Truly Non-Dairy Non-Dairy Creamer
07/14/04 08:17 AM
I was actually looking for a recipe for powdered creamer, but I thought I'd share this. I found it on the vegsource.com message boards. I'm a creamer junkie - even in my tea, plain rice milk is just too thin and flat. But as you probably already know, "non-dairy" creamers actually do contain dairy derivatives. So...
BRYANNA'S HOMEMADE NONDAIRY COFFEE CREAMER
Makes 1/2 a pint (1 c.)
This tastes rich and doesn't separate in a hot beverage.
You can make this non-soy by using rice or almond milk and rice protein powder.
To make it:
Blend together until VERY smooth (use a blender or immersion blender):
1 c. nondairy milk of choice (plain, not vanilla)
2 T. soy or rice protein powder (plain, not vanilla)
2 tsp. cornstarch or wheat starch
Cook in a small pot over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. OR, place in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute; whisk and cook 1 minute more.
2 T. plus 2 tsp. very light unbleached sugar or white beet sugar
OPTIONAL: 2 tsp. Earth Balance or other good-tasting nondairy margarine
Pour into a covered container and refrigerate. If it's too thick after cooling, add a little more "milk".
...And if anyone ever stumbles across a POWDERED nondairy creamer recipe, please do share! I just prefer powdered creamers; they keep longer.