We have had a lot of nice feedback to our Homemade Liquid Coffee Creamer! I hope it is able to help you have your same old cup of Joe for less!
For those of you thinking, “I wish there was a recipe for powdered creamer” – we heard you! I have been playing around with some powdered coffee creamer ‘recipes’ so I could find just the right combination of simplicity and frugality! 😉
Homemade Powdered Coffee Creamer
As I mentioned before, I am not a “plain creamer” kind of girl. I like a little flavor in my coffee, french Vanilla being my fave. However, before you start adding all kinds of fun flavors to your creamer, we need to first start with a “base” creamer. This is the combination that worked the best for me:
1 Cup Powdered Milk
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
Mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly drizzle the melted coconut oil over the dry ingredients. (Since it has been pretty warm here, I did not have to melt my coconut oil – it was already quite ‘liquidy’.) I put the lid on my jar and shook like crazy. I then took a butter knife and broke up any bigger pieces, then shook again. The heavier coconut oil tends to settle, so I suggest making this in a container that can be tightly sealed so you can mix it a bit before you use it. (I used a mason jar – love them!)
Why Coconut Oil
If you like regular, no-flavored coffee creamer, I am confident you will like this base recipe. It adds a nice creamy texture to your coffee that the store bought creamers add. You may ask, “Why the coconut oil?” Well, this adds that extra bit of creaminess that is oh so yummy in store bought creamers. I tried making this creamer without the coconut oil, and it just wasn’t the same. It is kind of hard to explain, but try your creamer in your coffee before adding the coconut oil and you will see what I mean.
This will save you money!
Is it cheaper to make your own powdered coffee creamer? Yes! Here is the cost break down, in case you are like me and like to see the proof!
Powdered Creamer costs about $4 for a 35 oz container, which is about $0.11 per ounce. (I am basing this off the Walmart Best Choice creamer – Coffee Mate would be more expensive, even with a coupon.)
Here is what I spent:
Powdered Sugar, 2 lb bag – $1.50 = $0.19 per 1/2 cup
Powdered Milk, 8 qt box – $6.98 = $0.22 per 1 cup
Coconut Oil, 14 oz – $6.42 = $0.23 per tablespoon
Now its time to get excited! Altogether my 12 ounces of homemade creamer cost just $0.64. That comes to just $0.05 per ounce!! That means if you made 35 ounces of this homemade creamer, it would only cost you $1.86! That is a far cry from $4! Can I get a woo-woo?!
If you are like me and you like a little flavor in your creamer, you can try adding these variations to the base creamer:
one drop of vanilla extract to your coffee
OR 1 tablespoon of vanilla powder
(I know someone asked about this)
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla powder
*If you use brown sugar, this may cause your other ingredients to dry out. Try using a Brown Sugar Bear inside your sealed container to maintain the freshness.*
1 tablespoon Hazelnut syrup (add very slowly – may even need to mix in blender to prevent clumps)
1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1-2 teaspoons vanilla powder
Which Creamer Will You Make?
Don’t forget to check out more posts on our frugal living page to help you save money without clipping a coupon!