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Homemade Coffee Creamer In 3 Flavors (Bailey’s, French Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice)

4.76 from 77 votes
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.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Who out there just can’t start their day with out the perfect cup of coffee?

My husband, Kevin, and I NEED our coffee each day, and we need it to taste every bit as good as it makes us feel. My recipe for Homemade Coffee Creamer In 3 Flavors has been highly requested, and for good reason — it seems we all love coffee!

While I have respect for all you black coffee drinkers out there, there is something so special about having that extra hit of richness. My Bailey’s, French Vanilla, and Pumpkin Spice creamer recipes have something for everyone. Whether you’re adding them to your morning coffee, or making that post-dinner cup extra special, you’ll be glad you know how to make your own creamer right at home.

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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3 Homemade Coffee Creamers (Bailey's, French Vanilla and Pumpkin Spice)

4.76 from 77 votes
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.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings (3 cups)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings (3 cups)

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

 

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sandy
sandy
3 years ago

10-22-2020 Gemma I made both the vanilla and the pumpkin spice. The pumpkin spice is the next best thing on this earth since wheat bread…ONE OF MY FAVAORITE PIES IS PUMPKIN AND THIS TASTES LIKE I’M DRINKING A PIECE OF PUMPKIN PIE, WHICH LIKE I SAID IS THE BEST EVER…BUT… WHY DO YOU HAVE TO WARM THE SWEETENED MILK AND AND MILK WHY CAN’T YOU JUST INCORPORATE THEM, UNLESS WARMING INCORPORATES THE MILKS BETTER, UNLESS THERE IS SOME BAKERY REASON…YOU TELL ME. THIS FALL WILL BE THE BEST EVER NOW THAT I HAVE ONE OF MY FAVORITE FLAVORS ‘EVER’ AND… Read more »

Teresa Rivera
Teresa Rivera
2 years ago

Interesting! I actually pour creamer first. Pouring the coffee over it requires no stirring! I guess it came from the desire for less dishes, but it works! It’s easy to gauge how much I need, I’ve rarely gotten my ratio wrong.

Sally Jo Weatherholt
Sally Jo Weatherholt
2 years ago

Do you have a recipe for a caramel creamer?

Rachel Crayton
Rachel Crayton
4 years ago

Can you freeze these? If so for how long?

Claudia Zamora
Claudia Zamora
1 year ago

Hi Gemma love your recepies! Is it possible to make this creamer with chocolate and mint?

Helen Capone
Helen Capone
1 year ago

Interested in making Italian sweet cream coffee creamer but unsure what the ingredients should be, any idea?

karen brown
karen brown
1 year ago

Can condensed milk be substituted?

Lee
Lee
1 year ago

Good morning, I’m looking forward to trying your Bailey’s coffee creamer recipe.  When writing about your creamer recipes, you wrote “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.”  But in the Bailey’s creamer recipe, itself, you didn’t mention how long you leave the condensed milk, milk and Bailey’s on the heat to cook off the alcohol.  May I ask how long you heat this recipe on the stove top… Read more »

Claire Hammond
Claire Hammond
2 years ago

Hello how long could this keep for in the fridge thanks.

SandyStephens
SandyStephens
2 years ago

Hi Gemma!! These creamers look fantastic!! I’ve got to make the pumpkin spice for my daughter. She loves it!! Do you have a recipe for a Mocha coffee syrup? I love chocolate and would enjoy this so much in my coffee. My aunt loves chocolate to so it’s something we an enjoy together! Thanks!!

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