Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

If black coffee isn't your thing, then this Homemade Coffee Creamer recipe will become your new best friend. Adapt it to your preferred flavor and enjoy knowing every ingredient in your morning cup.

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.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

I just can't do black coffee first thing though.  I've used to use a lot of creamers, 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.

There are just two ingredients in this Homemade Coffee Creamer base and I've included additions for many popular flavors, from vanilla to Almond Joy.

Another bonus about making your own coffee creamer – it's WAY cheaper. I can make a big bottle of homemade creamer for the same price I'd pay for a small container at the store.

Fewer ingredients and fewer dollars spent…with even better flavor? You'll never go back to your old coffee creamer.

Homemade Coffee Creamer Ingredients

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Almond milk (or soy, rice, whole, skim)
  • Optional flavors listed beow

How to Make Homemade Coffee Creamer Base

To make homemade coffee creamer, mix together sweetened condensed milk and almond milk (or substitute). Shake until combined in a TIGHTLY closed container.

This is an unflavored base that you can use to make many flavors of 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

These are just a few possibilities for flavored homemade coffee creamer. Feel free to play around with your favorite additions and combinations until you have your perfect flavor.

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Want to jazz up your coffee creamer base? Snag some of our favorite flavorings.

Homemade Coffee Creamer Notes & Tips

  • I only use 3/4 of the can of sweetened condensed milk but mostly prefer the whole can.
  • 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.
  • Always shake well before using, especially the flavored coffee creamers

What is the best type of milk to use in homemade coffee creamer?

I like to use unsweetened almond milk to make my coffee creamer. However, you can use dairy milk, soy milk, rice milk, or pretty much any milk substitute you'd like.

How To Store Homemade Coffee Creamer

You can store homemade coffee creamer in the fridge for up to a week. Store in a closed glass container.

Homemade Coffee Creamer Base

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  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 ½ cups almond milk or soy, rice, whole, skim


  • Shake all ingredients together until combined in TIGHTLY closed container.
  • I only use 3/4 of the can of sweetened condensed milk but mostly prefer the whole can.


This is an unflavored base that you can use to make many flavors of coffee creamer.
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    1. 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!

    1. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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!

    1. 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.

  3. 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.