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. d_rees says

    Always liked french vanilla in my coffee but did not like buying it because of all the additives. Thanks.
    The sweetener & vanilla is what makes it a French Vanilla?
    Your site looks very interesting for those of us who like to use ingredients as close as possible to their natural state. Keep it up, we need ones like you!
    david

  2. Anna says

    This is the best creamer ever!!!! It kind of reminds me of snow cream. My kids and I love it and I love that it’s healthier than the store bought junk. Have you tried it with almond flavoring? I may do that.

    Thank you for this awesome recipe!

  3. Natasha says

    If I wanted to make this sugar free would I leave out the maple syrup? I’m a diabetic that’s why I’m asking. Thank you ☺️

  4. says

    I’m an American living in the UK and one of the things I miss the most is flavored coffee creamer. I just made this and am now sipping a delicious coffee. Thanks for an easy and effective recipe!

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