Coffee creamer is just the thing to bring a smooth dairy flavor to your cup of joe, but its texture is too similar to coffee to be interesting. What if you could churn your creamer into a whipped delight? Explore the opportunities with this close look at whipped coffee creamer.
Can You Whip Coffee Creamer?
Creamy coffee lovers rejoice because, yes, you can whip coffee creamer into a delicate and foamy topper for all your favorite beverages.
Coffee with creamer is a classic, but the texture is a little one-note. That’s why whipped creamer is a dream! Whipping coffee creamer allows you to craft coffee beverages with layers of flavor and textures, too!
Whipped coffee creamer instantly elevates iced and hot coffees alike. It gives the drinks a more latte-like texture that adds complexity and texture to average coffee. Plus, with so many flavors and varieties of coffee creamer using this trick can be a fun and flavorful experiment.
If you are a fan of Starbucks’ cold foam drinks, this delicious coffee hack is right up your alley! Whipped coffee creamers have a fun and foamy texture that will mimic your favorite cafe beverage without all the cost!
What is Coffee Creamer?
Coffee creamer comes in two main categories, dairy creamer, and non-dairy creamer. Dairy creamers include half-and-half and heavy whipping cream, and non-dairy creamers are the flavored creamers often labeled simply ‘non-dairy creamer.’
Dairy creamers are thicker than your average milk due to their high-fat content. This makes dairy coffee creamer perfect for whipping.
Non-dairy creamers are not what their name implies, non-dairy; they are made with corn syrup, flavorings, and milk protein. They also use soybean oil or vegetable oil which gives it a somewhat viscous texture that lends itself to whipping.
Find out how to turn your coffee into a cafe-quality treat with texture for days by whipping coffee creamer!
How to Whip Coffee Creamer
Whipped coffee creamer is a great way to add a little fluffy lightness to bold and robust cups of coffee. It’s easy to make this creamy treat at home with a little know-how! Pick your favorite type of creamer and let’s get whipping!
How to Whip Dairy Creamer:
- Gear up – Grab a food processor, blender, or electric mixer, 1 cup of heavy cream or half-and-half, and 1 to 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
- Mix it – Add the dairy creamer and about 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar to the processor, blender, or bowl and then process on medium-high for about 2 to 4 minutes. Add more powdered sugar to thicken the cream as needed.
- Flavor it – You can optionally add a little flavor to the creamer by adding a couple drops of flavor extract.
- Store it – This quick whipped cream can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. It is stable enough to go on iced drinks without melting, but if your stored whipped cream looks runny just whip it in for 30 seconds before serving.
How to Whip Non-Dairy Creamer:
- Gear Up – For this recipe, grab a food processor, blender, or electric mixer. You will also need about ½ cup of creamer, ¼ cup of coconut milk, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
- Mix it – Pour the creamer, milk, and about 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar into your chosen mixing bowl and mix on medium-high for about 3 to 5 minutes. If the cream doesn’t appear to be thickening, add a little extra powdered sugar. There is no need to flavor this whipped coffee creamer because non-dairy creamers are usually flavored.
- Store it – Store any excess of this whipped topping in the fridge for up to 3 days. If the creamer separates or looks runny, whip it again before serving.
How to Use Whipped Coffee Creamer
Whipped coffee creamer is an amazingly velvety treat that can take normal homemade coffee to new heights! It’s a wonder how well this whipped concoction works in practically any drink you can imagine! It acts as a luscious topper that slowly seeps dairy flavor into your drink.
Whipped creamer can take the place of cream in the coffee, but if you like a lot of dairy you can still add a splash of liquid creamer. This whipped topping works on both hot and cold coffee; you can even use it on tea and other beverages!
Here are some delicious whipped coffee creamer ideas for your next caffeine boost!
Hot Coffees with Whipped Coffee Creamer:
- Whipped Irish Cream Warm Up – Use Irish cream flavored non-dairy creamer to make whipped cream and then serve it on top of a warm light-brew coffee.
- Whipped Hazelnut Hot Coffee – Make a nutty treat by topping your favorite hot coffee with whipped hazelnut-flavored coffee creamer!
- Whipped Salted Caramel Coffee – Try our salted caramel specialty! Perfect for autumn!
Cold Coffees with Whipped Coffee Creamer:
- Vanilla Cold Brew – Whip up some vanilla-flavored creamer (dairy or non-dairy) and scoop about an inch of it on top of your favorite cold brew.
- Nuts for Cold Brew – If you love toasty nutty flavor, try topping your favorite cold brew or iced coffee with almond or hazelnut-flavored whipped non-dairy creamer.
- Dark Chocolate Cold Brew – Make whipped creamer using chocolate-flavored non-dairy creamer or add some cocoa powder to dairy whipped cream. Use about an inch of this top with your favorite cold brew. Finish it with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings for extra richness and flair.
Non-Coffee Drinks with Whipped Coffee Creamer:
- Creamy Whipped Chai – If you love chai then try topping it with whipped coffee creamer. Use plain dairy whipped cream or try a vanilla-flavored non-dairy whipped creamer.
- Whipped Zebra Hot Chocolate – Make your favorite hot chocolate and top it with whipped white chocolate-flavored non-dairy creamer. Serve it in a glass mug for a gorgeous layered look.
- Creamy Iced Tea – Make a quick whipped cream with your favorite type of creamer and use it on top of a nice iced black tea or Matcha tea. This drink is great for tea drinkers who love a little milk in their tea!