Indulge in homemade caramel coffee creamer with our easy recipe! Sweet, creamy, and perfect for your morning brew. Try it now!
Are you tired of the same old store-bought coffee creamers that lack the luscious flavor and velvety texture you crave? Look no further, because we have the ultimate solution: a homemade creamer recipe that will revolutionize your morning cup of joe.
Imagine starting your day with a rich, creamy concoction infused with the decadent sweetness of caramel, perfectly complementing the robust notes of your favorite coffee blend. This is not just any ordinary creamer; it's a game-changer that is a great way to take your coffee experience to new heights. Think caramel macchiato from a coffee shop instead of grocery store creamers.
It is simple to make your own coffee creamer with just five ingredients plus water. Whether you are a morning person or not this sweet homemade caramel coffee creamer will be your new favorite extra special treat.
Brown Sugar - Brown sugar gives this a warm caramel flavor. More so than using white sugar would.
Heavy Cream - I like combining heavy cream and thinner milk for the best consistency.
Unsweetened Almond Milk - You can also use an unsweetened carton of coconut milk or vanilla milk.
Vanilla Extract - Vanilla enhances the other flavors in the Cramer and helps the caramel flavor stand out.
Caramel Extract - Caramel extract adds a great flavor to this coffee cream recipe.
How to Make this Caramel Coffee Creamer Recipe
Use this simple recipe to elevate your morning cup of coffee. Measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Step One: Heat the water and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat to dissolve the sugar. You can turn it up to medium-high heat if needed.
Step Two: Add in the milk and cream.
Step Three: Stir in the extracts. You can flavor to taste at this point.
Step Four: Transfer to a storage bottle or an airtight container like a mason jar. Use immediately or keep in the fridge.
Salted Caramel - Add a pinch or two of sea salt along with the extract to make a salted caramel coffee creamer.
Chocolate Caramel - Mix in two or three tablespoons of cocoa powder in the first step.
Caramel Latte - Just top with whipped cream and caramel sauce for a coffee house treat.
Frozen - Make this into a frozen masterpiece by mixing it with cold coffee and blending it with some ice.
How long can I store homemade caramel coffee creamer?
Store-bought creamers tend to have a lot of preservatives and additives to make them last a long time. Homemade creamer can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks as long as you are using fresh ingredients.
Can I use a sugar substitute in this recipe?
Yes, you can use a sugar substitute like xylitol or erythritol. For the best flavor, choose a brown sugar sweetener.
You can also use coconut sugar, agave syrup, honey, or maple syrup if you prefer.
Can I adjust the level of sweetness in the caramel creamer?
Yes, you can adjust the amount of brown sugar to control the sweetness.
Does this work in ice coffee?
Absolutely. My daily coffee is cold brew in the summer. This mixes in perfectly no matter the temperature. It works great for hot morning coffee, an iced afternoon pick-me-up, or in a frozen treat.
Can I use coconut milk instead of heavy cream?
You can use alternative kinds of milk, but the consistency and flavor may vary. Using a combo of canned full fat coconut milk and carton coconut milk or almond milk would make this dairy-free and vegan. You can also use whole milk if you prefer.
Can I add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to enhance the flavor?
Yes, you can customize the homemade coffee creamer recipe by adding your favorite spices.
Is it necessary to heat the mixture while making caramel coffee creamer?
Heating helps dissolve the sugar and create a smooth texture, but it's not strictly required.
Caramel Coffee Creamer Recipe
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup water
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon caramel extract
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk or carton coconut milk
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- Combine brown sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat on medium just until the sugar melts.
- Mix in the other ingredients.
- Cool to room temperature. Store in the fridge.