Do you sometimes love to sweeten your cup of coffee with a bit of creamer? Maybe you do, but you also have a milk allergy, or you don’t really prefer the taste of full-fat milk. Buying an alternative milk coffee creamer from the store can be a bit pricey sometimes, especially one that’s good.
Trust me, I know. That’s why I’ve got a recipe here for almond milk coffee creamer that’s easy to make, saves you money, and tastes just as good as store-bought coffee creamer. So stick around, because this is one for the books!
Why Almond Milk?
As far as alternative milk goes for coffee, almond milk and oat milk are two of the most popular choices. This is mainly because both offer a creamy complementary taste to coffee.
Most people choose to substitute their milk in lattes, creamers, or whatever else they’re making for their coffee beverages because they have a milk allergy. Although, a lot of other people choose alternative milk because they think it tastes better or because it’s a healthier option.
Whatever the reason may be, almond milk is a great replacement for coffee drinks, and that even goes for coffee creamer. Though, as I said before, finding a great-tasting almond milk coffee creamer at a reasonable price can be hard.
Almond Milk Coffee Creamer Recipe
So, to minimize costs and increase your coffee-tasting experience, here’s a recipe for an almond milk coffee creamer that’s ready in minutes, made with simple ingredients, delicious, and a great substitute.
- 1 1/4 cups of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- sealable airtight container
First, you want to pour your unsweetened almond milk into a sealable airtight container, I used a mason jar for easier mixing and storing.
Next, you can add some powdered sugar to the almond milk in the container. Be careful, because powdered sugar can easily make a mess!
Finally, add your vanilla extract to the mixture, close the container, and shake it all up. Now it’s ready to be used in your next coffee beverage! When I made it, I just put a little in my favorite espresso and it really enhanced the flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here’s a little bit more information that you may want to know regarding homemade almond milk creamer for coffee.
Does Almond Milk Count as a Dairy Substitute?
Since almond milk doesn’t contain any lactose, it is commonly used as a dairy substitute. It also doesn’t have any saturated fats and cholesterol, making it a great choice for those suffering from heart issues. It does, however, have significantly less protein than regular milk.
Does Almond Milk Have High Calories?
Typically, unsweetened almond milk like what was used in this recipe contains about 30 calories per cup. This is significantly less than whole and skim milk, therefore making it a healthier option.
Almond Milk Coffee Creamer Flavors
The great thing about making your own coffee creamer at home is that you not only get to choose what milk you use, but you also can flavor it however you want.
Our recipe is a great base point for an almond milk coffee creamer. You can always add whatever flavor you want to the recipe. You can substitute any extract of your choice for the vanilla if you want a less sweet creamer, as well.
Almond Milk Coffee Creamer: Final Thoughts
Now that you’ve crafted your very own homemade almond milk coffee creamer, you can amp up any of your favorite coffee beverages in a healthy and not-so-costly way.
Keep in mind that your newly made almond milk coffee creamer is good in the refrigerator for up to a week, just make sure that you shake it up every time you plan on using it.
Don’t forget you can always change up the milk you use, the flavors you use, and add whatever else your heart desires. Making your own coffee creamer at home allows for all sorts of customization while still being an easy way to sweeten up your cup of joe!
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- sealable airtight container
- Pour almond milk into the container.
- Add powdered sugar.
- Add vanilla and close the container to shake until combined.
- Pour some into your coffee of choice and enjoy!