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.

26 Responses to “Salted Chocolate Coffee Creamer”

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    Leslie — February 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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

    • admin replied: — February 6th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      i wish! :)

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — February 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Making!! So simple and I love it :)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — February 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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

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    Shannon — February 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

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

    • admin replied: — February 6th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      i think so, too!

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    Erica — February 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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

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    natalie (the sweets life) — February 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    amazing! what’s next? caramel? :)

    • admin replied: — February 6th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      possibly! i’ve got a few other ideas, too :)

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    Paula - bell'alimento — February 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm

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

    • admin replied: — February 6th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      i think you’ll love it! i made vanilla bean a few weeks ago – that was great, too.

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — February 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    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!

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    Bridget — February 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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

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    Holly — February 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

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

    • admin replied: — February 21st, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      i’m so glad you liked it!

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    Danijela — July 15, 2012 at 5:17 am

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

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    Amanda — December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    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!

    • admin replied: — December 20th, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      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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    Michelle — April 11, 2014 at 10:19 am

    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.

    • Brandi replied: — April 15th, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      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.

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