Homemade Coffee Creamer

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on May 5, 2011

In the beginning of my pregnancy coffee was a total turn-off. I just couldn’t stomach it. Of course that didn’t prevent me from drinking it. With a few glubs of creamer I was back in business, drinking a hot cup of slightly sweetened coffee with breakfast. Because waking up without a good cup of coffee just isn’t human. Even if it’s usually decaf. I’m pregnant after all.

The best part of waking up

Man, do I miss regular coffee.

When I recently discovered that I was out of coffee creamer, I may have panicked. Just a little. What was I going to add to my coffee? I can’t possibly live without my coffee! Also, I’m way to lazy to run to the store to get more.

So what did I do? I made my own. Because apparently that’s easier than driving to the store. I guess.

It turns out that it is super easy to make your own. Since this recipe uses milk as the main ingredient, I can justify adding it to my coffee. It’s not just a flavor enhancer, I’m also getting the calcium that I so badly need during pregnancy.

coffee smells like freshly ground heaven

See? It’s healthy.

Once you have the basic recipe down, it’s really easy to change up the flavors. You can use any flavored syrup that you have in the house. Perhaps a bottle of cookie dough flavored syrup that you begged your husband to buy, two years ago, which is still sitting in the cupboard with only a quarter of it used. Or something like that.

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Coffee Creamer


    Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • French Vanilla Creamer
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk - recipe above
  • 1-1/2 cups non-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Almond Creamer
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk - recipe above
  • 1-1/2 cups non-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


    Sweetened Condensed Milk
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and using an immersion blender, blend until smooth and slightly thickened. You can also place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Use right away or place in the fridge and allow to thicken more .
  3. French Vanilla Creamer
  4. Combine ingredients in a container with a cover.
  5. Shake until combined or use an immersion blender or traditional blender and blend until smooth.
  6. Store, covered, in the fridge and shake/stir before using.
  7. Chocolate Almond Creamer
  8. Combine ingredients in a container with a cover.
  9. Shake until combined or use an immersion blender or traditional blender and blend until smooth. Store, covered, in the fridge and shake/stir before using.


The sweetened condensed milk recipe makes approximately one can of sweetened condensed milk. It's a great replacement for recipes that call for a can of sweetened condensed milk. It's also good licked off a spoon. Or so I've been told. Flavored coffee creamer can be stored in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.


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1 Mindie Hilton May 5, 2011 at 8:54 pm

You are going to enjoy the chocolate mocha caramel gooey chewy crumb cake then that I linked. I share your love of coffee. I can’t have a good morning with out it.
Thanks for the link up.

I have 3 free give aways too if you have a second and want to enter. Good odds.

2 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Ohhh, that cake sounds so good. I can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for linking up!

3 Ann Kroeker May 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Oh my stars! I learn so much from my Food on Fridays friends. Now I can make sweetened, condensed milk…wow. This rocks my world, Alli! :)

4 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Wahoo! Thanks for stopping by Ann.

5 Andie May 5, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I haven’t even given up caffeine with this pregnancy. Well not completely anyway. I discovered that trying to be pregnant, take care of three other kids under five, and keep my sanity on no caffeine at all was doing more harm than good. Hopefully the baby will only be slightly hyper-active as a result! 😉
PS I’m so coming back next week with a recipe!

6 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I’m slowly adding it back in, the third trimester is kicking my butt and I need a little more pick up than I did before. Oh well.

Can’t wait to see what you are sharing next week!

7 Bama Belle May 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm

How wonderful! Thnx for the invite to link up with you! Adore your blog!

8 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

So glad you stopped by!

9 bj May 5, 2011 at 11:24 pm

These sound really good…I seldom use coffee creamer, especially in the mornings. Sometimes in the evenings, I use it.
Thanks so much for hosting.

10 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

11 Hazel Moon May 6, 2011 at 2:44 am

Thank you so much for how to make sweetened condensed milk! I never have any when I want to try a recipe, now I can make my own!

12 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

You are so welcome!

13 Anncoo May 6, 2011 at 5:52 am

That’s an interesting post :) I’ve linked up my Orange Curd Cupcakes today.

14 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Thank you for linking up! Your cupcakes sound wonderful.

15 Aimee May 6, 2011 at 6:21 am

I couldn’t wait to see your blog this morning and learn how to make my own creamer! Never even thought of trying before, so thank you!!! I linked up a few of my favorites from this week. Thank you for hosting!

16 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm

You are so welcome! I hope you enjoy it.

17 Cares and Mimi May 6, 2011 at 6:55 am

Yea! It’s Sweet Tooth Friday – Yippee!!! We’ve linked up our Fried Angel Food Cake with Ganache and Strawberries. And thanks for the creamer recipes – yum!!!!!! Have a great weekend!

18 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Ohhhh, your recipe sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing.

19 Jessica May 6, 2011 at 7:11 am

Oh I would like a sip of that please! I don’t have a sweet to link up today but I do have a fabulous giveaway I would love for you to stop by and enter if you get a chance. You could win a chance to get free birth announcements made for your new little one! Xo

20 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Thanks for letting me know! I haven’t had a chance to stop over at your place yet this week. On my way there now.

21 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 6, 2011 at 9:07 am

I’m so excited to try these recipes. I am addicted to coffee creamer. I can no longer drink it with plain milk!

