Our Almond Joy Coffee Creamer Copycat is an easy and delicious way to give any cup of coffee the irresistible sweetness of this classic candy. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a creamy, indulgent creamer that will make your morning brew feel more like a special treat.
My favorite way to have coffee is with a flavored creamer. I don’t need much, but it feels so indulgent and is just so yummy, a good cup of coffee. If you like Almond Joy Bars, you’re sure to love this creamer recipe.
I just add a little bit of creamer, my husband uses plenty of cream.
Perfect for both casual coffee drinkers and die-hard caffeine lovers alike, this homemade version of everyone’s favorite store-bought creamer will spice up any mug with its delightful coconut, almond, chocolatey goodness.
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How to Make Almond Joy Coffee Creamer Recipe
Nothing beats a cup of coffee before starting your day, but if you’re like me, you sometimes just don’t have the time to get out for that barista-quality beverage.
Don’t worry, making a chocolate almond delicious drink is easy and fast when you use this coffee creamer recipe.
It is so simple to make this homemade creamer recipe. It just takes a few ingredients and very little time.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Almond Extract
- Coconut Extract
Whisk together the milk with the cocoa powder first and heat on the stove. This will help the cocoa dissolve into the milk.
Next add the rest of the ingredients and whisk to incorporate.
Finally, store in a mason jar. That’s it!
Always give it a good shake before serving as the ingredients may separate when standing.
This can be served warm or cold.
Coffee house style coffee that is better than the grocery store version is just a pour away. It a great addition to your morning routine. It’s easy to pour it right into your iced coffee or hot coffee.
Recipe Variations to the Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe
The base recipe for creamer is delicious on its own and it tastes just like the Almond Joy Candy Bar. However, maybe you are in the mood for a slightly different flavor, or you want to swap out some of the ingredients. Adjust to your own tastes. Here are a few ideas for you.
Milk. You can use fresh cows milk, milk that has the lactose removed, half and half, organic milk, any one of the nut milks, coconut milk, or soy milk. Really, any milk that you have in your refrigerator will work with this recipe.
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. We use the unsweetened cocoa because it ads a chocolatey richness to the flavored creamer. However, if you do not happen to have any on hand, in a pinch, you can use an instant cocoa powder used to flavor milk. Chocolate syrup would work too. However, the chocolate flavor and sweetness of the creamer will not be the same.
Sweetened Condensed Milk. For me, this ingredient is a must have as it pairs so nicely with the milk and flavoring extracts. However, if you prefer, you can use whole milk and plain old sugar as an alternative.
Flavoring Extracts. If you want the coconut flavor and almond flavor in your daily coffee ritual, then keep these two flavors in the recipe. However, if you swap out the flavorings, you can create entirely different tastes in your own coffee creamer. There are so many options to choose from. Just make sure to use a higher quality flavoring for best results.
Try making the recipe and adjust to your personal preference.
Is Homemade Creamer Healthier than Store-Bought Creamer?
If you look at the nutrition information label, the ingredient list shows water, sugar, and oils. Which isn’t necessarily bad in itself. However, the rest of the ingredients are words I can’t even pronounce along with artificial flavors. When you make your own creamer, you know what you have put in it.
However, the expiration date is quite long on creamers purchased in the grocery store due to their preservatives. So, if you do not use homemade creamer fast enough it might spoil before you can use it all up.
Either way, you can have your own coffee house experience right at home.
How do you thicken milk for coffee creamer?
There are two ways to thicken milk for any flavor of coffee creamer.
First method is to cook it in a saucepan over the stove. Just heat over medium heat stirring constantly until it is thicker.
The second method is much quicker and requires the addition of cornstarch. To thicken add 2 tablespoons per cup of liquid. Whisk to combine and heat over medium heat until thickened. This will give the creamer the consistency of gravy. Add less or more depending on the consistency you are looking for.
This method of thickening milk for coffee creamer works with any type of milk, almond milk, soy milk, or even water.
Storing Homemade Coffee Creamer
To Refrigerate, keep in a sealed glass jar for up to 7-10 days. Since there is dairy in this recipe, it will stay fresher where your refrigerator is coldest. That is on the bottom shelf, not the door.
Can I Freeze Creamer with Dairy?
It is not recommended to freeze this homemade creamer as it contains dairy. Sometimes the texture of the dairy changes as the fats become separated from the liquids. When enjoying your morning coffee, if you want a creamy tasting creamer, do not freeze.
Almond Joy Coffee Creamer Copycat
- 1 ½ Cups Milk can be dairy, or almond milk, oat milk, soy milk
- 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 14 Ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 can
- 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
- 1 Teaspoon Coconut Extract
- In a saucepan add the milk and unsweetened cocoa powder. Heat on low whisking continuously until well incorporated.
- Next add the sweetened condensed milk, almond extract, and coconut extract and continue whisking the mixture over the heat until the cocoa powder is incorporated.
- Turn off the heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Pour into a quart size mason jar and cover with a lid.
- It is ready to add to your cold coffee or hot coffee. Sore any leftovers in the refrigerator up to 7 days.
- Shake well for each use.
Your Own Private Notes
Storing Homemade Coffee CreamerTo Refrigerate, keep in a sealed glass jar for up to 7-10 days. Since there is dairy in this recipe, it will stay fresher where your refrigerator is coldest. That is on the bottom shelf, not the door.
Can I Freeze Creamer with Dairy?It is not recommended to freeze this homemade creamer as it contains dairy. Sometimes the texture of the dairy changes as the fats become separated from the liquids. When enjoying your morning coffee, if you want a creamy tasting creamer, do not freeze.
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