Homemade Flavored Liquid Coffee Creamer

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 216 Posts
May 21, 2013

I love those flavored coffee creamers from the store. But what are they made of? Is there anything that sounds edible in there? And who knows what they don't put on the label! So I researched making your own. The recipe I like used sweetened condensed milk, but that is expensive and, besides, condensing it cooks all the nutrition out.


So I researched making my own. Most of the recipes are the same. They all call for butter - I don't want the added fat - and a blender. Well, I am way too lazy to get the blender out. So I tried making my own recipe, and darned if it isn't the best tasting creamer ever! Now, it's not healthy, it has a lot of sugar (you can easily cut it in half, I've started doing that), but if you like your coffee sweet, you can add the whole amount. The dry milk is non-fat, and you can use skim milk; I use 2%.


  • 2 cups dry milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp almond extract, or any other flavor you choose
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 cups milk


  1. Mix the dry milk and sugar in the container you want to use (I use an empty bottle from commercial coffee creamer, the giant size)
  2. Add the water and flavoring, put the lid on the bottle, and shake very well.
  3. Add the milk and shake even better to get the sugar to melt away.
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  5. Shake it a little every time you use it.
  6. Store in the refridgerator. It keeps for the same amount of time as the milk you used. (It never lasts us that long!)
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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
November 12, 2006

Those flavored liquid coffee creamers are wonderful but does anyone make their own? Seems there must be some way to reduce the cost. My favorite is French Vanilla.



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November 21, 2009

Does anybody have a recipe for flavored coffee creamers?

By Patricia Nicholas from Gulfport, MS

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November 10, 2010

Those flavored liquid coffee creamers are wonderful but does anyone make their own? Seems there must be some way to reduce the cost.


November 21, 2009

Mix all ingredients in a glass container. It is best stored in glass mason jar. Remember to shake before pouring, as the condensed milk will settle to the bottom.


May 2, 2008
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