How to Make Homemade Coffee Creamer - [9 Variations]
If you happen to be a coffee addict, like I am, you’ll quickly come to realise that it can be quite an expensive habit. Especially when you’re constantly looking to improve your coffee drinking experience by experimenting with exotic or seasonal flavour additions from time to time.
In my case this usually involves buying an bottle of coffee creamer, using it a couple of times to satisfy my craving and then letting it languish in the fridge till it goes bad. What a horrible waste of resources!
Well, not anymore! I have discovered (rather late in the day) that it is possible to make your own customised coffee creamer at home for literally a fraction of the price. It is an unbelievably simple process too.
All you need are a couple of base recipes for vanilla coffee creamer. Use this as a starting point for an endless combination of flavours that meet your tastes. No more limited store-bought options. The best part is you can do away with all those extra chemicals in store bought creamers and save a few dollars along the way. Win win! So let’s get started.
French Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe 1
*If you do not have half and half combine 1 cup of milk with 1 cup of heavy cream and proceed with the recipe as given
French Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe 2
From here on you can try any number of variations to that suit your fancy. A few of them are given below
#1 - Caramel Vanilla Coffee Creamer
#2 - Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer
#3 - Chocolate Almond Coffee Creamer
#4 - Chocolate Peppermint Coffee Creamer
#5 - Chocolate Chip Cookie Coffee Creamer
If you are looking to make a ‘grown-up’ version you could even add a teaspoon or two of a liqueur such as Amaretto or Kahlua to any of these creamer recipes to give your post dinner coffee a nice pop!
Healthier Non Dairy Coffee Creamer
If you’re trying to make this a little bit healthier, there is a recipe for a coconut milk based creamer that you could try.
Any non dairy milk such as Almond, Cashew or Soy can be substituted for coconut milk with equally good results. You can even use this recipe as the base for trying out different flavour combinations.
Homemade Powdered Coffee Creamer
All these creamers mentioned above work great! But if you want something that is a little more shelf stable and does not need to be refrigerated then this following recipe is perfect for you.
*You can add any powdered flavour of your choice here - cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg - all work very well
Once you try the homemade version of your favorite coffee creamer I’m sure you will never go back to the grocery store version. They really are that good!