drinks/ herbs & spices

Homemade Coffee Mix and Creamer

Several months ago I set out to try to make some homemade powdered coffee creamer since I was not able to find any recipes online and the store bought stuff is filled with some super gross stuff. I mean, how can a powder make froth? That just scares me folks. Anyway, I kept tweaking and tweaking to try to get the same taste, but was never able to duplicate it, however the one I was able to come up with is pretty good and taste as if fresh milk with a hint of vanilla was added to your coffee which is great for those times when you’re traveling or out of milk, right?

My homemade coffee mixture has been something that I have also been working on for a while as well. All of the current recipes I saw online would say that you have to add at least 5-6 tablespoons to get a good cup, that’s insane and I was content on making it normal you know maybe 1 spoonful. I would make and test and either it would end up having too much sugar, too milky or the coffee was too weak. After many tests and mixes I finally found the perfect combination. Also one thing I noticed was that no one adds a bit of cream of tartar to their mixes which are a must for stabilizing the powders. Coffee mixes are perfect when you’re in a hurry to add to boiling water or hot milk and they also make pretty cool gifts.

Coffee Mix:
9 tablespoons instant coffee
6 tablespoons milk powder
3-1/2 tablespoons of powdered coffee creamer
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1. In a food processor, add instant coffee, milk powder, coffee creamer, sugar, cocoa powder and cream of tartar. Pulse until combined into a powder.

Yields: approximately 1-1/2 cups

Coffee Creamer:
1 cup milk powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon powdered vanilla

1. In a jar add milk powder, cream of tartar and powdered vanilla. Close lid tightly and shake.

Did you know? The name cappuccino comes from the drink’s resemblance to the brown cowls worn by Capuchin monks.


  • Reply
    Stacy aka Fahiima
    11.20.12 at 6:04 pm

    Love this! I might just use it as a gift idea sometime 🙂

  • Reply
    11.20.12 at 6:54 pm

    thank you I am glad you like it

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