Enjoy a cup of your favorite flavored coffee guilt-free! Making homemade coffee creamers is easier than you think. Let me show you how to make coffee creamer plus I’ll share my top 5 Healthy Flavored Coffee Creamers!
Are you coffee drinker? A good cup of coffee goes a long way. There’s just something so perfect about a great cup of coffee first thing in the morning, am I right? Not only does coffee help you to wake up and start off your day energized, but drinking coffee actually has a lot of health benefits, too.
First off, caffeine increases your energy levels and is also one of the very few natural substances that aids in burning fat. If you still need convincing that enjoying a cup or two is good for you, just know that coffee is full of nutrients and antioxidants so it’s no wonder you feel better after enjoying a cup of coffee. Coffee makes you happier. It’s science.
Although coffee’s great and all, many of us don’t really like plain, black coffee. That’s why there are tons of options, like milk, sugar, coffee creamers, syrups to add into your coffee. Unfortunately, this turns your healthy cup of coffee into a cup full of sugar, partially hydrogenated fats, and all sorts of other chemicals that are not good at all for you.
Now, don’t get me wrong — I still like to enjoy my coffee with some homemade creamer, flavor, and sweetness. Sure, it adds some calories, but I believe you have to indulge yourself a bit. Still, I always try to eat (and drink) as healthy as possible, and the best way to do it is to swap the store bought stuff with homemade. Fewer ingredients, no additives or hidden sugars – sign me up!
So, YES, you can still enjoy your favorite flavored coffee and stick to your healthy ways. Making coffee creamer at home is far easier than it may sound. Let me show you to make coffee creamer for yourself!
HOW TO MAKE COFFEE CREAMER WITH MILK
Making homemade coffee creamer with milk is super simple. As always, I’ll show you how to make coffee creamer with milk and using all whole ingredients which are good for you and taste amazing!
The first step is to make a condensed milk. Although you can just get a can of condensed milk at the store, making it at home is pretty easy and you can be certain there are no added sugars or additives. Just follow my step by step guide in the recipe and you’ll have your condensed milk ready in no time.
Once you have your condensed milk, you can play around and recreate your favorite coffee creamer flavors. I’ve shared with you my top 5 which include French Vanilla Creamer, Peppermint Mocha Creamer, Hazelnut Creamer, Chocolate Creamer, and of course Cinnamon Creamer when you want a little bit of spice in your life, and coffee!
CAN YOU USE COFFEE CREAMER IN COOKING?
If you’re interested, you could use extra coffee creamer for cooking and baking, too. I mean — let’s be honest — it’s basically a sweet, flavored cream. In most cases, you can use it as a 1-to-1 substitute for milk. It will slightly affect the final outcome, as the texture and the flavor will be a little different, especially if you’re using flavored creamers. Using coffee creamer in your cooking and baking will give a flavorsome punch to your desserts for sure.
HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE CREAMER LAST?
Homemade coffee creamers can last up to a week in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. I store mine in sealed mason jars and always make sure they’re properly tightened. Then, I just grab them, give them a shake to mix all the flavors together, and then pour a little into my coffee. Perfect, right?
So, let’s get to the homemade coffee creamer recipes, shall we?
Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipes
FRENCH VANILLA CREAMER
Nothing goes better together than coffee and vanilla. It’s a good thing that making Healthy Homemade French Vanilla Creamer is super easy!
PEPPERMINT MOCHA CREAMER
Once you try this Homemade Peppermint Mocha Creamer, you’ll never put another store-bought creamer in your coffee again!
The rich flavor of hazelnut will make any cup of coffee taste like a treat. Good thing making Homemade Hazelnut Creamer is crazy simple!
How is it possible that your favorite chocolate flavored coffee drink tastes amazing and is also actually good for you? This healthy Homemade Chocolate Creamer is so rich and chocolately!
Spice up your coffee by adding some Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer to your coffee. Yum!
How to Make Coffee Creamer + 5 Easy Flavors
- 2 cups milk of choice (I prefer whole milk or coconut milk)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 1/2 cups condensed milk (see recipe above)
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp arrowroot starch
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp espresso powder
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 tsp hazelnut extract (can also use almond extract)
- 2 tsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon (or 1/2 tsp cinnamon extract)
- Strain the raisins from the milk using a fine mesh strainer; discard the raisins.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 1/2 cups of the homemade condensed milk, additional milk, pure maple syrup, and arrowroot starch.
- Cook the mixture for 6-8 minutes, or until the mixture stars to thicken and almost begins to bubble.
- Remove from heat and add in the pure vanilla extract, and stir to combine.
You can transfer this base creamer recipe to a sealable container and store in the fridge until ready to use. As is, it keeps for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Add additional vanilla extract to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
Add cocoa powder, espresso powder, and peppermint extract to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
Add hazelnut extract to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
Add vanilla extract and cocoa powder to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.
Add vanilla extract and cinnamon to base creamer recipe and stir to combine.