Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

If you're like us, our morning routine involves waking up, making coffee and heading straight for the store-bought creamer. Turns out, you can make all your favorite coffee creamers yourself—and they're so much better. In our version, a vanilla bean and toasted hazelnuts are steeped in creamer for the perfect punch of flavor in your morning joe.

Just remember: When you're bringing the creamer to a simmer, it's crucial to keep stirring so the sugar in the sweetened condensed milk can caramelize. Otherwise, the mixture will scald on the bottom.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Homemade Coffee Creamer
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Sweetened condensed and evaporated milks are steeped with a vanilla bean and toasted hazelnuts for a rich and sweet homemade coffee creamer.
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Total time: 15 minutes
  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup peeled hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the ingredients over medium heat. Bring to simmer, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat and let cool completely. Strain into a airtight container; use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Calories per Serving 271
Total Fat 12.7 g
Saturated Fat 5.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 29.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 32.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
Total Sugars 31.7 g
Sodium 166.9 mg
Protein 8.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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