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How to Make a Healthy Powdered Coffee Creamer
Learn how to make a healthy powdered coffee creamer with this recipe for a shelf-stable pantry staple.
With this recipe, you’ll know exactly what wholesome ingredients are in your creamer. Some powdered creamers include corn syrup solids and partially hydrogenated soybean oil as ingredients. Egad! Those two ingredients are definitely not welcome in the Traditional Foods Kitchen, and this recipe ensures that only the ingredients you want are in your shelf-stable creamer.
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Customize Your Coffee Creamer’s Ingredients
When you make homemade coffee creamer, you can tailor the ingredients to suit your dietary needs. For example, you can choose to make a non-fat or a full-fat creamer to enjoy with your morning coffee. You can even make a dairy-free homemade coffee creamer!
And when it comes to sweeteners, you have lots of options. For a simple sweet flavor, Sucanat, coconut sugar, or date sugar all work wonderfully. For a bit of a maple flavor, you can add maple sugar.
But the fun begins when you decide how to flavor your powdered coffee creamer. Here are just a few of the ingredients you can add:
- Vanilla flavored sugar or vanilla powder
- Different spice mixtures (such as pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice)
- Coconut powder
- Dried mint
- Cocoa powder (makes a delicious mocha coffee creamer!)
Watch my recipe video to see which ingredients I bring together to show you how easy and delicious your powdered creamer can be.
Related Pantry Staple Videos
For more homemade shelf-stable pantry staples, check out the videos below where I share how to make a hot cocoa mix, five cookie mixes, three cake mixes, and muffin mix with a crumb topping. All healthy and all delicious!
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Healthy Powdered Coffee Creamer
- Food processor, blender (regular or high-speed), or spice/coffee bean grinder
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Quart-sized jar with lid, preferably airtight
Basic Powdered Coffee Creamer Recipe
- 3 cups Powdered milk, non-fat or full-fat You can also use powdered creamer to replace up to half of the powdered milk in the 3 cup measurement. Also, for a dairy-free alternative, you can use 3 cups of coconut milk powder.
- 1 cup Whole sweetener such as Sucanat Optional whole sweeteners include coconut sugar, date sugar, or maple sugar. You can add an additional 1/8 cup of sweetener to this mix for a very sweet tasting creamer.
Optional Flavorings for Basic Powdered Coffee Creamer Recipe Above
- 1 tbsp Vanilla powder or 1/2 vanilla bean pod Alternatively, you can use sugar that you have scented with 1 vanilla bean pod over a few weeks. Use the scented sugar in place of the vanilla powder or the 1/2 vanilla bean pod.
Pumpkin Pie Flavoring
- 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie spice
Apple Pie Flavoring
- 1 tbsp Apple pie spice
- 1 tbsp Ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Espresso powdered or freeze-dried coffee powder, optional This ingredient provides an intense mocha coffee flavor.
- 2 tbsp Coconut "milk" powder
- 1 tsp Dried mint NOTE: Mix this with the sweetener first, then sift out any bits of dried mint that did not fully pulverize.
- Add your sweetener of choice to a food processor, blender, or other electrical mixer, and pulverize the sweetener until it turns into a fine powder. This process can take up to 2 minutes, depending on the type of device you are using. (If you are using the small spice/coffee bean grinder, you will need to do this in multiple batches) (See video.)
- Add your flavoring of choice to the powdered sweetener and pulverize for 30 seconds.
- Add powdered milk of choice to sweetener mixture and blend for 60 seconds or until fully blended.
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight jar and store in your pantry. This mixture has a shelf life of one year.
- To use your powdered coffee creamer, add 1 tablespoon to an 8-12 ounce mug and pour in hot coffee. You can add more creamer if you want.) Stir and enjoy!
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Favorite Powdered Coffee Creamer Making Supplies
Here are some milk options you can choose from:
I like these whole sweeteners, coca powder, and cinnamon selections:
And here are some options for measuring, pulverizing, and storing your creamer, along with some beautiful aprons too!
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Hi Mary! I’ve been following you on YouTube for a couple of weeks. I’d love to start making more nutritious food but it seems overwhelming at first. This is one of the first recipes I watched and wanted to try it but I just LOVE my French vanilla store bought junk. Well, tonight I realized we are out of creamer and don’t want to go back out. I have powdered milk and sugar in the house so I thought I’d give it a try. We’re brewing some decaf right now to taste it. Thanks so much for your recipes and information and, most of all, your sweet spirit.
Thanks for your comment and kind words. I hope you enjoyed your decaf with your homemade creamer. 🙂
Love and God bless,
How do you add flavoring if you don’t want to sweeten the coffee? My husband would like vanilla, maple and chocolate. Thank you very much.
Hi Caroline, That’s a great question. I would look for a powdered vanilla flavoring that does not contain sugar. And for the chocolate, I would use unsweetened cocoa powder. Not sure about the maple. Love, Mary
Recommended vanilla powder?
Great question! I think Neilsen-Massey offers it. Their brand is high quality. Love, Mary
Thank you so much, Mary, for sharing your experience and making all this available to us! I’ve wanted to do these things for quite a while but honestly, it just seemed overwhelming to me. I printed out the creamer, hot chocolate, cake mix, and cookie recipes and look forward to trying all of them. Those are the place to start for my family. My husband has quite a sweet tooth and struggles with it, but these are at least healthier options. I look forward to trying them all and stocking up with healthier foods. You have really encouraged me with your sweet nature, understanding, and compassion. I’m not as discouraged as I was before I met you. Thank you, again! God bless you sweet lady.
Oh Cindy! Thank you SO much for all the kind words!! I am happy to hear that these make ahead/homemade options may help you on your traditional foods journey! Love, Mary