22 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Yay! Let me know what you think.

23 Amanda- Eating In Winnipeg May 6, 2011 at 9:16 am

I’ve linked up my caramel frosted banana drops! You are going to love them they are SO good! Don’t forget to come by and link up for Savory Sunday!!

24 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Ohhhh, they sound amazing! I’ll be by on Sunday!

25 Lacie May 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

I am so super excited to try the recipe for French Vanilla Cream. We buy ours and it’s getting so expensive at $3 a bottle.

26 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Enjoy! Stop back and let me know what you think.

27 jessa May 6, 2011 at 10:04 am

What great recipes for creamer! It’s so much healthier to make your own anyway. I didn’t give up caffeine with either pregnancy, just cut back a little. I work nights, so it was nearly impossible to stay awake without the stuff. There’s a great collection of recipes here today!

28 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

It is healthier! No extra weird ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Enjoy!

29 Andrea (Andreas Kitchen) May 6, 2011 at 10:27 am

Happy Friday Alli! I am sharing my recipe for Coconut Macaroons. This recipe is gluten free, but it can be made using “regular” flour if you don’t have issues with gluten.
Thanks for hosting!

30 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Thanks so much for sharing Andrea!

31 Ali May 6, 2011 at 10:47 am

Thank you so much for the invite and for hosting. I’ll add your button to my linky page this afternoon. Have a great weekend!

32 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Thanks so much for adding my button and linking up!

33 Chels R. May 6, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I must admit, I like a little coffee with my creamer, haha and sugar! How wonderful that we can make our own and save a few pennies in the process.

Soon enough the baby will be here and you can drink your regular cup of Joe again 😉

34 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

LOL! I like just a splash, to give my coffee a little extra sweetness in the afternoon.

35 Marelie May 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thanks a lot for hosting and for sharing ..Hmmnn I love coffee.I shared my no bake cookie.Happy mother’s day to all the moms here!

36 Allison May 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up!

37 Chels R. May 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I’ve just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award- Come Check it out :)


38 carolinaheartstrings May 7, 2011 at 7:26 am

That creamer looks amazing. I hooked up late this week. Yikes. Great turn out and wonderful recipes.

39 Little Brick Ranch May 7, 2011 at 9:00 am

FABULOUS idea!! People spend tons of money on creamers! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

40 betsy May 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm

you are so clever!

41 Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook May 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Thanks for the invite! I linked up Lemon Stuffed French Toast Panini!
Your coffee creamers would go nicely with my brunch, I wish had some!

42 Rice Kernel May 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Thanks for visiting my site and for the invite for the triple strawberry cheesecake. Just liked you on facebook and looking forward to working through some of your delectable recipes! Happy Mother’s Day!

43 kitchen flavours May 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Hi Alli,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and your invitation to join in Sweet Tooth Friday! I just linked up!
I’m having my cup of coffee right now, and wish that I have some of your creamer. Thanks for sharing the lovely recipe, never thought of making my own creamer. I’m your newest follower!
Happy Mother’s Day!

44 Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolatese May 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

Wow – sounds delish!! So great to know – very cool!

45 Roz May 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

I couldn’t add a post since I’m on vacation, but I am sure going to enjoy reading everyone else’s recipes! I hope that you can stop by today and add your recipe post to my weekend blog hop going on until Monday evening. And also, a very Happy Mother’s Day to you! Roz

46 Lisa@BlessedwithGrace May 10, 2011 at 8:51 am

Great and easy tips for making our own creamer. LOVE it. Thanks for the recipes and also thanks for linking to TMTT over At The Well this week. Love your site and Sweet Tooth Friday. I’ll be coming back for more of these sweet and tempting recipes. :-)

47 Aimee May 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

Oh yum. I made the chocolate almond creamer today. Seriously, why haven’t I been doing this for years? I didn’t make the homemade sweetened condensed milk, I just used a can of it (I know, cheater).

48 Miz Helen May 13, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Hi Ali,
I was just heading over here with a post when the “Blogger Storm” came. Your Coffee Creamer Recipe is so interesting, I did not have a clue how to make that. I will sure try the recipe it looks so good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

49 Mswebcam31 August 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I just tried this yummy!!! I knew about the sweetened condensed milk recipe and this is a great addition!!!! Gotta write this up on my blog yes!!!!!

50 Tammy December 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm

So I realize I am reading this way after it was first posted, but what made me feel worse was that I had NO idea you could MAKE sweetened condensed milk! I feel very foolish now, but to revive myself dignity I am going to make this and give it as New Year presents. Thanks!

51 Ashley March 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thank you for the creamer help. Since having unexpected guests my coffee AND my creamer have been horribly abused (I don’t think the female counterpart of my guests has ever really made coffee properly since she puts in more water than the pot can hold as recommended and she also uses too much coffee grounds, lets not get into how much creamer she uses and how the sugar always has BIG clumps in it). And I take my morning cup of sanity seriously. It’s like that like re-vamped 50’s sticker you see says, “I haven’t had my coffee yet. Don’t make me kill you.” My husband says that it fits me perfectly. So, again, thank you for the wonderful tips of making homemade creamer. AND WITH MILK!!! Now, I shall go make myself a good cup. I need to reheat some still good coffee without the use of a microwave since it had a small fire on the inside.

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