Homemade Coffee Creamer – Over 2 Dozen Flavor Varieties!
Love coffee but don’t love the price of buying flavored coffees? If you’re a coffee fan who loves to switch things up, then this is for you! I’ve got 2 dozen coffee creamer ideas and recipes for you all made from one base recipe so that you can add unique flavors to your next cup of coffee!
Way back in 2011, I posted a recipe for Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, and it’s still one of my most popular recipes. People all over the world wrote to me telling me how great this homemade creamer was and to ask for more flavor variations.
I didn’t realize people would be so interested! I have been making dozens of coffee creamer flavor variations for years and decided to put them all down into one handy post so that people could find what they want or try something new.
It all starts with the base recipe. This basic coffee creamer recipe uses 2 ingredients, but you can adjust them to suit your taste. If you scroll down to the bottom of this page, you’ll find the complete recipe and list of amounts to make my famous coffee creamer.
What You’ll Need:
- Sweetened condensed milk – they’re shelf-stable, so grab a few cans from the store
- Milk or cream – see my notes below for suggestions
What Kind of Milk to Use in Coffee Creamer?
You can use pretty much any kind of milk or cream, including whole, low-fat, skim, almond, soy, half & half, heavy cream, and so on. Just remember, the higher the fat content, the more creamy your creamer will be!
How to Make Basic Homemade Creamer Recipe
It’s pretty simple: Put the sweetened condensed milk and your milk of choice into a large jar and shake it like crazy! You can repurpose an old creamer container, use a large jar, or use a separate jug for it. Just remember it needs to stay in the fridge, so make sure your container will fit.
What About Sugar-Free Creamer?
How Long Does Coffee Creamer Keep in the Fridge?
Normally, this coffee creamer should be consumed within 7 days. However, very fresh milk might extend the time by a few days. Keep your creamer in an airtight container in the fridge and give it a bit of a shake before using it.
How To Make Different Flavors of Coffee Creamer
- Always start with the base recipe.
- Pick your flavor and add those ingredients to the base recipe.
- Mix well and enjoy!
Tips To Making The Best Homemade Coffee Creamer
- If the recipe calls for a dry or thick ingredient (like cinnamon or honey), mix it first with a few tablespoons of the base creamer and heat it in the microwave to dissolve it. Then, mix that warmed mixture into the rest of the base, and this will ensure it’s not grainy and well mixed.
- Love a creamy creamer? Use heavy whipping cream instead of milk in the base recipe.
- I write the expiry date on a piece of tape and stick that to the lid of my creamer container, so I don’t have to wonder if it is still fresh or not.
- Mix and match! Experiment with different amounts of extracts and flavorings to discover all your favorites.
- Use my suggestions below as inspiration and create your own combinations! Let me know what you come up with!
Coffee Creamer Recipe Flavor Variations
Each one of these suggestions is so easy to make, and you likely have everything you need on hand! Pick your favorites or try them all and don’t forget to write me and let me know which you like the best!
Silky, rich, and vanilla-scented, this French Vanilla Creamer recipe is one of my all-time favorites! Just add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract or vanilla coffee syrup to your base recipe.
Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer
Love vanilla? This vanilla-forward coffee creamer recipe will cure your cravings and enliven your morning coffee! Just add 2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste to the base creamer and mix well.
Chocolate Coffee Creamer
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Turn your coffee into a rich and indulgent chocolate coffee with 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional) to the base creamer and mix well. Yum!
Chocolate Almond Coffee Creamer
Chocolate and almond are a perfect combination, and when added to coffee, it becomes a delicious treat! Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of almond extract to the base recipe and sip on a delicious chocolate almond coffee!
Strudel Coffee Creamer
With just the right amount of cinnamon, strudel coffee creamer is rich, indulgent, and so good. It’s one of my favorites! Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon of almond extract to the creamer and mix well.
Vanilla Caramel Coffee Creamer
It doesn’t get much better than this! Stop paying big bucks for a vanilla caramel coffee at your coffee shop and make it at home, instead! Just add 2 tablespoons of caramel ice cream topping and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to the base creamer recipe and shake well.
