Irish Cream Coffee Creamer

Making coffee creamer at home is affordable AND delicious! Irish Cream Coffee Creamer is one of my favorites.

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Irish Cream Coffee Creamer: an easy homemade recipe. Chocolate, almond, espresso!

I’ve got a serious coffee addiction. And making coffee creamer at home is one way for me to save money. Plus, I like to know what’s in my creamer. Irish Cream coffee creamer is delicious. It’s chocolate and almond with hints of espresso. Add that to your steaming cup of coffee and you’ve got yourself a perfect cup of joe! When I think of St.Patrick’s Day, Irish Cream always comes to mind. In college, I worked at Bennigan’s (which is an Irish restaurant chain—Americanized, haha). St.Patrick’s Day was a fun time to be working there. Some places deck out their restaurants for Christmas, we decked out for St. Patty’s Day. And I think we sold more Irish Cream Coffees in two weeks than we did all year!

Irish Cream Coffee Creamer: an easy homemade recipe. Chocolate, almond, espresso!

Using Irish Cream coffee creamer (non alcoholic of course) in my coffee brings me back to some of those fun times! I met my husband while we worked together there…so of course those are great memories! I used my favorite French Vanilla Coffee Creamer recipe as a base in creating today’s recipe. One thing you will notice is that I took a cup of the milk and heated it on the saucepan with the cocoa powder and the espresso powder. THIS IS IMPORTANT! By heating and whisking these ingredients together, you won’t be left with any gritty texture. I used this technique when making the Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer too. So, grab some ingredients and make yourself your homemade creamer with your coffee. It will be hard to ever buy store bought again!

Irish Cream Coffee Creamer: an easy homemade recipe. Chocolate, almond, espresso!

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Irish Cream Coffee Creamer

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes


  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together 1 cup of the milk with cocoa powder and espresso powder over low heat. Whisk until smooth and no granules remain. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine mixture with remaining milk, condensed milk and extracts in a large mason jar.
  3. Shake vigorously until combined. Store in refrigerator, shake before each use.


  • You can substitute fat free condensed milk and use fat free (skim) milk to make this a Fat Free coffee creamer.
  • I use the "sell by" date on my milk as my expiration date for this creamer.
  • Substitute heavy cream for the milk to create an ultra creamy version. Use within 7 days.

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I use King Arthur Flour Espresso Powder for this coffee creamer recipe. You can also use it in these recipes:


No Bake Chocolate ESPRESSO cookies.


Chocolate Espresso Sandwich cookies


Easy, Tiramisu Cheesecake Trifle recipe

More Espresso recipes from around the web:

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 March 2, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. So when you say espresso powder, is that the same stuff you use to make espresso (finely ground coffee) or something more like instant coffee?

    1. I use the King Arthur Flour brand…but here are some links. It’s not the same as the coffee 🙂

  2. Aimee – do you have to heat this? You say to mix it in a small saucepan, but do not say to heat? Just want to make sure I do the fix step correctly. Thanks!

  3. I love that you can make your own coffee creamer at home – that is my totally my favorite part so this is simply genius Aimee! Pinning!

  4. I just bought a bottle of Bailey’s to use in recipes for St. Patty’s day, but I love this coffee creamer to start my mornings with! And saving money on MY coffee addiction sounds absolutely lovely. 🙂

  5. Working at a British pub Paddy’s is a nuts day for us!! I bet you had some fun times at your Irish restaurant. Is it bad I want this and alcoholic irish cream in my coffee!! LOL Maybe I should just drink irish cream on the rocks!

  6. Such a great recipe Aimee!! I need to start making my own coffee creamer. I swear, it’s so expensive!

  7. Is there a way to make these sugar free? I want to share with some employees of my apartment bldg., and they use sugar free.. Ones hypoglycemic.. I’m diabetic, but I want the real stuff! And I am hooked!! Thanks loads!!

  8. Looks delicious! I love Irish Cream coffee creamer.. which is evident by my post today 🙂 I’ve never used that espresso powder I may have to check it out.

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