Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it’s so much healthier than storebought creamer.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

While I was on vacay last week, you can bet I spent a few nights staying up a little later than I’m used to. 

And of course, with less sleep, I always woke up late and still felt groggy. So every morning, coffee was a necessity. But the thing is, there was a big bottle of french vanilla coffee creamer sitting in that fridge just waiting to be used (spoiler alert: I used it). I hadn’t ever realized that coffee creamer is such a convenience. 

I mean, you don’t have to add sugar (or what ever sweetener you fancy) into your coffee until it tastes just right, or risk adding too much sweetener and then the whole thing is just a sugar bomb.

It’s not CRAZY convenient, like canned ravioli or something, but it’s convenient enough to the point where I realized I needed it in my life. Just without all the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavors.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

This coffee creamer isn’t by any means hard to make. But in my 2015 Reader Survey, you guys told me you wanted MORE tutorials. So that’s what I’m doing!

Let’s get {this party} started!

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

Start by pouring 2 cups of half and half into a large jar. If you don’t have any half and half, simply substitute 1 cup heavy cream + 1 cup whole milk. You can also make it creamier if you want by using 1 1/2 cups heavy cream + 1/2 cup milk.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

Next we’re going to pour in 1/4 cup of maple syrup. I chose maple syrup because I feel like it has a lot easier of a time staying suspended in the cream, whereas honey might separate and sink to the bottom. So, maple syrup is recommended, but you can choose whichever liquid sweetener you’d like! 

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

And now for the most important part—the part that makes it *french vanilla* flavored. Add in 1 to 2 teaspoons of {high-quality, pure} vanilla extract. You could go through the effort of simmering a vanilla bean in the half and half for 30 minutes, but this is supposed to be quick and easy.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

Aaaaand, that’s pretty much it. Give the jar a swirl, shake, or stir, then place it in the fridge to chill. Then use it whenever you want fabulous tasting coffee.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

I’m not even kidding when I say that this will turn boring ol’ coffee into a heavenly beverage you aren’t going to want to go a morning without.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited that I have that jar of liquid gold sitting in my fridge right now. Because it only took me 5 minutes to make AND there aren’t any fishy ingredients in it. 

I feel like today’s recipe was a major win. Fist bump!

NOTE: The homemade french vanilla coffee creamer will only last for 10 days after you make it, but if you’re a big coffee drinker like me, that won’t be a problem. ;)

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.Subscribe to get new recipes and my free cookbook!



Here’s the recipe:

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer {Tutorial}
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Yield: about 2¼ cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups half and half (or 1 cup heavy cream + 1 cup whole milk)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a quart jar, combine the half and half, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and stir. Place the jar in the fridge to chill. Creamer will stay fresh for about 10 days after you make it.

If you liked this recipe, you’ll love this Homemade Hazelnut Coffee Creamer or this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

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Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

Comments

  1. Brittny A. says

    Yum! I am definitely going to try this!! I actually was just thinking the other day about making some sort of homemade coffee creamer; I usually just buy the vanilla one at the store, but I was thinking it would be a healthier option to try and make my own (since I am not a fan of drinking coffee with no creamer or anything!) Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Susan Rogers says

    So simple! Thank you. Definitely going to try this.
    Where did you get your cup & saucer? The saucer is beautiful!

  3. Jenn says

    This recipe sounds delicious thanks for sharing!! Also, I am in love with your all white cup and lacy saucer, where did you get it?!? Thanks!!

    • Kären Johannsen says

      That’s what I would like to know too! That is such a beauty to have coffee in. Your creamer sounds super delish and going to make it right away, even though I don’t have the pretties to serve it in! Thanks for sharing, Kären in Germany ~

    • Genie says

      I just made some with canned coconut milk. I use that because it’s thicker like real creamer. I also added a shake or two of cinnamon and it is fabulous.

  4. Denise hawes says

    Have you made a hazelnut one? I like that flavor as well. I am most definitely gonna try the vanilla. It’s my favorite. I seem to go through it pretty quick. Lol. If you make a hazelnut let me know

  5. Kelly says

    Has anyone tried any other flavors with this basic recipe?
    I just made the regular French Vanilla today and it was pretty good! I love that there are no additives

  6. Yvonne says

    Finally a creamer recipe that doesn’t use sweetened condensed milk as the sweetener. I love the maple syrup, it came out creamy and lightly sweetened. Thank you for such a simple & tasty recipe. I’ll be trying your hazelnut recipe next.

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