Sweet Vanilla Cream, aka Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe


Homemade vanilla coffee creamer recipeThis recipe is one of my most oft-used staples around here.

It started out as just my homemade vanilla coffee creamer recipe, but then I started to find more uses for it.

This delicious cream is pure, natural, and simple from only three ingredients…

Half ‘n half, vanilla extract, and sugar.

It is not only a fantastic coffee creamer, but makes a smooth & rich hot chocolate, sweet & creamy vanilla milk, and is the main ingredient in my 10-minute soft serve ice cream.

I always have this stuff around.  I think Willy Wonka would approve.

How to make homemade coffee creamer

The process is simple:

Measure your sugar into a microwave-safe container and add in about a cup or so of half N half.  No need to be exact just yet.

I’m using plain white sugar in this picture, but pretty much any sugar will work. I’ve used honey, white sugar, demerara, and coconut sugar (which tasted the best!) with success.

(My husband is the one who uses this the most, and he likes it with plain old C&H, so that’s how I make it.  Except the coconut sugar, which we both agreed was way awesome.)

Homemade coffee creamer

I Duke-Nuke-it until the cream is warmed, then I stir stir stir until it is all dissolved.

Add in your vanilla.

Making Homemade Vanilla Creamer

Mix well.  It will be a creamy tan color.

Homemade Vanilla Creamer

Pour the mixture into a quart-size jar, and top it off with the rest of your half N half.  You’ll probably have some leftovers.

Homemade coffee creamer recipe

Pretty easy, huh!

The first super-cool thing I’ll teach you how to do with this stuff is to make my 10-minute Muddy Shamrock (aka Mint Chocolate Chip) Soft Serve Ice Cream.

I’ll post the recipe tonight :)

Update:  Here you go!  My Muddy Shamrock.  AKA Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe.

Having said all that – what it mostly gets used for is what it is – homemade vanilla coffee creamer.  Here’s the recipe:

My Sweet Vanilla Cream, aka Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe
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Author: Homesteader Kitchen
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Simple, sweet, and natural, this homemade coffee creamer takes minutes to make and can be used for many other things besides coffee!
  • 3 2/3 cups half N half
  • 2/3 cup sugar of your choice
  • 2 Tbs vanilla extract
  1. Gently heat the sugar and 1 cup of cream together in the microwave or on the stove until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the vanilla.
  3. pour the mixture into a quart-size jar.
  4. Top off with the remainder of the half N half.

*Makes 1 quart of creamer.
*Will keep refrigerated for as long as your cream does! So if you are using pasteurized from the store, it’ll last longer than raw cream (though not nearly as good for you!)
*You can use honey or maple syrup in the same proportions and the recipe will work okay — but you do need to accommodate any extra sweetness. I did find that when making this with honey, I have to reduce the honey to about 1/3-1/2 cup because it was too sweet, but others didn’t notice… so your mileage may vary.