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Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer

It was an early predawn hour as I sat drinking a cup of hot coffee in front of a roaring fire in the woodstove. I was thinking of all the chores I needed to get done around the farm when I absent mindedly read the ingredients on back of the coffee creamer label. It read “Sugar, water, partially hydrogenated soybean and /or cottonseed oil, sodium caseinate, and less than 2% of propylene glycol, dipotassium phosphate, natural and artificial flavors, polysorbate 60, sodium stearoyl lactylate, color added, sucrolose (non-nutritive sweetener)”.

Glory be! I didn’t know coffee creamer was made out of that! My coffee did not seem so appetizing after reading all of that. I decided to begin experimenting with making my own homemade coffee creamer with more natural ingredients.

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer 

1 cup of nonfat dry milk 

1/3 cup of sugar 

1 teaspoon of cinnamon 

Feel free to adjust this recipe to meet your taste. I make two batches of this recipe and combine ingredients well. I then pour into a repurposed glass container using a funnel. I make sure to close the glass container with a lid and shake the glass container to mix ingredients before each time I add it in my coffee.

Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer 

After drinking my coffee at the bottom of my coffee cup I do notice some cinnamon, but that is fine because I know it is an all natural homemade coffee creamer.

Good to the Last Sip 

I will only use homemade coffee creamer at home from now on. I feel better knowing I am not adding so much chemicals and extras to my coffee. I also think that the homemade cinnamon coffee creamer would make a nice gift for a coffee lover. 

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11/22/2013 8:28:41 AM

Thanks - I just made some hot chocolate mix with my powdered milk for the same reasons. Will be trying this next!

texas pioneer woman
3/4/2013 3:30:06 PM

I thought also about sometimes substituting the cinnamon for pumpkin spice. I think that would be good as well.

texas pioneer woman
3/4/2013 3:27:56 PM

I'm glad you are enjoying it. It makes me feel better knowing I'm not putting so many unknowns into my food. Now if only I could eat less food I'll really be doing good!

jean gordon
3/2/2013 4:06:26 PM

I just made it and added it to a cup of coffee -- not bad!! I've been concerned about all the "unknowns" in the commercial flavored creamer so this is my answer. Thanks!!

sheryl normandeau
3/1/2013 7:49:57 PM

Oh, this is an easy recipe and so much healthier than commercial creamer! Thanks so much for posting - this is something I'll definitely try!

texas pioneer woman
2/28/2013 8:02:33 PM

I know I sure like my coffee sweeter. My husband kids me saying that I add a bit of coffee to my cream and sugar. But I am enjoying the homemade coffee creamer and it is easy to make.

nebraska dave
2/28/2013 3:02:12 AM

Hey Texas, your recipe would be great if I was a coffee creamer user. I grew up on the farm with black coffee in the pot boiling on the stove. No one really thought about cream or sugar in their coffee. I know you southern folk are a whole lot sweeter than us folks up north. All you have to do is take a sample of our iced tea to find that out. Anyway, it's a good think to dump the creamer and make your own with ingredients that you know to be good. Have a great whole made creamer day.