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Can You Froth Creamer? Expert Tips & Tricks

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There are many coffee drinkers out there who prefer to drink their coffee black with no additions at all. However, just as many other coffee drinkers feel black coffee is too bitter and prefer cream, milk, sugar, or even honey to sweeten the drink.

Of course, some of those coffee enthusiasts who drink their coffee black enjoy adding a little froth to their coffee on occasion. There is just something about a frothy coffee that conjures images of snowy winter days, curled up on the couch in front of the fireplace with a mug of coffee in hand. Many people, however, forgo their love of frothy coffees because it involves heading to the local coffee shop, and who wants to do that on a bitterly cold day with snow flying?

Luckily, the days when you couldn’t get your frothy coffee without heading to the coffee shop are long gone. Now, you can froth your creamer and drink your coffee in peace in front of the fireplace in the comfort of your own home. Below, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it.

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What Types of Creamer Can You Froth?

As previously stated, it is possible to froth the creamer you use in your coffee right in your own home. There are many ways that you can froth creamer for your coffee. We’ll go into a few of those below.

It’s important to note that the level of frothiness, and even if it works, depends on the brand of creamer you choose. For example, if you’re using a powdered creamer, you’ll need to add water or milk to it to dissolve it before you begin, and the results will depend on the brand you’re using.

There are many options out there for frothing, including milk, creamer itself, and half-and-half. We’ll talk about those in a later section as well. For now, let’s talk about why you would want to froth creamer, to begin with.

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Why Would You Froth Creamer?

The answer to this question is easy because it elevates your morning cup of coffee to a whole new level, giving you the pick-me-up you need to face the day.

It’s also thought that frothed creamer elevates specialty drinks to a whole new level as well. Specialty drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos, flat whites, and macchiatos can benefit from frothed creamer instead of milk. Whether you’re elevating that plain old cup of joe or replacing the milk with frothed creamer in your cappuccino, you’ll need the tools to do it, so keep on reading.

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Tools to Use to Froth Your Creamer

There are a few different ways that you can froth creamer with various tools. Let’s look at each option.

1. A Simple Mason Jar

Believe it or not, you can froth creamer for your coffee in a simple mason jar. Simply fill the jar with creamer about halfway. Put the lid on the jar securely and shake it vigorously for about 45 seconds.

Take the lid off, stick the jar in the microwave, and microwave it for 30 seconds. This is the best way to stabilize the foam and make it warm and ready to use in a latte. It’s possible to froth creamer for iced coffees this way as well. Just skip nuking it in the microwave.

2. Use an Electric Milk Frother

If you decide you love making your own creamer froth, it’s a good idea to invest in an electric milk frother. It’s the easiest way to froth as you add the creamer, plug it up, install the whisk, and press a button. In a short amount of time, your froth is ready to go.

There are other tools that you can use to froth creamer as well. These include using a French press, using a manual milk frother, and even using a handheld milk frother or a steam wand. All of these tools can be used to froth creamer to add to your regular old cup of Joe or specialty drinks also.

What Options Are Out There to Make Frothy Coffee at Home?

Just as there are a few tools you can use to make frothy coffee by frothing creamer at home, there are quite a few options for making frothy coffee as well. Take a look at the few we’re listing below.

Artificial Creamers

The subject of this guide, to begin with, is whether you can froth creamer, so artificial creamers are at the top of our list for things to use. You can use many different brands of creamer for frothing, but one of the most popular is Nestle. It’s non-dairy but still contains milk derivatives, just so you know.

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If you’d prefer to stay away from anything that’s artificial in your coffee, then good old-fashioned milk is also an option for frothing for your coffee and specialty drinks. Remember, the more fat the milk has, the better it works for frothing, so keep that in mind when choosing which milk to use.


Another excellent choice for frothing is half-and-half. It’s thicker and froths really, really well. Of course, it’s much richer than milk or artificial creamers, and very delicious. The only downside to half-and-half is the calories it’s going to provide, so if you’re on a diet, this might not be the best choice for you.

Other choices that many coffee drinkers choose for frothing include non-dairy milk, MCT oil, and collagen creamer.

So, in answer to the question of can you froth creamer, the answer is a resounding yes. You can froth creamer and put a dollop in your coffee for that extra richness and taste. There are also other things you can froth to add to your coffee, such as milk, half-and-half, and MCT oil, that work just as well and are just as delicious. Don’t forget to pick up the right tools for your frothing, even if it’s just a mason jar. Now, you can have froth in your coffee and never even have to leave your kitchen to get it.

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Read More: Why Is There Vegetable Oil in Coffee Creamer?

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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