Are you addicted to the store-bought coffee creamer? I used to be too. Finally, here’s a homemade coffee creamer that can beat those store-bought ones that are just full of nasty chemicals.
Hershey’s coffee creamer used to be my go-to. In fact, that’s all I would use. Not kidding when I say I would go through 4-5 of those containers in one week. I mean, I am homeschooling kids with toddlers and a baby around, so it only makes sense, right? Those little cups of creamer that you find in restaurants, I bought a huge box of those in the Hershey creamer flavor so that when I was other places, I would have my creamer. Obsessed is putting it lightly. My brain knew I needed to stop drinking it, but every time I tried a healthier creamer or tried making my own, it never even came close. Until now.
To get the recipe for homemade coffee creamer with heavy cream, click the image below or keep reading.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a saucepan, boil about 1/2 cup of water and add the brown sugar. Stir, watching this very closely as it boils over fast!
- Remove from heat and whisk in cream, milk, vanilla, and salt.
- Store in fridge.
You can totally mess with the amounts in this recipe. Quite honestly, I just made them up. Basically, I just dump in a bunch of brown sugar. Somedays, I'm feeling frisky and will do closer to 2 cups of brown sugar! Then I just use the cream that is in the top of my half gallon milk jar. (I use raw milk.) Sometimes thats a cup, sometimes it might be 1/4 cup. Then I fill up my pan to the top with milk. Put a sprinkle of salt in and a dash of vanilla. Whisk. I usually get enough to fill a quart and then some for my daily coffee.
I also have started bulk making this. So, I will do 2 cups of water boiling, add 2 cups brown sugar, and then just use an entire half gallon of milk.
Homemade Coffee Creamer
You can totally mess with the amounts in this recipe. Basically, I just dump in a bunch of brown sugar. Somedays, I’m feeling frisky and will do can entire extra cup of brown sugar! Then I just use the cream that is in the top of my half gallon milk jar. (I use raw milk.) Sometimes that equals a cup, sometimes it might be 1/4 cup. Then I fill up my pan to the top with milk. Put a sprinkle of salt in and a dash of vanilla. Whisk. I usually get enough to fill a quart and then some for my daily coffee.
That is what I used to do. I was making this creamer about every other day. Which isn’t hard. In fact, it takes less time to make than it does for my coffee pot to brew a pot of coffee. You can actually watch me make this in my YouTube video, ‘Productive Homeschool Mom Morning Routine.’ Now, I bulk make it in a half gallon-ish amount. That lasts me about a week. Give or take, depending on the amount of sleep I get.
To make a half gallon, I just double the brown sugar, add a bit extra vanilla, and a bit extra salt. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
How To Make Homemade Coffee Creamer with Heavy Cream
Start with boiling some water. When it is boiling, add in 1 cup of brown sugar. You get to decide here. On days I’m feeling healthy, I will do 1 cup. However, when I’m making a half gallon of this, I might do 3-4 cups. Let this come to a boil and whisk it. Watch this very closely because it will boil over fast. My stove has had this spilled on it countless times.
After about a minute or two of whisking it, add in the dairy. Now, I use raw milk, so the cream is there. You can use store bought whole milk too. If you want it creamier, buy some heavy cream and add it in there too. Just be aware that the store-bought heavy cream is full of additives that are horrible for you.
After pouring the milk in, whisk it a bit. Add in your salt and vanilla. Now you just need to get it in your mason jar without spilling. Good luck!
I get this amount, plus the amount that I spill as I’m pouring it in. Pro tip: always put your mason jar in the sink and then pour your creamer in the jar. I won’t tell you how many times it took me to learn that.
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Different Flavors of Homemade Coffee Creamer
This version is just basic. You can totally add in other things and switch the flavor up.
- Hershey’s syrup (I like to use the simple 5 version) Just add a few tablespoons and it adds a wonderful chocolately flavor
- Chocolate Extract
- Cake Batter Extract
- Pumpkin Spice
- Peppermint Extract
- Maple Syrup