Budget Friendly Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer (3 Ingredients)


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If you visit the coffee shop regularly, save some money and make this homemade cinnamon vanilla coffee creamer for your gourmet coffee at home.

If you can’t make it now, pin Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer for later.

Creamer being poured into a cup of coffee from a glass bottle.

I love coffee. I also love cinnamon coffee. Vanilla coffee too. I put cream in my coffee. Why not combine them all for a homemade cinnamon vanilla coffee creamer?

How Easy is it to Make Homemade Coffee Creamer?

This three ingredient homemade coffee creamer is so easy to make. Measure all of the ingredeints into a measuring cup and whisk to combine. Store in a (preferably glass) container, and refrigerate up to 2 weeks. Though it probably won’t last that long.

The ingredients to make Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer. A carafe of half and half, cinnamon and vanilla.

Ingredients for Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer

While I have my favorite brands, if you have similar ingredients on hand, don’t waste any time and go ahead and make a batch of this homemade coffee creamer. You’ll be happy you’re saving money and can try out my favorites another time.

So you’re probably wondering why pure vanilla extract and Vietnamese cinnamon. Quite simply, they are really good ingredients. The flavor of Vietnamese cinnamon just pops. It gives this creamer and baked goods through and through cinnamon flavor.

Remember my mantra – use the best ingredients you can afford for they will make the best recipes. 

With the cost of vanilla being so expensive, I realize it can be a spurge item. However, the money you spend on the cost of a good vanilla will make many batches of this coffee creamer, saving you money in the long run. 

And who doesn’t love to save money? Everyone I know loves to save money. This is an easy way to make a delicious gourmet coffee at home.

A white liquid being poured into a cup of coffee.

This is a homemade coffee creamer without condensed milk. Why? Because sweetened condensed milk adds a fair amount of sugar. I deliberately chose not to add it because I don’t like sugar in my coffee. It’s that simple.

While I’m no expert, I would guess this is a healthier coffee creamer since there is no added sugar.

Homemade cinnamon vanilla coffe creamer Twitter image.

If you like sugar in your coffee, add it to taste after adding the creamer to your cup.

If you’re somewhat adventurous make a double or triple batch and use it for making French toast. Do you enjoy other coffee drinks? Why not try my caramel coffee.

What can I serve with Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer?

I have a number of great muffin, quick bread, and coffee cake recipes that are perfect to with coffee that uses this creamer. Some favorites are below.

Homemade cinnamon vanilla coffee creamer Pinterest image.

Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer

If you visit the coffee shop regularly, save some money and make this homemade cinnamon vanilla coffee creamer for your gourmet coffee at home.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Beverages and Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 ounces


  • 14 ounces half and half
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract I use Rodelle Vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon


  • In a liquid measuring cup combine the half and half, pure vanilla extract, and Vietnamese cinnamon. Stir well to combine.
  • Pour into decorative jars for gift giving or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. 

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  1. I really love the idea of making my own coffee creamer. I stopped using creamer a couple of years ago and went black, slightly sweetened, but every once in awhile I do like to treat myself. I no longer buy bottles of creamer because they get wasted but this is a GREAT way for me to serve myself a treat but ALSO to save money doing it! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  2. I love this because it’s not sweetened! I usually just drink my coffee with some plain half and half, but this is nice for a treat and without the added sugar.

  3. 5 stars
    I love Nielsen Massey! It’s by far my favorite vanilla I’ve tried. I’ll definitely have to whip up some of this creamer. Sounds amazing!

  4. I love the way how you simplify your cinnamon vanilla coffee with a homemade creamer. This must taste super delicious.

  5. 5 stars
    I’m with you. I don’t like sugar in my coffee. Bourbon, on the other hand, I can handle. lol. This looks like a great creamer recipe and I appreciate the share!

  6. Ellen, now *this* is more like it! I don’t like sugar in my coffee, so your version with half and half is much more to my liking. I always turn down vanilla flavored coffee drinks because it’s usually artificial vanilla. Your creamer with real cream and real high-quality vanilla and cinnamon is a whole ‘nother matter!

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