Skip the pricey store bought creamers! This Irish Coffee Creamer takes your coffee to the next level. Homemade with simple ingredients, it adds instant easy flavor to hot or iced coffee.
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Why this Recipe Works
Once you become addicted to homemade coffee creamers, you’ll never go back!
- This recipe uses a dash of espresso powder and cocoa to create the familiar richness of classic Irish cream, without adding liqueur.
- A base of sweetened condensed milk makes this creamer blend smoothly with any cup of coffee. No separating cream or watery coffee here.
- You can make a jar of this creamer well in advance to have on hand for coffee emergencies! Just shake and add it right to your mug or glass.
A batch of this Irish Cream Coffee Creamer recipe costs just pennies per serving. Compare the cost to your favorite store bought version and I think you’ll see why you can’t afford NOT to make this recipe!
Espresso powder – This does not give the creamer itself a strong coffee taste, but does add an acidity that mimics the liqueur in traditional Bailey’s creamers. I use this one from amazon.
Cocoa powder – Like the espresso, the cocoa does not give the creamer a strong chocolate flavor. It does make it taste beautifully rich and gives it a light brown appearance.
Vanilla extract- use our homemade vanilla extract recipe, or a pure vanilla from the store!
Almond extract- combined with the vanilla it creates a rich, nutty flavor.
Tips and Tricks
- Use fat free condensed milk and skim milk in the recipe instead of full fat versions for fat free coffee creamer.
- On the flip side, swap the milk for heavy cream (or half and half) for an ultra creamy version!
- Use the expiration date on your milk to determine the lifespan of your coffee creamer. The fresher the milk, the longer your homemade creamer will last in the fridge.
- Shake the jar of creamer before adding it to your coffee. It’s natural for ingredients to separate as they chill. A good shake takes care of that! (Plus it’s fun.)
No, it’s not just ground coffee beans. Espresso Powder is intensely concentrated coffee that’s dried into a rich, heavily roasted powder. It’s used to enhance the flavor of chocolate or add a hint of coffee to baked goods. (Or, in this case, coffee creamer!)
You definitely can! I love Irish Cream Creamer in both hot AND iced coffee drinks!
This recipe yields about 2 cups of creamer. That’s enough for a house full of coffee drinkers to be set for a while, depending on how much cream you like in your coffee, of course.
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- Apple Crisp Macchiato
- Skinny Caramel Mocha
- Caramel Coffee Milkshakes
- Almond Joy Coffee Creamer
Irish Cream Coffee Creamer
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounce
- 1 ½ cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 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.
- Combine mixture with remaining milk, condensed milk and extracts in a large mason jar.
- 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.
- I use this espresso powder from amazon.
Make cafe-quality drinks at home with this easy Irish Coffee Creamer recipe! A splash of this in your coffee makes any morning sweeter.