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Mar 15, 2012 09:12 AM

Flavoring coffee without flavored creamer

Due to a caffeine sensitivity, I'm not a big coffee drinker. But when I do, I need to drink decaf - and I like flavored coffees. Which was great when our office had a Keurig and I could have my hazelnut or rain forest nut decafs. but now they switched vendors and only offer a traditional decaf.

I looked at some of the "creamers" but the ingredient lists scare me. I like plain half and half and thought maybe I could add hazelnut extract to flavor it. Or should I look into the italian syrups? Bonus for ideas that are shelf stable since I don't drink coffee regularly.

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  1. Monin syrups are very good. Most of the ones in glass bottles have a 3 year shelf life.

    1. I frequently use davinci syrups for coffee/latte/iced coffee-frappuccino-things because they have some pretty respectable sugar free versions, but that may well be a "lowered expectation" recommendation because I'm used to sugar-free tradeoffs.

      1. Do you like coconut flavor? Coconut milk is a natural creamer. Freeze a can distributed in ice cube trays so you can defrost a little at a time.

        1. a small dash of cinncamon in the coffee grinds before brewing may help. I always like it.

          1. Hershey's Powdered Cocoa added before brewing?