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French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Making homemade coffee creamer is a cinch! Especially when it comes to French Vanilla Coffee Creamer recipe. Only three ingredients, ready in minutes, and you can make it FAT FREE!

I’m no stranger to homemade coffee creamer recipes. If you want to try some new flavors, this Creme Brulee Coffee Creamer is rich and inviting. Another favorite is Chocolate Marshmallow Coffee Creamer. As delicious as it sounds!

Clear mug of coffee with pitcher of coffee creamer being added to coffee.

Why Make your Own Creamers

So you all know I’m completely addicted to coffee. But did you know I also have a coffee creamer addiction?

No joke. I’m the one that heads to the grocery store for milk and coffee creamer. We run out of creamer as often as we run out of milk!

And I’m not picky when it comes to my creamer. I’ll buy whatever is on sale. I’ll buy any flavor (at least once)!

But, while I may have three different flavors creamer on hand at any one time, French Vanilla coffee creamer is always in my fridge.

It’s my “stand by” creamer. It goes with all flavors of coffee. It satisfies that crazy sweet tooth of mine. It’s the jelly to my peanut butter. Too far?

Anyways, last year I shared my favorite homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer. And it occurred to me, why haven’t I shared the easiest flavor, French Vanilla?

Ingredient Notes

Three ingredients for french vanilla coffee creamer.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk– you can use any variety, including fat free!
  • Milk- use what you love. Keep it fat free and use skim milk, make it creamier and use whole milk or heavy whipping cream!
  • Vanilla Extract– adds the right amount of rich, vanilla flavor to the creamer!

By using fat free sweetened condensed milk with fat free milk…you got it, you now have Fat Free French Vanilla Coffee Creamer.

Tips and Tricks

Step by step photos showing how to make french vanilla coffee creamer.
  • Combine all 3 ingredients in large mason jar. Shake vigourously. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • I like to store mine in quart size mason jars. Perfect for keeping in the fridge. You do need to stir or shake this creamer before each use, as the sugary milk sinks to the bottom (which makes a mason jar all that more useful)!
  • I found some cute chalkboard label stickers at Target and use them on my jars. If company comes over, pouring into a cute pitchers is simple!
  • This also makes a great gift idea for that coffee addict friend or hostess. Maybe with a cute mug and specialty bag of coffee (do you need my address??).

Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between vanilla and french vanilla?

Typically it refers to ice cream, and the custard like finish. You can add a touch of Hazelnut syrup to this french vanilla creamer recipe for that rich flavor.

How long does coffee creamer last in the refrigerator?

Typically I would recommend using within 7 days.

Why did my homemade creamer separate in the jar?

This happens as the sugars begin to settle. No worries, just shake it up before using in your coffee!

Mason jar with french vanilla coffee creamer.

More Coffee Inspired Recipes

Yield: about ½ quart

French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Easy French Vanilla Coffee Creamer recipe with only 3 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounce) Fat Free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cup fat free milk (skim)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine all three ingredients in a large mason jar (quart size).
  2. Add lid and shake vigorously. Use within one week. ENJOY.

Notes

  • Combine all 3 ingredients in large mason jar. Shake vigourously. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • I like to store mine in quart size mason jars. Perfect for keeping in the fridge. You do need to stir or shake this creamer before each use, as the sugary milk sinks to the bottom (which makes a mason jar all that more useful)! I found some cute chalkboard label stickers at Target and use them on my jars. If company comes over, pouring into a cute pitchers is simple!
  • This also makes a great gift idea for that coffee addict friend or hostess. Maybe with a cute mug and specialty bag of coffee.
  • Use regular sweetened condensed milk and whole milk for a thicker, creamier coffee creamer if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on October 30, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. I have a quick question. I don’t generally keep the fat free versions of those ingredients in my house. Would it be possible to do the same thing with the “normal” versions? I may have to try this anyway. 🙂

  2. I made this today and it was really good! I’m trying to cut back calories that I use in my coffee. I currently use coffee mate creamer. Just wondering if the fat free sweetened cond milk is healthy or does that have just as much sugar as the creamer I’m using now?

    1. Yeah, it’s not sugar free, so it is sweetened. Just the fat is gone. Definitely not healthy from a calorie standpoint.

    2. Katie, try using less sweetened condensed milk to reduce number of sugar calories. Thanks Aimee for all the delicious creamer recipes, I can’t wait to try them all.

  3. The “French” part in “French Vanilla” is hazelnut. You’ve made Vanilla creamer, not French Vanilla creamer.

    1. I just reread my comment and I sound like a negative internet person and I didn’t mean to. I’m really excited to try the vanilla coffee creamer! Thank you for the recipe!

      1. Oh my gosh, not negative at all!! I was truly curious. Of course looking on the ingredients of a bottle of French Vanilla coffee creamer gives you no clue as to the flavors! So thank you 🙂

  4. Oh my, I’m drooling…where did you get the sweet cup pictured here with the french vanilla creamer recipe?

  5. Hi there! Where did you get the white, blue, and green cup that you drink coffee out of? Its extremely cute so I just wanted to know if you could please tell me where you got it? Thanks!

  6. Made this. Drinking it right now. Thank you!!! To be honest I tried it without coffee and I was a bit worried but then I put it in my coffee. YUMMO! Yay!

    1. You’re welcome, glad you enjoy it!! I’ve got a new one on the blog today…Irish Cream 🙂

  7. Here in Australia land of sunshine and poisonous creatures we have NO COFFEE CREAMER (ahhhh) so thank you! Thank you so much! I hope you post more flavours… like caramel :)Making this tomorrow.

  8. Can I just comment on how gorgeous your coffee cup is?? I honestly think at least 25% of my enjoyment of my morning coffee comes from pretty mugs/cups haha. If I had one like that it would certainly be part of my regular rotation!

  9. It’s a great idea but i think a lot of people opt for those creamers because they are dairy free. The home made versions look delicious but if you can’t have dairy you’re still sick buying the store bought varieties ;/

  10. MMMMM homemade creamer – I surely can do that!!! BTW – it’s called French vanilla because it has more additives ie eggs and stronger flavor than “plain” vanilla….guess the French have to be different! a better example would be plain vanilla ice cream is not as strong flavoured as French Vanilla ice-cream…thanks for sharing – saw your other recipes and just gained at least 15 lbs. LOL!!!

  11. What a great idea!! I rarely drink coffee, like ever, but if I do its with tons of creamer. Love how easy it is to make at home!!

  12. Ok no lie I have to pick up both milk and coffee creamer on my way home from work today because I can never seem to have enough of either in my fridge. This is AWESOME. I can’t wait to make my own creamer at home! 😀

  13. That’s a lot of sugary sweet goodness. We used to add different flavored creamers to hot chocolate before we drank coffee in college. This looks like a win for coffee or hot chocolate.
    Thanks for your post!

  14. Oooh I didn’t know that coffee creamer could be that easy. I am going to try this for sure! I love my coffee every morning and one glass in the evening. Thanks Amiee!

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