When it comes to coffee, most of us have a small indulgence or two. We all have our favorite types of coffee, along with those few flavors we’ve come to associate with the beverage.
The flavor of coffee can make or break a cup of joe, and one of the most popular flavors is gingerbread.
If you love this flavor as much as I do, you’re going to want to try this homemade gingerbread coffee creamer.
What is gingerbread coffee creamer?
Gingerbread – the perfect holiday flavor for everything! If you want to drink coffee with the flavor of gingerbread, you need a good add-in. But what exactly is gingerbread coffee creamer?
Gingerbread coffee creamer is made with heavy cream, whole milk, molasses, brown sugar, a touch of vanilla, and some amazing spices for a smooth, creamy, flavorful coffee creamer that you can make in just minutes.
It uses almost the same ingredients as gingerbread syrup, but it’s less sweet and a bit spicier, making it the perfect counterpart for your favorite coffee.
Below, you’ll find all the ingredients used in this recipe, which coffees go well with this coffee creamer, the full recipe, and the number of calories.
What ingredients are used in gingerbread coffee creamer?
To make the perfect homemade gingerbread coffee creamer, you’ll need a few ingredients. The great thing is, you probably have most (if not all) at home already. Have a look:
- Whole milk
- Heavy cream
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Ground ginger
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground cloves
The ingredients list may seem daunting at first, but once you collect the ingredients, you’ll see that it isn’t that much, and it’ll be totally worth your time once you taste it!
One of my favorite ingredients to use is ginger. It’s warming but also soothes your stomach.
I’ve added it to this coffee creamer recipe along with the other well-known gingerbread spices for a great alternative to the store-bought brands.
You can switch out the whole milk and heavy cream for half and half. The spice mix and molasses will make for that unique smell and flavor that we all know and love from gingerbread.
The vanilla extract gives the coffee creamer some depth and pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the brown sugar and molasses.
What coffees go well with this coffee creamer?
Coffee creamer is one of those add-ins that you can use for just about any coffee.
I prefer drinking a cup of pour over coffee in the early morning and will switch to espresso coffee after lunch.
This gingerbread coffee creamer works incredibly well for any brewed coffee you like to drink.
I’ve been adding this creamer to my daily morning coffee for some time now, and I love the flavor.
I’ve used different coffee beans for each brewing technique as well, which resulted in a different flavor overall, where the coffee creamer was the main focus.
In short, use this coffee creamer for all your coffees this holiday and be amazed by the flavor combinations!
Tip: You can also use this to make a gingerbread latte at home!
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of whole milk
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of heavy cream
- 1 tbsp (15 grams) of molasses
- 1 tbsp (15 grams) of brown sugar
- 1 tsp (5 grams) of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp (5 grams) of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp (2 grams) of ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp (2 grams) of ground cloves
Collect all the ingredients. Once you've collected them, you're ready to make this gingerbread coffee creamer:
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, preferably with a handle.
- Place the saucepan on the stove on medium heat.
- Grab a whisk and keep stirring through the mixture until it's hot but not boiling.
- Lower the heat once the sugar has dissolved and the spices have been incorporated.
- Leave the mixture on low heat for five more minutes. Keep stirring throughout to prevent burning.
- After five minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and transfer the coffee creamer into a saucer; this way, you can use it right away.
- The remaining creamer is best stored in a resealable container like a mason jar.
- Store the coffee creamer in the fridge until you're ready to use it. It's best used within a few days or until the best-by date on your dairy.
Shake the coffee creamer after storing, so you can mix the spices that have settled again.
You can swap out the heavy cream and whole milk for the same amount of half and half so that you can make it even faster.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3.7gUnsaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 14mgSugar: 5.2gProtein: 0.8g
How many calories are in gingerbread coffee creamer?
This coffee creamer has a total of 16 servings, with each serving consisting of two tablespoons.
Each serving has a total of 77 calories. I found that two tablespoons will give most coffees a nice sweetness without it being overly sweet.
You can use a bit more or less, depending on the sweetness level you like. I like to use a bit more when using a French press to make the coffee or when I’m using a dark roast with other brewing techniques.
I suggest sticking to the two tablespoons the first time and changing it to your level of sweetness after that.
Do you have a combination of coffee and this coffee creamer that works great for you? Please let me know in the comments below so that I can give it a try as well!
This recipe is a perfect holiday treat, but you can make it any time of the year.
If you’re looking for an easy way to spice up your coffee routine with something festive and tasty, this gingerbread creamer could be just what you need!
I hope you’ll give this recipe a try as soon as possible – I know you won’t regret it!
Make sure to print out the recipe card in the article for your next holiday get-together, or make a batch for yourself!
If you want to try out even more coffee creamers that are just as easy to make at home, you can have a look below for some inspiration.