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Homemade Coffee Creamer

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If you are a coffee drinker, you will love this recipe to make your own homemade coffee creamer with the flavor of your choice.
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  1. Homemade Coffee Creamer Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This homemade coffee creamer will make your morning coffee taste like you ordered it from your favorite local specialty coffee shop. Whip up this delicious creamer to add extra flavor to your coffee with only three simple ingredients.

Coffee lovers will also enjoy our iced caramel macchiato and iced mocha. Both are refreshing and amazing recipes that add something new to your java habit.

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • ¼ cup vanilla-flavored coffee syrup (I used Torani brand)

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CREAM: I like the rich creaminess that the half & half gives to this easy homemade coffee creamer recipe; however, you can use any milk option of your choice such as whole milk or skim milk. Remember that if you use a non-dairy milk alternative such as coconut milk, cashew milk, oat milk, or almond milk, you choose an unsweetened version.

SYRUP: I love the ease and convenience of using the flavored coffee syrups when making my homemade coffee creamers. They come in so many different delicious flavors. You can choose any flavor of creamer you want, you will just want to keep all the measurements the same as the original recipe. 

Some of my favorites are salted caramel, hazelnut, and French vanilla flavor. There are a few great brands (Torani, Starbucks, Jordan’s Skinny brand, and more) available online and in stores where you purchase your coffee k-cups and ground coffee bags. You can also find the flavored syrups at big-box discount stores in the home goods section. 

SYRUP ALTERNATIVE: If you do not want to use the flavored syrups, you can add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture as a substitute for the vanilla-flavored coffee syrup. This is a very quick and easy substitution for standard vanilla-flavored coffee creamer. For other flavors, try peppermint extract or almond extract or even a splash of pure maple syrup.

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How to Make This Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

PRO TIP:

I like to cut this recipe in half and make a smaller amount of a couple of different flavors to keep in my refrigerator to give myself some flavor varieties in the mornings with my cup of coffee. When you cut this recipe in half, the homemade creamer stores perfectly in half-pint mason jars. You can label and stack them in your refrigerator for the week, and everyone can enjoy their favorite flavors.

STEP ONE: In a large glass measuring cup with a pour spout, add the half and half, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla flavored syrup.

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STEP TWO: Whisk to incorporate all the ingredients thoroughly.

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STEP THREE: Pour into a pint-size mason jar or another jar with a tight-fitting lid.

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STEP FOUR: Label your jar with the flavor and expiration date for your homemade coffee creamer.

PRO TIP:

When labeling your jar of homemade coffee creamer, you will want to take note of the expiration date on your container of half & half to be sure that you write the appropriate date. I like to use the dissolvable labels from the Ball brand that are used when canning fruits and vegetables. They are found online or where you purchase your home canning products. 

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How To Serve

This homemade coffee creamer is a great addition to your favorite cup of coffee. I highly suggest using your flavored coffee creamer with an unflavored brewed cup of coffee. I like bold coffee brands, or espresso, to add my flavored coffee creamers too. I find that the pre-flavored coffee grounds/k-cups tend to compete in flavor with the sweet taste of my wonderful creamers. I find it best to keep my brewed coffee plain and add flavors with my creamers. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: This French vanilla creamer should be stored in a large mason jar with a tight-fitting lid or airtight container in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this creamer as the cream may separate once thawed.

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Having your own coffee creamer in the fridge is a great way to skip the coffee shops in the morning and still be able to dress up your cup of coffee. This recipe makes homemade French vanilla coffee creamer but you can choose your favorite flavor combination to customize your coffee with just a few basic ingredients and a couple of easy steps.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does this creamer keep in the fridge?

This homemade recipe should keep for up to 10 days in the fridge as long as you are storing it in an airtight container or sealed mason jar.

Can I use milk instead of cream in this recipe?

Whatever type of cream or milk you like to put into your coffee regularly will work fine for this recipe. Just make sure that if you are using non-dairy alternatives that you choose the unsweetened kind.

Can I use any flavor of extract to make my coffee creamer?

If you are avoiding the syrup and prefer to use extract instead, you can experiment with any flavor and choose whichever one you like.

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Homemade Coffee Creamer

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If you are a coffee drinker, you will love this recipe to make your own homemade coffee creamer with the flavor of your choice.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 14

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • ¼ cup vanilla flavored coffee syrup, I used Torani brand

Instructions
 

  • In a large glass measuring cup with a pour spout, add the half and half, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla flavored coffee syrup.
  • Whisk to incorporate all the ingredients thoroughly. Pour into a pint-size mason jar or another jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Label your jar with the flavor and expiration date for your homemade coffee creamer.

Notes

  • I like to cut this recipe in half and make a smaller amount of a couple of different flavors to keep in my refrigerator to give myself some flavor varieties in the mornings with my cup of coffee. When you cut this recipe in half, the homemade creamer stores perfectly in half-pint mason jars. You can label and stack them in your refrigerator for the week, and everyone can enjoy their favorite flavors.
  • When labeling your jar of homemade coffee creamer, you will want to take note of the expiration date on your container of half & half to be sure that you write the appropriate date. I like to use the dissolvable labels from the Ball brand that are used when canning fruits and vegetables. They are found online or where you purchase your home canning products. 

Nutrition

Sodium: 23mg | Calcium: 50mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Sugar: 9g | Potassium: 65mg | Cholesterol: 10mg | Calories: 73kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 3g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 11g | Iron: 1mg
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