How to Make Coffee Creamer at Home

Imagine trying to make a cup of coffee to start your day, only to realize that you are out of coffee creamer.

Infuriating, isn’t it? But that wouldn’t have happened if you knew how to make coffee creamer at home.

Adding coffee creamer is like icing on the cake for many coffee drinkers. It becomes an important thing to keep checked in your grocery list.

So, naturally, not finding it when you need it can be horrible.

And that’s why I’m telling you that you don’t need to run errands if you run out of store-bought coffee creamer next time. Because you can make coffee creamer at home using very few ingredients.

What is Coffee Creamer?

Coffee creamer is not really any cream. It is a combination of milk, spice, flavorings and condensed milk.

This cream mixture gives your coffee a unique taste.

Coffee and Coffee Creamer

Coffee is the most popular drink all over the world, without a doubt. It is scientifically proven that drinking coffee is good for our health.

Many people think that they cannot function properly or start their day without one or two cups of coffee in the morning.

While some people like drinking black coffee, many people, including me, like it with milk or cream. It gives the coffee a rich, delicious flavor.

Making Coffee Creamer at Home

You cannot always go to the store when you run out of coffee creamer. That’s why knowing how to make coffee creamer at home comes handy.

I love coffee! I got addicted to it when I started my reading habit. Nothing feels better or more aesthetic than sitting down with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in another.

I had started experimenting with various ways of making coffee. From regular flat coffee to the very recent viral Dalgona, I tried them all.

Making coffee creamer at home also came as part of the coffee experiment. And now, I have stopped using store-bought coffee creamers with my coffee.

Because store-bought coffee creamer is unhealthy as they contain lots of sugar, fat, chemicals, artificial flavors and whatnot. Even the fat-free creamer contains fat.

However, homemade coffee creamer is healthier and easier to make. It also costs less than ready-made creamer.

How to Make Coffee Creamer at Home

Like I mentioned already, you only need a few ingredients to make your coffee creamer at home.

The easiest way to make coffee creamer requires three things:

  • 1 cup of milk (any type)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Put all the ingredients carefully in a mason jar or bottle. And shake it well.

There! You have your homemade coffee creamer.

Make Coffee Creamer at Home

Make Coffee Creamer at Home

If you want to make more cream to store it for later, you try doing the following:

  • 1 and a half cup of milk
  • 1 can of condensed milk (I prefer homemade)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

You can refrigerate the extra for later.

How to Make Condensed Milk at Home

Since we are talking about making healthy choices, I think it is essential to know that you can make condensed milk at home too.

We often have raisins stored at home, and we can use it to make condensed milk.


  • A handful of raisins/powdered sugar
  •  Milk
  • 1-2 teaspoon of corn syrup/maple syrup/honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

There are always alternatives for each ingredient. So you can choose any option you have.


  • Take a handful of raisins and pour milk to cover them.
  • Keep them in the fridge overnight.

This process would thicken the milk and add sweetness from the raisin.

If you think that this process is taking a long time, then try the alternative:

  • Put the raisins and milk in a steamer on the stove. Keep the heat low and and heat the mixture for 20-30 minutes.
  • If you use sugar instead of raisins, skim it on the stove until the sugar dissolves completely.

How to Make Different Flavoured Coffee Creamer at Home

You can enjoy various flavored coffee creamers according to your taste. The process of making these flavored coffee creamers is the same. Only the ingredients change a little bit.

All you need to do is to put them together and shake or stir it well. I’m going to give the list of ingredients you would need to make each flavor of creamer.

French Vanilla Creamer / Vanilla Creamer

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Chocolate Creamer:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoon of cocoa powder

Hazelnut Creamer:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons of hazelnut extract or almond extract

Cinnamon Creamer:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon extract or 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder

Irish Creamer:

  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • 2 teaspoon of chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

The vanilla creamer is personally my favorite.

How Long Does Homemade Coffee Creamer Last?

Homemade coffee creamers do not last long like the store-bought ones. But if you store it properly in an airtight jar or a mason jar, it can last around five days to one week.

Just keep a reminder or stick a label on the jar to make sure you know the expiry date or know when to make coffee creamer again. Otherwise, you will be in trouble during your coffee hour.

Are We Done?

Yes, we are. You did not expect a long recipe, did you? That would have been boring. When it comes to homemade coffee or coffee creamer recipes, the process is quite simple. You do not need to go through much hassle to prepare them.

So, you can quickly learn how to make coffee creamer at home in a few small steps.

And you can also increase or lessen the ingredients, depending on your taste and preference. But here is a small tip: If you want the cream to be creamy or a little thick, you can use heavy milk instead of regular or whole milk.

Enjoy your coffee with homemade coffee creamer.


Why is coffee mate bad for you?

Partially hydrogenated fat. Dense alone cannot carry out the cream-free liquid flavor luxuriously creamy, where partially hydrogenated oils or synthetic trans fats come into play.

These highly processed fats are absolutely dangerous, raising harmful cholesterol levels and putting you at risk for heart disease.

Does Coffee Mate have chemicals?

Next to the ingredients list are sodium caseinate and propylene glycol. Last but not least, are dipotassium phosphate and polysorbate 60, which help the coffee-mate dissolve in the coffee.

The coffee-mate contains sodium stearic cocktails, color, natural and artificial flavors and sucrose, a nutritious sweet.

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