Hazelnut is my absolute FAVORITE flavor for coffee. There is just something about it that matches incredibly well with the strong taste of coffee beans.
When I became a coffee drinker, it was kind of random. I was always a fan of the fragrance, but the taste was terrible. One day when I was 23, I woke up craving and needing a huge cup of coffee ASAP…it was super weird.
I remember dates and times really well, so not unusually, I remember it was August, and I had just started another semester of college complete with physics, quantum chemistry and medicinal chemistry. Needless to say, I was staying up late each night and running on empty. It was like my body needed some serious caffeine.
Anyways, I really wanted hazelnut coffee creamer with my coffee, it just sounded amazing. I have been drinking it ever since 🙂 I had always hear rumors that chemists are crazy about their coffee…I guess it was only natural that I became addicted too 😉
Y’all know how I am all about reading the chemicals in everything…coffee creamer, unfortunately, has a ton of chemicals in it that make it really creamy & delicious.
Coffee creamer is my weakness and I love it all. I like to keep things healthy and light when I can, so I decided to make my own creamer
I am crazy about this stuff! I have made it multiple times in the past few weeks and it is so delicious!
I have even added it to oatmeal, tea, and I even came up with another drink to share with you soon! If you like coffee cream, but like to keep it light and healthy, you will love this skinny hazelnut cinnamon coffee creamer! Bonus, you know exactly what is in to chemical wise 🙂 If you are interested in another awesome hazelnut drink, try this iced hazelnut chocolate coffee or the hot version!
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DIY Skinny Hazelnut Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
- 1 (12 oz) can fat-free evaporated milk (you can also use sweetened condensed for a creamier version, but there will be more fat!)
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk (you can also use almond milk or regular, but regular milk won’t be as creamy!)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp hazelnut extract (I used 2, but try just 1 first)
- 1 tsp ground pink salt (why pink salt? → read about that here)
- 4 tbsp stevia, coconut sugar, or sweetener of your choice (use more or less to taste)
Add all the ingredients to a big mixing bowl and mix really well. I used the whisk attachment on my hand mixer to get it really frothy. You can just use a whisk if you want.
To add to a cup of coffee, I would say a few tablespoons to start, but you may want more depending on your flavor preference.
This will keep in the fridge for a few weeks, but it probably won’t last that long!
Chemist Note: Since this “mixture” contains a solution of solids and liquids, make sure you shake vigorously before each use!
I hope you get to try this out soon, and if you do, let me know how you like it! Are you a hazelnut fan?