Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer Recipe

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The rich taste of Creme Brulee in homemade coffee creamer! Sweet vanilla with notes of light caramel make this easy creamer the perfect addition to both hot and iced coffees.

I stopped buying fancy coffee creamer once I learned how easy it is to make at home. It all started with this French Vanilla Coffee Creamer.

Homemade Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer is so easy to make. This recipe is easy to follow, you may never buy coffee creamer again!

Why this Creamer is Best

If you find yourself heading to the drive-thru to pick up a creme brulee flavored coffee regularly, you can’t afford to not try this homemade coffee creamer!

  • Today’s Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer is inspired by the famous crackly-topped French dessert, creme brulee.
  • The fusion of brown sugar and vanilla flavors transform any cup of coffee into a decadent treat.
  • This budget friendly recipe takes just 10 minutes to make.
  • It gives you all the sweet creamy taste of a coffee house latte at a fraction of the cost!

It’s no secret I love splurging on treats from bakeries and coffee shops. But making my own cold brew coffee and lemon loaf is so much cheaper (and far more delicious).

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make creme brulee coffee creamer.

You only need four ingredients to make this incredible coffee creamer.

  • Evaporated milk – Not to be confused with sweetened condensed milk, this canned milk makes the coffee creamer, well, CREAMY!
  • Brown sugar – For sweetness and a familiar creme brulee flavor.
  • Vanilla – Always use a pure vanilla extract for that irresistible creamy flavor you love.
  • Whole milk – I prefer this for rich flavored creamer but if you need a lower vat version, feel free to use 2% or skim milk instead.

Tips and Tricks

Homemade Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer is so easy to make. This recipe is easy to follow, you may never buy coffee creamer again!
  • Heat the evaporated milk with the brown sugar. The brown sugar will dissolve into the warm milk as it heats on the stove.
  • Add the vanilla and whole milk to the mixture after removing it from the stove.
  • Store your homemade coffee creamer in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use. I like to use a mason jar!

Recipe FAQs

What should I do if my coffee creamer ingredients separate in the fridge?

Separation of the liquids and solids is normal in homemade coffee creamer. Just give the jar a good shake to recombine the contents before adding it to your coffee.

How do I make sugar free or fat free coffee creamer?

Most large grocery stores carry fat free evaporated milk (or fat free sweetened condensed milk).
To make it sugar free, you can also substitute stevia brown sugar substitutes for the light brown sugar.
Instead of whole milk or higher fat milk, use skim (fat free) milk. You’ll love the flavor!

How long does this keep?

Use the expiration date on your milk carton to determine how long this creme brulee coffee creamer will keep. Keep the creamer in the fridge and enjoy it up until the expiration date listed on your milk.

Can I use this for iced coffee?

You sure can! This homemade coffee creamer tastes great in hot coffee and iced coffee alike. Or use it to flavor your espresso!

Homemade Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer is so easy to make. This recipe is easy to follow, you may never buy coffee creamer again!

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Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer

4.77 from 63 votes
By: Aimee
The rich taste of Creme Brulee in homemade coffee creamer! Sweet vanilla with notes of light caramel make this easy creamer the perfect addition to both hot and iced coffees.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 0.75 quart


  • 1 can evaporated milk 12 ounce
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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  • Heat evaporated milk and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk until sugar is dissolved. This takes a couple minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the milk and vanilla extract. Pour into a large (quart sized) mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use. ENJOY!!


  • To determine expiration date, use the date on your milk carton as your guide. This creamer will last in your refrigerator until the milk date.


Serving: 1Tbsp, Calories: 15kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 6mg, Sugar: 3g
Course: Basics
Cuisine: American
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Posted on April 12, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Soooooooo my teacher also feels the pain of a life without baileys creme burlee creamer, so i found this recipe, and i really hope its good cause if it is, she told me id be her favorite person besides her son, but above her husband.

  2. I’m so glad that I found your recipe. I just found out that Bailey’s has discontinued their creme brulee creamer.
    I will try your recipe .

  3. Ooh, looks delicious! I’ve been feeling a bit more experimental with how I do my coffee so this sounds good! Will definitely make one for myself. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  4. How much coffee would I use this with? I make a ton of coffee at once and fridge it for the week. I make pumpkin spice with actual pumpkin, go figger lol I make peppermint mocha with actual cocoa powder and peppermint EO. Im staying off Starbucks so Im not worried about sugar rly, Ive been cutting it as I adjust. This recipe looks good for my next coffee wish attempt…Creme Bruleé!

  5. I, too, would like to know if there is a recipe for Crème Brulee in a powdered creamer that could be stored inside or outside the refrigerator. Thank you!!!

  6. is there a rcipe for creme brulee in a powdered creamer that could be stored outsde the refrigerator?

  7. You make the best coffee creamers! This flavor sounds like the perfect addition to my morning coffee!

  8. Oh my word, that’s so funny – I just posted pumpkin cinnamon rolls today! I hear you though, I had a run last week of just awful tasting stuff, ugh. This creamer though looks fabulous!

  9. Wow – this sounds sooo delicious! I love the thought of making my own creamer, so I know exactly what’s in it!

  10. This looks amazing. I have learned to drink my coffee black for calorie intake reasons ;), however my teens who have started drinking coffee would love it if I kept this in the fridge!

    1. Haha! I will occasionally drink it black, or with a non dairy creamer for that same reason. And yeah, my kids love my homemade creamers (the teens in their coffee, and the younger ones in their hot cocoa)!!

  11. This summer has been full of rainy days and it’s incredibly frustrating when your shot is otherwise perfect to have to fidget with the lighting. >_< I feel your pain, Aimee. But hey, now you can curl up with a nice coffee filled with this awesome creamer! Cream brulee needs to be in my coffee all day every day. 😀

  12. I hate those days when you are just not meant to be in the kitchen! So frustraing to waste all that time & money. Rainy days sound nice right about now the 95 degree heat and humidity have kept me out of the kitchen lately, I just can’t handle it!! If I were to drink coffee crememer this would be the flavor- sounds delightful!

  13. It sounds like you had an absolutely wretched Monday… But this delightful creamer was the result, so thanks for not giving up:) I love all of your creamer recipes and this one looks like it’s going to be my favorite! Great photos, but I can’t keep my eyes off that adorable spoon with the curlicue end:)

  14. Girl your kitchen week was mine. I was on vacation but I still needed to shoot/bake. Everything I did, I ruined. Or the lighting was not right. Let’s just say right now it’s 915am here and I’m twiddling my thumbs WAITING for the sun so I can shoot. And it’s gray as gray can be. Oh boy 🙂 Your coffee creamer sounds amazing. Sometimes you need a splash of Baileys in your coffee too for those days 🙂

  15. Ugh, I feel your pain lady. Hate days like that. It’s raining buckets here today and I had planned on cooking/photographing. But I guess not anymore. No light in site! Love this creme brûlée coffee creamer!

  16. Ugh I hate those days!! Oh my gosh and then they tend to follow you the entire week. I’m sorry, I hope it got better. This coffee creamer is DELISH!!! Pinned, of course. (And, BTW, pumpkin cinnamon rolls – pumpkin roll or pumpkin filling? Just curious so we don’t have a #greatminds day. 🙂 )

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