Festive Gingerbread Creamer Recipe for the Holiday Season

Are you tired of the same old coffee creamer flavors? Do you want to spice up your morning routine and treat yourself to something special? Look no further than this homemade Gingerbread Creamer recipe! Made with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, this creamer adds a touch of coziness to any cup of coffee or tea. Plus, it makes for the perfect holiday gift mix for all the coffee or tea lovers in your life!

Don’t settle for mediocre coffee creamers that are loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals. Choose to make your own using natural ingredients and enjoy the delicious taste of homemade gingerbread in every sip. The combination of dark brown sugar, spices, and vanilla extract create a rich and indulgent flavor that is sure to elevate your coffee or tea game.

With this recipe, you can make enough creamer to last you all week or to give away as a thoughtful gift. Pair it with some frosted gingerbread cookies or gingerbread latte syrup for the ultimate holiday treat. You won’t be disappointed with the results!

So why not switch up your morning routine and step up your coffee game with this gingerbread creamer? Trust me, once you try it, you’ll never go back to store-bought creamers again!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gingerbread Creamer for Coffee or Tea (Gift Mix)
Gingerbread Creamer for Coffee or Tea (Gift Mix)

Are you tired of settling for bland and boring coffee or tea creamers? Look no further than this homemade Gingerbread Creamer recipe. Not only will it spice up your morning beverages, but it also makes for a perfect gift mix.

What’s not to love about the warm and inviting flavors of gingerbread? With a blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger, this creamer will transport you to a cozy winter wonderland. The addition of dark brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness.

Not only is this Gingerbread Creamer delicious, but it’s also incredibly versatile. Use it in a cup of coffee or tea for an extra boost of flavor or add it to hot cocoa for an indulgent treat. And don’t forget about the potential for amazing baked goods – imagine the possibilities with this mix!

Plus, with all the sugar and fat found in store-bought coffee creamers, making your own at home allows you to know exactly what’s going into your drinks. And with substitutions like non-dairy or sugar-free options, this recipe can cater to all dietary needs.

In short, this Gingerbread Creamer is a game-changer for any lover of coffee or tea. It creates a festive atmosphere and adds richness to any drink. Plus it makes for a thoughtful and personalized gift mix that will have your loved ones feeling extra special. Give it a try – you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in the warm aroma of gingerbread in every cup of coffee with this delicious creamer mix.
Indulge in the warm aroma of gingerbread in every cup of coffee with this delicious creamer mix.

Ingredients Used in the Gingerbread Creamer Recipe

To make this Gingerbread Creamer perfect for adding flavor to your coffee or tea, you will need to have these ingredients available:

  • 2 cups powdered creamer: Powdered creamer is essential to give the gingerbread creamer a smooth and creamy texture, making it the perfect option for pairing with coffee or tea.

  • 1 ½ cup packed dark brown sugar: The brown sugar adds a rich, caramel-like sweetness that blends well with the spices.

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder: The ginger gives the creamer its signature spicy kick, which is necessary to capture the taste of this homemade gingerbread treat.

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon: With its warm and comforting aroma, cinnamon is a great flavor enhancer that compliments both coffee and tea.

  • ½ teaspoon cloves powder and nutmeg powder: This combination of spices adds a unique complexity of flavors while still maintaining that cozy gingerbread vibe.

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice powder: Completing the spice set is allspice, which brings additional warmth and depth to the creamer.

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk: This sweet condensed milk adds richness to the creamer.

  • 1 cup milk: Regular milk, almond milk, or coconut milk will work just fine.

You may substitute some ingredients based on your preference or dietary restrictions.

The Recipe How-To

 Skip the long holiday lines at the coffee shop and brew your own gingerbread coffee with this simple homemade mix.
Skip the long holiday lines at the coffee shop and brew your own gingerbread coffee with this simple homemade mix.

Now it’s time to make the heart of this article: the Gingerbread Creamer Mix. This will be an essential tool in making homemade gingerbread coffee or tea. Trust me, it will lift your spirits with its bold spices and nostalgic aroma.

Gather Ingredients

To begin, gather all the ingredients listed earlier in “Ingredient List”. You definitely don’t want to go for more than half measures on any spices used in the recipe – particularly the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. A little bit extra might seem harmless, but it can quickly overpower the taste balance of the creamer mix. You also shouldn’t forget to use a quality dark brown sugar to obtain that traditional gingerbread flavor notes.

