Can You Put Creamer In Iced Coffee?

Last updated on October 6th, 2022 at 10:45 pm

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Hot coffee is perfect for cool mornings or winter evenings, but when it’s a hot afternoon on a summer day and you are craving something delicious that is also refreshing and energizing you will want some iced coffee. 

Deciding to try an iced coffee you pour some ice into a glass and add in the coffee. Now, you usually put creamer in your hot coffee and that is the only sweetener you have. 

Can you put the creamer in the iced coffee?  

You can put creamer in iced coffee. Powdered creamer will not work well so liquid creamer should be used for iced coffee. After you add coffee to the ice, pour in some liquid creamer for a sweet and flavorful taste.

When you think of adding something to coffee, what comes to mind? Well, you can add half and half, milk, sugar, but probably the most common answer would most likely be creamer. 

While some like to drink their coffee black, others prefer it a little sweeter. Adding creamer to coffee can make it taste better and give it lots of different flavors. Now, there are two temperatures for coffee, hot or cold. 

Usually creamer is added to hot coffee, but you can put creamer in iced coffee, too.

Even though we think of creamer as an add-in to hot coffee, you can definitely put creamer in iced coffee as well. This can be a delicious way to enjoy a cold version of your everyday cup of joe. 

There are so many flavors of creamer that are available to you as well. You can choose from hazelnut, french vanilla, even Almond Joy creamers to add some different flavor to your iced coffee. 

There isn’t even a certain amount to pour into the coffee either. Just add a little at a time until you reach the taste you want. 

So, yes, you can add creamer in iced coffee. 

Can Creamer Dissolve In Cold Coffee?

Creamer is usually used in hot coffee but it can also be used in iced coffee, too. But, what about the different kinds of creamers? There are two forms of coffee creamer, powered and liquid. When adding creamer to iced coffee, will it dissolve?

Powdered creamer will not really dissolve in cold coffee. If you want to use powdered creamer it should be turned into liquid form before adding to iced coffee otherwise it won’t mix well. Liquid creamer will dissolve in cold coffee but it is good to let it cool before adding in the creamer. 

According to the article, How to Make Liquid Creamer out of Coffee-Mate Powder, “…Coffee-mate powder does not dissolve well in cold beverages, make the liquefied form for iced tea and coffee…Bring a pot of water to boil…Fill a cup with the boiling water. Add 1/2 cup of Coffee-mate powder. 

Stir thoroughly, until the powder has dissolved. To make larger quantities of liquid creamer, use one part Coffee-mate powder to two parts boiling water. Add the liquid creamer to iced tea or coffee as a milk or half and half substitute…Typical brewing temperature for coffee is 197.6 degrees Fahrenheit to 204.8 degrees Fahrenheit; for tea it is 190 degrees Fahrenheit to 212 degrees Fahrenheit.”

So, powdered creamer won’t dissolve in cold coffee unless you use the steps above to make it into liquid form before adding it to iced coffee. It is also possible for liquid creamer to become chunky in iced coffee. 

To remedy this, allow the coffee to cool fully before adding in the ice (and also add the ice before the creamer) and let it sit for a bit before adding in the creamer. 

The creamer can coagulate when there are sudden changes in temperature. By letting the coffee cool down some before making your iced beverage you can prevent it becoming chunky. 

By using these tips creamer will dissolve in your iced coffee and give it a flavorful and delicious taste.

How Much Creamer Should I Put In My Iced Coffee?

If you are craving a iced coffee and are using a creamer to sweeten it up a little bit, then you may have poured some of the creamy liquid into the glass of iced coffee and tasted it. Still somewhat strong and bitter-tasting, you wonder, how much creamer should I use?

When making an iced coffee with creamer, you can use as much or as little creamer as you’d like. Most of the time you will want to use 10-20% of the volume of an iced coffee for a flavored creamer. If you prefer your iced coffee sweeter then you can up the amount of creamer. 

It’s a good idea to add in a little at a time until you reach the desired flavor you want. You can also try using 2 teaspoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of creamer in the cold beverage.

Iced coffee is just the cold version of hot coffee. But it tastes better when it’s hot outside. Some even prefer cold coffee over hot coffee. 

When making iced coffee at home, make sure you let it cool before adding in the creamer. After brewing some coffee, let it sit in the refrigerator until it is chilled. 

Then you can make your iced coffee by pouring the coffee over ice and adding in some creamer and/or sugar, mix together and enjoy. There isn’t a specific amount of creamer to put into your coffee, just use whatever amount you think tastes the best.

DeliciousMadeEasy has a great homemade vanilla syrup recipe that you can make at home. In their article featuring the recipe for french vanilla iced coffee they state, “The French Vanilla Iced Coffee is chilled and creamy with a light flavor of French vanilla. Sometimes, I sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and it’s just divine…tips for super smooth iced coffee!…brew coffee the night before, to chill without watering down…use high quality coffee granules…blend coffee with cream using a spoon or stirrer”.

Final Thoughts

As we conclude, know that you can put creamer in iced coffee for a twist to your morning brew. Liquid creamer should dissolve well if the coffee is cooled before adding cream to it.

A powdered creamer will only dissolve in the cold coffee if it is changed into a liquid form first. You can also put as much or as little as you’d like and you can even add some other things into the coffee. 

Have fun experimenting with different flavors and tastes of creamer in iced coffee and enjoy!

Hannah R.

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