Chocolate Raspberry Coffee Creamer
Love raspberry and chocolate? This tasty duo goes so nicely in coffee. To make chocolate raspberry coffee, add 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of raspberry syrup to the base recipe and mix well.
Irish Cream Coffee Creamer
Irish Cream Coffee is one of my all-time favorites! This rich treat is made by adding 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, 1 tablespoon of instant coffee, 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of almond extract to the base recipe and shaking well. Sláinte!
Coconut Coffee Creamer
Coconut coffee will take you on a little vacation without leaving home! Just add 2 teaspoons of coconut extract to the base creamer and relax and unwind with an island-inspired treat.
Samoa Coffee Creamer (like the Girl Scout Cookies)
Sip on this delicious coffee any time of day! Just add 2 teaspoons of coconut extract, 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, and 2 tablespoons of caramel ice cream topping to the base. Then, shake it up and add it to your coffee. You can also use coconut milk or cream of coconut (heated and strained.)
Peppermint Patty Coffee Creamer
I love peppermint and coffee, and this delish coffee is so simple! Just add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the base creamer recipe.
Cinnamon-Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Adding 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the base recipe adds so much lovely flavor. Cinnamon-vanilla coffee pairs nicely with a slice of carrot cake for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
This Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer recipe couldn’t be any easier! Add 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the base creamer recipe and shake well. You don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy this delicious pumpkin creamer!
Honey Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Soothing, delicious, and lightly sweetened, Honey Vanilla Coffee is so good! Mix ¼ cup honey and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract into your base recipe and shake well.
Almond Joy Coffee Creamer
Just like the candy bar, this tasty creamer has 1-2 teaspoons of coconut extract, 1 teaspoon of almond extract and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup in it. Mix well and enjoy!
Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer
Extra indulgent and oh-so-good, this treat is made by using heavy cream instead of milk in the base recipe. Then, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla (or the scraped insides of 1 vanilla bean) plus 1 teaspoon almond extract. Pair this decadent coffee with a slice of MawMaw’s Chocolate Pecan Pie.
Chocolate-Orange Coffee Creamer
Chocolate, orange, and coffee are such a wonderful combination! Add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and 1-2 teaspoons of orange extract to the base creamer and sip on a delicious dessert coffee.
Hazelnut Coffee Creamer
Nutty and rich, if you love hazelnut, you’ll love this hazelnut creamer! Add 2 teaspoons of hazelnut extract to the base and enjoy!
Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Creamer
Chocolate hazelnut creamer is a classic combination that’s so easy to make! Just add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and 2 teaspoons of hazelnut extract to the base recipe. I love chocolate hazelnut coffee with a slice of Mama’s Italian Cream Cake. So good!
Cinnamon Cake Coffee Creamer
I can’t get enough cinnamon, and I LOVE this cinnamon creamer recipe. I make it by adding 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the base creamer. Shake well and add a generous amount to a freshly-brewed cup of coffee.
Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer
This has been one of my favorites for a long time. Just add 2-3 tablespoons of caramel ice cream topping plus ½ teaspoon of salt to the base creamer. You can also use my recipe for homemade salted caramel in this. Delish!
Eggnog Coffee Creamer
This is the best around the holidays, and it’s so easy to make! Start by making the base creamer recipe but use heavy cream instead of milk. Then, add 1 teaspoon each of vanilla extract and ground nutmeg, and 2 teaspoons rum extract. Fabulous!
Toasted Almond Coffee Creamer
Almond fans love this simple recipe! Just add 2 teaspoons of almond extract to the base recipe and that’s it!
Homemade Coffee Creamer
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 3/4 cup milk or cream whole, lowfat, skim, almond, soy, heavy cream, half & half etc – whatever your preference, however the more fat, the more creaminess
- Pour into a large mason jar and shake, shake, shake until combined.
- Refer to blog post on MrsHappyHomemaker.com for flavor combinations!