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Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

4.58 from 177 votes
Rich and creamy with that hint of aromatic sweetness, my Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer is so easy to make you'll wonder how you ever went with out it.

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Is there anything more classic than french vanilla? Vanilla flavor is something I think the whole world can agree on, and this Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer is here to prove it.

Whether you’re an everyday coffee drinker or not, you will love adding this rich french vanilla flavored creamer to your cup of joe. Rich and creamy with that hint of aromatic sweetness, this is so easy to make you’ll wonder how you ever went with out it.

What is “French Vanilla?”

French vanilla refers to where the vanilla came from, so it is most literally vanilla pods that were grown in France.

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However, in the baking world, french vanilla speaks to the strong and sweet flavor of vanilla. In order to make french vanilla coffee creamer, you do not need to order vanilla beans all the way from France, but you will need good quality vanilla extract and a vanilla pod. If you can’t find vanilla extract I suggest you check out my Bold Baking Basic recipe for How To Make Homemade Extracts, as they are easy to make and will save you money down the line!

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How to make French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

French vanilla coffee creamer is not something you’re limited to buying at the store. I much prefer to make my own coffee creamer at home, as then I know there are no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

Making my homemade french vanilla coffee creamer is simply a matter of whisking together sweetened condensed milk, milk or cream, vanilla extract and a french vanilla pod. Once the milk is infused with the vanilla, the flavor is unmatched to the store bought stuff. I love to add this to more than coffee, it does wonders for “adult” hot chocolates and lattes, milk shakes, and more!

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Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

4.58 from 177 votes
Rich and creamy with that hint of aromatic sweetness, this is so easy to make, and once you do you'll wonder how you ever went with out it.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Rich and creamy with that hint of aromatic sweetness, this is so easy to make, and once you do you'll wonder how you ever went with out it.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan over medium low heat, whisk together the condensed milk, milk, vanilla pod and seeds. 
  • Once this mixture starts to come to a simmer,  remove from the heat and add in the vanilla extract. 
  • Cool, then cover and store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for 6-7 days.
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John M Crenshaw
John M Crenshaw
2 years ago

Excuse me but French vanilla does not refer to where the bean is grown, Vanilla beans are tropically grown ie Mexico, Madagascar, Tahitian, or West Indian. It’s called French Vanilla because the base of the ice cream contains egg yolks, while the base of regular vanilla ice cream does not.

Yvonne Martinez
Yvonne Martinez
3 years ago

Hi Gemma
I made the vanilla creamer without the vanilla beans, as I couldn’t find them locally, it’s really yummy just with vanilla extract!! Thank you!

Deidra11
Deidra11
1 year ago

Absolutely LOVE your ideas and how easy they seem to be. BUT, I CAN NOT GET TO READ MORE THAN 3 WORDS BEFORE THE HUGE ADS THAT POP UP AND COVER 2/3 OF YOUR RECIPES! VERY FRUSTRATING! Maybe it won’t be as bad using Chrome. I have been using Bing.

Rhonda
Rhonda
3 years ago

Do you have a recipe for homemade Italian sweet cream flavor coffee creamer??

Carolyn
Carolyn
2 years ago

Can you substitute the milk for heavy cream or half & half? Or would that be too thick? I love a thick creamer with a dense flavor.

D. Rousch
D. Rousch
2 years ago

Gemma, could I use sweetened coconut condensed milk with cream and a little milk instead of just straight milk? Do you think the coconut condensed milk would affect the flavor to much?

Gregory Johnson
Gregory Johnson
10 months ago

Do you take the vanilla pods out before storing?

Seaneen
Seaneen
1 year ago

I just made it and it’s Devine !!! ❤️

Andrew Soames
Andrew Soames
2 years ago

This is a good really simple recipe, what I’d love to work out is how to make it and have a batch last about a month as I don’t want to cook this every week. The only thing I can think of is ice cube trays and freezing it. The product may degrade, haven’t tried it yet. That’s also a bit of a pain. Anyone else thought of a way?

Sasha
Sasha
1 year ago

Can you use it when it’s cooled down or do you have to wait for 6-7 days before you use it? Alittle confused on when it says “ store tight for 6-7 days “. Haha

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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