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Homemade Coffee Creamer

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Cream The Competition

From hydrogenated soybean oil to artificial flavors and colors, pre-made coffee creamers can be full of unsavory ingredients. What if we told you making your own creamer was almost as easy as opening one of those little plastic tubs that may be in your kitchen right now? It’s true! Two common ingredients are used as your basic creamer, but it can be turned into a tempting flavor, like hazelnut or salted caramel, in a snap! And the great part is most of the ingredients come in organic options, so you can feel extra good about your morning brew. Check out our quick video and discover a new way to spice up your favorite coffee or tea. We made French vanilla, but see below for even more flavor recipes!

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For the base

  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ¾ cups whole milk

Add to a Mason jar, or any container with a lid, and shake well to mix thoroughly. Now add your favorite flavor!

French Vanilla

  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla

Cinnamon Vanilla

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Autumn Pumpkin Spice

  • 3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Salted Caramel

  • 3 tablespoons pre-made caramel (like ice cream topping)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Mix and pour into your next cup of java!

Want to go 100% homemade? 

You can make your own sweetened condensed milk out of two cups of heavy whipping cream and one cup of sugar. Just heat the cream on medium heat until it bubbles and add the sugar, stirring constantly for two minutes. Done!

Pro tip: For flavors with thicker ingredients like autumn pumpkin spice, heat up a portion of the base mixture and then add the flavoring. This will help it mix thoroughly and prevent lumps. Keep refrigerated and label the container with appropriate expiration date.

Nutrition Information per serving (for the base only):

Serving size: 2 teaspoons
Makes: 3.5 cups