Homemade coffee creamer

Why buy preservative filled flavored coffee creamers in the store when you can make them at home for half the cost? These five flavors are sure to add some serious flavor to your coffee!

5 delicious homemade coffee creamers

Preservatives are a big downside of processed foods. Who wants all those chemicals? This homemade sweetened coffee creamer is sure to make you happy. A simple base recipe can be turned into five different flavored creamers. Plus, it's more economical and natural than store bought flavored coffee creamer.

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 strenght 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.

Chocolate coffee creamer recipe

A mocha is a classic coffee treat. With this homemade creamer, you can have a mocha any time you want!

Serving size 1 container


  • 1 batch homemade coffee creamer base
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder


  1. In a saucepan, add homemade coffee creamer and cocoa powder.
  2. Simmer on low until cocoa powder is dissolved.
  3. Store in the refrigerator.

Hazelnut coffee creamer recipe

Hazelnut is one of the most popular coffee flavors. This homemade hazelnut coffee creamer recipe can be customized to take on as much or little flavor as your desire.

Serving size 1 container


  • 1 batch homemade coffee creamer base
  • 1-2 teaspoons hazelnut extract


  1. Stir together coffee creamer base and hazelnut extract.
  2. Store in the refrigerator.

Toasted almond coffee creamer recipe

No need to go to a big chain coffee store to get your toasted almond flavor. It's easy and perfectly nutty!

Serving size 1 container


  • 1 batch homemade coffee creamer base
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract


  1. Stir together coffee creamer base and almond extract.
  2. Store in the refrigerator.

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Comments on "Do it at home: Homemade flavored coffee creamer"

Cheryl April 04, 2014 | 8:01 AM

This is a wonderful recipe, so great to know what is going in my coffee! I used a mix of 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. almond extracts thinking it might be a little strong for me with 2 of the almond and I really like it this way. I can always cut back on calories by cutting back to 2% milk or one of the other great ideas I've read above, but I love it as is.

Angela October 25, 2013 | 9:20 AM

*Banana's Foster. Use Banana Extract *Vanilla Caramel Add Mrs. Richardson Caramel ice cream topping. 1 Tablespoon *Whole milk is much thicker. I use Coconut milk and omit the sugar as Coconut milk has cane sugar, better for you. *Keeps in the fridge for a month -6 weeks. but rarely lasts that long. *Condensed milk has tons of sugar, versus EVAPORATED milk which is thick. *Vanilla Nut- use vanilla extract and your favorite nut extract (Watkins has the best variety and quality of extracts, or try your local coop) *MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING PURE EXTRACTS, NOT JUST FLAVORINGS.

Vivian October 21, 2013 | 4:58 PM

I've had success using condensed evaporated milk with the cocoa and peppermint extract, then adding liquid stevia glycerite to sweeten to taste.

dana October 15, 2013 | 8:26 PM

how do i make vanilla nut???

Tina October 14, 2013 | 12:23 PM

How would i make Banana Foster creamer?

Aime July 31, 2013 | 2:12 PM

after I make the base, how would I make vanilla carmel flavored creamer?

Kathleen July 10, 2013 | 7:50 AM

I am excited to try the almond. I've been using Nestle's "Natural Bliss" vanilla because it's only milk, cream, sugar and vanilla. I can't stand the other flavors because of all the trans-fats and ingredients that look more like a chemistry experiment than coffee creamer. Thanks for the recipe!

Heidi Westman March 14, 2013 | 12:18 PM

How would I make oreo cookie flavored creamer?

Jeremy March 13, 2013 | 10:58 AM

I'm wondering about how long these will last in refrigeration before spoiling. I'm not a big fan of spoiled food&drink.

Ashley February 25, 2013 | 7:01 AM

Any recommendations for hazelnut extracts ?

Andrea November 24, 2012 | 7:04 PM

Do you think you can add Baileys to your coffee afterwards,, or do you think it will ruin the flavor? I'm thinking specifically about the peppermint creamer. Want to bring it to a party but we will probably want something with alcohol. Any suggestions if not Baileys?

Brandy Clabaugh November 18, 2012 | 6:13 PM

Hi Brenda, Generally speaking dairy products freeze well. I have not personally frozen any of these homemade creamers but I imagine it would work out. Please let me know how it turns out if you do in fact freeze some!

Brenda November 14, 2012 | 6:58 AM

Do you think any of these would freeze well? I would love to make several batches for my parents to use as needed.

Julie Concialdi November 13, 2012 | 6:51 AM

I made vanilla creamer this weekend and to cut a few calories I used fat free condensed milk and fat free milk. It was very frothy after giving it a good shake.My husband liked it but not the same as the store bought but I'm going to make it again. The store bought stuff has so much "junk" in it. I like that I know what is in my morning cup of coffee.

Brandy Clabaugh October 30, 2012 | 5:09 PM

Hi Gail, I think 2% milk will work fine. It may not be as creamy but I doubt you will truly notice the difference. Hope you enjoy the creamer!

Maryalice October 26, 2012 | 1:44 PM

Chocolate creamer came out very nice ...yummy!!!

Maryalice October 26, 2012 | 9:33 AM

Made the hazelnut (love the hazelnut liquid creamer in the stores) and have yet got the right amount of the extract for my taste. Bought mine from Mountain Rose so maybe I need a "stronger" extract? Guess I'm looking to "duplicate" the store bought ones which is probably impossible? I also use liquid stevia for sweetener. Off to try the chocolate creamer.

gail October 10, 2012 | 5:00 AM

Do you have to use whole milk? Or will 2% work?

Brandy Clabaugh October 01, 2012 | 7:11 PM

Hi Carmina: I would say this should keep fresh for about 2 weeks. You can always try halving the recipe (they sell small cans of sweetened condensed milk) if you do not use a lot of creamer.

Carmina September 29, 2012 | 5:49 PM

Glad I found this! Do you know how long I can keep it in the refrigerator ?

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