Trust us, it's easier than you think.

By Sarra Sedghi
May 17, 2021
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Coffee creamer is everywhere. It seems like every time you walk past the dairy aisle or check social media, there's a new or revived flavor of coffee creamer for everyone to obsess over. But whether you're looking to save money, free up some space in your fridge, or just enjoy a morning cup of joe without a laundry list of funky ingredients, you definitely don't have to go with store-bought coffee creamer. (Fun fact: most premade creamer doesn't contain cream at all!)

Luckily, homemade coffee creamer doesn't just taste great — it's simple to make and you likely already have the ingredients on hand. To make your own two-ingredient coffee creamer, just combine one can of condensed milk with 1 1/4 cups of half-and-half, milk, or heavy whipping cream. (If you don't or can't consume milk or cream, substitute in your preferred ingredients.) Adding flavor will require an extra ingredient — the flavor extract of your choice.

The result is a coffee creamer that's smooth and truly creamy thanks to its lack of artificial ingredients. Of course, that also means you can't leave it in the fridge for months at a time. Your DIY creamer will last 7-10 days in the fridge, but depending on the amount of coffee consumption in your household, you may not need to worry about expiration at all. Check out our homemade coffee creamer recipes for more inspiration.