For all those coffee lovers out there, nothing tastes better than a good cup of creamy, frothy coffee.
Whether it’s you having an amazing day or a gloomy day, creamy coffee is always welcomed by your taste buds.
Making a heavenly cup of creamy coffee is often tricky.
The art of perfectly adding the right amount of creamer to your coffee is what makes that coffee velvety, and well, if that messes up, then it’s just a cherry on top of your gloomy day.
Don’t you worry! We have got you all covered.
In this article, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions about coffee creamers and how to add them proportionately so that your creamy coffee does not mess up.
What is a coffee creamer?
Coffee creamer is a store-bought product used to whiten coffee as a substitute for milk and cream.
The use of coffee creamers has increased in the US significantly because many brands have introduced lactose-free, gluten-free, low-fat creamers, which are highly appreciated by people who can’t have dairy or gluten products.
There are two types of coffee creamers currently available in the market.
Liquid coffee creamer is available in a bottle and is supposed to be stored in the refrigerator after opening.
Powder creamers come in a jar that can be stored in your pantry or kitchen shelves at room temperature.
How many servings are there in one bottle of creamer?
In a 5-liter bottle of coffee creamer, there are about 300 servings, with each serving size being fifteen millimeters.
Each creamer bottle can serve eleven cups of coffee per kilogram.
The size of one cup of liquid creamer is equal to one pump of the bottle.
To summarize, a five-liter coffee creamer bottle will make you 55 cups of coffee, provided that you add the standard amount to your coffee.
How much is one serving of coffee creamer?
To be honest, how much is one serving of coffee creamer really depends on the type of coffee you like.
For instance, if you like strong, bland, thin coffee, then a little amount of creamer is supposed to be added, following how dark you like your coffee to be.
If you like thick, creamy, velvety coffee, then a serving of more than the suggested amount is supposed to be added.
For example, if you are making Dalgona coffee, which was the hot favorite of people during the first lockdown, you may want to add way more than the suggested amount. The creamier the Dalgona, the better it is!
How to add creamer to coffee?
Adding coffee creamer to your coffee is easy peasy.
After preparing the black mixture of coffee, add the required amount of coffee creamer according to your liking and stir.
Be mindful that you may have to stir powdered coffee creamer a bit more than the liquid creamer for the powder to perfectly blend and mix with the coffee.
Most of the time, coffee creamers contain a lot of added sugar, so you may want to check on the amount of extra sugar you’ll be adding to your coffee.
An extra tip, powdered creamers work best for hot coffee than cold coffee, as it is easier for the powder to dissolve into the coffee.
Liquid can be used in hot or cold coffees. It works well in both!
Should you add creamer to your coffee?
While coffee purists are against the idea of adding anything to the cup of coffee, adding creamer to your cup of happiness can make it creamier and velvety, an absolute treat for your taste buds.
Despite the tasteful advantages of creamers, many people are against the idea of adding creamers to your coffee.
Flavored creamers can be devoid of dairy and are high in sugar and fat content, an absolute no-no for fitness freaks.
In contrast, due to the invention of lactose-free and gluten-free creamers, lactose intolerants and people who can’t have gluten can enjoy creamy coffee.
If you are a fitness freak but can’t leave the cream out of your coffee, low-fat and low-sugar creamers are also available, so you may not lose creamy coffee and your fitness.
Q) Can you drink coffee creamer?
The ingredients used in the coffee creamer are all safe and non-toxic.
You can drink it if you want to, but mostly it is not recommended due to its high sugar content and fat content. However, a dash in your mouth wouldn’t hurt anyone!
Q) Can you whip coffee creamer?
For that luxuriousness and to make your coffee extra, extra creamy, you can whip your creamer using a hand whisk or an electric mixer.
The colder the coffee creamer, the easier it is to whip, so you may want to refrigerate your creamer to lessen your work.
Mind you; whipping will sweeten the creamer more, so you may not need to add any extra sugar to your coffee.
Q) Who should use coffee creamer?
For people who are lactose intolerant or like their coffee extra thick and sweet, coffee creamer is the way to go.
Q) Can coffee creamer make you gain weight?
Most coffee creamers contain a lot of added sugar and fat content, which contributes to gaining weight, diabetes, and tooth damage.
With the increased awareness and more consumers being health-conscious, there are plenty of low-fat, low-sugar options available that are worth considering if you want creamier coffee without having to worry about the calorie content.