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Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer is super simple to make, has only 4 ingredients, and can totally replace the store-bought versions in your fridge. I love whipping up a batch of this to use all week in my coffee!

Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

I can’t even tell you how much I love flavored coffee creamers because it would be embarrassing. It isn’t quite as much as I love coffee, but pretty close. I was pretty excited when they came out with the “real cream” kinds – but even those don’t compare to what you can do with this recipe.

Enjoy in our Cold Brew Coffee!

Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

Why make your own coffee creamer?

The real beauty of this is how simple it is. Only 4 ingredients, and amazingly customizable. If vanilla isn’t your thing, substitute some other extract. Hazelnut would be amazing. Add a touch of almond extract. You decide!

I stuck with plain old vanilla for mine because that is my very favorite. I even prefer vanilla ice cream.

I’m weird, I know. Embrace it.

Try this Copycat Reese’s Coffee Creamer too!

Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

Do you know what goes great with this coffee creamer? My homemade cold brew coffee, that’s what. And when you put those two things together do you know what you get? A pretty good copycat, and my version of my new favorite Starbucks drink – my Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.

Homemade Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee

Reader Reviews!

“This recipe is my go-to for coffee creamer and the only recipe you need for having the most delicious iced coffee at home! I make a large pitcher of it every week. I fill a cup to the top with ice, brew Green Mountain iced vanilla caramel coffee on the iced setting of my keurig, and add a good splash of this creamer…best iced coffee ever. First to get me to kick my expensive Starbucks habit!”

-Brittany (from Pinterest)
Yield: 24 servings

Homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

Homemade vanilla sweet cream coffee creamer is simple and contains only 4 ingredients! Make your own and skip all the fake stuff.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla (or 1/2 vanilla bean, whole*)
  • 2 cups whole milk


  1. Place heavy cream in a pan, and heat over medium heat until bubbling. Add sugar, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract, and remove from heat.
  3. Mix in whole milk, and place in a jar in the fridge. Shake before use.
  4. *If using a vanilla bean, place it in the pot with the cream and let simmer during that stage for maximum flavor. Leave in creamer to continue to infuse liquid even in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutrition data and serving sizes provided here are ONLY ESTIMATES. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Do not come at me in the comments, I'm over it. Thanks!

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Saturday 25th of November 2023

Do I put it in the fridge while it’s still warm?

Nicole Johnson

Saturday 25th of November 2023


Sonia Gordon

Thursday 28th of September 2023

Hi thank you so very much for this wonderful opportunity to make my own Coffee creamers this is a great gift for me and everyone else thanks again ur awesome 👌


Sunday 20th of August 2023

This was amazing! My whole family loves it

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 20th of August 2023

Yay! I'm so glad you like it!


Saturday 12th of August 2023

Can you use 1% or non fat milk?

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 13th of August 2023

You can, but I wouldn't simmer it if you use 1% or non fat. Just mix it together and let it sit for a few hours and shake it here and there to get the sugar to dissolve.

Laura Skidmore

Thursday 20th of July 2023

Why do I heat up the whipping cream.. is it to melt the sugar ?

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 20th of July 2023

Yup! It makes the sugar dissolve faster. You can just combine it all and shake it and wait a while, but the heating method ensures you won't have any grainy sugar left.

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