Ultra rich and creamy, this homemade peanut butter cup coffee creamer recipe brings the flavor of your favorite chocolate peanut butter candy to your favorite cup of coffee, making it a truly decadent, indulgent treat!
Can You Put Peanut Butter in Coffee?
Absolutely! Think about it, we already enjoy several “nutty” varieties of coffee creamers- hazelnut, butter pecan, macadamia nut- so the idea of nuts and coffee isn’t all that unusual.
Salty and sweet peanut butter blends best with a good cup of coffee when it’s melted. And the velvety texture it creates is irresistibly delicious. A couple of turns of the spoon transforms a morning or afternoon cup of coffee into something quite exquisite!
Why I Love This Recipe
- This simple coffee creamer recipe uses just 5 pantry ingredients I always have on hand and only takes about 5 minutes to make.
- I can enjoy or serve & share the decadence of peanut butter cup coffee creamer whenever I get the notion without worrying if the name brand creamer is in stock at the grocery store or whether or not my local coffee shop is serving it this season.
- Honestly, store bought coffee creamer really doesn’t hold a candle to this recipe’s flavor and creamy texture.
- It makes a perfectly dreamy cup of iced coffee, shaken coffee or hot coffee!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Creamer Ingredients
- creamy peanut butter
- dark cocoa powder
- sweetened condensed milk
- half & half
- vanilla extract
How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Creamer
Heat the cream & milk. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm half & half with condensed milk. Gently whisk until the condensed milk has melted and is fully incorporated.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Add peanut butter and cocoa powder to the warmed milk and cream. Continue to whisk until the peanut butter is melted and the cocoa powder is dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
Stir into your coffee! Pour into a creamer pitcher to use immediately with your favorite cup of coffee or store in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator. Mixture will need to be reheated to melt the peanut butter before next use.
What Kind of Coffee Tastes Best with This Creamer
This rich coffee creamer has loads of flavor and tastes best when added to a robust, high quality coffee. Consider dark roasts, French roasts and espressos when choosing your brew. If you really prefer a lighter roast, a bold medium roasted coffee will work too!
Toppings to Create A Coffee Dessert or Special Treat
A few simple toppings can make a cup of coffee mixed with this chocolate peanut butter creamer even more of a treat.
- a dollop of unsweetened (or lightly sweetened) whipped cream
- a sprinkle of mini chocolate chips
- drizzle on chocolate syrup or melted peanut butter
- serve with a pirouette wafer stick, biscotti, shortbread or your favorite vanilla cookie
How Long Can You Store Homemade Coffee Creamer
This coffee creamer can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. A canning jar with a tight fitting lid is a convenient way to store the creamer as you use it.
Other Coffee Creamer Recipes You’ll Love
- Butterscotch Coffee Creamer
- Cherry Mocha Coffee Creamer
- Homemade Cinnamon Roll Coffee Creamer
- Blueberry Muffin Coffee Creamer
- Pumpkin Mocha Coffee Creamer
Easy Entertaining Ideas with Coffee
Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Creamer
- 1 cup half & half
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
- 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, generous
- 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan over low heat, warm half & half with condensed milk. Gently whisk until the condensed milk is fully incorporated.
- Add peanut butter and cocoa powder. Continue to whisk until the peanut butter is melted and the cocoa powder is dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
- Pour into a creamer pitcher to use immediately with your favorite cup of coffee or store in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator. Mixture will need to be reheated to melt the peanut butter before next use.
Coffee Basics In My Kitchen
A good cup of coffee is one of our great pleasures here at The Cottage. The Engineer is all about studying and practicing the latest brewing techniques, trying new roasts and flavors and mastering the perfect milk froth. Here are a few coffee favorites from our kitchen we couldn’t do without.
- White Creamer Pitcher
- French Press Coffee Maker
- Burr Mill Coffee Grinder
- Insulated Glass Coffee Mugs
- Stove Top Moka Pot
- Espresso/Cappucino Maker with Milk Steamer
For shaken or cold coffee, try using this cocktail shaker. It works wonders!