Light Coconut Creamer
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This easy recipe is more akin to store-bought dairy-free creamer in consistency, taste, and nutrition facts than most homemade versions, but it's still made with simple pantry ingredients.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1⅓ cups
  • 1 (14-ounce) can lite coconut milk
  • ¼ cup cane sugar or agave nectar
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon vanilla, almond, peppermint, maple, or hazelnut extract, to taste
  1. Put the coconut milk, sweetener, and salt in a small saucepan and whisk to combine.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat, and bring the liquid to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, whisking occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes. It should thicken just a bit to a rich milk beverage consistency.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the extract. Let cool completely.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It will thicken as it chills.
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tablespoon Calories: 19.7 Fat: 1.2g Carbohydrates: 2.1g Sugar: 2.0 Fiber: 0g Protein: 0g
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