Stockpile Double Agent- Coffee Creamer

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This is actually something that my Husband still doesn’t understand me buying, but whenever I use it in a different way, he totally gets it. Why would he be “weirded out” by it? Because we don’t drink coffee here. I found out that I can use it for other things in the kitchen, so when I can get it for cheap or free after coupons, I grab it up.

Use it in baking
I do love baking, as you all know. One thing I don’t like to do too much is use boxed mixes, but if they are a great price or free, I do grab a few. I found one of the best ways to doctor up the mixes is to add in extra flavoring from non-dairy creamer. French vanilla is our favorite one to use, and you can  save your extracts for another time! This is a big hit with box mixes of brownies when I make them for the family or for the guys down at the military base.  Amaretto is also a lovely one to try.  Whenever they ask for water in a box recipe, use the creamer. For brownie mixes, just add 1/4 cup creamer to the batter.

French toast’s best friend
This is my favorite use for creamer!  We do love to have awesome french toast for weekend breakfasts, but I hate to waste expensive heavy cream or even milk on making it. Why not use cheap non-dairy creamer? You get instant flavor and you can save your milk for cereal during the busy mornings. Mocha flavor, and again, amaretto, are awesome for this. Actually, if you use amaretto and roll the bread in chopped up almonds before cooking, you have a wonderful combination!

Make the best hot cocoa ever
We recently discovered this gem when we had the big storm last week and needed to warm up with big mugs of hot cocoa.  I do use the mixes for cocoa, so adding the creamer was a great touch to something ho-hum. Also, since all three of us here drink 3 different types of “milk”(Sonny drinks soy, I need lactose-free, and hubby drinks the real stuff), this gave me an opportunity to save some time and just make a big batch with non-dairy creamer instead of 3 different times with 3 different milks. It also resulted in Hubby asking over and over again why this cocoa was so great.  It blew his mind when I told him that I found yet another use for that creamer in the fridge.

Do you use creamer in your house?  Ever tried any of these tips before?

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  1. 2.16.10
    Alex M said:

    Pudding!!! Moose (OK, mousse)!!! Mix with canned icing for a glaze.

  2. 2.16.10
    kc said:

    Good ideas! We don’t drink coffee either, so we never buy it, but I may think about it now, if I can snag it for free!!

  3. 2.16.10
    Noelle said:

    Love-It! You are so creative!

  4. 2.16.10
    Lucky said:

    Ditto on the hot chocolate — sooo good. I use it in the packets or in this recipe:

  5. 2.16.10
    cvsaddict said:

    I got some at a great price right after Christmas & we used it for homemade ice cream. Yummy!

  6. 2.16.10

    We don’t drink coffee either but I still get it when it’s free. Right now I have some Internation Delight white chocolate flavor. So thanks for the great ideas everybody I’m always trying to think of new uses for it 🙂

  7. 2.16.10
    Joy said:

    OMG this is such a great idea I drink lots of coffee so I always buy it

  8. 2.16.10

    There are several really good cheesecake recipes out there that use the coffee creamers… yum! I think I found them at the International Coffee or Nestle websites when I was registering to receive coupons. My husband LOVES the Spiced Pumpkin creamer that is only available at the holidays and I always buy as many as I can when they go on sale at New Years since they have such a long shelf life. I’ve read that you can freeze them- but I haven’t tried it yet. (We do drink coffee, so the creamers get used daily here.)

  9. 2.16.10
    Amiyrah said:

    VA Mom,

    yes, you can freeze them. Once thawed, just shake really well and then remove the top to use. Works great :o)

  10. 2.17.10

    Oh I forgot to add that I use them making oatmeal (especially in plain oatmeal to give it flavor). I find it too sweet when used alone so I do part water, part creamer.

  11. 2.17.10
    Alex M said:

    A, I had to pop over and thank you for your comments. Those links will help a lot! I’m hitting CVS tonight and will drop by Weggies on my way home to get some more detergent!

    CVS has Wisk as BOGOF and I have a 2 buck coupon! I tried some of the more popular coupon comparison sites, but had no luck for WNY — which is why the link you provided will be such a big help. Thanks girlie!

  12. 2.17.10
    Precious said:

    These are great ideas! We always use it in our coffee. Thanks for the tips.

  13. 2.18.10
    mom2triplets04 said:

    I buy it all the time because both my husband and I are coffee drinkers. But wow I never thought to use it in place of other things. Thanks for the tip.

  14. 2.18.10
    hitenney said:

    I love the basic buttercream frosting you make with confectioner’s sugar, butter, and a little milk, so I bet those flavored liquid creamers would replace the milk beautifully! Thanks so much for the ideas!

  15. 2.19.10
    Margaret said:

    Oh! These are yummy ideas! I was wondering about alternative uses. I think I will pick up a bunch!

  16. 5.7.10
    Amy said:

    I just got around to using it in french toast. I’m a coffee drinker, and always have French Vanilla creamer in the house (it’s the only flavor I like) so I added some to french toast last night. Oh my goodness, it was delicious! DH also thought it was really good. Thanks for the tip.

    My mom also adds it to oatmeal, loves it that way.