How to Make French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Do you love those flavored coffee creamers as much as I do? When you drizzle a little homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer into your coffee, you end up with a special treat.

french vanilla coffee creamer with a cup of coffee and blueberry muffins

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 they 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.

Homemade French Vanilla Creamer

This recipe is so easy to make. You will need sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract. By using canned milk, the flavors you create will be rich and very satisfying.

evaporated milk, vanilla, and more

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 personally 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 74 calories in a cup of creamer.

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.

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

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blueberry muffins, a cup of coffee and homemade french vanilla creamer

french vanilla coffee creamer with a cup of coffee and blueberry muffins

How to Make 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

    I would like to leann how to make Bone Fish Grill salad dressing and their Jens Jamacian coconut pie and the rum sauce.

  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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