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Homemade Coconut Milk Creamer

Homemade coconut milk creamer for coffee is crazy easy to make. All you need is quality coconut milk, a healthy sweetener like honey and natural extract.
Coconut Milk Creamer

I usually start my day with a cup of organic coffee with coconut milk creamer, sweetener and gelatin (for protein and to balance the carbs and fat). The coconut creamer at my local health food store had several ingredients in it that I wasn’t too fond of, so I make my own instead.

Full fat coconut milk is very creamy and can be used as a creamer for coffee or tea. I like to add vanilla for flavor but you can leave it out if you’re not a fan. If you’re one of those who don’t enjoy the taste (or texture) of coconut oil in your coffee then this recipe will come in handy. Full fat coconut milk contains the healthy medium chain fats that are in coconut oil. Now you can enjoy your coffee without the greasy mustache! 😉

Coconut Milk Creamer

Coconut Milk Creamer Recipe

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Blend the coconut milk, sweetener of choice and vanilla extract together until the creamer is mixed well.
  2. Pour desired amount into your coffee or tea and store the remaining creamer in the refrigerator.
  3. Make sure to shake the creamer well before using. Enjoy! This creamer will be good for up to two weeks.

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Homemade Coconut Milk Creamer
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Can Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • Natural Sweetener (I used 4 tablespoons of maple syrup)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Blend the coconut milk, sweetener of choice and vanilla extract together until the creamer is mixed well.
  2. Pour desired amount into your coffee or tea and store the remaining creamer in the refrigerator.
  3. Make sure to shake the creamer well before using. Enjoy! This creamer will be good for up to two weeks.

 

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
60 comments… add one
  • Denise October 15, 2017, 11:18 am

    You have to read the labels on the canned coconut milk, also. Most add gums to thicken. I usually mix my coconut milk with equal parts water before refrigerating.

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  • John September 12, 2017, 11:34 am

    so, no cooking, just pop it into a blender, and vola? also, can i use turbinado sugar/sucanaut?

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  • Janet Pryor August 27, 2017, 6:47 am

    I realize this is an older post, but hope you are all still on it because I just found it while looking at store bought coconut style coffee creamers and want to make my own. I see that most of them have coconut milk, coconut cream, and some have a bit of pea protein.
    Has anyone tried making a richer version using homemade coconut cream? How does one make coconut cream anyway?
    I am trying to get away from the heavy cream and half and half that I currently use. Yes, I like my coffee really rich! LOL
    Appreciate all of your wisdom and suggestions with this!

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  • Lynn August 20, 2017, 9:20 am

    Great suggestion for someone like me who loves coffee but is allergic to milk. I used canned coconut cream, because that’s what I had on hand, added a tap of cinnamon and doubled the maple syrup. It was delicious!

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  • Lillie August 17, 2017, 6:54 pm

    Just made this its really yummy thank you

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  • Lara August 14, 2017, 12:37 pm

    Thank you for this simple recipe. I made it with 4 Tbls of our local honey. I used it to make an iced mocha with my homemade chocolate syrup. It was delicious; my teenagers loved it too! A definite keeper.

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  • Heather October 4, 2016, 9:07 am

    If I wanted to make hazelnut flavored coconut milk creamer, would I just substitute the vanilla extract for hazelnut extract?

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  • Charlene September 17, 2016, 9:25 am

    I notice you put gelatin in your coconut creamer but I did not see how much you use in the recipe. Due to health issues I am having to make more food items at home and finding a creamer has been hard. I already put organic coconut oil in my coffee but I miss the cream and I don’t do milk, so I am excited to make this. Using your recipe I have already ordered the coconut milk and gelatin…thanks.

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  • Lael Martin August 6, 2016, 3:24 pm

    I added almond milk to thin it down some. My daughter didn’t care for the thick version. We both love now and it does last up to two weeks but we use it up way before two weeks. Thanks.

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  • April Cook May 6, 2016, 10:40 am

    My friend can’t live without her morning cup of coffee! She is always looking for ways to make her eating habits a little healthier, and I think she would love the idea of a healthy coffee creamer. I’ll make sure to pass along this recipe. It looks delicious to me, and I don’t even drink coffee!