Mix Dry Ingredients

Take your time to get it right. In a bowl, mix well two cups of powdered creamer, one and a half cups of packed dark brown sugar, one teaspoon of ginger gingerbread spice, a quarter teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The goal is obtaining a consistent mix with no clumps to avoid any complications when added to your drinks.

Add Wet Ingredients

Slowly add one cup of milk and one-eight teaspoon of vanilla extract to the dry mixture while whisking by hand constantly taking care that it is well combined. Make sure you pour in the milk slowly if preferred gradually increasing together with measuring the consistency by looking at the particles’ size to prevent thin or thick consistency from forming.


Once you’re satisfied with your texture, pour your Gingerbread Creamer Mix into an air-tight container and store in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use it! It lasts for about a week. But trust me; it won’t last that long!

That’s all there is to it! Voila! You now have your homemade Gingerbread Creamer Mix ready for use whenever you are feeling like enjoying some homemade gingerbread coffee or tea.

Substitutions and Variations

 This gingerbread creamer is like a hug in a mug, with its rich and creamy texture and bold, spiced flavor.
This gingerbread creamer is like a hug in a mug, with its rich and creamy texture and bold, spiced flavor.

If you’re looking to mix things up with your gingerbread creamer, there are plenty of substitutions and variations you can try. Here are some ideas to inspire your creativity:

– Switch up the spices: While the classic gingerbread spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves is delicious, you can experiment with different ratios or swap out individual spices to make a unique blend that suits your tastes. For example, if you’re a fan of cardamom or anise, try adding a pinch to the mix. Or, if you like things extra spicy, up the ginger quotient.

– Use a different type of sugar: If you don’t have dark brown sugar on hand or prefer something less molasses-y in flavor, feel free to experiment with different types of sugar. You could use light brown sugar, granulated sugar, coconut sugar, or even maple syrup in place of the brown sugar in this recipe.

– Make it vegan: If you’re looking for a non-dairy option or are vegan, simply swap out the powdered creamer for a non-dairy coffee creamer such as Coffee-mate’s Natural Bliss line. You could also use coconut milk or almond milk instead of dairy milk.

– Customize the sweetness level: If you prefer your coffee creamer on the sweeter side (or less sweet), adjust the amount of brown sugar in the recipe accordingly. You could also use a sugar substitute such as Splenda’s Brown Sugar Blend if you want to reduce calories.

– Add a flavored syrup: To give your gingerbread creamer an extra boost of flavor, consider adding a flavored syrup to the mix. Vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut syrups would all be delicious additions that would complement the spices in the gingerbread blend.

Overall, there are lots of ways to customize this gingerbread creamer recipe to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavors until you find your perfect blend!

Serving and Pairing

The gingerbread creamer mixes perfectly with both coffee and tea, which makes it a versatile and delicious option for any time of day. In the morning, enjoy a piping hot mug of homemade gingerbread coffee by brewing your favorite blend and adding in a generous dollop of the creamer. It pairs especially well with breakfast items such as muffins, pancakes, and waffles.

In the afternoon, sip on a warm cup of homemade gingerbread tea by steeping your preferred black tea blend and adding in some gingerbread creamer to give it a cozy spiced flavor that will help power you through the rest of the workday. The creamer also works great in caffeine-free chai mix and can be drizzled over frosted gingerbread cookies for an extra sweet treat.

For those who prefer their coffee or tea without dairy, fear not – this gingerbread creamer recipe can easily be adapted to be non-dairy by using coffee mate or international delight’s non-dairy options as a base. Additionally, it pairs well with an array of breakfast items and can be added to homemade coffee drinks or even used as a topping for cakes.

Overall, this homemade gingerbread creamer is sure to be a hit no matter what you choose to serve it with. It’s the perfect addition to any breakfast gift basket ideas and is sure to impress anyone who tries it.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Once you’ve prepared the gingerbread creamer mix, there are a few options for storing and reheating the creamer. One option is to store the mix in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to two months. This makes it easy to prepare a batch of gingerbread creamer at any time by simply measuring out 1-2 tablespoons of the mix per cup of coffee or tea.

If you’ve already prepared the gingerbread creamer, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. When you’re ready to use it, simply give it a good shake and pour into your coffee or tea.

To reheat the gingerbread creamer, it’s best to do so on low heat, such as in a saucepan on the stove or in a microwave-safe dish. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent scorching or burning. It’s important not to overheat the creamer, as this can cause curdling or separation.

