Here’s an easy coffee creamer recipe that is easy to make and you can add a variety of specialty flavorings to suit your own taste!
Liquid Coffee Creamer Recipe
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups milk
1/3 cup flavored syrup (like the Italian syrups you can buy)
Mix all ingredients. Store in fridge.
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There is a cheaper way to make creamer. The way I do it is:
1 cup powdered milk mixed with 1 cup warm milk to dissolve completely
1/2 cup of sugar (white or brown or a mix of two)
a pinch of sea salt
3 more cups of milk
4-5 teaspoons of caramel syrup o other flavor
If it tastes to sweet, you can add more milk
Be sure to check the prices on ingredients either way you make it. For me I can get sweetened condensed milk for much less the powdered milk then add in the sugar, and sea salt it would cost me more and often the more ingredients you have the more work it is to. Double check your area on prices to see which is best for you.
I just use plain powdered whole milk as creamer…not the fat free skim kind….it dissolves completely and doesn’t have all the strange stuff in the regular creamers.
grizzly bear mom
It would take me a lifetime to use up a container of powdered milk. Where do you purchase the syrups? Can I make my own with cooking extracts like caramel or run?
Thanks for the tip Jill.
You could try extracts. I don’t know why they wouldn’t work too. To by the syrups many grocery stores carry them now and I think I saw some at wal mart too. Not sure what section they would be in – maybe with the things like nestles Quik, Hersheys syrup. You might have to ask. We have a store here that carries spices and teas in bulk and that is usually where I get mine at. But try the extracts first. The syrups come in about 30 flavors or more that is why I suggested you use those.
You can make your own syrup using extracts – I do it all the time. Bring 1 part sugar to 1 part water to a boil and simmer 1 minute (you’re making a light simple syrup). Then remove from heat and add your extract. Cool and transfer to a jar. Store in fridge.
I make pancake syrup like this all the time (for pancakes, I usually use 2 parts white sugar, 1 part brown sugar & 1 part water, then add either caramel or maple extract). Or I make caramel syrup for making Kinda Like Apple Pie copycat tea! (cinnamon apple tea steeped, then add steamed milk and caramel syrup)
Thanks CJ for the tip. For those of you who want more on homemade syrup recipe here is the link on our website with the recipe.
You can bring the cost down even further by making your own sweetened condensed milk. (You can also make vegan sweetened condensed milk (recipes on youtube using coconut milk looks reallyyyy good!) then add a plant based milk too) ;)
Yes you can make your own sweetened condensed milk Cheeky Saver. Here is the recipe from our cook book Dining on a Dime We have a ton of homemade recipes for different things like this in it. Things like self raising flour, powdered sugar, vanilla, baking powder, seasonings salts, Ketchup. Even unusual things like Homemade horseradish, dijon mustard.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 cups instant nonfat dry milk
2 cups sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup margarine, melted
Mix all with hand blender until smooth. Refrigerate in covered container (mixture will thicken as it stands). Two cups minus 1 Tablespoon equals the 15 oz can that most recipes require.
Coffee is life. Actually, coffee with homemade creamer is life. lol. I am one of those, “I love coffee but only if it’s half flavored creamer” kind of people. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!
New England Flybaby
Thank you SO much for the recipe for sweetened, condensed milk; much more reasonable to use instant, nonfat dry milk, also.
I think 15 oz. would be Two cups (16 oz.) minus 2 Tablespoons, though. Thanks for your great books and website! :-D
Yes will check it out and change it. Thanks for the heads up.