Easy French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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Creating your own coffee creamer at home is a piece of cake! Especially for my 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’d like 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.
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Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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

I’m the one that heads to the grocery store for milk and coffee creamer. We run out of store bought coffee creamer as often as we run out of milk!

And I’m not particular about my creamer. I’ll purchase whatever coffee creamer flavors are on sale. I’m willing to try any taste 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.

Anyway, 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?

Homemade Coffee Creamer 3 Ingredients

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! Almond extract adds a delicious depth of flavor too!

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

How to Make French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

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 keep mine in quart mason jars, great for storing in the fridge.
  • You should mix this creamer before using it because the sweet milk settles at the bottom. Using a mason jar can make it easier to mix.
  • 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??).
Mason jar with french vanilla coffee creamer.

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French Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe

4.67 from 101 votes
By: Aimee
Easy French Vanilla Coffee Creamer recipe with only 3 ingredients!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 64 Tablespoons


  • 1 can Fat Free sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
  • 1 ½ cup fat free milk skim
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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  • Combine all three ingredients in a large mason jar (quart size).
  • Add lid and shake vigorously. Use within one week. ENJOY.


  • 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.



Serving: 1Tablespoon, Calories: 9kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 6mg, Sugar: 1g
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Posted on February 18, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hey there! We loved the vanilla creamer. Any idea if you can use coconut milk and coconut condensed mil to make it dairy free!?! Thanks!! 

  2. OMG, Aimee! I ran out of creamer and I had seen this on your page. I usually have a can of condensed milk so I thought I would give this a try. It is so good and so easy! Thanks

  3. French vanilla is called “French” because of the way the French prepared vanilla ice cream using a custard base.  I’ve found a French Vanilla Blend extract that I always substitute for plain vanilla extract and it’s a wonderful improvement (a teaspoon in pancake batter is heavenly).

  4. I save my creamer containers and use them for dry goods such as rice and small grain cereals instead of keeping them in boxes. (Seen this on Pinterest ).
    So instead of using a Mason jar, would the creamer stay just as fresh in the plastic creamer container or would you suggest just getting the mason jars?
    This sounds great and can’t wait to try it!!

  5. Just ran out of creamer this morning – an icy, non driving day. Had to resort to sugar and milk. Blah! Making this now for my afternoon – pick me up – cup of coffee! So, looking forward to that cup of coffee! 🙂

  6. Sharing on our Facebook page for our coffee loving fans! If you are ever interested in doing a blog post about our coffee and share with your readers we would love to send you a sample to try. Thanks! Jessica at Narrow Road Coffee

    1. Thanks for reaching out! You can send me any proposals and we can chat more via email: shugarysweets@yahoo.com

  7. What an easy recipe!! My sister in law is coming for Thanksgiving and has to have some creamer in her coffee, so I think I will make her a batch of this! Super fun! 🙂

  8. Aimee….do you by any chance have a coffee creamer recipe for Amaretto? This is hubby’s favorite. I tried it in the past using plain coffee creamer and adding Amaretto syrup, but just wasn’t the same. In the mornings he likes hot coffee with Amaretto and at 4pm (on the dot) he wants a cold coffee with French Vanilla.

    Thanks for all your posts…AWESOME!!!

  9. Thanks, can’t wait to try your pumpkin recipe also. My son started drinking coffee and my nephew moved in with us….. this will save money and the chemicals they put in the commercial stuff!

  10. We don’t really use creamers here in Australia, but I am a sucker for sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, so I am definitely going to give this a try! Pinned 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this! !! I’m also a creamer addict and it can be so expensive. My favorite Starbucks latte is a French vanilla latte. What makes it “French” is a shot of hazelnut So I made your awesome recipe and added some hazlenut flavoring to French it up a bit more and voila! I can make Starbucks inspired coffee at home for far less! (I used Torani sugar-free hazelnut syrup)

  12. sweetened condensed milk- milk and powered sugar…

    powered sugar- sugar and cornstarch pulverized in food processor…

    so if you take milk or cream and add sugar and a bit of vanilla you will have vanilla creamer if you want it thick like the creamer you buy add some corn starch.

  13. If you search on the internet for the difference between vanilla and french vanilla, you find that most of the difference is regarding ice cream. For french vanilla ice cream, eggs are added to give it a creamier texture and custard flavor.
    To achieve this flavor in a coffee creamer, a small amount of hazelnut is added to give it that custard type flavor. Usually 2 parts vanilla, 1 part hazelnut.

  14. pinned and made this for the hubby as a nice treat while i’m out of town. i hope he luvs it. now, we wait…

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