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Silk Soy Creamer

Wondering if anyone has a recipe for Coffee Creamer - sonething like "Silk" Creamer.

I've heard that you can simmer soy milk down to a desired richness/thickness, adding a little sweetener if necessary. I've seen it done in pudding recipes, so I assume it works, though I've never tried it. If you happen to have soy milk powder, then you can mix it in 2 or 3x the strength and get a more creamy consistency. Other than that, I don't have a formal recipe, though I KNOW I've seen one around, I'm not sure where... hope you can find what you're looking for!
Oh, I wonder if a mixture of coconut milk, soy, and sweetener with a bit of vanilla would work-- I bet that would be a really similar creaminess and texture, if mixed in proper proportions. Someone with a knack for mixing ought to give that one a shot.:P (Here I am, once more, dreaming of a real kitchen where I can experiment.) I bet there might be some potential there somewhere.

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I've used soy milk powder as a powdered creamer for my coffee...it works OK.  It's cheaper than boiling down bought soy milk, though it's really cheap if you make your own soy milk.

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Something creamy and not soy: Cashew milk. Soak cashews overnight and blend well with water used to soak. I suppose one could use sweetener though I find it to be unessesary. (sp?

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Powdered soy milk I should use that... never even thought of it.
Is there a commercial vegan powdered creamer? Something shelf stable. I don't use creamer than often and silk would go bad before I'd end up using it again. :)

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Thanks for the help!  I will try some of those suggestions.
As for the question about a commercial powdered coffee creamer - I did find one on-line at a place called Nature's Flavors.

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I s there something particular that you don't like about the SILK brand creamer? That might help us help you more.

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AS to why I want a recipe for coffee creamer - I just like to make things from scratch.  That way I know what's in them & I reduce my impact on the earth by avoiding all the packaging and trips to the store. :)

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I know what you mean. After reading how much people love their sow milk makers I think that is going to be my next purchase. I don't use a lot of soymilk but I would like to reduce my impact as much as possible.  I keep seeing one advertised on this site. Any have good/bad experience w/ it?

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After reading this post I bought some powered soy milk the other day at a Better Health store to use as coffee creamer...  I have to say I mixed it into my hot coffee and it just clumped together and sat on top.  It didn't taste very good and was nothing like "coffee mate"  that I stopped using a while back due to the hydrogenated oils it contained....  I think I will just stick with plain unsweetened silk soy...    ???

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Yeah, the powdered stuff really doesn't work as non-dairy creamer-- it has to be thoroughly mixed as soy milk, and then poured into things; it's really pretty sub-par as far as a regule soy milk substitute goes, because it kinda returns to a powdery consistency (like sediment) in the bottom of your cup if you mix into something that's a radically different temperature than the water you mixed it in. I really only add it to smoothies and that sort of thing when I just don't have the real stuff.

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Give me a couple of days and let me look in my Tightwad books.  I have recipes for those International Coffees and creamers and junk.  I have a recipe for chocolate sauce made with cocoa powder and this is nice because you can control what goes in it.  There is a recipe for making imitation maple syrup.  This is better than any of the store bought varieties and again, you can control what goes in.

I can't vouch for using soymilk powder in these things and I am going to have to order some soymilk powder to experiment myself.  If what you come up with tastes nasty, that is going to have to be your problem!  Actually, I think it will work out just fine.  The only place soymilk won't work is in commerical pudding because it is the casein that helps to set it up.

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Try SoyGo! It’s a single-serving soy powder creamer and it’s tasty, creamy and dissolves very well. Has incredible health benefits. All-natural. Nothing else on the market like it. Just google SoyGo and you’ll find it at various retailers.

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