Can I Add Creamer To Icing?

Baking By Dana0323 Updated 28 Oct 2007 , 8:00am by madgeowens

Dana0323 Posted 16 Oct 2007 , 10:34pm
post #1 of 18

I'm using the Crusting Cream Cheese recipe from this site, which is
pretty soft. I was hoping to add pumpkin pie spice liquid creamer to it,
but the only liquid it calls for is 1 TBL extract. Can I use creamer for the extract?


17 replies
4kidsrspecial Posted 16 Oct 2007 , 10:44pm
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I am not real sure about using the creamer in the frosting. Cream cheese frosting is so tempermental. I just made cream cheese frosting and I added cinnamon spice blend to it. It tasted great and didn't mess with the consistency. Good luck.

sportsmom005 Posted 16 Oct 2007 , 10:49pm
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I'm not sure either but doesn't McCormick or somebody sell a pumpkin pie spice blend? Maybe you could try that.


Dana0323 Posted 16 Oct 2007 , 11:08pm
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Thanks for saving me from certain trouble! I'll see what fun filling I can come up with!

hillmn Posted 16 Oct 2007 , 11:08pm
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I think I have seen past threads where people have used coffee creamers in their buttercream. I believe you replace the water that you normally add with coffee creamer If the only liquid is 1 TBL extract, then you might not get much of the pumpkin flavor with such a small amount.

snowqueen93 Posted 16 Oct 2007 , 11:27pm
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If you add creamer it will thin out your frosting. You probably could balance the two by adding more powdered sugar. I would just add pumpkin pie spice personally.

dezzib27 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 12:00am
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I add creamer to my buttercream all of the time, but with cream cheese frosting it tends to be soft enough already so it will probably be too much liquid.........

Chef_Rinny Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 12:42am
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Let me know what you try and how it comes out! I am interested in doing something similar, the pumpkin spice idea sounds good.

imagine76 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 1:26am
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the creamer just replaces your liquid. i think my recipe uses milk so i'd just use that amount of creamer. i like the pumpkin pie spice idea but it doesn't have any pumpkin flavor, it's cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. i vote be brave, try the creamer!

Teekakes Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 1:32am
post #10 of 18

Yes you can use it in your crusting cream cheese recipe! Simply replace the amount of flavoring called for with the same amount of the liquid coffee mate. I have done it a few times now and have no trouble whatsoever. Go for it! icon_smile.gif

bethyboop Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 1:56am
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thanks Teecakes for your confirmed answer!

My suggestion is that if you are worried about the consistancy, look for the powdered creamer instead.

sportsmom005 Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 2:43am
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Good idea...completely forgot about the powdered creamers icon_redface.gif


Win Posted 17 Oct 2007 , 3:28am
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Absolutely use the powdered creamer... I use it quite often and it makes for great consistencey to the overall texture and helps with the crusting. thumbs_up.gif

Trance Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 9:53pm
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Does anyone know the thread that has the whole thing on adding coffee creamer to your cake mix. Remember reading it, forgot to add it to my watched topics.


fbgirl00 Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 9:29pm
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Let us know how the icing turns out, it sounds yummy!

briannastreats Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 9:58pm
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Originally Posted by Trance

Does anyone know the thread that has the whole thing on adding coffee creamer to your cake mix. Remember reading it, forgot to add it to my watched topics.


Here it is:

I use creamer in both my cakes and buttercreams all the time!! I love the different flavor combinations that can be made!

dandelion56602 Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 7:33am
post #17 of 18

I could be wrong, but I think they only do the seasonal in liquid form--at least where I live I've not found it in powder form. Jello does make a pumpkin pie pudding you could use , but it does have that pumpkin color

madgeowens Posted 28 Oct 2007 , 8:00am
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This is from sugarshack recipe, if this is any help...

Note: make the liquid by mixing one cup of hot water with one cup of powdered coffee creamer. Use only the amount you need to get the consistency you prefer.[u]

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