Soy milk is delicious, neutral non-dairy milk made from soybeans and water. It’s a great base for vegan coffee creamers because it’s so creamy! When you make it at home, you can add all kinds of flavorings and adjust the sweetness to your taste.
Here’s our simple vanilla soy coffee creamer recipe, including simple guided steps and a handy cooking guide. You’ll be whipping up delicious batches of homemade creamer before you know it!
Vanilla Soy Coffee Creamer
- Immersion blender or whisk
- Medium bowl
- Airtight container
- 1 cup soy milk unsweetened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in your medium bowl.
- Using an immersion blender, whip the mixture until it’s frothy and slightly thicker.
- Store the creamer in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last up to two weeks.
Recipe Variations & Tips
Ready to make your tasty soy creamer? Here are a few tips to get you started.
Homemade Soy Milk
Instead of buying soy milk at the store, you can make it at home — as long as you have an extra 9+ hours! Here are the basic steps to making soy milk. Soak soybeans in water overnight, and then remove their skins. Blend them with fresh water, strain out the solids, and cook the mixture for about 45 minutes.
These extra steps add quite a bit of work to our simple soy coffee creamer recipe, but they might be worth it to you if you don’t have easy access to high-quality soy milk or want full control of all of your ingredients.
Want to flavor your soy creamer beyond vanilla? You can add your favorite flavors to this recipe! The easiest way to add flavor is an extract. Just mix in about ½ teaspoon of your favorite extract, like mint, raspberry, or hazelnut. You can also try mixing in a little cocoa powder for a low-calorie chocolate creamer!
Getting the Texture Just Right
Coffee creamers can have all kinds of textures, from thin, milk-like consistencies to thicker textures more like cream. If you like your creamer thicker, there’s a secret ingredient that can help: xanthan gum. This food additive is a fermented sugar product commonly used as a stabilizer and thickener. You can usually find it in health or specialty food stores or online. It’s a little pricey, but you only need a tiny amount to thicken your creamer. Try adding about 1/16th of a teaspoon and see what you think!
Homemade Vanilla Soy Coffee Creamer: Final Thoughts
Time to make your first batch of soy coffee creamer! We hope you enjoy this incredibly easy recipe — and have fun experimenting with flavors, too. Making coffee creamer without regular milk or cream isn’t difficult, and we think you’ll be impressed by the taste.
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