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Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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This homemade vanilla coffee creamer will totally make your morning better. It is ridiculously easy and super quick to make. The best part is it only requires 3 ingredients. Yes, just 3 kitchen staple ingredients to make this classic french vanilla coffee creamer.

coffee creamer being poured over a cup of coffee.

This easy homemade french vanilla coffee creamer is ridiculously easy to make that I wonder why we waste money to buy such from the shops. Firstly, the shop bought ones contain additives you can’t pronounce. Secondly, coffee creamer should be made with simple easily sourced ingredients, not jargon. Moral of the story is; if you could, try as much as possible to make your coffee creamer from scratch in the comfort of your home.

Vanilla coffee creamer in a milk bottle and little mason jar.

I would be lying if I say I am not a wee bit addicted to coffee. It is my first pick me up in the morning and it has saved my life many times at work too. Imagine being in a meeting for over 5 hrs and there is no coffee on the menu… What a horror!

Coffee is great when drunk in moderation but tastes even better with an addition of coffee creamer. I tend not to overdo the amount of creamer I add to my coffee because if care is not taken, you would consume more calories than necessary for the day. Also, if you drink more than a cup of coffee a day, then the addition of coffee creamer should be minimal.

My first cup of coffee in the day is usually sweet and creamy but as the day goes by, I slow down on the milk or creamer I use except when I am out, and I can’t control what goes into my coffee. At home, this french vanilla coffee creamer is on standby in the fridge. I also add Irish cream to my coffee too. Without sounding like an alcoholic and no judgement here, Irish cream coffee creamer is the truth. Hahaha and you can be easily addicted if care is not taken hence why I opt for vanilla creamer if I am craving something yummy and creamy

Why this vanilla creamer is so good

  • It only requires 3 ingredients, Full-fat milk, condensed milk and vanilla.
  • One of the easiest thing you can whip up in the kitchen. It is super quick
  • It is versatile and can be added to coffee, tea and even your cereal.
  • More importantly, it is homemade! What more can you ask for.
  • Lastly, it keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days or longer. Yay!!!

a cup of milky coffee.

Can I use non-dairy coffee creamer?

Absolutely, if for any reason you can’t use dairy milk, a great alternative would be coconut milk. If you have the time, you can even make your own nut-milk like cashew milk, hazelnut milk, almond milk and even soya milk. I did promise to share the recipe for my cashew milk hot chocolate last winter but I couldn’t get round to it. Apologies about that!

What other non-fat milk can I use

substitute dairy milk for coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk and any other non-dairy milk

I have used full-fat whole milk but you can substitute with half and half or skimmed milk but coffee creamer is better made with full-fat milk. Yes, you can use evaporated milk too.

Can I use it for cold brew?

Yes and yes!!! Perfect for summer and beyond. Check out my homemade chocolate cold brew to see how I made it

Can I use homemade condensed milk

Yes absolutely, you can either make your own or use shop bought.

How long can I store this coffee creamer for?

Coffee creamer would stay for up to a week in the fridge or work with the expiry date on the milk.

Ingredients

1 can condensed milk

2 cups of full-fat milk

3 tbsp vanilla bean paste

ingredients.overhead shot of coffee creamer.

How to make homemade vanilla coffee creamer

Combine all the three ingredients in a mason jar. Cover with lid and give it a rigorous mix to combine. Alternatively, stir with a spoon until well combined.

Store in the fridge for up to 5 to 7 days or till the expiration of the milk used.

Milk and condensed milk in a tightly closed mason jar.

Vanilla coffee creamer in a milk bottle and little mason jar.
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5 from 1 vote

homemade vanilla coffee creamer

This easy homemade vanilla coffee creamer is ridiculously easy to make that I wonder why we waste money to buy such from the shops. Firstly, the shop bought ones contain additives you can't pronounce. Secondly, coffee creamer should be made with simple easily sourced ingredients, not jargon. Moral of the story is; if you could, try as much as possible to make your coffee creamer from scratch in the comfort of your home.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Creamer
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: coffee creamer, homemade vanilla coffee creamer, vanilla coffee creamer
Cost: £2.10

Equipment

  • Mason Jar

Ingredients

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 2 cups of full fat milk
  • 3 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla extract or use according to preference

Instructions

  • Combine all the three ingredients in a mason jar. Cover with lid and give it a rigorous mix to combine. Alternatively, stir with a spoon until well combined.
  • Store in the fridge in an air tight jar for up to 5 to 7 days or till the expiration of the milk used.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This looks very refreshing and the recipe seems quite easy too. I can’t wait to try this.

     

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