How to Make Your Own Coffee Creamer
How do you like your coffee? Strong and dark, with just a touch of milk, or with your favorite sweetener and heavy cream? We usually like to drink our steaming cup straight up because our coffees are meant to be smooth and easy drinking.
But sometimes it’s fun to mix it up, and add some extra flavor to the cup. Coffee creamer is a great way to do this, and there are some deliciously interesting flavors out there. However, if you have ever read the ingredients label on a bottle of coffee creamer, you would be amazed to find a long list of ingredients that you probably don’t want to regularly consume.
The good news is that it’s easy to make your own coffee creamer at home. That way, you know exactly what is going into your cup, and can customize the flavors to your liking. You can make a few different flavors, and store them in mason jars or bottles in the fridge. Whenever the urge hits, just grab a bottle and add a splash or two to your cup.
Here are some of our favorite flavor combinations that taste way better than the store bought kind. Just add your favorite Charleston Coffee Roasters coffee, and you’ll be ready for the day!
Depending on your preference, you can use any kind of milk you prefer for the creamer. Soy, almond and even coconut milks are great alternatives to regular milk. Cashew milk is particularly good in these coffee creamer recipes since it has a creamy consistency similar to heavy cream.
Many homemade coffee creamer recipes call for sweetened condensed milk which adds richness and body to the creamer. But if you are watching your sugar intake, you might want to make your own sweetened condensed milk. Or if you are dairy-free, try this recipe for sweetened condensed milk that uses coconut milk.
The basic recipe for homemade coffee creamer is really simple to make. Once you have the base made, add your favorite flavor combination and shake well to combine (or use a blender or AeroLatte). These coffee creamers keep for up to one week in the fridge.
1/2 cup milk (or heavy cream for a richer creamer)
1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- Stir together the milk and sweetened condensed milk until combined.
- Add in desired flavoring below.
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
SEA SALT CARAMEL
1 tablespoon caramel syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of coarse sea salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon almond extract or liqueur
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon hazelnut extract or liqueur