Do you love coffee? This homemade vanilla coffee creamer is the perfect addition to your morning cup. With only 4 ingredients it is easy to make and all-natural.
Are you drinking coffee right now?
I am!! To be fair I pretty much always am.
I love coffee like a Gilmore my friends, coffee, coffee, coffee.
I swore when I was younger that I was not going to become a coffee addict. I would not need a cup of joe to get me going in the morning.
Than my middle kiddo was born…. And didn’t sleep through the night for 2 1/2 years. Coffee was a must!!
When I first started drinking it I liked “my sugar with coffee and cream” (points if you get the Beastie Boys reference) But these days I go with a little sugar and some 1/2 & 1/2, sometimes black, and if I want to treat myself I like flavored creamer.
My hubby and teenagers are also huge fans of flavored creamer, just a splash makes your coffee so tasty…
But have you ever looked at the label?? YIKES!!
If you’ve been around my blog for a while you know I love Aldi and this is their creamer. They do a great job keeping a lot of artificial colors and preservatives out of their products, but even their creamer has ingredients I can’t pronounce!
I went on a search for homemade creamer that even my pickiest taste testers would like. I found a recipe that involved sweetened condensed milk, but it turned out to be yucky. So I came up with this!!
It is really very easy. It is basically a simple syrup, cream, and flavoring. I like to use half and half for mine but if you prefer milk in your coffee you could use milk. I’ve even made it with almond milk and it turned out well. If you like your coffee extra creamy you can also use heavy cream, the choice is yours.
You can use all organic ingredients too to make this an organic coffee creamer, which is hard to find in the grocery store.
Here’s what you need for this homemade vanilla coffee creamer
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Cane Sugar
1 1/4 Cup Half & Half
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
Something to mix it in- I use a mason jar
Mix your water and sugar in a pan over low/med heat until the sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar is fully dissolved remove the pan from the heat.
Now add your vanilla immediately and stir well. The sugar & water mixture is hot enough to evaporate the alcohol in the extract.
Let it cool off, either on the stove or in your jar.
After it’s cooled add in the half & half and give it a shake or stir.
You’re done!! Add it your coffee and enjoy!!
You can use another extract too- whatever flavor you love. We’ve used hazelnut and it is delicious. You can also add some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for delicious wintery flavors. Enjoy your coffee with creamer you can pronounce!!
- 1/4 Cup Water 1/2 Cup Cane Sugar 1 1/4 Cup Half & Half 1 Tbsp. Vanilla
- Dissolve sugar in water over medium heat.
- Remove from heat and add in vanilla extract
- Allow to cool completely.
- Stir in 1/2 & 1/2.
- Store in a jar or other airtight container.
A serving size is 2 Tbsp. but more or less can be used, nutrition facts should be adjusted as necessary.