Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Homemade Coffee Creamer

I’m not so sure that Marilyn Monroe was right when she said “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”  because when 7 am rolls around the only thing I want to kiss is my coffee cup, and  if I am truthful again at 8, 9, 10, and 11 am. I just can't do black coffee though.  I use to use a lot of creamer, but have you read the side of your flavored creamer lately? I cut off coffee at noon (apparently the doctor thought 3 pots was a bit much per day) and have been trying to eat better, so I don't want to load up on a bunch of nasty ingredients that I can't pronounce. So I set out to find a creamer that was delicious and simple. This homemade coffee creamer recipe is easy to make and so much better for you than the premade ones.  It's also easy to adapt to whatever flavor you enjoy.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Base
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 ½ cups almond milk (or soy, rice, whole, skim)
  1. Shake all ingredients together until combined in TIGHTLY closed container.
  2. I only use ¾ of the can of sweetened condensed milk unless my husband is home. He likes his creamer sweeter than I do.
This is an unflavored base that you can use to make many flavors of coffee creamer.

To flavor it, simply add whatever sounds good. Below are a few of my favorite combinations.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Sweet Cream/Vanilla Coffee Creamer

  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract

Peppermint Mocha Coffee Creamer

  • 1 Tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Peppermint extract

Cinnamon Bun Coffee Creamer

  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon, ground

Chocolate Almond Coffee Creamer

  • 1 Tbps. Cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Almond extract

Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

  • 1 Tbsp. Caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Vanilla Caramel Coffee Creamer

  • 1 Tbsp. Caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract

Almond Joy Coffee Creamer

  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut extract
  • ¼ c. Chocolate syrup

Homemade Coffee Creamer Tip: Powders do not melt well in cold liquids so for cinnamon, cocoa powder, and salt, warm about ¼ c of the milk in the microwave, mix in dry ingredients to dissolve and add to base. Try my White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti recipe for when you enjoy your cup of coffee.

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  1. Please note: Some condensed milk can also have nasty ingredients in it. So read your labels!

  2. I have made this quite a few times but am wondering if I could freeze it? 

    • I’ve never had much luck freezing dairy, so I wouldn’t. If you get brave & try, please let me know how it turns out!

  3. How long does this keep in the refrigerator? 

    • I go through a lot of creamer (coffee addict) so I don’t think mine has ever lasted longer than 5 days. The expiration would depend on the milk you used, so just mark your jar with the expiration from the milk you used. If you do a mix (my sister does part almond & part soy sometimes), use the soonest expiration date.

  4. Have you tried it with the new coconut milk?

  5. I didn’t realize it would be so easy to make!

  6. oh, i spend a lot on creamers!! this awesome

  7. I don’t drink coffee, but I LOVE coffee creamers for other drinks and recipes!

  8. As a coffee addict… I\’m gonna be all over this DIY! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We\’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. 🙂 ~Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

  9. I tried this after finding it linked on Pinterest-it is now going to be my go-to creamer! Also, Yay for finding your blog-you sound like a momma after my own heart!

    • Ah, thank you! I love how simple it is to make & how easily I can control the quality of the ingredients. Plus, it’s always fun playing with new flavors. I need to update it with some of my newer creations.

  10. Margie Mudge says:

    With a family of seven children my mother used to have milk delivered….. by yes,…a milk man. She used to freeze it all the time. Didn’t change the flavor at all.

  11. What size can? There’s multiple sizes where I’m from.


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