Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer

I just ran out of coffee creamer the other day and thought to myself “why haven’t I tried making this yet?” After searching for a recipe, I decided to try Mrs. Happy Homemaker’s homemade coffee creamer recipe. Making coffee creamer is a great alternative to buying the ambiguous liquid that stores call “creamer.” Most of them don’t even have any dairy!


After looking at the calories in sweetened condensed milk, I took a risk and got some fat free evaporated milk instead. I had to cut the recipe in half (or pretty close to it) because I bought a small amount of evaporated milk to try.

What you’ll need:
– 1 cup of milk (I used almond milk)
– 5 oz of fat free evaporated milk
– 1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– 1 tablespoon honey (for sweetness)
– a container to store it in

Homemade Coffee CreamerAdd the honey to the cup of milk and put in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. By heating it up, it helps the honey to dissolve instead of sink to the bottom of the container.

Add the rest of the ingredients after the honey and milk is properly mixed. Stir well and refrigerate.

I made coffee at 10 P.M. because I was too excited to wait until the morning! The evaporated milk does (obviously) make the creamer less…well…creamy, but the taste is close to what I was expecting. I enjoy my coffee sweetened, but not enough to completely mask the “coffee” taste and that is what this recipe did for me.

This recipe is a great alternative to creamer for those who are trying to watch their calorie and fat intake. It sweetens just enough without making the coffee “heavy.” I suggest this recipe for those looking to cut down but if you want something thicker, try sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk.

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer

  1. I am so proud of you and your delightful way with words! You have a brilliant mind (thanks to your Dad) and a remarkable talent for “doing it yourself” decorating and cooking. Wonderful Site Sis!
    Love you Little One.

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