If you love cinnamon in your coffee, you need this Cinnamon Coffee Creamer on hand all the time. You’re going to LOVE how easy it is to make delicious flavored creamer at home!
Serve this cinnamon creamer with our favorite Apple Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake recipe! Or make a delicious brunch with homemade coffee creamer and overnight Egg Casserole!
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Why This Creamer is Best
I try to always keep a jar or two of homemade vanilla coffee creamer in my fridge. All it takes is a splash or two to turn a simple cup of coffee into a special treat.
- This coffee creamer is smooth and creamy, never gritty!
- Makes your coffee taste like a cinnamon roll.
- Better than a fancy coffeehouse drink–and less pricey!
- Made with ingredients you recognize. No preservatives or high fructose corn syrup like store bought versions.
- It takes just a few minutes to make!
Here’s what you need for this creamer recipe.
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Whole milk – You can use skim milk too but it won’t be as creamy.
- Ground cinnamon
- Light brown sugar
- Vanilla extract – I love using my homemade vanilla extract here.
- Butter extract – Gives the creamer a cinnamon roll-like flavor!
See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
In past recipes, I’ve used the stove top to help combine the brown sugar and seasonings to the milk. This helps the flavors combine evenly, no one wants a gritty creamer.
Unfortunately, cinnamon is a bark. And it doesn’t combine very well.
I tried several suggestions according to Google…including whisking the extracts with the cinnamon (supposedly the alcohol content helps dissolve the cinnamon). Well. It doesn’t work. At least it didn’t work for me.
The sugar dissolves, but flecks of cinnamon still separate out of the cream when the mixture is stored in the fridge.
So, I still heat the seasonings and sugar with the milk on the stove top. I do this because you want to make sure your brown sugar dissolves completely.
I store this creamer in a mason jar with a tight lid. That way I can give it a good shake before each serving. This helps evenly disperse all the cinnamon that inevitably falls to the bottom of the jar!
One more secret? I used butter flavoring. It comes in a little bottle like vanilla extract and can be found on the same shelf in the grocery store. Helps make your coffee creamer taste more like a cinnamon roll.
Look at the expiration date on your milk. Use that to determine how long you can store the coffee creamer.
Yes, homemade cinnamon coffee creamer is a delicious addition to any hot OR iced coffee!
You can make a lower fat version of today’s creamer recipe by using skim milk instead of whole milk. It will be thinner but still taste good!
I haven’t tested the recipe with nondairy versions so I can’t speak to the results.
You could use any plant based milk in place of the whole milk (soy, almond, oat etc). For the sweetened canned milk, I would try sweetened condensed coconut milk (if you don’t mind a little coconut flavor in your creamer).
Yes! The butter extract heightens the cinnamon and adds a richness reminiscent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. You can leave it out and still have a delicious cinnamon creamer to add to your coffee.
More homemade coffee creamer recipes
- French Vanilla Creamer: a classic creamer recipe that everyone loves!!
- Irish Cream Coffee Creamer: this fun recipe is perfect for March!
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer: oh my gosh, one taste and you’ll be hooked!
- Pumpkin Coffee Creamer
- Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer
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Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
- 1 ½ cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon butter extract
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
- In a small saucepan, combine milk, cinnamon and brown sugar over medium heat. Whisk continuously until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the extracts and sweetened milk.
- Remove from heat and pour into a large quart sized mason jar. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Shake well before use.
- To determine the “use by” date, go off the date of your milk. It’s best used before the milk expiration date. ENJOY!
- You can make a lower fat version of today’s creamer recipe by using skim milk instead of whole milk. It will be thinner but still taste good!
Where do I purchase butter extract or find it
Have you tried food grade cinnamon oil? You only need a couple of drops. I have a bulk food store that Carries multiple flavors. I’m going to try your recipe but at the oil instead of cinnamon powder.
I made this with unsweetened coconut milk and truvia sugar free brown sugar. It’s so delicious, thank you so much!
Hi Aimee, I may have a solution to your gritty Cinnamon dilemma! LorAnn Oils make a Cinnamon Oil. Maybe along with the butter and vanilla extract you can add a drop or two to the creamer. They are very intense so you wouldn’t need allot. I purchased mine at Walmart. There are all kinds of flavors and I think they are intended for candy making. Give it a go, I think you’ll be surprised. I think you can google LorAnn Oils if you can’t find it locally….. Good Luck OBTW the coconut is divine?
That is a great idea!
What percentage of milk did you use? This sounds delicious!
You can use whatever you like. For a thinner, healthier version use skim. For a thicker creamer, use whole milk.
Put the cinnamon in your coffeemaker with a clean filter. Add .5 to 1cup water. Remove pot and hit start and let sit for a few min and then place the pot back and the filter will keep the cinnamon and give the flavor out into the water. Make it strong and then add to the milk to taste.
I do this often for myself, but my husband doesn’t like the flavor!
I am confused about “ removing the pot”? Aren’t you brewing the cinnamon like ground coffee? Remove the pot and water would leak all over the place???
I used a cinnamon stick….seemed to work.Very yummy…..going to start exploring flavors
Hi there. I would love to make coffee creamer, but with powdered milk. Do you have a recipe for cinnamon powdered coffee creamer for me. Thank you
Any idea how many calories is in a serving?? Just wonder trying to count them. I love the sound of your recipe.
This creamer sounds so delicious! I am one of those heathens who doesn’t like coffee, though, so I would maybe use it in a chai tea or, as someone else suggested, as a drizzle on coffee cake or something.
Doesn’t like coffee??? What? We can’t be friends. Kidding 🙂
Freezing would cool your coffee down
I would love to make these for the house as my daughter and I both are coffee fanatics, BUT she’s lactose intolerant! Do you know what I could substitute so I could make this? Thank you so much!
Ever tried freezing these into ice cube trays to extend the shelf life? In thinking just pop a couple out of the freezer when I have a cup of coffee. I love the idea of homemade creamer. Have you ever read the ingredients list on the store stuff?? yikes!
I haven’t tried freezing them, but that sounds pretty awesome. If you do it, let me know how it turns out!!
Use Lactose Free milk to greatly extend the use by date.
This has a bitter taste, too much cinnamon for me.
Couldn’t a cinnamon stick be used? I’m thinking, if allowed to steep for a while, it might impart some flavor but way less grit.
I think you’re right, it might work quite nicely!
This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing and please tell me where to get a cup like the one shown!
I tried this one and must say I’m disappointed 🙁 I love cinnamon and just couldn’t get it to dissolve, so sad! I love all your other coffee creamers, maybe it’s just a fluke!