Forget ever having to buy coffee creamer again! This 3-Ingredient Coconut Vanilla Coffee Creamer comes together in minutes to create a rich, luxurious, dairy-free coffee creamer.
Whether you use this Homemade Coffee Creamer to make a Homemade Latte, or just to flavor your coffee, this simple dairy-free coffee creamer will save you money and will make drinking your morning cup of coffee that much more enjoyable.
Coconut Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Like many of you, my morning does not go well without a cup of coffee.
While I don't like my coffee black, I am not a fan of store-bought creamers for many reasons. They are often loaded with added preservatives, sugar, stabilizers, carrageenan, and even trans fat.
And if you need a dairy-free creamer, your options are limited and they are often pricey!
Skip the store-bought creamer, and with just 3 ingredients and a quick shake, you can quickly make a dairy-free creamer that is rich, velvety, and full of vanilla and coconut flavors with a note of maple in the background. It is the perfect way to indulge without indulging at all.
Notes on Ingredients
Because this homemade coffee creamer is made with only 3 ingredients, you want to choose them wisely for the best results.
- Coconut Milk: Be sure to use canned coconut milk, not coconut cream for this vegan coffee creamer. My favorite is Trader Joe's Coconut Milk, it is thicker than most light brands but does not separate as much as full-fat coconut milk. However, you can use any brand of light coconut milk or full-fat coconut milk you like.
- Maple Syrup: Be sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup, as the flavor will not be as rich or pure.
- Vanilla Extract: The vanilla extract is optional, but adds a nice warming note to the creamer.
- Optional Additions: Feel free to add up to a teaspoon of ground cinnamon or ½ teaspoon of grated nutmeg for additional flavoring if desired.
How To Prepare & Use Homemade Coffee Creamer
- Combine the coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in a jar with a tight-fitting lid or in a blender. Shake or blend well until the ingredients are well emulsified.
- Store this homemade creamer in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 14 days.
- Shake well before each use.
∗ not dairy-free?∗
If you are not dairy-free, feel free to use half and half in place of the coconut milk to make a simple Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer.
A cup of coffee flavored with this easy homemade coffee creamer pairs perfectly with breakfast, brunch, or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Below are a few of my favorite items to pair with a cup of coffee flavored with this Coconut Coffee Creamer.
- Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
- Dairy-Free Pumpkin Muffins
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Gluten-Free Muffins
- Easy Potato Frittata
If you gave this dairy-free coffee creamer a try, I would love for you to leave a comment and review below.
Coconut Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk full-fat or reduced-fat
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients in a large sealable jar and seal. Shake well for 2-3 minutes, until all the ingredients are well distributed. Alternatively, blend the ingredients until creamy and smooth.
- Store the creamer in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. Use as desired, shaking well before each use.
With all of the added ingredients from store bought plant/nut based creamers to maintain shelf life, I'm curious to know your thoughts about adding coconut oil to this recipe in hopes of doing the same.
Hi Barbara! Coconut oil itself will not extend the shelf-life. Only preservatives will.
I'm curious how this is Whole30 approved with the maple syrup? I am starting my Whole30 journey soon but the "NO List" contains maple syrup. My biggest fear is not having my coffee in the morning b/c I cannot drink black coffee. This recipe sounds great but not sure if it is really Whole30 approved like it says on Pintrest.
I am so sorry that the description on Pinterest misled you--someone easily could have saved it stating it was whole30. Maple syrup is NOT whole30 approved. You can omit the sweetener and then you can use.
Just got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was worried what I'd do with my coffee being a mom of boys I need my cup but, can't do black coffee. Found your recipe and happened to have all the ingredients. It taste so good and I'm so happy. Can't wait to try more of your recipes. Not being able to have sugar, processed creamers or dairy is not gonna bring down my coffee days!
I am sorry about your diagnosis with RA. I understand dealing with chronic illnesses. I am so glad you found this recipe--us mamas need our coffee 😉
can the coconut milk be refrigerated before blending? (That's where I store my coconut milk for other recipes)
Yes absolutely. Just keep in mind the fat solids will rise to the top of the canned coconut milk and will need thoroughly blended. Always store in the refrigerated once the canned is open 🙂
I made this and it’s delicious, just in the fridge it gets thick like pudding and I can’t pour it I have to literally spoon it out lol. Just wondered why 🤷♀️ I did use canned coconut milk.
Hi Julie! Did you happen to use canned coconut cream vs coconut milk? You can blend the ingredients to keep it smooth, but it should not turn to pudding consistency.
Very easy and the flavor/sweetness is just right. It is a good thickness but just isn’t quite the same consistency when stirred in coffee and the fat tends to separate on the top. But the best homemade option I’ve tried and a good substitute when I run out of nondairy creamer.
I am glad you enjoy the flavor! As for the separation, be sure to blend well before storing and then mix well before adding to your coffee. I hope that helps.
My fiancé and I have used coconut cream for over a year in our coffee. The best ways we have found to get it mixed in is one of those milk foamer things like a tiny immersion blender or what I do is put the coffee in a tumbler and shake it up.
Thanks for sharing that tip!
I hope this recipe is healthy for me because I love it and I've been drinking a lot of it it tastes amazing I followed exactly the recipe
I am so glad you are enjoying! It is made with natural sweetener and no preservatives, so much better for you than store-bought creamer.
I love the flavor but I just found it to be oily. Did I do something wrong?
Hi Mandy! It sounds like you may not have mixed your coconut milk well to emulsify before adding the other ingredients. You really want smooth, creamy coconut milk so that the fat and the liquid are combined and the resulting product is not oily. I would suggest blending your canned coconut milk if you have this issue. Hope that helps!
I love this recipe. Thank you
I love hearing that! Thank you for taking the time to review 🙂
I only have a carton of unsweetened coconut milk. Will that work the same?
It will not be as rich Heather, but it will still taste good! Enjoy!
Can I use a blender to mix everything?
I made this recipe, slightly modified. Instead of shaking in a jar, I actually mixed it in a bowl with an electric mixer. I used the recommended amount of maple syrup but cut the vanilla in half. After mixing for several minutes to make it smooth and remove all fatty clumps, I found it too thick, so I diluted it with 3/4 can of hemp milk (I’m sure your non-dairy milk beverage of choice will also work). The end result was very good. A tasty creamy creamer with excellent mouth feel and held up great in tea. I’ll be making it again.
Thank you for letting us all know how your modifications worked Anya.