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DIY Coffee Creamer

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I used to be a big user of non dairy coffee creamer.  I like a little coffee with my creamer.  And I like my creamer flavored and sweet.  But not long after I got married, a friend shared with The Hardworking Husband and I how bad the creamer is. It is full of chemicals.   The only real food in it is water and sugar (if you consider sugar real food).  And The Hardworking Husband told me I couldn’t use my beloved creamer anymore.  He’s pretty laid back and okay with eating lots of things that are bad for you.  So when he tells me I can’t eat something I listen.  And by the way, the creamer is the only thing he’s told me I can’t have.  

I started buying a dairy creamer that is only half & half, flavor & sugar.  But I’ve found it can be pretty expensive especially with how much I use.  So I have figured out how to make my own.  Half & half is pretty inexpensive.  And it is much better for you since it is real food.  

Yield: Just over a quart

DIY Coffee Creamer

DIY Coffee Creamer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 quart half & half
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Pour 2 cups half & half and sugar in a small sauce pan.
  2. Heat on medium low until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour the other 2 cups half & half in a bowl with vanilla extract.
  4. Add heated half & half to the other half & half. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a quart jar to store in refrigerator.


Make just over a quart. You may want to adjust the sugar to your taste. I like a little more. You can use flavored syrups to change the flavor.

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Monday 2nd of June 2014

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Shirley Wood

Friday 30th of May 2014

I can't wait to try this! My hubby is a big fan of liquid creamer. I'm thinking of other flavor additions!

Kerry C

Tuesday 17th of June 2014

There are so many possibilities for flavors. You could even add one of the flavored syrups.

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Friday 30th of May 2014

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Sarah Olson

Tuesday 20th of May 2014

I need to make this for my husband, I worry about the chemicals in the creamers, thanks for sharing!

Kerry C

Tuesday 17th of June 2014

I tend to use a lot of creamer in a cup of coffee and that means a lot of chemicals. It's great to have an alternative!

Victoria @ Creative Home Keepe

Tuesday 20th of May 2014

So easy! Pinning because I'm so tired of buying the store bought stuff with questionable ingredients :)

Kerry C

Tuesday 17th of June 2014

Those questionable ingredients are always a concern for me. Thanks for pinning.

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