Once you try homemade Coffee Creamer you won’t want storebought again. This recipe is easy with just 3 ingredients and you will feel good knowing exactly what went into your creamer (without a paragraph of ingredients you don’t recognize). Homemade creamer also keeps well in the refrigerator.

We love homemade condiments from Balsamic Glaze to Caramel Sauce. They are often tastier and fresher than store-bought. If you are a coffee lover this Coffee Creamer Recipe is a must-try!

Coffee Creamer pouring into coffee cup

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Why you should make your own creamer

The beauty of making your own coffee creamer is you know exactly what went into it and how fresh your ingredients are.

  • Additives – Store-bought coffee creamers tend to have long lists of ingredients, and often contain preservatives, additives, and artificial flavors that are not familiar. This homemade creamer has just 3 ingredients and you likely already have them on hand.
  • Sweetened just right – homemade creamer is not overly sweet like storebought creamers tend to be and you can even add the condensed milk to taste if you prefer less sweetness.
  • Delicious – sweetened condensed milk and real vanilla extract taste amazing with coffee. Adding half and half will produce a silky smooth and balanced cup of coffee.
Homemade coffee creamer in serving pitcher

Ingredients for Vanilla Coffee Creamer

You’ll have this combination memorized from the first time you make it. Just remember that it’s equal parts of the first two ingredients. Easy!

  • Half and Half – just the right amount of creaminess for a cup of coffee without creating an oily film. Half and half is essentially equal parts of milk and heavy cream so you can make your own half and half if you want to.
  • Sweetened condensed milk – use a standard 14 oz jar. It adds a milky sweetness.
  • Vanilla extract – this is optional, but definitely adds a nice layer of flavor to make it vanilla coffee creamer. Homemade vanilla extract is great but a storebought real vanilla extract will work here.

Pro Tip: For a lower-calorie creamer, you can substitute the half and half with milk.

3 ingredients for making coffee creamer

How to Make Coffee Creamer

  1. Combine half and half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract to a quart-sized (32 oz) mason jar.
  2. Cover and shake – screw the lid on tightly and shake the creamer until well combined (you can also whisk it up).
  3. Store – keep the creamer covered and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
How to make coffee creamer shaking up in a mason jar

Common Questions

Is it cheaper to make your own coffee creamer?

It depends. If you are using all organic and great quality ingredients, it may cost you more, but you will ultimately have higher quality creamer.

Can I Substitute the half and half?

You can use anything from low-fat milk up to heavy cream if you want a very rich creamer. You could also use almond milk if you prefer.

Can I add different flavorings?

You can add different flavors and the easiest way to do that is to use a different extract such as Almond Extract, Hazelnut Extract, or even pumpkin spice extract.

Easy vanilla flavored coffee creamer in pitcher

Storing Coffee Creamer

  • To Refrigerate: Keep in a sealed jar for up to 2 weeks or until the “sell by” date on your half and half, so use a fresh container. Also, as with all dairy products, store the jar on the bottom shelf in the back of your refrigerator where your refrigerator is the coldest. Do not store on the door.
  • Freezing: Dairy doesn’t freeze well and it is not recommended to freeze this coffee creamer.
Cup of coffee with homemade coffee creamer

Homemade creamer is easy and will elevate your morning coffee. Have you tried any variations on homemade coffee creamer? Let me know in the comments below.

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

5 from 329 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Homemade coffee creamer poured into coffee
Once you try Homemade Coffee Creamer you won’t want store-bought. This easy Coffee Creamer recipe has just 3 ingredients and keeps well.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 52 servings (about 1 Tbsp per serving)

Instructions

  • Add the ingredients to a quart-sized mason jar, cover with the lid and shake up (or you can whisk together until combined).
  • Cover and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator (or until the ‘sell by’ date on your half and half or milk carton)

Nutrition Per Serving

36kcal Calories5g Carbs1g Protein2g Fat1g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat1g Monounsaturated Fat6mg Cholesterol13mg Sodium39mg Potassium4g Sugar49IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C30mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
36
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
6
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
13
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
39
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
5
g
2
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
49
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
30
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade coffee creamer
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 36
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  • T
    May 31, 2024

    I added some bourbon vanilla flavored salt and cinnamon and it was perfect! Ditching the nasty store bought creamers!! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2024

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Maryann
    May 26, 2024

    Best ever. Ditching my chemical coffee creamer. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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