Drinks, Homemade Ingredients

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

4.29 from 14 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.

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

4.29 from 14 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

  • 1 3/4 cup (14floz/395ml) milk, of your choice
  • 1 can (14oz/395g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 vanilla pod, sliced in half and seeds scraped out
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

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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Darla Rousch
1 month 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?

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Kania Fitri
3 months ago

Hi Gemma
Can i use uht milk for this recipe?
Thank you very much for your awesome recipe

Kelly
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Kelly
3 months ago

Hi Gemma! How would you compare the sweetness of the homemade French vanilla creamer to store bought?

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Mroldach
4 months ago

Hi Gemma
The recipe for the vanilla creamer sounds delish. A question I have is if I wanted a caramel flavor what could I substitute for the vanilla to get a caramel flavor. Can’t tell you how much I enjoy your recipes.

Rhonda
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Rhonda
5 months ago

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

LCMac99
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LCMac99
6 months ago

Can Almond Milk substitue for regular milk ?

Rochelle
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Rochelle
7 months ago

I am trying to go non-dairy and no or low sweetners. Can this work with almond, cashew, or coconut milk? What other options are there?

Yvonne Martinez
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Yvonne Martinez
7 months 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!

Betina
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Betina
7 months ago

Hi there, I was just wondering if warming it helps calm the sweetened condensed milk taste? I tried one a few years ago and it just tasted like sweetened condensed milk.

Beth
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Beth
8 months ago

If you use vanilla bean paste, do you simmer that in with the milk like the bean pod or add it at the end with the extract?

P.S. Love your recipes. The ice cream is my favorite. I’m an ice cream junky and very picky so I’m thrilled to find such a simple yet creamy and delicious recipe that doesn’t require me to get out my Ice cream machine. ????

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