German Chocolate Coffee Creamer

It’s Friday.

I don’t know about you, but this week has been a doozy for me.

Taxes, freaking out about my lottery tickets, craziness at work, finally weeding our strawberry beds. It’s been crazy – in good and bad ways.

But the weekend starts now.

Friday breakfast.

I don’t like waiting until 5 pm on Friday to start my weekend. Friday day needs excitement, too.

Put on those jeans with a fabulous top if you have casual Fridays.

Throw a few chocolate chips on your oatmeal or grab a pastry from your favorite bakery.

Cake for breakfast? Totally okay on Fridays.

Cake in your coffee?

I’m working on it.

Are you one of those people that likes coffee with dessert? I definitely am. Not always, but on weekends OR at fancy dinners, I love having a hot cup of coffee with rich desserts.

This creamer may be favorite so far. My house smelled like german chocolate cake…and I definitely drank some on its own. It makes an awesome hot chocolate, too!

German Chocolate Coffee Creamer

Makes: about 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)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp pecans

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, stir in the cream, milk, coconut, and pecans and heat over low until the mixture is warm and bubbles are beginning to form around the edge of the pan.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and strain the milk, removing the pecans and coconut.
  4. Let the creamer cool for 10-15 minutes before pouring 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.

12 Responses to “German Chocolate Coffee Creamer”

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — March 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Ooohh this looks good!! And I am totally jealous that you even have a strawberry bed to weed!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — March 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Phew – cheers to a crazy week being over! I am beyond ready to lounge around, bake, and just relax…all while sipping on a German Chocolate-flavored iced coffee, of course! Mmmmm… :-D

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — March 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    love it! Sounds so good!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 30, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    wow, this is brilliant. I put all sorts of flavors in my coffee and this one sounds delicious!! I love that you took a cake and made it into a coffee creamer, so creative :)

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    Life's a Bowl — March 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I feel a bit lame, but I had no clue what “German chocolate” meant aka now I know it’s not just a chocolate imported from Germany :P

    I love a cup of coffee in the morning or an occasional after dinner drink, but I don’t like them super sweet or with chocolate. Think I’d love this as a straight up hot chocolate :)

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    Erica — March 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Deliciousness in a cup. Your creamer posts always rock

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — March 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Yay for Friday!! This has been a crazy week and I’m right there with you on not waiting for Friday night to start the weekend! This creamer looks ridiculously good and I bet it really would be the best hot chocolate!

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    Alison — March 31, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I’m not a coffee fan, but I do love German chocolate. :)

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    Roz@weightingfor50 — April 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I LOVE your Friday daytime indulgences!!!!! Thanks for this wonderful recipe!!! Hope your weekend is going well.

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    Rachel — April 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Normally I’m a coffee purist, but this recipe seems to have combined my love for German chocolate cake and caffeine.

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    Jessica — July 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    So I was wondering if I made this creamer how long could I store it in the fridge? Because I always buy creamer and it takes me a while to go through it, and I’m currently in love with the german chocolate cake latte a coffee shop near me makes, but I don’t want to have to make this every time I’m craving it. Thanks!

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