Friday, July 19, 2013

How to Make Low-Fat, Sugar-Free, Non-Dairy Creamer

How to Make Low-Fat, Sugar-Free, Non-Dairy Creamer

Changing some of the foods you routinely consume is one way to achieve a healthier lifestyle. For many, mornings start off with a cup of coffee, tinged light brown by a splash or two of cream, half and half or even powdered creamer. You can make your own coffee creamer by using similar ingredients; however, choose non-dairy, sugar-free and low-fat options to make a healthier version. Make a powdered, non-dairy creamer to store for later use or a liquid, non-dairy creamer to use immediately. Add this to my Recipe Box.


Powdered Creamer


    Measure 1 cup of almond meal, rice milk powder or dairy-free powdered milk. Pour into a bowl.


    Add 1/4 cup of sugar-free sweetener such as aspartame or stevia.


    Stir with a fork to break up lumps. You may need to play with ratios depending on how sweet you want the creamer to be. Store the mixture in an airtight container.

Liquid Creamer


    Put 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. unflavored soy or almond milk in a blender.


    Add 1 tbsp. sugar-free sweetener of your choice such as stevia, aspartame or sucralose. Blend together on low.


    Add 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum, which will thicken the creamer.


    Pour the creamer into a pitcher. Cover it loosely with plastic wrap to store. Use within one week.


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