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Topic: Coffee Creamer Buttercream
obesa 05/29/2009 8:02 PM
Has anyone tried this and what's the verdict on taste and does it crust?
obesa 05/30/2009 6:00 PM
I'll reply to my own post - I tried the buttercream and love it! It's not as sweet and crusts beautifully! I even imprinted my paper towel pattern in it by accident. Next project is frosting a cake with it. Anybody want the recipe - I'll post it.
MARIE J 05/30/2009 6:46 PM
I'd like to give it a try if you can post the recipe
sheryla 05/30/2009 7:22 PM
Hi Obesa,

I just tried a coffee creamer buttercream icing this past weekend for a Memorial Day picnic.

However, my family wasn't too thrilled with it - but I think it was because I used 1/2 real butter and 1/2 shortening (Crisco). But, they're used my normal 100% crisco icing and seem to like it better.

I would be interested in you posting your recipe.

Thank you in advance!
obesa 05/30/2009 7:28 PM
I started with the least amount of water and heated it a little, added the powdered coffee creamer and stirred till it dissolved. Then I added the flavorings and went on with the directions - next time I'm adding 1 teas. each of almond and vanilla. I continued adding just a little water at a time till I got it to the right consistency. Also, since Crisco has changed the formula in their shortening I used Walmart shortening with trans fats. It really is very good and doesn't seem so greasy or sweet.

Bakery Frosting

* 2 cups shortening
* 1/2 cup non-dairy powdered coffee creamer (such as Coffee Mate)
* 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (can use more to taste)
* 1/4-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 (32 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, sifted
* 1/2-3/4 cup water
* food coloring, use color of choice


In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening creamer and extracts.
Gradually beat in the confectioners sugar.
Add in enough water until frosting reaches desired consistency.
Add in food coloring until the desired shade is achieved.
obesa 05/30/2009 7:28 PM
I got this recipe online.
sheryla 05/31/2009 7:57 AM
Thank you, Obesa for the recipe. I will be trying it next time I make a cake.
sheryla 05/31/2009 7:58 AM
...and, you know what? I think I may have used Crisco rather than my can of Walmart crisco. Thanks for the reminder.
obesa 05/31/2009 2:48 PM
Oh, I meant to add I heated the water a bit and then stirred in the coffee creamer powder and let it cool. I'm thinking that you could probably use the same amount of liquid coffee creamer - I may try that sometime. For now, I'll use up my container of powdered creamer. I'm going to try this on a cake and serve it to my family to get their opinions - should be excellent with my almond sour cream pound cake and raspberry filling.
MARIE J 05/31/2009 3:03 PM
Thanks Obesa
Prncssjo3957 05/31/2009 7:33 PM
Just a thought,, wouldn't this be great with the flavored powdered coffee creamers?
obesa 06/01/2009 4:44 PM
I thought about the same thing and I think I've read some have used French Vanilla with good results.
Ilovecakes40 06/02/2009 1:35 AM
I have used cinnamon coffee creamer and hazelnut on a spice cake and that is really good. I have even used strawberry milk on strawberry cake, it's yummy!!!
Ilovecakes40 06/02/2009 1:36 AM
I used the liquid coffee creamers...
saradars 06/02/2009 8:32 AM
Is it overly sweet? I want to try it...but am afraid it's too sweet. (Not that that's ever stopped me before...)

saradars 06/02/2009 8:33 AM
Another it white white or a little off white (if you use just the plain, unflavored creamer)? I like white white frosting.

obesa 06/02/2009 4:21 PM
I don't think it's overly sweet - I think it is not as sweet. It isn't white - white though.