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Homemade Coffee Creamer {3 ingredients}

Welcome to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!  

I am trying something new where each Friday I will share one (or more) of my tips for living frugally.  If this is a topic you are interested in, you will LOVE Friday on the blog!

Hope you are all nice and toasty…It’s freezing here and I am snowed in!  Still waiting for Mr. Kriegerchick to make it home to plow the drive.  It snowed 10 inches yesterday, which is a record for our area this time of year.

Not sure about you, but when it’s cold (or even if it is hot) I love to curl up on the sofa with a good read and a hot cup of coffee.  During my teaching days (before children) that is how I spent many a snow day afternoon…

Ahhh…pause while I reminisce…

Everyone takes their coffee differently…I prefer mine black.  Boring, I know.  That’s only in the morning…If I have a cup (or 2) in the afternoon or evening, I like a yummy flavored creamer…Let’s just call it dessert!

Creamer is expensive and I use quite a bit per cup…maybe more than a serving according to the bottle.  So, I decided to make my own.  Who knew it is sooo easy and inexpensive and uses ingredients most of us keep on hand! Yeah. Yeah. Yeah!

{3 ingredient} Homemade Coffee Creamer I

Homemade Coffee Creamer

{3 ingredients}

1 cup Skim Milk

1/3 – 1/2 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 tsp. Pure Vanilla or Peppermint

Pour all ingredients into a sealed jar or bottle and shake to combine.

Note: The first time I made this it was way too sweet, so I adjusted the measurements to my liking.  If you want it sweeter, just add more Sweetened Condensed Milk.  I have made both the vanilla and peppermint versions…YUM!  I used Pure Mexican Vanilla and Pure Peppermint extract, which have a stronger flavor than extracts.  Keep that in mind when you make yours.  I am sure there are many other flavor combinations…Love to hear what you come up with!

I shake mine with each use and only keep until the expiration date on the milk.  It may keep longer, but made in a small batch,= mine will never last that long! :)

Cost breakdown: 1 cup Milk = $.20, 1/2 can Sweetened Condensed Milk = $.64 …Add in pennies for the flavoring and it is under $1.00 to make the same amount as a small creamer from the grocery store.

This is also a great way to re-purpose a bottle…I used a small Shatto milk bottle…A double batch of creamer fits perfectly in a large Shatto milk bottle, but makes too much for me.

Hope you enjoyed One {Frugal} Chick Friday!  

Happy Weekend!


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49 responses »

  1. Thank you for sharing ! I am going to try this recipe this weekend! It sounds yummy!! I’m tired of buying those creamers!! : )

  2. I bet it would be great with almond flavoring too!

  3. Another thing I have done to add more nutrition/protein/calcium is to add a tablespoon or so of powdered milk. I’m like you….I like a little coffee with my creamer!

  4. Awesome!!!

  5. What an awesome recipe!! Easy and I’m sure a better value… Thanks so much for coming to party at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) I hope you’ll come again next week. xoxo~ Ruthie

  6. What a great recipe! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

  7. Fantastic! I splurge on coffee creamer and rarely think of whether I need to. I’ll be whipping up a batch of this in the morning, as I luckily have these ingredients :)

    Visiting you from The Domestic Fringe’s Linkup~ Nice to meet you!

    xo Kristin

  8. I love this idea!

    I use coffee creamer every day and I actually make my own vanilla extract, so this is perfect for me. Thanks so much for sharing.

    I also wanted to Thank You for linking to Saturday Night Stars. This is the very first linky party, so I know it will take a few weeks to really catch on, but I appreciate you being a pioneer star. :-)
    I hope you’ll link again next Saturday night. The linky will also be open all day Sunday. If you’d like a button for your sidebar, just let me know. Thank you again.

  9. Amy @ A Blossoming Life

    This looks delicious! I’ve made creamer before to but didn’t think to add the condensed milk! Great idea and super frugal! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop

  10. my husband will LOVE this — he is a big tasty creamer guy and we buy that stuff every week; cheers to saving some money on coffee additives! :) thank you!

    stopping by from the Domestic Fringe link-up!

  11. I’ve made this before and love it. I keep meaning to get some of the vanilla syrup from the coffee shop down the street to do this with, or other flavours too!

  12. This looks so delicious! I am going to have to try it. I’ve attempted homemade coffee creamer before but never with sweetened, condensed milk. This looks like it will work and taste great! I pinned it!

  13. I love a little coffee with my creamer and so glad to meet someone else like me. I will be sure to introduce you to my husband who is forever yelling at me! He will appreciate this recipe and a few less dollars spent on the grocery bill. Thanks!

  14. I’m like you… I use quite a bit per cup, too. Glad to know this so I can keep up with my habit! :)

  15. This is the first time I hear about peppermint extract. I’ll have to try and make this.

  16. Yum! I’m definitely going to have to try this out! :)

  17. Thank you so much, I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  18. This is awesome! My mom is always lecturing me about using store bought creamer because of all the strange ingredients in it… I’ll have to try this instead! Thanks for the recipe. :)

  19. visiting from fluster buster! Great idea! Thanks for the tip!

  20. Yes! I love that you can control the ingredients. Some of the store-bought creamers have a lot of yuck ingredients. I may never buy creamer again! :) I’m so glad to have found your lovely blog!

  21. Hi! Found you on Sugar and Dots Wed link-up. This is a great idea and so easy. I will definitely try this.

  22. Love this! You also know exactly what is in your creamer…no chemicals or preservatives hiding away.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Real Family Fun link party.

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing your frugal and tasty recipe hint on BeColorful. Have a great weekend.

  25. I’m a single lady and I’m always looking for ways to save money, sounds yummy too!

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  28. moorethanamommy

    Ok. I finally made my own creamer! It is coconut vanilla flavored and it is very good.

    • That sounds delicious…I’ll have to try that combo next!

      • moorethanamommy

        It really is! Thanks for the great idea. I even called my mom and told her she HAS to make some for herself. I used about 1/4 of the sweetened milk because I like more cream and less sweetness in mine. That is why I would prefer not to use store bought, it is always too sweet.

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