The grocery store and even those fancy-pants hipster hangouts have NOTHIN on our dairy-free coffee creamer and homemade coffee liqueur. Go on, stay in your PJs and whip up your own coffee-house specials without leaving the house.
I’ll admit it: I am really, really missing the hottest coffee creations from my local café, where I pick up on the latest java trends, including dairy-free coffee creamer ideas and thoughts on pairing dark brews with small batch liquors made right here in Idaho.
Instead of wallowing in how much I miss those coffee runs, I’ve decided to concoct a sort of nod to coffee experts everywhere and impart some of that insider wisdom I’ve picked up! Join me in making two amazing coffee recipes with products from your kitchen. Coffee is, indeed, an art form – and one that you can take part in. It’s actually really easy!
We made our dairy-free coffee creamer and homemade coffee liqueur with Truvia® Sweet Complete™, which I am SO excited about. It’s a brand new sweetener from our partner Truvia® that bakes and browns in recipes and sweetens and measures like sugar. It’s calorie-free and made from stevia leaf extract, chicory root fiber and erythritol.
I’m in a constant battle with my blood sugar due to some ongoing health issues, so I truly appreciate that this one-for-one sweetener makes it SIMPLE to modify classic recipes by the pinch, tablespoon or cup. It’s also non-GMO, which you all know I insist on in my recipes, and the fact that it browns up is totally key in both our dairy-free creamer and homemade coffee liqueur.
Cooking our dairy-free coffee creamer and homemade coffee liqueur on the stove gives it a deep, rich, caramel-ly texture that’s impossible to replicate without a flame. I know it’s an extra step compared to some recipes that just have you shake, stir or whip the ingredients into submission, but trust me it’s worth it.
- 1 13.5 ounce can coconut cream
- 3 Tbsp Truvia® Sweet Complete™
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Cook coconut cream, Truvia® Sweet Complete™ and salt over medium-low heat until it just starts bubbling and sweetener is dissolved.
- Stir in vanilla extract, cover and let cool.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g
But wait! While you have the ingredients on-hand, go ahead and whip up some homemade coffee liqueur for later. I like to make this in small batches because I don’t have space to have a whole wine-bottle worth of homemade coffee liqueur sitting around, but you could easily double or triple this recipe.
- 1 cup cold-brew OR double-strength fresh-brewed coffee
- 1 cup Truvia® Sweet Complete™
- 2/3 cups water
- 1 cup rum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cook coffee, Truvia® Sweet Complete and water over medium-low heat until it just starts bubbling and sweetener is dissolved.
- Stir in rum and vanilla extract, cover and let cool.
- Transfer to bottles or jars and let meld for a few days before serving.
Technically you’re supposed to let the flavors hang out together for a while to fully mix and infuse the homemade coffee liqueur, but this is a fairly strong recipe and honestly tastes great fresh to me. If you crack it open the same day you make it, I won’t tell.
For the most epic White Russian, simply combine 1 ounce of the Homemade Coffee Liqueur with 1 ounce of the Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer.
And for super-happy friends and neighbors, try bottling into mini liquor bottles as gifts. I like to add custom labels and some twine with an ingredient card so they can make their own at home!
From coffee runs to night caps, there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Things don’t necessarily look like normal right now, but that’s an opportunity to shake up your usual routine and find a new hobby or dig deeper into a much-loved pastime.
Make dairy-free coffee creamer for the morning. Add it to some homemade coffee liqueur at night. No matter how you choose to do things right now, you’re doing it right.
How would you use dairy free coffee creamer at home?