Almond Joy Coffee Creamer

Add nutty chocolate and coconut flavor to your morning routine with Almond Joy Coffee Creamer. A splash or two of this homemade creamer turns your daily coffee ritual into a special treat. Sip and savor in hot or iced coffee!

Once you learn how to make homemade coffee creamer, you’ll want to try ALL the flavors. How about some Chocolate Marshmallow Coffee Creamer next? Or give our Irish Cream Coffee Creamer a try soon.

Cup of coffee with homemade almond joy coffee creamer.

Why this Recipe Works

If you love fancy coffee drinks and almond joy candy bars too, this coffee creamer recipe is going to amaze you.

  • Made with sweetened condensed milk for extra creaminess.
  • A hint of cocoa deepens the natural flavor of your coffee.
  • Adds instant sweetness to hot or iced coffee.
  • Can be used in regular coffee or espresso.
  • Delicious blend of coconut, almond and chocolate flavors.
  • Lightning quick to make!

Sometimes you don’t have time to swing by the coffee shop or even make your own Mocha Latte when you’re craving something sweet and caffeinated.

Just brew a pot of coffee and add a splash of this coffee creamer to your cup. It’s that easy.

PRO TIP: Serve with whipped cream and toasted coconut for a real coffee house treat!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make almond joy coffee creamer.

Here’s what you need to make this coffee creamer recipe:

  • Milk. I use fat free but any milk you like will do (skim, whole or even nondairy).
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder. Use a high quality cocoa for richest taste.
  • Sweetened condensed milk.
  • Almond extract.
  • Coconut extract. You can buy coconut extract online if you prefer. Also great addition to coconut biscotti and coconut cake!

Tips and Tricks

Homemade almond joy coffee creamer being poured into a mug of coffee.
  • Whisk together half a cup of the milk with the cocoa powder first. This step (while heating on the stove) helps the cocoa fully dissolve into the creamer so you don’t wind up with clumps.
  • Whisk remaining ingredients into the cocoa milk vigorously. Be sure they are fully incorporated.
  • Store in a mason jar. Don’t forget the lid!
  • Shake before serving. The ingredients may separate the longer the almond joy coffee creamer sits. Give everything a good shake to reincorporate.
  • Serve warm or cold. You can add this right to your coffee while it’s still warm or let it chill up in the refrigerator.
Two cups of black coffee with homemade almond joy creamer in a jar.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store homemade coffee creamer?

Store this coffee creamer in the refrigerator. Make sure to keep it in a container with a lid, like a mason jar or reusable glass bottle.

How long does homemade coffee creamer keep?

I recommend using your homemade coffee creamer within a week.

My creamer separated in the jar! What do I do?

This happens when the sugar begins to settle and is completely normal. Shake the jar vigorously and everything should combine again.

Can I substitute half and half or heavy cream for the condensed milk?

No, the sweetened condensed milk adds the sugar to this coffee creamer. Without it, all you’ll get is the bitter cocoa and extract taste (not exactly appealing).

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Almond Joy Coffee Creamer

4.88 from 16 votes
By: Aimee
Add nutty chocolate and coconut flavor to your morning routine with Almond Joy Coffee Creamer. A splash or two of this homemade creamer turns your daily coffee ritual into a special treat. Sip and savor in hot or iced coffee!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 cups


  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract


  • In a small saucepan, whisk together 1/2 cup of the fat free milk and the cocoa powder.
  • Heat on low, whisking continuously until combined (about 3 minutes).
  • Whisk in remaining ingredients. Pour into a quart sized mason jar, with lid.
  • Shake vigorously before serving!


  • Store jar of creamer in refrigerator. When determining how long it is good for, I go by the date on my milk carton.
  • you may substitute fat free sweetened condensed milk too
  • for an even CREAMIER version, use heavy cream instead of the fat free milk.


Serving: 2Tbsp, Calories: 15kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 9mg, Sugar: 2g
Course: Basics
Cuisine: American
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Chocolate meets coconut and almond in this easy Almond Joy Coffee Creamer. Better than store bought and ready in 5 minutes.

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Posted on April 23, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is one of my favorite flavors, and the current flavor I’m using in my iced coffee. Love this recipe! Pinned.

