Coffee Creamer Recipes

Recently, I’ve been making a real concerted effort to eat healthier. Unfortunately, I’ve come to learn that there are many little habits I have which may be sabotaging my goals; one such example is my liberal use of cream in my coffees. I’ve tried switching to milk, or going without, but I just couldn’t bare to lose my rich creamy coffee; so I started researching homemade coffee creamers.

If you’re also on the hunt for a healthier alternative to your morning routine, read on for a couple of great recipes which taste great, but won’t make you feel guilty afterwards.

Making The Base

So what do we need to make a coffee creamer exactly? Well our first step will be to make our coffee creamer base. This base layer will be your starting ingredient for any of the flavor combinations listed below; so be sure to make an adequate amount.  The typical recipe calls for equal parts sweetened condensed milk and half-&-half but with that said, you can feel free to adjust that as your preferences or dietary requirements demand.

If you’re looking for something lower in fat, you can substitute whole, 2%, or skimmed milk; just remember that you’re sacrificing creaminess as you reduce fat. If you do decide to go low fat but aren’t willing to sacrifice creaminess, you can try a recipe which calls for fresh nuts, or mixing your ingredients in a blender as they will both add creaminess. On the other hand, if you’d like to go all out on creaminess you might consider using heavy cream. If you’d prefer a lactose free option, you can substitute Almond or Soy milk.

If you’re concerned about the sugar content, you can try using heavy whipping cream and Half-&-Half instead of sweetened condensed milk or may even decided to make your own condensed milk with the sweetener of your choice!

Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe


  • ¾ Cups Boiling Water
  • 6 Tbsp. of Butter
  • 2 ⅔ cups of dry milk powder
  • 1 Cup Sweetener of your choice


  1. Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until you’ve achieve desired thickness. (Roughly 2-4 minutes)
  2. Store in refrigerator

Coffee Creamer Base


  • Equal part Condensed Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Equal part Half-&-Half, Whole, 2%, Skimmed, Almond, or Soy Milk (Pick One)


  1. Mix equal parts Condensed Milk and Milk Product and stir vigorously
    1. This is best done in a blender
    2. If one is not available, another handy method is to mix in a mason jar and shake it vigorously with the top on.
  2. Store in Refrigerator

Flavor Combination

Flavor combinations! Now we can channel our inner chef and have some fun whipping up recipes that suit you. Below we’ve listed a couple of tried and true hits which have always received rave reviews around my breakfast table. If a recipe calls for fresh ingredients like nuts, or vanilla it would be best if you prepared those in a blender. Not only will this make sure all the ingredients are properly incorporated, it will also make a creamier final product as the blender subtly whips the concoction.

All of the following recipes assume you’re using 2 cups of base; but you can easily scale up for larger quantities.

Quick and Easy Classics

  • French Vanilla:

    • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
    • 1 Tsp. Hazelnut Extract
  • Vanilla Caramel:

    • 2 Tbsp. Caramel
    • 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate:

    • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder / Chocolate Syrup
  • Milk Chocolate:

    • 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder / Chocolate Syrup
    • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Nutella

    • 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder / Chocolate Syrup
    • 2 Tsp. Hazelnut Extract
  • Chocolate Orange

    • 1 Tsp. Orange Extract
  • Chocolate Almond

    • 1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder / Chocolate Syrup
    • 1 Tsp. Almond Extract
    • 2 Tbsp. Chocolate Syrup
  • Hazelnut

    • 2 Tsp. Hazelnut Extract
  • Almond:

    • 2 Tsp. Almond Extract
  • Cinnamon Cake:

    • 2 Tsp. Cinnamon
    • 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Coconut

    • 2 Tsp. Coconut Extract
  • Eggnog (Fun for the Holidays!)

    • 2 Tbsp. Rum
    • 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
    • 1 Tsp. Nutmeg

Gourmet Options

You’ll definitely want to use a blender or food processor for these recipes as the gourmet options feature many whole ingredients which will need to be purred and incorporated properly. Blend until the mixtures become uniform. If you like, you can let it blend a little longer to build up a frothier mixture. Again, all of the following recipes assume you’re using 2 cups of base but can be scaled up.

  • Premium Coconut

    • 1 Cup Coconut Shavings
    • 2 Tbsp. Sweetener
  • Premium Hazelnut

    • 1 cup toasted hazelnuts
    • 1 Tbsp. Sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
    • 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Mint Chocolate

    • 3 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
    • 1 Tsp. Peppermint Extract
    • 3 Tbsp. Sweenter
  • Pumpkin Spice

    • 3 Tbsp. pureed pumpkin
    • 1 Tsp. Cinnamon
    • 4 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
    • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • Pecan Pie

    • 1 Cup Toasted Pecans
    • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
    • 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
    • 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
    • 1 Tsp. bourbon

Well, there you have it! Everything you need to spice up your morning coffee! Feel free to share your favorite recipes in the comments below.

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