Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer

I have a confession to make  - I am addicted to fat-free french vanilla coffee creamer.  I don't know when this addiction started...I assume it was a few months ago when I bought my first bottle.

Now I cannot drink coffee without that sickeningly sweet, artificial vanilla flavor.  I have decided that the only way I can feel better about this is to make my own.

Now, I understand that making my own doesn't necessarily mean I am making a "healthy food," but I will feel a lot better drinking my concoction than drinking whatever is put in store bought vanilla creamer. 

I used an actual vanilla bean - they are a little costly, but the aroma and flavor is like nothing else.  I also used a little fat free sweetened condensed milk and some regular old skim milk and a dash of cinnamon.

The result is a flavorful, not too sweet, not chemical laden vanilla creamer that I can feel good about ingesting!

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer
1 vanilla bean
1 cup fat free milk
1/4 cup fat free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1. Slice the vanilla bean with a small knife and scrape out the insides.  This will take some patience, but the flavor is SO worth it!

2. Add 1 cup of fat free milk to a liquid measuring cup and put the vanilla bean contents into the milk.

3. Add 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk to the measuring cup and pour all into a blender.  Blend for about a minute.

4. Store in an air tight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.  Shake before using as the sweetened condensed milk will settle a little.



  1. Going to try this tomorrow. Though the Silk soymilk creamer is rather good and almost chemical free.

  2. Going to second that confession with one of my own, only for me it's not even the fat-free kind. It is such an artificial saccarine taste, isn't it? Thanks for the recipe! So many possibilities. The best thing about making something yourself is controlling the flavor. I'm already thinking of an amaretto version with almond extract... :)

  3. Going to try this tomorrow. Though the Silk soymilk creamer is rather good and almost chemical free.


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