Friday, August 31, 2012

Recipe Box - Vegan Spiced Rum Coffee Creamer

It may have been 90 degrees in the shade today, but I have fall on my mind. I blame my friend, Nikki. She posted some delicious pumpkin treats she made this week on her blog. I knew had to make my own pumpkin treats seeing as there are a bazillion miles between us (she lives in this little town called Manila.) and she cannot easily share. I also was convinced I had a rouge can of pumpkin in my pantry, so when I went to the store I picked up what I needed to make flavored creamer with the idea that I would make pumpkin spice creamer. I got home busted everything out and then realized the can of pumpkin I was picturing to be in my pantry was very likely the one in Nikki was holding in her photo.


I wanted creamer more than I wanted to go to the store, so a cupboard scrounge led me to decide to try a Spiced Rum variety. I also wanted to make it vegan becuase I like to limit my dairy and coffee creamer just isn't worth it to me.  I am happy with the results, though I would like it to be a bit creamier. All the online recipes I found called for adding a thickener like xanthan gum or even cornstarch. Both options are icky, so I went with a soy creamer instead of straight soy milk and coconut cream instead of coconut milk.

If you make it I would love to know what you think of it! 

Vegan Spiced Rum Coffee Creamer

1 cup soy milk creamer (or whole milk)
1/2 cup coconut cream (or half and half)
4 T maple syrup
1 t rum extract
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t ground cloves

Pour all ingredients into a glass jar and shake well. It's great on iced coffee and hot coffee.


  1. I have fall on my mind too (I keep seeing fall spiced recipes everywhere!). This sounds delicious and the perfect way to include a bit of fall in morning coffee until we reach the real thing. It was a lot cooler today, so it must be soon, right?

  2. It's pretty yummy, though if you don't like cloves (my husband doesn't)nutmeg would probably be even better.

  3. I loved you used the coconut cream from Trader Joe's. I bought it last week and haven't known what to do with it! I can't wait to try this, Claire!


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