Easy French Vanilla Creamer

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Homemade French Vanilla coffee creamer is so quick and simple to make at home! All it takes is heating up 3 ingredients on the stovetop to make this creamy sweetener for your coffee.

French vanilla creamer in a glass bottle.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This super simple French vanilla coffee creamer is made with milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Use it to flavor and sweeten your coffee.
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to heat on the stovetop and infuse the flavors together.
  • If you’re out of creamer and want a quick fix, this is your solution! Or if you only want all natural ingredients in your creamer, this recipe is for you.
  • Get complete control and make it taste exceptional by using high-quality vanilla extract.

Looking for more ways to naturally sweeten and flavor your coffee and tea? Take a look at my easy simple syrup recipes like brown sugar syrup and vanilla syrup.

Ingredient Notes

French vanilla creamer ingredients.
  • Milk
    You can use any milk you like but using whole milk will make it creamier and richer.
  • Sweetened condensed milk
    It’s milk and sugar but it’s pretty thick so milk helps to thin it out to make it really easy to pour. Because it comes in a can and doesn’t need to be refrigerated, I use always keep some in the pantry.
  • Vanilla extract
    Really good vanilla extract will make the creamer taste delicious (way better than store-bought) so this may be where you want to splurge a little bit.
My Vanilla Extract Pick

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Oh, how much I love this vanilla extract! It’s exactly how you want vanilla extract to taste. It’s pure vanilla decadence.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Put milk and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan and let it come to a simmer.
    Stir to mix well.
  2. Take off heat and add vanilla extract.
    Once the sweetened milk comes to a simmer, take off heat.
  3. Pour creamer into an airtight container.

Notes & Tips

  • Use high quality vanilla extract to create a rich and flavorful vanilla creamer.
  • Recipe makes a cup of French vanilla creamer. Add 1-2 tablespoons to your coffee. No need to add any sugar or milk since the creamer is both in one.
  • Madagascar Bourbon vanilla is the extract that’s most commonly found in supermarkets and it has a sweet, mellow taste. It’s the one used in the recipe but you can use any kind of vanilla extract from Mexican vanilla (sweet taste with a little spice) to Tahitian (fruity and floral taste).
  • Use it to make hot chocolate by stirring this creamer and cocoa powder in hot milk. Add it to Earl Grey tea instead of sugar and milk.

Questions You May Have

How long will homemade French vanilla creamer last?

French vanilla creamer can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

What can I use instead of vanilla extract?

Vanilla bean, vanilla paste, or vanilla powder can be used in place of vanilla extract but extract is the easiest to use. The recipe uses 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract so instead of the extract, use 1 tablespoon of vanilla paste or powder. To use vanilla bean, use 1 whole vanilla bean.

What’s the difference between French vanilla creamer and vanilla creamer?

French vanilla usually refers to creamer that’s rich and caramelized.

Pouring French vanilla creamer into a cup of coffee.

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French Vanilla Creamer

Author: Jee Choe
French vanilla creamer is so easy to make at home with just 3 ingredients!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield8 servings

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Put milk and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan and let it come to a simmer.
    Stir to mix well.
  • Take off heat and add vanilla extract.
    Once the sweetened milk comes to a simmer, take off heat.
  • Pour creamer into an airtight container.
    The creamer will keep for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

NOTES

  • Use high quality vanilla extract to create a rich and flavorful vanilla creamer.
  • Recipe makes a cup of French vanilla creamer. Add 1-2 tablespoons to your coffee. No need to add any sugar or milk since the creamer is both in one.
  • Madagascar Bourbon vanilla is the extract that’s most commonly found in supermarkets and it has a sweet, mellow taste. It’s the one used in the recipe but you can use any kind of vanilla extract from Mexican vanilla (sweet taste with a little spice) to Tahitian (fruity and floral taste).
  • Use it to make hot chocolate by stirring this creamer and cocoa powder in hot milk. Add it to Earl Grey tea instead of sugar and milk.
  • Vanilla bean, vanilla paste, or vanilla powder can be used in place of vanilla extract but extract is the easiest to use. The recipe uses 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract so instead of the extract, use 1 tablespoon of vanilla paste or powder. To use vanilla bean, use 1 whole vanilla bean.

NUTRITION

Calories: 99 | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg
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