What is coffee creamer?
Believe it or not, coffee creamer is not just cream with added flavor.
Coffee creamer is a combination of flavoring and spices, sweetened condensed milk, and milk OR cream. The sweetened condensed milk and milk combine to give the creamer its richness, and this is what makes it so extra special once it gets mixed into your favorite coffee. If you can’t find sweetened condensed milk, you’re still in luck — because I have you covered with my Bold Baking Basic recipe for sweetened condensed milk.
I even have a dairy-free condensed milk recipe for those who are looking to cut back on dairy!
How to Make Coffee Creamer
I’m excited to tell you that this really could not be easier, because to make all 3 of these coffee creamer flavors you simply whisk together the ingredients.
For the Vanilla (and the Pumpkin Spice) creamer, I like to simmer everything together over low heat to really infuse the milk. I do the same for the Bailey’s flavor, but for a slightly different reason, as this will gently cook off the alcohol content, but leave that rich flavor. The result for all 3 is the perfect thick rich coffee creamer dressed up with loads of flavor — so no matter your mood, you can have a coffee flavor to match!
When do you add creamer? Before the coffee hits the mug or after?
I add my coffee creamer after my coffee is brewed, this way I can stir it in and know the heat of the coffee will warm it through allowing it to fully favor the coffee. That said I don’t really think there’s a right or wrong to this. In other words, once you make these coffee creamers, feel free to use as much or as little as you want to make coffee taste the way you like.
Does coffee creamer last longer than half and half?
Since this coffee creamer is homemade and has no artificial ingredients or preservatives, it lasts the same amount of time as cream would in your fridge. I suggest keeping your homemade coffee creamer in an airtight jar or container in the fridge for up to 6-7 days. BUT, I can almost bet you it wont last that long!
Homemade Bailey’s Coffee Creamer
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Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer
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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
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- Best-Ever Hot Chocolate
- Classic Coffee Cake
- Homemade Butter (in case you like your coffee “Bulletproof!”)
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Homemade Coffee Creamers (Bailey’s, French Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice)
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Whether you’re adding them to your morning coffee, or making that post-dinner cup extra special, my Homemade Coffee Creamer in 3 Flavors will do the trick. Course: Ingredient Cuisine: American Servings: 12 servings (3 cups) Author: Gemma Stafford Ingredients
- 1 3/4 cups (14floz/395ml) milk, of your choice
- 1 can (14oz/395g) sweetened condensed milk
- In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, whisk together the condensed milk and milk.
- Once heated through, remove from the heat and add in the flavorings or your choice.
- Cool then cover and store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up 6-7 days.