Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Recipe: Non-Dairy Peppermint Mocha Creamer

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As I was pulled from my dreams this morning by the buzzing of my alarm, the first thought in my mind (as it is every morning) was, “Where’s my coffee?”

Ah yes, coffee….that wonderful energizing morning pick-me-up.

As the aroma of brewing coffee filled the air, I gathered supplies to help make my coffee taste great. (I am NOT a black coffee fan…kudos to you if you are!!)

I opened the fridge and…….GASP…..

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….my wonderful peppermint creamer was EMPTY!

I didn’t realize my creamer level was low, so this necessity did not make it onto my shopping list last week.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

I turned to Pinterest.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I pinned several “non-dairy peppermint creamers” onto my drinks board last week. Perfect timing!

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I gathered my supplies – who knew it was ingredients I already had at home? Money saved is a score in my book! (Bonus: This creamer is homemade without all of the crazy chemicals included in store-bought liquid creamers! Sweet!)

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I cautiously tasted this new creamer in my coffee and I have to say, I love it!

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I’m a happy girl once again!

If you are curious, yes….Fall decorations are still up in my house and I’m using a Christmas mug this morning. I love this time of year, what can I say? :0)

Non-Dairy Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer Adapted from: Pitcher and Plate

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Milk (not coconut water)
  • 4 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Peppermint Extract (Depends on how strong of a peppermint flavor you are looking for. I added 1/2 tsp and the flavor is strong but not overpowering.)
  • 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Instructions:
Whisk all items together in a bowl. Pour into an airtight container, serve with a hot cup of your favorite coffee, and enjoy!

Mixture will thicken when refrigerated. Store up to 1 week in fridge.

If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!

What’s your favorite way to drink coffee? Are you a black coffee drinker? Do you like creamer?

17 comments:

  1. ooooo adding this to the must try list.
    sounds delightful!

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  2. I've never tried to make my own creamer, but sounds like a great idea! The only way I can drink coffee is if it doesn't taste like coffee :) So I'm a heavy creamer and milk kinda gal!

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    1. I am the same way! Definitely need creamer in mine! :0)

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  3. What a great discovery! I really don't like all the artificial stuff in so much of what we buy at the grocery store. If I drank coffee, I would make this today! However, my beverage of choice is hot tea!

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    1. Ooh I do love hot tea, too! So many delicious options!

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  4. I'm not a coffee drinker, but Trader Joe's has a peppermint green tea around the holidays that I buy several boxes of to get me through the year.
    You've gotta love Pinterest. I'm pretty sure all the word's problems are solved there in some form or other.

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    1. Peppermint green tea! Yum!! I wish we had a trader joe's closer by us. You are right about Pinterest! Haha!

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  5. Oh yum! I love my coffee...or my creamer with a little bit of coffee as my hubby calls it lol!

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  6. Oh my gosh I just wrote an entire post about creamer too. We are on the same page!

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  7. I love Christmas mugs, especially Disney ones!! I have too many coffee cups.. Nice work for making your own creamer

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  8. I never thought to make my own coffee creamer. Great idea! I add peppermint extract to other drinks to make them minty. I did that in my kale smoothie today.

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  9. Ooh, what a delicious idea! I'm not a big coffee person but those creamers are dangerously good. What a great idea to make a healthier alternative!

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