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DIY Spiced Coconut Dairy-Free Creamer

Coconut Creamer Recipe by Mountain Rose Herbs

Homemade Creamer Pouring into Cup of Coffee

You may have heard about the resurgence in returning to diets higher in fat. Ever since learning about this trend, I’ve been experimenting with ways to add fat back into my diet. I especially enjoy the luxury that a boost of fatty goodness can bring to a cold morning.

While I used to only drink my coffee black, I’ve lately become accustomed to using a teaspoon of butter or a tablespoon of whipping cream. Thanks to a wonderful office-mate, who brought in an almond milk creamer the other day, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of finding more dairy-free, vegan alternatives. Their store-bought almond milk creamer tasted like an almond latte but without the artificial flavoring. It was delicious and just as rich and complex as my butter or whipping cream.

I set forth to find a way to make my own dairy-free, vegan creamer using coconut oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. The resulting masterpiece was spectacular, rich, creamy, thick, and naturally sweet. Adding in some of my favorite fall spices equaled pure perfection!

DIY Creamer Ingredients

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place water, coconut flakes, and spices into a Vitamex or other blender. Pulverize in your Vitamex on your highest setting for about 1 minute (or 2-5 minutes if using a regular blender). 
  2. Strain mixture, squeezing out the finest last drops from the coconut slurry. 
  3. Rinse blender.
  4. Pour liquid back into blender. Add soy lecithin and coconut oil. Blend until you see all of the lecithin completely mixed in (30 seconds - 1 minute). 
  5. Strain again if you would like a smoother textured creamer, or leave as is. Pour remaining mixture into 8 oz. glass jar or bottle and refrigerate. Enjoy with tea or coffee!

 

Homemade Creamer in a Mason Jar

 


Topics: Recipes, Tea & Herbal Drinks

Alieta

Written by Alieta on October 17, 2016

Alieta, blog contributor, is an Oregon native with a two-year certificate from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. Her other professional accreditations include: a degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University, a degree in Philosophy, Spanish, and Graphic Design from Portland State University, a scuba diving certification, and non-violent communication training. She enjoys spending her free time hiking in the woods with her Labradoodle, Pepperoni, or enjoying the view from her garden with her cat and a bubbly beverage. And winning the local Eugene hackathon!

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