This homemade hazelnut 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 grew up drinking hazelnut coffee.
Not necessarily because that was my favorite flavor of coffee, but just because that’s what my parents would buy. So for all of my coffee drinking years, that was all I had.
So when my mom stopped buying hazelnut coffee about a year ago and swapped it with regular coffee, I didn’t really notice a difference. But since you guys LOVED my last coffee creamer recipe, which might be the best French vanilla coffee creamer you will ever come across, and because so many of you requested a hazelnut version, I got to work.
The second I whipped out the hazelnut extract and got a whiff of the scent, a sudden wave of nostalgia washed over me. All those years. All at once. It was a little overwhelming.
But I continued on with the recipe. Once I had finished, I poured the creamer into a cup of coffee and took a sip, and I was home. Well, I mean obviously I was at my house, but when I drank that little bit of hazelnut coffee, in that instant, I was home.
I bet you’re wondering how to make this super simple, 3-ingredient hazelnut coffee creamer, so let’s get started!
Start by pouring 2 cups of half-and-half into a quart jar.
You can also just use 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and 1 cup of milk if you don’t have any half-and-half around.
Then pour in 1/4-1/2 cup of pure maple syrup or honey. Depending on how sweet you like your coffee, add more or less sweetener. I like to use 1/4 cup.
I prefer using maple syrup in coffee creamer because it mixes into the half-and-half better than the honey. Honey is a lot thicker and can take longer to mix into the creamer.
And now for the most important part—the hazelnut extract. Add in a teaspoon or so, depending on how strong of a flavor you want.
Also, I thought I might add that the hazelnut extract I used was clear and that’s why you can hardly see it in the teaspoon.
Then just put a lid on the jar and give it a good swirl/shake and voila! Your very own homemade hazelnut coffee creamer. Easy, right?!
So reasons why you need this creamer in your life other than the fact that it makes coffee crazy delicious…
Well for one, it’s really convenient. People who drink storebought coffee creamer understand the convenience. Well, all you have to do is spend less than 5 minutes once a week whipping up a batch of this hazelnut coffee creamer, and BAM—same convenience, less scary additives, more deliciousness.
I know, I’m kind of a genius…
This creamer makes coffee delicious. And it’s easy to make. Enough to reason to make it, right?
Here’s the recipe:
- In a quart jar, combine the half and half, maple syrup, and hazelnut extract and stir. Place the jar in the fridge to chill. Creamer will stay fresh for about 10 days.