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Powdered creamers make a satisfying dessert-topper for when you find yourself without a carton of cream, or cooking for the lactose intolerant. Most powdered coffee creamers are non-dairy and come in a wide variety of flavors including mocha, caramel and French vanilla. Powdered milk may also be substituted for powdered creamer in whipped cream recipes with little extra effort.

Add 1 part lemon juice, 4 parts cold water and 16 parts powdered creamer to the mixing bowl.

Whip the mixture with the electric mixer on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until the mixture begins to stiffen and soft peaks begin to appear.

Slowly mix in 3 parts confectioners' sugar and continue mixing for 2 to 3 minutes or until hard peaks begin to appear.

Store the bowl and contents into the refrigerator until serving it.


Chill the bowl and mixer blades in the freezer or fridge before mixing to speed up the mixing process.

Fluff the whipped cream with a fork before serving -- the mixture will harden a bit in the refrigerator.

Mix in a spoonful or two of your favorite creamer into already made whipped cream or topping.

Check the powdered creamer's label to see if it contains any milk products and is dairy-free.