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Inject Your Morning Cuppa With an Easy Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

DIY coffee creamer that's healthier and tastes better than store-bought? Yes, please!

Not gonna lie. One of the things we love the most about fall and winter is when all of those super-yummy seasonal coffee creamers start hitting shelves. And even when summer rolls around, you know we're into adding in a little French vanilla. We love, love, love flavored coffee creamers, but they do have their downsides — which is why we're totally digging making our own homemade coffee creamers now.

Preservatives are the big bummer of processed foods, and most store-bought creamers are chock-full of chemicals. This DIY creamer has a simple base recipe that can be turned into five different flavored creamers. It's more natural than what you get at the grocery, and it's also a lot less expensive.

Homemade flavored coffee creamer base recipe

This is the perfect sweetened base for your flavored coffee creamer.

Serving size 1 container


  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 14 ounces whole milk


  1. Whisk together both ingredients until combined.
  2. Store in refrigerator.

Peppermint mocha coffee creamer recipe

This flavor is perfect for Christmas and all winter long. It's perfectly sweet, chocolaty and full of mint flavor.

Serving size 1 container


  • 1 batch homemade coffee creamer base
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract


  1. Add coffee creamer base and cocoa powder to saucepan.
  2. Heat on low until cocoa powder has dissolved into creamer base.
  3. Add peppermint extract, stir and store in refrigerator.
Note: Mint extract strength can vary brand to brand. Start off by adding a little and taste test before adding more.

Vanilla bean coffee creamer recipe

Who doesn't love the flavor of vanilla bean in a cup of coffee? I like using vanilla bean paste instead of extract because it adds a really intense vanilla flavor.

Serving size 1 container


  • 1 batch homemade coffee creamer base
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste


  1. Stir together coffee creamer base and vanilla bean paste.
  2. Store in the refrigerator.

Originally published February 2012. Updated May 2017.

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