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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.

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.

Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

Oh, and this darling jar? I got it at Michael’s for like $5 bucks. It holds enough for almost a week of coffee creamer for my husband and me, and I love that I can reuse it every week.

Easy Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

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
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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Saturday 25th of June 2022

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I don’t drink coffee, actually I’ve never had a cup in my life because I don’t like it. But I recently discovered Crio Bru and I’m addicted. So I had to find a creamer. The creamers in the store were expensive and had a lot of ingredients that were unhealthy. I love that with your recipe I can control the amount of sugar, type of milk and flavor all at the same time! I now have another use for my homemade vanilla. It’s an all around win!


Sunday 26th of December 2021

This sounds delish. Does it taste like the International Delite Cold Stone Creamery flavor?

Nicole Johnson

Sunday 26th of December 2021

I'm not sure! I haven't tried that one. It tastes like most of the vanilla varieties that are made with real milk and cream though. The International Delight creamers tend to be SUPER sweet and concentrated.


Wednesday 11th of August 2021

this was SOOO good!! i only put like 1 1/4 cup of milk in it and 1 1/2 cups sugar.. i put it in my milk hot and it tasted yum

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Amazing! Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad you liked it!


Monday 3rd of May 2021

I’m going to try it today. How would I make a chocolate one like the Oreo id has?

Nicole Johnson

Monday 3rd of May 2021

I'd just add some chocolate syrup to the mix for a chocolate version. Sounds amazing!


Wednesday 21st of April 2021

This was a great recipe. Exactly what I was looking for. Taste just like what I buy at the store and was easy to make.

Nicole Johnson

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Thanks so much for letting us know! I'm so glad you liked it!

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