Many people drink coffee because they enjoy the taste of the beverage. However, many people also drink coffee because they need to get a boost of energy to keep themselves going throughout their day.
While there is nothing wrong with this, it can be nice to have a change in your routine once in a while just to keep things interesting.
One way to do this is by trying out various types of coffee creamer. This caramel coffee creamer is one of the best add-ins for your daily coffee.
In this article, I’ll go over the easy steps involved when trying your hand at making caramel coffee creamer yourself. Let’s get started!
What is a caramel coffee creamer?
Caramel coffee creamer is a coffee creamer made with milk, sweetened condensed milk, and caramel sauce. It has a creamy and smooth texture and a sweet and caramelized flavor.
Caramel coffee creamer is often used to add flavor and sweetness to coffee but can also be used in other drinks or recipes.
I always have some kind of homemade coffee creamer in the fridge. Most often, this is the French vanilla coffee creamer, but this caramel coffee creamer comes in second on my list of favorite add-ins for my morning coffee.
Below, you’ll find the full ingredient list that is needed for this recipe, why homemade coffee creamer is so delicious, and the complete recipe.
Which ingredients are needed to make caramel creamer at home?
Coffee creamer is easy to make at home. Better yet, it’s only three ingredients:
- Milk of choice – You can use any kind of milk you have in your fridge. I prefer using whole milk for the fullest flavor, but a low-fat kind will also work perfectly well.
- Sweetened condensed milk will give the coffee creamer its rich and full flavor.
- Caramel sauce – You can use a store-bought caramel sauce (you might already have this at home), or you can make it yourself.
If you sweeten your coffee with condensed milk, you can make your own creamer at home. The cost savings is tremendous as well!
Homemade creamer will never compare to the commercial stuff that has unnecessary additives. It’s so much better and so easy to make as well.
Why should you make coffee creamers at home?
Homemade caramel coffee creamer is easy and fun to make! It only takes five minutes to whip up a batch, and it’s SO delicious!
This homemade caramel coffee creamer is the perfect addition to your morning cup of coffee, and it tastes amazing on top of some ice cream, too (great for an after-dinner treat!).
It’s also a great way to save money on coffee and make your own unique flavors. This article covers the basic steps needed to make homemade caramel coffee creamer, which I’ll get into below:
How do you make the caramel sauce?
Homemade caramel sauce is a great basis for this coffee creamer. It has a more intense flavor, and you can make it within a few minutes.
Plus, you can also make some great drinks that require caramel sauce to be added, for example, an upside-down caramel macchiato.
Once you’ve made the caramel sauce at home, it’ll look like this:
If you’d like to make this caramel sauce at home, you can check out the complete recipe for it here.
How do you make caramel coffee creamer?
Making caramel coffee creamer is one of the easiest creamers to make at home.
You can follow the three steps listed below, or scroll down for the complete recipe that includes the ingredients:
- Combine the milk and condensed milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot but not boiling.
- Remove from heat and stir in the caramel sauce until smooth. I found that this takes about two minutes.
- Store in a jar or container in the fridge. Shake well before using.
Those are the simple steps involved in making the perfect caramel coffee creamer at home. Below, you’ll find the best way to store the creamer for optimal longevity.
How do you properly store coffee creamer?
The best way to store your homemade coffee creamer is in the fridge. I found that a mason jar works well for this, but make sure to keep it in an airtight container so that it doesn’t absorb any flavors from other foods.
Once you’re ready to use it, make sure to shake it up well before using it so that the creamer is evenly distributed.
If you’re using a resealable container that is a bit hard to shake, you can also give it a good stir with a tablespoon before adding it to your coffee.
After making homemade coffee creamers, I always like to pour a small amount into a server to use that directly.
The rest of the creamer is then cooled and stored to use in the next few days.
- 1 cup (0.24 l) of whole milk
- 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup (0.06 l) of caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)
- Heat the milk and condensed milk in a small saucepan on medium heat until it starts to simmer. Do not let it boil.
- Once the mixture is hot, remove it from the heat and add the caramel sauce.
- Stir well until all ingredients are well combined (about two minutes).
- Let it cool slightly before transferring to a jar or container with a lid.
- Store in the fridge for up to one week (depending on the best-by date of your milk). Shake well before use. Enjoy!
I suggest using milk that keeps well for multiple days. This coffee creamer keeps well until the best-by date of the milk you're using.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1.7gUnsaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 18.6gSugar: 18.8gProtein: 1.5g
The number of calories is calculated for two tablespoons per serving.
How many calories are in this homemade caramel creamer?
This homemade coffee creamer has a total of 107 calories for a serving of two tablespoons.
If you like your coffee on the sweeter side, you can increase the amount of creamer to add to your coffee.
I found that two tablespoons will make an 8-ounce (0.24 l) cup of coffee taste balanced without it being overly sweet.
So, there you have it! My recipe for delicious caramel coffee creamer. I hope you’ll give it a try.
It’s really easy to make and much cheaper than buying store-bought creamers. And, of course, it tastes great too.
I like that you can customize it to your liking and use it for your daily coffees. It’s the perfect start of the day.
Do you like making coffee creamers at home? Then you might be interested in trying out some more variations. I’ve listed some below for you to check out.