If you’re tired of the same old store-bought coffee creamers and want to add a personalized touch to your morning cup of joe, you’re in for a treat. Say goodbye to artificial additives and hello to the world of homemade coffee creamer! In this post, we’re diving into the why’s and how’s of crafting your own creamy concoctions right in your kitchen.

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Why Make Homemade Coffee Creamer

  1. Customized Flavors: When you make your own coffee creamer, you’re in control and get to make your favorite flavor. From classics like vanilla and chocolate to seasonal spices like cinnamon, the possibilities are endless. You can tailor your creamer to match your coffee preferences perfectly.
  2. Healthier Ingredients: Many store bought creamers can be loaded with artificial flavors, colors, and added sugars. By making your own creamer, you have control over the ingredients, allowing you to choose healthier alternatives like real dairy or plant-based milk and natural sweeteners.
  3. Reduce Waste: Ditching store-bought creamer containers in favor of homemade means you’re contributing to a greener planet. It’s an eco-friendly choice that reduces single-use plastic waste.
  4. Cost-Effective: Homemade coffee creamer can save you a pretty penny in the long run. Plus, many homemade creamer recipes use ingredients you likely already have on hand, making it budget-friendly.
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The Ingredients

These are the base ingredients you need to make a delicious homemade coffee creamer!

  • Condensed milk (homemade or canned)
  • Milk (whole, almond, oat or coconut work)
  • Maple syrup
  • Arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • Vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean

If you want to experiment with different flavors, here are some ideas and the ingredients you need to make them!

  • Cinnamon Strudel: cinnamon + almond extract
  • Chocolate Mint: cocoa powder + peppermint extract
  • French Vanilla: vanilla bean reserved from soaking above to remain in the mixture or additional vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Almond: cocoa powder + almond extract

*See recipe card for exact measurements and instructions*

How to Make Coffee Creamer at Home

  1. Place all the ingredients, including optional flavorings, if desired, in a saucepan over low-medium heat. 
  2. Whisk until thick, about 2-3 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use. 
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Tips for Homemade Coffee Creamer

  1. Storage: Store your homemade creamer in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. It’s best to use it within a week or two to maintain freshness.
  2. Shake It Up: Give your creamer container a good shake before each use to ensure all the flavors are well-distributed.
  3. Experiment and Enjoy: Don’t be afraid to experiment with ratios and ingredients! The beauty of homemade coffee creamer is that you can tailor it to your taste buds’ desires any given day.
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By whipping up your own coffee creamer at home, you’re not just adding a personal touch to your morning routine – you’re enhancing the flavor, quality, and sustainability of your daily cup of coffee. Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

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Homemade Coffee Creamer

Say goodbye to artificial additives and hello to the world of homemade coffee creamer! It's easy to make, cost effective and fully customizable to your taste buds!
3.77 from 26 votes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients  

For Coffee Creamer

  • 1 1/2 cups homemade condensed milk or condensed milk in a can recipe follows
  • 1 cup milk whole, almond, oat or coconut work
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup depending on desired sweetness
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean

For Homemade Condensed Milk

  • 2 cups milk whole, almond, oat or coconut work
  • 1 cup raisins

For Flavored Creamers

  • Cinnamon Strudel: 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Chocolate Mint: 1 tablespoon cocoa + 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • French Vanilla: vanilla bean reserved from soaking above to remain in the mixture or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Almond: 1 tablespoon cocoa powder + 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions 

For the Creamer: 

  • Place all the ingredients, including optional flavorings, if desired, in a saucepan over low-medium heat. 
  • Whisk until thick, about 2-3 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until ready to use. 

For the Homemade Condensed Milk: 

  • Place the milk and raisins in a bowl, cover, and soak overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Strain the milk into a bowl or pitcher and discard the raisins (or eat as a snack!) 

Notes

Storage: Store your homemade creamer in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. It’s best to use it within a week or two to maintain freshness.
Shake It Up: Give your creamer container a good shake before each use to ensure all the flavors are well-distributed.
Experiment and Enjoy: Don’t be afraid to experiment with ratios and ingredients! The beauty of homemade coffee creamer is that you can tailor it to your taste buds’ desires any given day.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. Is there any way you could figure out the nutritional values (estimates) of the homemade condensed milk? Thanks!

  2. So excited to try this!! Do you think you could use dates instead of raisins to make the sweetened condensed milk? I have a surpluse of dates hanging out in my pantry!

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