Homemade Coffee Creamer! Vanilla Cafe, Blackberry, and MORE!

300115_100216146755216_100152733428224_903_630930937_nWell, we all know how much a staple coffee is around my home. Since I love adding creamer to enrich the flavor, I thought I would share some of my homemade creamer ideas. Now… running out of creamer is not as horrible as running out of coffee (that is considered a world crisis), but I always like to have the ingredients on hand to make creamer.




I have a couple of  ways I make the base mix for coffee creamer.

Base 1

(this is a sweeter creamer due to the first ingredient)

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz)

1 can evaporated milk or your favorite nut milk (14 oz)

Base 2

1 cup half and half

1 cup whipping cream


Vanilla Cafe Creamer

100_40242 cups of Base mix

2 tablespoons of Pure Vanilla Extract

1 tablespoon of Pure Coffee Extract (I use Watkins brand)

Mix ingredients and  pour into a container and store in refrigerator.  Shake well before using.




Vanilla Blackberry Creamer

100_40251 1/2 cups of Base mix

1/2 cup Blackberry Syrup (Recipe HERE)

2 tablespoons of Pure Vanilla Extract

Mix ingredients and  pour into a container and store in refrigerator.  Shake well before using.




Vanilla Cafe Pecan Creamer

2 cups of Base mix

2 tablespoons of Pure Vanilla Extract

1 tablespoon of Pure Coffee Extract

1 cup of toasted pecans

Put ingredients in a blender until the nuts are chopped up fine. Warm in saucepan over low heat, and let steep for 30 to 45 minutes. Then strain mixture, and pour into a container and store in refrigerator.  Shake well before using.


There are so many variations you can add like hazelnuts and almonds. You can also make more wonderful flavors by adding cinnamon and caramel to your mix.

Do you use a creamer to flavor your coffee? What is your fave?

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33 Responses to Homemade Coffee Creamer! Vanilla Cafe, Blackberry, and MORE!

  1. Debbie L. says:

    OMG – Dawn will love this! Sharing!

  2. Which of the bases do you prefer? Trying to decide which ingredients to get.
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  3. Heidi G says:

    Yummo!! Thanks so much this will be a huge money saver!!
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  4. Trisha says:

    These all sound amazing but The vanilla pecan creamer sounds like something I would really like! I need to try making my own sometime!
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  5. Jeez – this makes me wish I was your next door neighbor! You are coming up with all these awesome recipes.
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      Come on over! lol Many years living on a farm with 4 siblings and 2 step brothers and my mom and step-dad made for many ways to cut corners, lol We could pack the food away growing up!

  6. I need to get better about making my own creamer. Then I can keep better track of the sugars/carbs that go in it.
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  7. Mitch says:

    I never heard of coffee extract, that sounds like something I need to have here! And I love some flavor in my coffee, so thanks for this!
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  8. I am not a coffee drinker, but my mother in law loves coffee. I will have to share with her.
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  9. Tami says:

    I am not a coffee drinker (I know what Planet am I from?), but my aunt is and she’ll go crazy over this post. I am definitely sharing this with her. 🙂
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  10. Erin S. says:

    Love these recipes! I like to make my own creamer so that it is dairy free too. I use coconut milk for mine and it’s so yummy! Love watkins brand extracts.
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  11. mommy2jam says:

    These looks so good! I am going to try. Especially the blackberry one. Thanks for sharing
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  12. Joanne says:

    Thank you for sharing these!! My husband and 15 year old love creamer with their coffee! I’m going to show this to them.
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  13. mellisa says:

    This is awesome. I love creamer but I hate all of the “extra” ingredients that are included in the store bought brands.
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  14. Melissa says:

    Delicious! I’m definitely going to try and make the vanilla creamer.
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  15. I have some friends I can share this recipe with. Looks delicious!!
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  16. Dawn says:

    These creamers sound much better than anything I’d buy a the store. I’m going to try the vanilla pecan version first!
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  17. I’m so excited to read this… I am totally going to give it a try. I wonder if I can use any coconut or almond milk?
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  18. Christie says:

    I’ve never tried making my own creamer before. I love the sound of blackberry in there!
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  19. Rosey says:

    Well I never thought to do it myself. Duh (me, not you)! It sounds easy and fantastic too.

  20. Jaime says:

    I actually don’t drink coffee. (I’m ducking now.) My husband drinks it regularly, but only uses milk. My in-laws, though, use creamer a lot!
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  21. Angela S says:

    I have never made my own creamer. I should totally try this though!

  22. mary says:

    I will have to try this. I bet it’s a huge savings too, right? If so, it will be my new fave
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  23. Oh my I would so love to make these. I just love creamers and I’ve never made my own before. Would save me so much money.
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  24. Pam says:

    This is a great idea making your own creamer. You could really save quite a bit of money and wouldn’t have to worry about running out .

  25. Jenny says:

    i didn’t know you could make your own creamer… huh! Gonna have to give it a try. I’d save so much money xD
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  26. Maria Oller says:

    I love the condensate milk idea since we dont ussually add sugar to ours it will help make the black coffee a little bit sweeter

  27. I’ve never had coffee. The smell turns me off from the get go, but my husband loves it! I will share this with him:)

  28. I always buy my coffee creamer. Never thought about making it! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  29. Brett says:

    I love coffee! I’m definitely going to make my own creamer.

  30. Lisa says:

    Not a big coffee drinker myself but this is right up my husband’s alley. Great recipes and they seem easy enough too!
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  31. Krystal says:

    I love that you make your own! Store bought creamer can have extra ingredients that are not healthy.
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