5 Ingredients or Fewer

Basic Coffee Creamer + Spiced Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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January 12, 2014
3 Ratings
Author Notes

This coffee creamer is delicious! It uses only 2 ingredients and provides the perfect base for any flavors you can dream up! Included is a recipe for Spiced Vanilla creamer. It's sweet, spicy, rich and addictive. [Note: to add flavoring to a Basic Creamer you made ahead, combine your base and flavorings in a small pot, bring to a light simmer, remove from heat, cover and let steep for 1 hour before straining. Then you can use or refrigerate your flavored creamer.] —Tiffany

  • Makes 1 cup of creamer
Ingredients
  • Basic Coffee Creamer
  • 1 cup half & half or heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • Spiced Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  • 1 cup half & half or heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Basic Coffee Creamer
  2. Combine the sugar and cream in a small pot. Bring to a light simmer and then reduce heat to low, stirring for 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and strain the creamer into a jar or storage container. You can use it as is or store it and add flavors later. The creamer will last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator if stored properly.
  1. Spiced Vanilla Coffee Creamer
  2. Combine cream, sugar, cinnamon stick and cayenne pepper in a small pot. Split your vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the pot, then add the bean.
  3. Bring to a light simmer and then reduce heat to low, stirring for 2 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat, cover the pot and let the vanilla bean and cinnamon steep for 1 hour.
  5. Strain your creamer through a fine mesh sieve into a jar or storage container and use immediately or refrigerate.

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9 Reviews

Nancy C. May 1, 2015
Just made the basic creamer and I like it! Can't wait to try other versions. It's so nice to make a coffee creamer that doesn't have all those 'extra' ingredients. Thanks!
 
Virginia M. February 16, 2015
I made the spiced version over the weekend and it was very easy and very tasty. Thanks for the great idea!
 
Julie W. February 2, 2015
PS love the pictures- you made an old electric burner look way cool !
 
Julie W. February 2, 2015
What nondairy base would you recommend?
 
Taryn February 2, 2015
I would personally use the 'cream' top solid layer of coconut milk.
 
Kyle February 2, 2015
Maple Sugar tastes MUCH better and is MUCH healthier too! You can get it at most Whole Foods and the like....I recommend Butternut Mountain Farm's because of their quality standards and fantastic flavor!
 
Jan February 1, 2015
I've never heard of Coconut sugar...where can I get it?
 
jack February 2, 2015
from a coconut...
 
Taryn February 2, 2015
from most health food stores, and likely Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.