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One of my resolutions for 2015 is to eat healthier - and also to just shake up my diet more often to offer my taste buds a wider variety of life spice. This was the inspiration for trying my hand at making coconut coffee creamer. I love half & half in my morning cup o' joe, but it's good to try new things, and as it happens, this is a very delicious and simple to make new thing. Lots of winning!

Let's get making.

Step 1: Supplies / Recipe

  • 1* can of full fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbs pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbs vanilla

* I doubled the recipe for the photos. This mix will last for 4-6 days in the fridge in an airtight container, so decide whether or not to go for double gold based on how much you think you'll use in that time. (This will be trial and error until you figure out how much is the perfect amount for each cup.)

Step 2: Blend Blend Blend

Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 3: Pour & Store

Pour the mix into an air tight container and enjoy!

Step 4: Coconut Vs. Frother

I wanted to see if my new creamer had a cappuccino future. The results were a little weak for that application, but it would definitely make a decent latte. Go forth and froth!

<p>Matcha Green Tea and Coconut Creamer are Wonderful Together! The Green Tea is SO much better for you than regular Tea, even regular leaf green tea! The Coconut Creamer is a Delight with it!! </p>
<p>I support this statement! Matcha is DELICIOUS and so good for you. :)</p>
<p>This worked pretty well for my wife, who is lactose intolerant. We had been use the SO Delicious brand of coconut creamer, but they changed their recipe and it's no good now. </p><p>I backed off on the syrup and vanilla a bit, didn't want it overly sweet. About 2 Tbsp of syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla. And check your labels when shopping for the coconut milk, they are wildly different in terms of fat content. The more fat the better if you want a creamy texture. I'm currently using Thai Kitchen brand, with 22% fat content. The fat from coconuts isn't anywhere near as bad for you as other sources of fat, so I wouldn't be scared of it even if you're on a strict diet. </p><p>Also, for texture, the longer you blend it the better. I let it go for a few minutes until it was perfectly smooth and creamy. It will get very thick in the refrigerator but of course thins out when you put it in coffee. With it well blended like that I did not see any lumps in the coffee when it was mixed in. </p>
<p>that's some expensive coffee creamer...</p>
A can of coconut cream is less than 2 bucks. The other ingredients are pennies, unless you ordinarily use sugar syrup instead of maple ?. I'm sure you could use honey, or other sweetener. Bon appetit.
maple syrup is not cheap, neither is vanilla. and I've never seen a can of coconut cream for less then three bucks.<br><br>if you live in area where you can get these cheap, then more power to ya.
<p>Yes, but I bet it is GORGEOUS!</p>
<p>not for long.</p>
I don't drink coffee but I'm going to try this in tea :)
<p>LOVE homemade creamer! My wife makes a creamer based with condensed milk and it's SO much better than any flavor i've been introduced to from the store</p><p>great ible!</p>
<p>Delicious! I love it!</p>
<p>Native Forest canned, organic, coconut milk is a 13.5oz size.</p>
<p>Amazing creamer. Converting a lactose intolerant friend to this. She is using nasty, chemical laden, powdered creamer.<br><br>Bet adding organic, hazelnut syrup would be yummy!</p>
<p>Two quick questions, how big (in oz. and/or in ml) is a can of coconut milk where you are? Has this been tried with the powdered coconut milk (I'm not sure I could run through the equivalent of a full can of coconut milk in 6 days, and with the powered coconut milk one could do effectively a half (or quarter) recipe at a time)? </p>
<p>You could also pour it into your ice cube tray &amp; freeze it. When frozen, empty your ice blocks into a bag and use when needed.</p>
<p>awesome tip, creamer cubes</p>
<p>Just to note, made a batch this morning, quite nice. Also for the other folks here in metric nations, 15 oz = 443 ml (and 1 tablespoon = 15ml). Closest equivalent coconut milk can size I could find was 400 ml which as noted works... </p>
<p>Coconut milk is usually in 15 oz cans. It freezes nicely; just pour what you don't think you'll use into a ziplock baggie and pop into your freezer. </p>
<p>if you want it to foam up just add a 1tsp. of unfavoured gelatin and mix it in a blender for a few minutes hope this helpes</p>
<p>Unfortunately, every time I use coconut milk/cream in this concentration, I taste soap...it's just me. Others don't necessarily taste it.</p>
<p>Nicely done...thanks for sharing! I'm gonna try it...</p>
If you add powdered lecithin to your creamer it should help with the frothing of your cappuccino foam. You can find the lecithin at Whole Foods and a hand blender with froth it nicely.
<p>Super 'ble, super.</p>
Awesome idea, I will definitely try this!
<p>If the coconut cream is too heavy for you, try coconut milk! I've been using vanilla coconut milk and sugar in the raw for my coffee and it is good! I can't have dairy, so I was glad to find something else tasty.</p>
<p>I suggest adding some concentrated coffee or instant coffee to the blender for a stronger flavor.</p>
Delicious!
<p>Ohhhhh fancy! I love using coconut milk but I never thought to flavor it. :D</p>
<p>Yum! This inspires me to try more things with coconut milk!</p>
<p>Cool, I'm going to try this next morning.</p><p>How many day it could stay in the fridge before expired? Same as coconut milk.</p>
<p>Hi aheibi, It can stay in the fridge for up to 6 days. Enjoy!</p>
<p>Paige, I love this! Thanks for sharing this Instructable, and thanks for sharing your tasty creations with us, it was delicious :) </p>

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