Coffee creamer comes is all shapes and sizes. From liquids to powders, from hazelnut to fat-free, there is something to please every coffee drinker. I myself am not much of a coffee creamer user. I really do prefer my coffee black and pretty strong. It’s not that I don’t love a creamy cup of flavored coffee but first thing in the morning, I’m really just looking for a wakeup call.
Based on my very unscientific research, I would say that I am in the minority with my enjoyment of plain black coffee. Everyone of my friends and family members loves to add a little creamer to liven up or tone down their coffee. Knowing this, I try to keep coffee creamer in the house for a planned or impromptu visit.
Keeping fresh liquid coffee creamer and even powdered coffee creamer is a challenge for me, because it just does not get used on a regular basis.
Can You Freeze Coffee Creamer?
Both liquid and powdered coffee creamer will freeze and last well in the freezer. This is the perfect option for me. I can offer my guests a creamer that’s actually in date which they appreciate.
How To Freeze Coffee Creamer
Powdered Coffee Creamer
Powdered coffee creamer is usually a very fine powder with sugar and other additives that may cause it to clump up when frozen. I don’t really see this as an issue since the creamer will dissolve in the coffee which solves this problem.
- Separate the creamer into amounts that you would normal need for about 2 cups of coffee. I do this because I’m usually offering to someone. If you use powdered coffee creamer routinely, you may want to freeze larger quantities.
- Place the powdered coffee creamer in freezer safe containers or bags.
- Remove as much air as possible. This step is important because the less air the less clumping you will have.
- Label and place in the freezer. Powdered coffee creamer will last in the freezer for 6 months.
Liquid Coffee Creamer
Liquid coffee creamer is a breeze to freeze. Ice cube trays are the perfect single serving size for one cup of coffee.
- Simply pour the liquid coffee creamer into and fill the ice cube trays.
- Allow the “cubes” to freeze for 2-3 hours to ensure that they are frozen through.
- Pop out the coffee creamer cubes and fill freezer safe bags.
- Seal tightly and remove as much air as possible. I use a straw to “suck” out the air as I’m closing the bag.
- Label and pop in the freezer. The liquid coffee creamer will last for 6 months.
How To Thaw Coffee Creamer
Thawing your frozen coffee creamer is as easy as removing from the freezer and placing in the refrigerator overnight. Should you get that unexpected ring at the door, do not fear! Both the powdered and liquid coffee creamer are going straight into a piping hot cup of coffee. If there is no time to thaw ahead, simply place your individually frozen portion of creamer right into your guests steaming coffee. It will be thawed in seconds!