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Skip the store bought creamer and make Homemade coffee creamer instead with only 3 ingredients. Not only will you save money but it tastes so rich and creamy. We love it!

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I have a super easy and 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 time.

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. There is something for everyone! You might also like our homemade powdered coffee creamer.

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Ingredients you need for homemade coffee creamer

  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Check out how to make homemade sweetened condensed milk if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Milk (or any variety) We used almond milk.
  • 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.

How do you make a good coffee creamer?

It is so simple and you will love it!

Start by whisking together all the ingredients in a large bowl. That is it!

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Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. The creamer will last until the expiration on the milk that you used to make it.

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In my honest opinion, this is the BEST homemade coffee creamer recipe.

Everyone loved this 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).

We have 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. Feel free to experiment to find what you prefer the best.

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The Cost – is homemade coffee creamer recipe 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, ½ 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.)


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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)

Irish Creme
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 ¼ cup of milk until just mixed.)

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Homemade vanilla coffee creamer is my favorite!

What flavor do you love the most?

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!

I love sweetened condensed milk and it really makes a rich and creamy coffee creamer. You can experiment with sugar free syrups or flavoring if you prefer.

Try almond milk or fat free milk. There are so many options from cocoa powder, hazelnut extract and even pumpkin spice and maple syrup. Let us know what combination you try.

Your morning coffee will be even more amazing with so many creamer options that save you money.

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

4.97 from 26 votes
This Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe is so easy to make and will save you 50% or more just by making it yourself. My favorite part is that you only need 3 ingredients to make it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 28
Cuisine American
Course Beverage
Calories 48


  • 1 can sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz.
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
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  • Whisk together all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
  • The creamer will last until the expiration on the almond milk that you used to make it.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 48kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 30mg, Potassium 53mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 38IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 51mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Heather K Schmid says:

    5 stars
    I made this and used Coconut extract! Amazing!

  2. Keri says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is so easy! I won’t buy coffee creamer again! I use half and half and flavor with vanilla and it reminds me of sweet cream. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. Theresa says:

    5 stars
    Very good. I made it with chocolate whole milk 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup 1 percent white milk. Definitely keeping this recipe.

  4. Debit Simmons says:

    5 stars
    Just made the French Vanilla and it is very good! I’d rather have this than ready made:)

  5. Kelly says:

    Thank you for your recipe. You have made my recipe hunt so simple. I haven’t tried this yet but I will as soon as I get sweetened condensed milk. I love maple syrup in my coffee, so I am going to make maple coffee creamer. I will also use oat milk instead of almond milk 🙂

  6. Carrie says:

    Yes, but any will work for this recipe!

  7. Holly says:

    Do you use unsweetened almond milk?

  8. Carrie says:

    I haven’t tried that before. You can substitute with a homemade sweetened condensed milk. However, I do find that the condensed milk add the sweetness and thickness to this coffee creamer. If you find a great substitute or use the homemade version let us know how it turns out!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Can this be made without the condensed milk? Thanks!

  10. RENEE says:

    Oh My gosh…This is the best creamer ever…I haven’t used any other since I started making it…so rich so creamy I could have it all day long…
    I have also sampled the others but I always come back to vanilla…mmmmm so good

  11. Elaine Askins says:

    5 stars
    oh My! Thank You! I was buying 3 big bottles every month of French Vanilla Creamer for just myself! I finally can enjoy fresh Creamer and save money too! Thank You, Also Amaretto is my Favorite flavor!

  12. Jen B. says:

    5 stars
    I missed seeing the stars before. This is tasty & so easy to make!! I add liquid stevia-vanilla for the flavor.

  13. Jen B. says:

    This is delicious & so super easy to make. I like adding some liquid stevia-vanilla, for the extra flavor boost.

  14. Lois Edwards says:

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe. Easy and tasty

  15. Carrie says:

    Yes, 1 serving is approximately 1 Tbsp. Thank you!

  16. Robin says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing. My question is per serving is 48 calories. Would a serving be a tablespoon? Just trying to calculate it for Weight Watchers. Thank you!

  17. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing!

  18. ann says:

    5 stars
    wow! Thanks so much! Tried this with 30 cal per cup Almond milk. My favorite is vanilla cream.

  19. Carrie says:

    I haven’t tried it before, but I think you could add some caramel syrup to this recipe and it would work great. Thank you!

  20. Mary says:

    How would you make vanilla caramel creamer? This is my favorite.

  21. Carrie says:

    Yes, Oat Milk or Soy Milk would work great in this recipe too!

  22. Carrie says:

    I haven’t tried it but I would try add 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon in this recipe instead of the Vanilla Extract. Thank you!

  23. Peggy says:

    How do I make cinnamon coffee creamer?

  24. Leslie says:

    Almond milk makes me sick, is there anything else that can be substituted?