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This Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe has a rich, creamy texture, mixes perfectly into coffee, and is very easy to make! It’s also easy to customize with just about any flavor you can dream up, such as vanilla hazelnut, almond joy, maple cinnamon, etc.

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If you’re a coffee drinker and you like creamer in your coffee, and maybe you’re looking for something a little healthier that your taste buds won’t know is healthier, you will love this.

Developing this recipe took some patience, probably more than you’d guess because the end result is so simple.

I have to admit, while I love coffee, normally I’m not a huge creamer person. I like to be able to actually taste the coffee in my coffee, instead of flavorings. I’m more of an espresso or sometimes a cappuccino kind of girl than a latte lover.

Of course when I get a latte craving there is nothing else that will do, and a latte – any latte, hot or iced – is all about flavorings (hello homemade pumpkin spice and gingerbread). But I tend to think of lattes as more of dessert than coffee.

Bottom line, I have really been enjoying this creamer as a nice break from my routine cup of coffee. I add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of creamer per cup of coffee and it’s perfect for me.

Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe

Easy Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe

Because I wanted to keep this creamer recipe vegan, I decided to use coconut milk instead of heavy cream for a rich texture and taste. The biggest challenge was coming up with a creamer that didn’t leave your cup of hot coffee with a thin film of coconut oil on top (no one wants that).

I tried several methods and found that the key to making this creamer is to first cook the coconut milk down to Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk. I’m sure there’s a wonderful scientific explanation for it! However, what I know is that using this method results in perfect coffee creamer.

This Vegan Coffee Creamer is thick, rich, super indulgent-tasting, and blends well into coffee with no pool of coconut oil on top!

Flavor Options for Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer

This recipe is for Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee Creamer, but sky is the limit when it comes to different flavor ideas! Here are a few flavor profiles I tested and enjoyed; each is based on the recipe below, but with a few tweaks:

  • Caramel-Almond: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 1 teaspoon caramel extract and 1 teaspoon almond extract.
  • Almond Joy: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 1 teaspoon coconut extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 additional packet stevia.
  • Maple Cinnamon: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 2 teaspoons maple extract and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon.
  • Pumpkin Spice: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, and 1 additional packet stevia.
  • Peppermint: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 1 to 2 teaspoons peppermint extract (depending on how strong your extract is).
  • Butterscotch: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 2 teaspoons butterscotch extract.
  • Coconut: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 2 teaspoons coconut extract.

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Vegan Coffee Creamer FAQs

What Kind of Plant-Based Milk Can I Use to Make Vegan Coffee Creamer?

When you’re making the Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk part of this recipe, you should use canned full-fat unsweetened coconut milk to get the right texture.

However, when you’re making it into Vegan Coffee Creamer, you can use almond milk (like the recipe below says), or swap out almond milk for of the following plant-based milks:

  • Hemp milk
  • Soy milk
  • Oat milk
  • Cashew milk
  • Hazelnut milk
  • Rice milk
  • Flax milk

What Vegan Sweeteners Can I Use to Make Vegan Coffee Creamer?

There are two sweeteners used in this Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe: 1) maple syrup (used to make Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk), and 2) stevia.

Instead of maple syrup, you could use agave nectar.

In place of the stevia, you can substitute with another sweetener of your choice, such as sugar. If you’re using sugar, I’d start with about 2 teaspoons, but of course this can be adjusted to taste.

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What Can I Use Coffee Creamer for Other Than Coffee?

The uses for this creamer don’t end at coffee! Here are a few more ideas:

  • Instead of milk in a muffin recipe (reduce the sugar in the muffin recipe by 3 tablespoons)
  • As a base for smoothies
  • Drizzled on a bowl of oatmeal

More Dairy Free Drink Recipes:

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Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
This Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe has a rich, creamy texture, mixes perfectly into coffee, and is very easy to make! This recipe is for Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee Creamer, but sky is the limit when it comes to different flavor ideas.

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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

  • Net Carbs: 2g per serving (2 tablespoons)
  • This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups of Vegan Coffee Creamer. Each serving is 2 tablespoons for a total of 20 servings.
  • Instead of the stevia in this recipe, you can substitute with another sweetener of your choice, such as sugar. If you’re using sugar, I’d start with about 2 teaspoons, but of course this can be adjusted to taste.

Flavor Options for Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer

This recipe is for Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee Creamer, but sky is the limit when it comes to different flavor ideas! Here are a few flavor profiles I tested and enjoyed; each is based on the recipe below, but with a few tweaks:
  • Caramel-Almond: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 1 teaspoon caramel extract and 1 teaspoon almond extract.
  • Almond Joy: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 1 teaspoon coconut extract, 1 teaspoon almond extract, 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, and 1 additional packet stevia.
  • Maple Cinnamon: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 2 teaspoons maple extract and 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon.
  • Pumpkin Spice: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, and 1 additional packet stevia.
  • Peppermint: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 1 to 2 teaspoons peppermint extract (depending on how strong your extract is).
  • Butterscotch: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 2 teaspoons butterscotch extract.
  • Coconut: Omit hazelnut flavoring; add 2 teaspoons coconut extract.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coffee Creamer Recipe, Vegan Coffee Creamer

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on March 29, 2013. I updated it with more information on January 22, 2021.

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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Omg, make this now! I have been searching for a creamy coffee creamer that didn’t have a ton of unhealthy ingredients. Plain and simple, they don’t exist. And anything that’s “ok” is still so expensive! I made this recipe and it is so satisfying and cost just a few dollars to make. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  2. Does anyone know if it froths? I’m addicted to topping my coffee with frothed creamer but now that I’ve given up commercial coffee my cup is so sad :(

  3. Sean Brady says:

    Faith,
    Your recipes are very intriguing. I can’t wait to try your dinner entrees. I am making your Hazelnut creamer for my family and wondered if you have a favorite Hazelnut flavoring to recommend. It is not readily available locally so I was hoping you would share.
    Thanks again!

    1. Sean, That is really kind, thank you so much! I like the “Flavorganics” brand of hazelnut flavoring, which is available on Amazon. I hope you enjoy this creamer if you give it a try!

  4. How do you make the sweetened condensed milk

  5. Such a brilliant idea! You’re so creative Faith! Couldn’t think of adding coconut milk into coffee!

  6. Wow. I’m so excited about this. I use coconut milk all the time but I didn’t know it could be good in coffee! Thanks!

  7. Although I have stopped drinking coffee- I simply find this creamer delicious, perhaps drink it straight up

  8. What a great treat to liven up a cup of coffee.
    Mimi

  9. This sounds delicious! How long do you think the creamer would stay fresh?

    1. Rebecca, I stored it in a lidded glass jar in the fridge and it was fine for about 3 weeks; it might last a little longer than that, but each time I made it, the batch ran out after about 3 weeks so I don’t know for sure beyond that. :)

  10. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz says:

    I, like you, do not put much in my regular coffee but this would make it a nce sweeter treat.

  11. This is awesome Faith!!! Does it separate? I have been playing with a Date Sweetened Paleo (not Vegan) coffee creamer for a couple of weeks and I love the taste but it separates and is driving me nuts!

    1. Alyssa, No, the creamer doesn’t separate – it’s thick and creamy and stays that way. I wouldn’t share a recipe on my blog that I developed unless I was 100% satisfied with it. :)

  12. SO cool! You seriously are super creative!!!

  13. Exquisite!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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