Salted Chocolate Coffee Creamer

Another 5 minute recipe!

Since I made a vanilla coffee creamer, the next obvious choice had to be chocolate.

But there were still things I wanted to make sure were in this creamer.

1. It couldn’t be overly sweet.

2. I wanted real cocoa flavor for the chocolate – deep and rich. Not hershey syrup sweet flavor.

3. Chocolate almost always needs a pinch of salt, even in creamer. Best. idea. ever.

This one has one extra step, but making sure the cocoa is completely dissolved into the agave will give you a creamy creamer – so don’t skip it!

Even with the extra step, this coffee creamer still only takes 5 minutes to make.

Easy!

And so much tastier than any flavored creamer you’ll buy at the store.

Salted Chocolate Coffee Creamer

Makes: a little over 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup half and half or cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind)

Directions:

  1. In a small pot over low-medium heat, stir together the cocoa powder, agave nectar, water, and salt until the cocoa is dissolved into the water and agave.
  2. Once the mixture is smooth, pour in the cream and milk, and heat over low until the mixture is warm and bubbles are beginning to form around the edge of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into an air-tight container. Cool and store in the refrigerator.

*Note: This creamer will separate a little bit in the fridge – chocolate layer on the bottom, cream on top. Give it a good shake before using.

27 comments

  1. Mmmmm. if you are not careful. the coffee creamer people are going to be knocking on you door for some recipe development!

  2. Making!! So simple and I love it :)

  3. This sounds so delicious!! My office is absolutely obsessed with flavored creamers. I am so making this and bringing it in :D

  4. don’t drink coffee, but i kind of want to drink this creamer ;) bet it would still be good in certain tea…

  5. This is SO fun! I totally want to try it!

  6. amazing! what’s next? caramel? :)

  7. I am out of my creamer. I wish I would have seen this this morning. Am so making this tomorrow ; ) xoxo

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  9. I would have never thought of making my own creamer but it’s a brilliant idea!! This looks amazing- chocolatey and rich and the perfect compliment to a deep, French roast!

  10. This is a fantastic idea!! Sounds delicious!! I need to make some to keep at work!

  11. Brandi – I made this yesterday. SOOO good! Thank you!!

  12. Wow, this creamer surely looks delicious. Just perfect for morning and afternoon cup of coffee. Great work.

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  15. Hi, I was wondering if you knew how long this would keep in the fridge? I wanted to double the batch to have some on hand, but I wasn’t sure if I could drink it in time.

    Thanks!

    • I’ve definitely had it for a full week, but that’s about it – I think it would be fine for a little longer than that, but I haven’t tried it.

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  19. I made this last night with high hopes – followed the instructions exactly – and I have to say, it tastes like a cup full of salt. Did anyone else experience this? I like my coffee very creamy and sweet, so I was expecting to have to adjust after-the-fact, but I don’t know if I can add enough to cover up the saltiness.

    • Hi Michelle – I’m so sorry to hear that! I’ve made it multiple times using the 1/2 tsp of salt and love it that way, but if it’s too salty for you, I’d add in some more milk/cream to dilute the salt a bit.

  20. I just made this creamer and am excited to know how it tastes in coffee. Looking forward tomorrow morning :) I will definitely share with my family and friends. 

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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