  2. I am always so impressed that you make your own coffee creamer! With this almond joy version I know I’ll have to finally take the plunge and try it! And best of luck with the house selling, Aimee. I know that can be super stressful, but I’m sure it’ll all be worth it soon!

  3. Aimee, you have no idea how magnificent this is! We’ve been been packing for weeks, I feel like I’m camping in my own home now….but we finally list our home next Friday. The best part of the day has been that first great cup of coffee in the morning. I can hardly wait to try this creamer. You just don’t know! Just need to find that sauce pan that I thought I wouldn’t need. Lol Cheers to you and your move…I’ll keep you in my thoughts!

  4. My two loves combined! Almond Joy and coffee – what a delicious way to start the day! Ugg, packing and unpacking and sorting and donating … definitely calls for creamer. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  5. We sold our house last summer and I can totally relate to what a pain it is to have to keep everything so clean and uncluttered. You feel like a guest in your home. I was so glad when we finally sold it, well except then the whole packing ordeal started. I love this homemade coffee creamer, so simple, and my favorite flavor!

  6. You are on my mind so much lately! Selling is no fun, but we’re going to get you through it! And in no time, you’ll be back home in your beloved Chicago with deep dish pizza in hand 🙂

    1. Oh thank you Christina! You’re so sweet! And the pizza is what keeps me going, hehe!!

    1. If you can find extract, yes! I have a little bottle of Coconut Flavoring, it’s Kroger brand.

  7. I’m so excited about this recipe, Aimee! I kicked store-bought coffee creamer recently because the list of unpronounceable ingredients freaks me out a little, but sugar and milk is just NOT the same! I’m going to try this for sure. Thanks!

      1. I made this for my son who was so upset he could no longer find his favorite creamer in the store. I found Claudia Toasted Coconut and almondmilk blend at a local store and used it instead of plain milk. He says it is so much better than store bought. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Good luck on selling your house Aimee – hoping the whole process goes quickly for you guys. We moved 4 times in 2 years for hubby’s job and it’s no fun but the end result will be worth it 🙂 I love all your DIY coffee creamers and love this almond joy one – such a creative recipe – love it!

    1. Thanks for the sweet words. And oh my gosh, 4 times in two year? I can’t even imagine!

  9. What a totally fun coffee creamer, Aimee! A much healthier version than those store bought versions too. I can actually pronounce everthing that’s in this. 😉

  10. We have move 2 times in the last 4 years because of my hubby’s job. It has been rough but my house has never looked so good! It will definitely be worth it in the end! Good luck!

  11. you know what would be good, too, is, mix canned coconut cream (it’s similar to sweetened-condensed milk — it has sugar in it) with almond milk in the carton, and add in some chocolate syrup.

  12. I puffy heart love this creamer version!!! Although I must admit I don’t go through near as much creamer as you, so I need to cut mine down by half 😉 I have a coconut version that this reminds me I haven’t photographed yet!!! Too many treats to share, not enough time. Good luck with all the move junk…I know it isn’t fun! I don’t have to tell you to stay caffeinated to keep up with it all!

  13. This could be my new favorite creamer! I love Almond Joy so this needs to happen! Pinned!

  14. Best. Coffee Creamer. EVER!!

    And selling the house. UGH. We sold the one before last during the slumps and it took 6 months. 6 months of that – with a baby!!! OMG.

  15. This looks fabulous! I am sucker for anything Almond Joy–I wish I had this to go in my coffee right now! 🙂

  16. I love the coffee creamers that you come up with! Hope the house selling process goes quickly and smoothly for you!

  17. I love all your DIY creamers. Since I have a total thing for them, as in, I need a little coffee with my creamer, I am totally digging them all! pinned

  18. Selling a house is so not fun! Wish you good luck for a quick sale. I start each day with a latte. I could not live without my espresso maker. Your creamer would be so delicious in it!

  19. I started drinking my coffee black when I started dating my husband because he never had creamer at his place so I just got used to it. I loved that hint of sweetness in my morning coffee and I think I need to try making my own! LOVE this Almond Joy version….that’s one of my favorite candy bars!

    1. I wish I could drink it black, i would save a lot of calories!!! Instead, I avoid eating breakfast so I can “eat” my coffee, LOL.

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