, 2013|

Over the past week, streets across the United States have gone through a makeover! The windows are adorned with Christmas trees, the dazzling lights are strung, and snow is falling (well, at least it's snowing in some areas). This makeover officially signifies the Christmas holiday season is here!    I love to give my coffee a little "holiday makeover" this time of year  by adding syrups and creamers with flavors of the season like Peppermint, Cinnamon and Chocolate.  I usually use flavored syrups and pre-packaged liquid creamers, however a fellow BUNN employee gave me a recipe from one of her favorite cookbooks for an Amaretto powdered creamer.   This got my thinking: why couldn't I use powdered coffee creamer as a base and add all sorts of holiday flavorings?   I can have a whole slew of holiday creamers, and the powdered cream base will keep fresh for the whole month!  Plus, I can share my concoctions with guests when they come over for the holidays.

I went to my kitchen and started experimenting to make flavored holiday creamers.  I have to admit I found some scrumptious recipes!  These creamers can even be packed in mini jars and sealed with a bow for a perfect holiday gift. 

Check out the recipes below.    If you have a creamer recipe please feel free to share in the comments on the blog.

 

Homemade Peppermint Creamer

Add a spoonful of  homemade peppermint creamer to your coffee for a smooth, minty flavor.  The flecks of red mixed  with  white creamer makes this recipe festive in the way it looks too!

Ingredients:

  • cup of powdered non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 5 mini peppermint candy canes*

Instructions:

  1. Unwrap the mini-candy canes and crush finely.  (You can use a blender to crush the candy canes.)
  2. Stir the crushed candy into the non dairy creamer.
  3. Store in an airtight container.

 

Homemade Chocolate Almond Coconut Creamer

Flavors of chocolate, almonds, coconut transform your cup of coffee into a decadent treat. 

Ingredients:

  • cup of powdered non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 2 tsp of almond extract *
  • 1 tsp of coconut extract*
  • 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder *

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir to blend well.
  3. Store  in an airtight container

 

Amaretto Flavored Coffee Creamer
This delicious recipe comes from Autumn in the Country cookbook.   The sweet flavor of this creamer makes it a nice addition to an afternoon cup of coffee!

Ingredients:

  • cup of powdered non-dairy coffee creamer
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of almond extract

 

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in an airtight container
  2. Shake well to blend
  3. Store  in an airtight container

 

*Adjust additives to your personal taste.  These are merely guidelines to help you get started with experimentation!

 

 

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