Before I say anything else about this Sweet Vanilla Coffee Creamer, I should tell you that this tastes 100-times more amazing if you use Homemade Vanilla Extract. Not that I’ve tested it on anything else. This is just an obvious conclusion since homemade vanilla makes everything 100-times better.
You like how my fruit bowl is in the picture behind my coffee mugs and bottle of coffee creamer? It is there to show that photography is not my gift. Also, using precious energy to walk all the way around the table and move it out of the picture would have been just too much. What am I? A teenager? Plus I hadn’t had my coffee yet. Thanks for understanding.
I did take the time to scatter coffee beans and vanilla beans on the table for effect. Mostly they just smelled really good. Try to imagine.
So why did I make a Sweet Vanilla Coffee Creamer recipe to share with you? After all, I drink my coffee with no sweetener – just some cream (which is perfectly sweet if you ask me). I did it for the kids. MY kids. Yup. Justus and Elias enjoy a cup of coffee with me now a few mornings each week. It’s pretty special that we can share this simple pleasure together. There’s just something cool about sharing a cup of coffee with someone. (Though to be clear – I do not share my own personal cup of coffee. It’s mine and everyone else can back away and get their own cup. I guess I should have said that I share my pot of coffee. I’m sorry to give you the impression that I was actually nice enough to share even a drop of what is in my mug each morning.)
For the past several months, the boys have been making their coffee with a splash of cream and a squeeze of NuNaturals Chocolate Syrup. I love that this makes such an amazing cup of coffee that they love – particularly because it contains no sugar. If you haven’t tried this concoction, you really want to. You won’t believe how good it is.
A couple of weeks ago, Elias asked what else he could do with his coffee – you know – for a little variety? He played with different NuNatural Flavored Stevia options, but nothing hit a home-run for him.
So we experimented with ingredients to come up with this Sweet Vanilla Coffee Creamer. Unfortunately it’s not stevia-sweetened like the chocolate syrup – so he has this one less frequently. Still though – he thinks it’s pretty tasty and worth sharing with you. Remember – Homemade Vanilla makes all the difference. Why just put in one teaspoon when you can put in two?
Sweet Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 3-4 Tablespoons real maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in a jar or bottle.
- Shake well.
- Refrigerate for up to two weeks.
- Shake well before each use.
- Pour desired amount into a hot cup of coffee and stir.
Feel free to sweeten it more or less to reach your desired flavor preference. This recipe is a no-brainer so even if you don’t measure exactly, you can’t mess it up.
Would you be so kind as to leave a comment sharing how you like your coffee? I know my boys would have fun playing with different combinations and flavors – and maybe we can come up with more recipes to share!
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I don’t drink coffee but I like Vanilla creamer in my homemade hot cocoa. I had been using a store kind but am looking forward to trying this in it. And yes homemade vanilla does make everything better. I have been using your recipe for a while now in fact going to start another batch this week. thanks
Connie Roberts says
I don’t drink hot coffee, but this is my current favorite cold/iced coffee. 1.5 cups coconut milk or almond milk or cashew milk, 4-1 oz frozen cubes of coffee concentrate, squeeze or two of the stevia chocolate syrup (I like mine sweet), 1 tablespoon of gelatin (helps thicken and also very healthy). Blend in a blender, put in a cute cup, add a straw, and sip slowly (or gulp it down as I sometimes do…ha!)
I drink my coffee with milk. I’m very boring like that. :-)
I don’t drink coffee and I don’t put cream in my tea, but this sounds like it would be great to top off hot cocoa!
Usually we just put a little honey and cream in our coffee (cream tastes so much better than half and half — and better for you, too!) . We have a percolator, so when I know we’ll actually have the TIME to sit and enjoy our coffee (as opposed to gulping it down before we head out the door) I add about a teaspoon (more or less, depending on how big a pot I’m making) of homemade vanilla extract and a cinnamon stick so it can brew with the coffee. Makes yummy cinnamon vanilla coffee!
…with coconut cream – the thick, delicious part that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk.
Been experimenting with half coffee and half Teecino for my pot of ”coffee”. Less caffeine (which seems to make my heart race in this last trimester). But THEN….In my cup I do half coffee and half milk (coconut or cow) to which I add a full dropper of butter toffee flavored stevia (Sweet Drops brand)
Now I have to go & make a cup of coffee, so I can try this!!!
Thank you so much for sharing. I love Silk vanilla creamer in my coffee but have been looking for something I can make. I have tried many homemade recipes for creamer and nothing fit the bill. I will make this and I can’t wait.
Yum! for a special treat, I make a syrup in my cup of 1 tsp cacao and 1.5-2 tsp maple syrup. Add hot coffee, stir and then a little (or a lot!) of cream!
My husband is a big fan of the French vanilla but I like caramel macciato just not how to make it lol
I’ve been drinking coffee every morning for the first time in my life since this baby makes water a poor morning option.
I simply add a spoonful of homemade caramel sauce and maybe a splash of milk if I need to cool it off.
I like to put my coffee in the blender with about a half of a Tablespoon of coconut oil And a few drops of vanilla extract. You have to blend it in the blender though. Just stirring it in isn’t nearly the same:)
Can milk be used?
No syrup if u want less sugar?
Yes, milk will work – it just won’t be as rich and creamy. Skip the syrup if you wish. I do! :)
I just made this and it is delicious and so easy. I usually take my coffee with silk vanilla creamer but so glad I made this. Thanks Laura for another yummy recipe ????
I tried making this with me raw milk- and a little of the cream and a little of the milk- it turned out horrible and curdl-y. Do you use store bought, homogenized half and half for this? How do you do it with raw?
I do use store-bought for this. I have no idea why raw milk would curdle??? Ick.
Thank you for this, it worked great for me. I used honey instead of maple and heated it on the stove to combine it with the raw cream a little better (raw tends to be a bit clumpy even if it’s fresh). It’s so fast, I can start my coffee and then start my creamer for the week and they finish at the same time.
I have found that mine gets “gloopy” even though I shake it vigorously before each use. Perhaps heating it will combine it more completely. But then does it stay smooth and well-combined?
What is half half is that water and milk
No, it’s half cream half whole milk. :)
I drink my coffee with half and half and honey. ?? I run a honey fb page for a friend, so she pays me in honey. Win win!
Davis Fam says
Chick-fil-a Frosted Coffee is the only coffee I like, but maybe with your new recipe I can branch out!