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Homemade Coffee Creamer

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Only 3 ingredients create a rich, sweet, and creamy addition to your morning coffee. Homemade coffee creamer is easy, delicious, and you’ll know what each ingredient is!

Pouring coffee creamer into fresh coffee.


 

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Enjoy your morning coffee with a sweet cream that’s without additives and sweetened just to your liking. Mix up the recipe for the season with different extracts and spices to fit the season.

Make your breakfast even more special with my Banana Oatmeal Pancakes and Cinnamon Butter. Feeling fall? Mix up pumpkin coffee cream and enjoy my Homemade Pumpkin Waffles.

Glass bottle of homemade coffee cream.

Ingredients For Coffee Creamer

  • Half and half – Provides a balanced creaminess to coffee without being too heavy.
  • Sweetened condensed milk – Delivers concentrated sweetness and creaminess in one ingredient.
  • Vanilla extract – Introduces a warm, inviting aroma and flavor.
coffee creamer ingredients.

Tools needed for this recipe

  • Measuring cups
  • Glass bottle for storage

How To Make Homemade Coffee Creamer

Pour the half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract directly into a clean 1-quart glass jar with a tight-sealing lid.

Pouring cream into a large glass container.

Secure the lid tightly onto the jar.

Shake the jar vigorously for about 30 seconds to a minute or until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and smooth.

Pouring condensed milk into a tall glass.

Optionally, open the jar to taste the mixture and adjust the levels of vanilla or condensed milk if needed. Reseal and shake again if adjustments are made.

Glass bottle of homemade coffee cream.

How to store homemade coffee cream

Keep stored in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator. Your homemade coffee cream should be kept until the sell-by date on your half-and-half. This is about 2 weeks time.

Recipe Variations

Leave out the vanilla extract and add these flavor variations if you like.

Hazelnut Creamer – Add 2 teaspoons of hazelnut extract to the base recipe.

Mocha Creamer – Add 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the base recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Creamer – Add 2 Tablespoons of pure pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice to the base recipe.

Sealed and labeled jar of homemade coffee creamer.

FAQ’s

Is it cheaper to make your own coffee creamer?

It is, not only cheaper but without any added preservatives or extra ingredients you can’t pronounce.

I only have heavy cream, can I still make this?

Yes! This recipe calls for half and half, which is half milk, and half heavy cream. So if you have both of those ingredients you can actually make your own half and half for this recipe. While you can just use heavy cream, half and half provide a light creaminess without it feeling too full or heavy.

Notes

  • Before each use, give the container a good shake to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed. Store the homemade coffee creamer in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • The base recipe for coffee creamer is half and half and sweetened condensed milk.

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Pouring coffee creamer into fresh coffee.
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Homemade Coffee Creamer

Only 3 ingredients create a rich, sweet, and creamy addition to your morning coffee. Homemade coffee creamer is easy, delicious, and you'll know what each ingredient is!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade coffee creamer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 933kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups half and half
  • 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Pour the half-and-half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract directly into a clean 1-quart glass jar with a tight-sealing lid.
  • Secure the lid tightly onto the jar.
  • Shake the jar vigorously for about 30 seconds to a minute or until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined and smooth.
  • Optionally, open the jar to taste the mixture and adjust the levels of vanilla or condensed milk if needed. Reseal and shake again if adjustments are made.

Suggested Tools

Glass jar for mixing and storage

Notes

Before each use, give the container a good shake to ensure all the ingredients are well mixed. Store the homemade coffee creamer in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The base recipe for coffee creamer is half and half and sweetened condensed milk.
Leave out the vanilla extract and add these flavor variations if you like.
  • Hazelnut Creamer – Add 2 teaspoons of hazelnut extract to the base recipe.
  • Mocha Creamer – Add 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the base recipe.
  • Pumpkin Spice Creamer – Add 2 Tablespoons of pure pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice to the base recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 933kcal | Carbohydrates: 118g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 1025mg | Sugar: 118g | Vitamin A: 1279IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 791mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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