Homemade Coffee Creamer

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Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe
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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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Homemade Coffee Creamer

Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Yield: 2¼ cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time


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


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.

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