20+ Recipes for Homemade Flavored Coffee Creamer

By richel on September 11th, 2014

homemade coffee creamer

My hubby and I love coffee in the morning with that lovely and oh so expensive flavored coffee creamer.  It is super expensive and it seems that prices are continuing to rise.  You can make this for just over 1/2 the cost of those that you buy in the store.  If you can grab the ingredients on sale, grab it for less than half the cost.

Ingredients for the Base:

  • 14oz 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)

Then you need to choose which is your flavor choice.  If the flavor your choose has an ingredant that is powdered (like cinnamon or cocoa) then heat about 1.2 cup of the base and disolve the power in that first…it helps so that your creamer is not grainy!

Choose Your Flavor

French Vanilla Creamer

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup (most grocery stores have this now where they sell coffee or get it at Stabucks)

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (vanilla extract will not work)

Chocolate

  • 2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup (any brand, I like Hershey’s)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Almond

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Strudel Cake

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 pinch nutmeg (or less)

Vanilla Caramel

  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping (Smucker’s worked for us)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Raspberry

  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry syrup (you can also use raspberry pancake syrup in a pinch)

Irish Cream

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (those little packets or free sample work great)
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Coconut

  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract

Samoa (like the Girl Scout Cookies)

  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut, heated & strained, for the milk/cream)
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Peppermint Patty

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Cinnamon Vanilla

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pumpkin Spice

  • 3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin (must be pureed)
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Honey Vanilla

  • 1/4 cup honey (I used local organic)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Almond Joy

  • 1-2 teaspoons coconut extract (or sub coconut milk or cream of coconut if you heat it first, strained, in place of the milk & extract)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Sweet Cream

  • Use 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream instead of the milk in the base recipe
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR the inside of a vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Chocolate Orange

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange extract

Hazelnut

  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Chocolate Hazelnut

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnut extract

Cinnamon Cake

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Salted Caramel

  • 2-3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Eggnog

  • replace milk in base recipe with equal amount of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Toasted Almond

  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

{15} Comments

  • Tina Cook - May 27, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    I use sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk, then add my flavorings.

  • Diane - June 11, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    How long will it stay in the fridge? I generally use half & half, which has a longer life than milk, so I just figured I’d ask :-) thank you, I love this idea…

    • Paul - January 03, 2014 @ 7:09 am

      According to the website I originally found these recipes on, its good measure to use the milk’s expiration date.

  • Amy - June 11, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    I have tried various versions with the sweetened condensed milk and even the dulce de leche which is even more expensive. I blows way coffee mate and even baileys. But none seem to touch on the creaminess of international delight. So addicted! More to the ID than the coffee :)

    • Paul - January 03, 2014 @ 7:12 am

      Try using a combination of Heavy cream and milk or half and half

  • carolyn neal-slappy - July 06, 2013 @ 7:04 pm

    I’m going toy try no. 1

  • paula - July 07, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    thanks for these creamer recipes. we drink a ton of coffee and love flavored creamers, can’t wait to make our own.

  • lori - July 19, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    i think i will try it with the unsweetened condensed milk. seems like that ratio above might be too sweet. thank you for the base ingredients and the amounts to add to flavor it! will give it a try :)

  • Joan - November 14, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Sounds like a real deal..I’ll try it

  • Ummmm - February 08, 2014 @ 6:14 am

    INGREDIENT

  • clmosher - February 12, 2014 @ 10:04 am

    About how much does this make? I’m thinking about a pint? Or is it more?

  • Marcie - February 20, 2014 @ 5:46 am

    How long can will this keep?

    Also, I’m assuming I add all ingredients to a bottle with a cap, then shake?

    Thanks!

  • christine D - February 20, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

    I would like the recipe pn how to make ( Ensure )…..thank you

  • katie - April 24, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

    Can’t wait to try these! I have been wondering how to make all the flavorings.

  • Carissa - September 18, 2014 @ 9:43 am

    I am going to try these. The hubby and I love coffee and are working on a budget. THank you for the post