If you plan on giving this gingerbread creamer as part of a gift mix recipe or adding it to a breakfast gift basket, be sure to include instructions for preparing and storing the creamer. This way, your recipient can enjoy their delicious homemade gingerbread coffee or tea all season long.

Tips for Perfect Results

When making homemade gingerbread creamer, it’s important to pay attention to the little details in order to achieve that perfect flavor and texture. Here are some tips for your next batch of delicious creamer:

1. Store it properly – Once you’re ready to store your gingerbread creamer, make sure it is kept in an airtight container in the fridge. This way, it will stay fresh for up to two weeks.

2. Mix well – Before adding the gingerbread creamer to coffee or tea, give it a good shake or stir in the container. The spices and sweeteners can settle at the bottom and require a bit of mixing to evenly distribute.

3. Don’t overheat – When reheating your gingerbread creamer, be careful not to overheat it as excessive heat may cause clumping and unwanted texture changes.

4. Experiment with different milk types – While the recipe calls for whole milk, you can try skim, 2%, oat milk or almond milk for a dairy-free alternative.

5. Customize to taste – Use the ingredient list as a guideline but feel free to customize the recipe according to your preference for stronger or milder flavors.

6. Froth up – For an authentic coffee shop look and taste, use a frother or whisk and froth up your milk before adding the coffee or tea.

7. Keep it caffeinated – To create a homemade gingerbread latte, mix one part gingerbread creamer with two parts strong brewed coffee or espresso; if you prefer tea instead of coffee, consider using black tea as an alternative.

8. Pair accordingly – Gingerbread creamer pairs perfectly with frosted gingerbread cookies and other holiday treats! Consider giving this recipe as part of breakfast gift basket ideas during holiday season.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll have a deliciously creamy homemade gingerbread coffee creamer that is perfectly suited for all your coffee drinks. With its warm spices such as clove, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon mixed with ginger powder and dark brown sugar, your drinks will always bring comfort and joy with every sip!


Now that you know how to make our delicious gingerbread creamer, it’s time to tackle any potential questions or concerns you may have. In this section, I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about the recipe to help troubleshoot any issues and ensure that you’re able to enjoy the perfect gingerbread coffee or tea every time. So without further ado, let’s dive into those FAQs!

Is there a gingerbread coffee creamer?

Find Nestlé Coffee mate Toll House Gingerbread Liquid Coffee Creamer (16 fl oz) available for delivery or pickup through Instacart.

Can you put flavored creamer in tea?

Certainly, coffee creamer can be added to tea to bring interesting variations in flavor, creaminess, and dairy-free substitutes. Although not all types of tea may complement well with coffee creamer, several do and can make for a delightful tea-drinking experience.

Can Coffeemate be used in tea?

It is possible to use COFFEE-MATE as a creamer for tea, but it’s important to note that it is not a substitute for milk. COFFEE-MATE is a non-dairy coffee creamer that works best in coffee. While it can still be used in tea, it may not provide the same taste experience as milk would.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, gingerbread creamer is the perfect addition to your cup of coffee or tea during the winter season. With its blend of spices and sweetness, it adds a cozy and festive touch to your morning routine or evening relaxation time. This gingerbread creamer recipe is not only easy to make, but it also makes for a great gift mix for your friends and family.

By using the ingredients listed, you can customize the recipe to fit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Whether you use dairy-free creamer or a sugar-free sweetener like Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, this gingerbread creamer recipe is versatile and able to cater to everyone.

So, next time you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to elevate your coffee or tea experience, give this gingerbread creamer recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed! And who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite winter beverage in homemade gingerbread coffee or tea? So, don’t be afraid to experiment with different coffee drinks or homemade coffee syrups- let your creativity run wild! Whether you add it to your morning cup of Joe or use it in a frosted gingerbread latte, this gingerbread creamer is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So, what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of this delicious gingerbread creamer and enjoy a cozy moment at home today!

Gingerbread Creamer for Coffee or Tea (Gift Mix) Recipe

I discovered this recipe while looking for items to include in my package for the 2006 ‘Zaar cookie swap. I liked the idea that this could be used with either coffee and tea.

  • 2 2 cups powdered nonfat dry creamer or 2 cups powdered coffee creamer
  • 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend or 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  1. Blend well.
  2. Place in a jar, bag or other container with directions stating "Add 1 well rounded teaspoon to hot coffee or tea.".
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