I have a super easy, super yummy Homemade Coffee Creamer recipe for you to try. Personally, my favorite flavor is French Vanilla, so this is the flavor I chose to make this homemade coffee creamer. If you prefer a different flavor, be sure to read all the way through this post – I list a variety of other flavor options at the end.
Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe Ingredients
This Homemade Coffee Creamer has only 3 basic ingredients:
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Milk (or any variety)
- Flavoring of Your Choice
That is it. Only 3 ingredients! The bonus? You probably have these items sitting in your fridge or pantry right now. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Here are the detailed instructions.
- 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 14 ounce milk, I used Almond Milk
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- Empty sweetened condensed milk into airtight container.
- Fill empty can with milk - I used vanilla flavored Almond Milk - and add to container.
- Add vanilla extract.
- Shake vigorously! Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.
In my honest opinion, this is the BEST homemade coffee creamer recipe. Honestly, I tried making it a few different ways. I used regular milk (it was ok, just not as rich and creamy as with the Almond Milk). I also tried making this with coconut milk. I did NOT like it this way, but I had never had coconut milk before. If this is something you use regularly, you might like that option.
The Cost – is it cheaper?
If you’re wondering why you should make your own instead of just purchasing it at the store, let’s have a look at the cost breakdown.
Liquid Coffee Creamer costs about $2 each on sale. Sometimes we can find a coupon for about $0.50 off, so we might be able to get a 16 ounce bottle of liquid coffee creamer for about $1.50 – that comes to $0.09 per ounce.
Here is the cost if you make it yourself:
Sweetened Condensed Milk, 14 oz can – $1.29 (bought generic brand at Aldi) = $0.09 per ounce
Hiland Almond Milk, 1/2 Gallon – $1.50 (after coupon) = $0.02 per ounce
That is only $0.06 per ounce or just $0.88 for the equivalent of an 16 oz bottle! Now that’s a nice savings for not having to shop the sales or use coupons! (Don’t forget, we can get Sweetened Condensed milk for cheap around the holidays.)
Different Flavor Options
French Vanilla is my flavor of choice, but there are a variety of other flavors that are very easy to add. What
1-2 tablespoons Almond Extract (in place of vanilla)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons caramel syrup
1-2 tablespoons Hazelnut extract (instead of vanilla)
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2-3 teaspoons sugar
(Additional instructions – in order to completely dissolve your powdered ingredients, gently heat cocoa powder, sugar and about 1/4 cup of milk until just mixed.)
What Will You Make?
Every time I make this homemade coffee creamer, I still can’t believe how easy it is. Why don’t you give this a try and let us know what you think. Which flavor is your favorite? If you didn’t find your favorite, just play around with a variety of flavors you like. You are bound to find something suitable for your coffee. Be sure to share your flavor combinations with us here. We’d love to hear how you made this your own!