How to Make French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Indulge in the luxurious taste of homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer that instantly transforms your regular coffee into a gourmet delight. The rich texture and flavor make it a perfect addition to your coffee routine, especially if you prefer flavored coffee.

Homemade French Vanilla coffee creamer in a small pitcher.

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French vanilla coffee creamer

I have often asked myself, “how do they make French Vanilla coffee creamer?”. I walk by those fancy creamers in the grocery store. I won’t put them in my basket because I feel like store-bought coffee creamers have artificial flavors and are filled with a lot of different chemicals.

I want fancy flavors in my coffee from time to time. When I have guests, I like to offer something unique. This homemade creamer is all of that and more.

What makes homemade French vanilla creamer so good?

The delicate sweetness of this creamer is sure to impress anyone who tries it. You can enjoy it in both hot and iced coffees.

It’s perfect for adding to a coffee bar when you have guests over, whether they’re just visiting or you’re hosting a party. Everyone loves the indulgent taste it adds to their coffee!

Some creamer recipes use half-and-half or even fresh milk. However, this one uses condensed and evaporated milk, which is the perfect consistency and doesn’t water your coffee down!

It is also easily adjustable if you want to try adding other flavored extracts, such as almond or maple.

Why you’ll love this recipe

You don’t need to cook this creamer on the stovetop; all you need is a blender to make it. It only takes 5 minutes to whip up. Now, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make your own creamer. After all, it saves money, too!

By using canned milk, the flavors you create will be rich and very satisfying.

Moreover, since the condensed milk is already sweetened, you don’t need to add any sugar. The vanilla extract perfectly complements it.


Here’s what you’ll need to make homemade vanilla coffee creamer:

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Evaporated milk
  • Vanilla extract

That’s it! Just 3 simple ingredients.

evaporated milk, vanilla, and more

How to make French vanilla creamer

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until well combined, about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour the mixture into a container or small pitcher.
Homemade French vanilla coffee creamer, cup of coffee, and muffins.

How to make it dairy-free

It’s pretty simple to make a dairy-free alternative to sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk.

To make dairy-free sweetened condensed milk, simmer the following ingredients on the stove until it is nice and thick:

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

Dairy-free evaporated milk is also really simple. Let your favorite milk alternative (oat milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk) simmer on the stove until it is reduced by half.

How to use this creamer

Stir this creamer in your preferred morning cup of coffee, such as homemade cold brew coffee or hot brewed coffee.

You can even include it in blended drinks like fruit smoothies, protein smoothies, or milkshakes to give them a sweeter and richer flavor! If you want to get creative, add a dash of it to your French toast custard mix, pancake mix, or oatmeal.

How to store homemade coffee creamer

Make sure to keep it in the refrigerator in an airtight container, such as a sealed mason jar or a glass bottle with an airtight stopper.

How long will it last?

As long as you store it correctly in the fridge, this creamer will last up to 10 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of canned milk is best for homemade creamer?

You can choose to use the full-fat versions or the low-fat sweetened and condensed milk. I like to use the full-fat version because it adds a nice flavor. The coffee tastes perfectly sweet with the two types of milk.

Where to buy the best vanilla

I like to buy my vanilla extract at Costco, I think it is a great value. You can buy a large amount for under 10 dollars. You could even use homemade vanilla.

How much coffee creamer does this recipe make?

With this French Vanilla coffee creamer recipe, you can make just about 1 quart of creamer that will last for about 10 days. I like to make a batch of this creamer and take it to work.

How many calories in French vanilla creamer?

You’ll find different calories in each store-bought creamer. For my recipe, there are 62 calories in 1 ounce of creamer.

I hope you enjoy this easy to make coffee creamer recipe.

Homemade French vanilla coffee creamer in a small pitcher next to a cup of coffee.

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Homemade French Vanilla coffee creamer in a small pitcher.

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

It’s so easy to make vanilla coffee creamer at home. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee Creamer, Vanilla Creamer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 62kcal


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 15 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Place all three ingredients into a blender, and blend for about 30 seconds.
  • The mixer will be uniform.
  • Store creamer in an air-tight container.
  • Pour into coffee as desired.



Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Fran Kranz

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  2. TheNewClassy

    I love me some coffee. And I love it with creamer. Buying creamer gets expensive, however. Maybe I should try and make this at home!

  3. Brionna G

    Making your own coffee creamer is such a great idea since it is super easy to do. No more running out of creamer in this house.

  4. Ashley @irishred02

    Great idea to make your own! I can’t use flavored cream because of all the preservatives and additives they give me migraines

  5. Jeanine

    My husband loves coffee so I will have to see his thoughts on this. I’m more of a tea or cola girl so this definitely his thing.

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