What to Do with Powdered Coffee Creamer

Updated on December 22, 2012
F.M. asks from Spring Branch, TX
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My local grocery store often has "deals" where you buy this and get these two items free. Well this week, buy my regular coffee I always buy, get a giant container of powdered coffee creamer free. I got the freebie knowing I don't use powdered creamer. I just KNOW that one of you has a recipe that calls for powdered coffee creamer. I tried all-recipes website, but only found two drink recipes that call for it. I am sure I once saw a recipe for banana pudding that had coffee creamer. Any other ideas to use this stuff in cooking? If not, I guess it will get donated. It's plain ol flavored creamer.


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After reading One & Done's link about the ingredients in the powdered stuff, I think I'll probably just donate it. Yep I couldn't pronounce half the ingredients on the bottle! Thanks y'al!

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answers from Chicago on

Not that I actually drink much beverages with HCFS, but if you used HCL on a sugar as that article oneanddone linked to claims, you'd have Carbon. Simple Chemistry.
Several other ingredients listed are not as advertised. Some folks are using scare tactics because it sells ad space. I do my research, and buy things I like. Want to hear something cute? Several of my friends with Corn allergies can drink soda. Several of my friends with dairy allergies can consume products with milk derivatives. It's the grain and lactose that most have an issue with. Please do research that's not on the internet when you wish to be informed.

Not sure where I found these originally, but they work when pinching pennies, plus less chemicals and artificial flavours.

Instant Cappuccino:

1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar(or as directed substitution amounts for other sweeteners)
3/4 cup instant coffee (granules)
1 cup instant hot chocolate (powder)
1 cup non-dairy creamer (powder)

2 to 3 Tbsp per mug of boiling water, mix well.

Spiced Mocha:

1 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup non-dairy powdered creamer
1/4 cup instant coffee
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

2-3 tbsp mix per cup boiling water.

Flavored Cafe Vienna:

Part 1:

1/4 cup sugar(or properly substituted sweetener of choice)
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Part 2:

3/4 cup instant coffee
1/2 cup non-dairy powdered creamer
1/2 cup skim milk powder
1 tsp cinnamon


Step 1: Stir Part 1 items first with a fork until there is no more moisture.
Step 2: Add the rest of the ingredients (Part 2). Sift everything together to blend thoroughly.

2-3 tsp per cup of boiling water.

Flavored Mocha:

1 cup sugar(or properly substituted sweetener of choice)
1 cup instant coffee
1 cup instant milk powder(I have used all coffee-mate for those that can't have dairy)
1/2 cup cocoa (powder)
4 Tbsp Coffee-Mate (powder)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon

In a bowl sprinkle vanilla over the sugar. Stir until well blended and there are no lumps.
Add the rest of the ingredients, stir then sift the whole batch so it’s combined well.
Add 3 tsp per cup of boiling water. Top with a bit of whipped cream if you like.

Amaretto Blend:

1 cup skim milk powder
2/3 cup Coffee-Mate
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sifted cocoa
1/3 cup Instant coffee
2 tsp Almond extract
2-3 tbsp per 1 cup hot water, more if you like stronger flavour.

Sweet one
12 packets= 1 cup sugar

Sweet n Low
12 packets=1 cup sugar

24 packets = 1 cup sugar

Cup for cup

Stevia in the raw
Cup for cup(not good for baking with, as proportions are different)

Truvia, etc.
1-2 tbsp=1cup
(depends on whether they use fillers or not. Pure stevia powder is 1 tbsp=cup, those with fillers 2 or more tbsp depending on taste.)

Taste test a recipe before gifting, so you know if it is sweet enough.

Place in airtight labeled mason jars for use or gift. If gifting, place squares of fabric around lid and secure with twine, with fancy cardstock label stating what is in it, and made with love by:___________<===your name here.

Have fun!

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answers from Baton Rouge on

I would just donate it .

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answers from Los Angeles on

My grandmother used to put it in fake mashed potatoes....and it was really good!

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answers from Charleston on

Donate it to a food bank or homeless shelter. They'll appreciate it!

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answers from Oklahoma City on

I use it in my instant potato soup mix. It is online somewhere. You make it in a HUGE mixing bowl, like a That's a Bowl from Tupperware.

It has spices and potato flakes and non dairy creamer, etc...and you give a jar of it to a person with the instructions on how much boiling water to add to 1 TBSP to make an amount of instant potato soup.

The soup is quite yummy and the non dairy creamer is the most expensive item to be purchased.


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answers from Hartford on

I would donate it to the food pantry. It's the perfect time of year for it.



answers from Beaumont on

I know churches would love to have it for Sundays!!



answers from Dallas on

Make hot coca mix ! YUMMMY ! Or donate it....



answers from College Station on

I don't have any recipes for it, but I like to keep some on hand when I run out of real cream or have a guest who prefers the fake stuff.

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