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DIY 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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Table of Contents
  1. DIY Coffee Creamer Ingredients
  2. Homemade Creamer Substitutions And Additions
  3. How To Make Coffee Creamer
  4. How To Serve This Recipe For Coffee Creamer
  5. How To Store DIY Coffee Creamer
  6. You Will Love This Coffee Creamer Recipe
  7. Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe FAQs
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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.

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DIY Coffee Creamer Ingredients

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When it comes to coffee, finding the right creamer can be a game-changer.

Homemade coffee creamer gives you the flexibility to add your favorite flavors and customize your cup of joe to your exact liking.

Smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness and flavor, homemade coffee creamer adds an extra layer of deliciousness to every cup.

You’ll need:

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

Homemade Creamer 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, 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 should choose an unsweetened version.

SYRUP: I love the ease and convenience of using 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.

How To Make Coffee Creamer

It takes no time at all to make homemade coffee creamer. So skip the store-bought version and whip this up in just a few minutes.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

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.

half & half, sweetened condense milk, and vanilla coffee syrup in a measuring cup

STEP TWO: Whisk to incorporate all the ingredients thoroughly.

ingredients whisked in a measuring cup

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

cream poured into a tight fitting jar

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. 

jar labeled with date

How To Serve This Recipe For Coffee Creamer

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 to my flavored coffee creamers.

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 using my creamers. 

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.

How To Store DIY Coffee Creamer

Keep this creamer on hand in your fridge so that you always have something to add to your morning coffee.

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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You Will Love This Coffee Creamer Recipe

Having your own homemade 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.

Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe FAQs

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, 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.

What is the perfect creamer-to-coffee ratio?

The perfect ratio for the best cup of coffee is 1-2 tablespoons of creamer for every 8 ounces of coffee.

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

5 from 4 votes
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

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

    If I want to make two different flavors, coconut & vanilla, how would I do that using this recipe? I want to make a small batch of each.

    • Lexus Monroe, Editorial Assistant says

      I would use the recipe using the vanilla syrup then make another recipe but swap it out with coconut syrup.

  2. Stacy says

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! Bye bye bought creamer!! Was wondering if I could use heavy whipping cream instead of half and half. I love whipping cream in my coffee❤️ thanks!

  3. JoAnn says

    5 stars
    Ran out of store bought a few weeks ago so decided to try this homemade version because it’s what I had on hand after looking at many versions. Loved it, now use it daily. I make about a pint each week. I havnt tried adding different flavors but may try some added liquid caramel to give it another flavor. Quick, easy, cheaper and far better than all those additives in store bought.

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