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  • June March 28, 2016, 9:57 am

    How long can I keep the coconut milk in the fridge?

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  • Graciela Silberberg March 27, 2016, 4:26 am

    I live in Brazil and will try your coconut creamer recipe…
    Will use honey as sweetener cause I don’t find affordable maple syrup down here …
    I will also add some cinnamon powder as well… (I’m very fond of it…)
    Thank you!

    P.S.: Have you ever tried adding plain “cacao” powder -(raw chocolate) to it …?!

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  • Natalie December 4, 2015, 5:44 am

    This sounds yummy! How long will this keep in the refrigerator?

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  • JenD October 24, 2015, 6:47 am

    I tried this recipe this morning and found it lacking in sweetness even after 1/4 c. of maple syrup, so I added 1 tsp. of raw sugar to my coffee…still not quite right, so a small amount of 2% milk – that did the trick. By the way, I used the whisk on my immersion blender and that made it nice and creamy.

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  • Anne June 3, 2015, 9:15 am

    I’ve found that blending the whole can of coconut milk (brand: native forest) in my magic bullet and then placing in the fridge keeps it from separating!

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  • Dee May 3, 2015, 10:05 am

    Just wondering how you are blending this. I’ve tried mixing it with a spoon, immersion blender, and in my Ninja, but it comes out more like a whipped cream than anything else. I love the taste in my coffee but I can’t get past the little “chunks” that seemed to be left behind from hand mixing. Don’t really like the texture that comes from the blender. When I switched to the low fat version of organic coconut milk I didn’t have this problem, it was creamy and pourable right out of the can. Maybe I’m not using the right brand. Any help you could give would be great! Thanks.

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  • Jennifer March 1, 2015, 5:34 am

    Thanks for this awesome idea!

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  • Colleen February 18, 2015, 6:37 am

    When I store this in the fridge, it becomes sold. Any comments?

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  • Colleen February 18, 2015, 6:37 am

    After I blend this, it become solid once I store in fridge. Any comments?

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  • Tracie January 23, 2015, 8:59 am

    Oh my!! Just made this and added some cinnamon! Don’t think I’ll be needing half & half anymore! ☺️

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  • Brian November 15, 2014, 3:52 pm

    Hey Coconut Mama!

    Thanks for the heads up on the homemade coconut creamer. I’m also a local oregonian wanting to find a creamer for my new awesome stumptown coffee. I brew it cowboy or pour over style and then add it to the blender with coconut oil (now creamer), maca and vanilla and it is awesome!

    Best to ya!

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  • Marlene October 26, 2014, 4:14 pm

    It’s not really a recipe, but a suggestion to use canned coconut milk instead of coffee creamer.

    Valid suggestion, just not a recipe 🙂

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    • Nichole November 9, 2014, 12:31 am

      Ugh ^^ …and the smiley face is not any less snarky.

      Reply
    • Kristine Dukes June 2, 2015, 2:34 pm

      “rec·i·pe – noun – A set of instructions for preparing a particular thing, including a list of the ingredients required.”

      I’d say Coconut Mama gave us a “recipe”, as the definition found in the dictionary seems to describe what has been presented…a list of ingredients and how to combine them.

      Shout out to Coconut Mama for all efforts to inform, share, and educate. You are appreciated.

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      • Susana October 17, 2015, 12:32 pm

        Excellent reply, I love coconut mama and her great posts and informative recipes❤️????thank you coconut mama, I love your page and share in my profile all the time. Please keep your recipes coming❤️?

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  • Brenda October 21, 2014, 6:45 pm

    I will try coconut creamer recipe. Sounds delicious.
    I always keep a large container of organic extra virgin coconut oil for eating and for moisturizing skin. I love it!!

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  • Betty October 21, 2014, 4:54 pm

    You mentioned gelatin , but you don’t have it on the ingredient list for the coffee creamer
    recipe. How much do you use, or do you need it

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  • Lisa October 18, 2014, 12:57 pm

    Hi – your link to the Gelatin recipes (at top) is not working….

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  • JJ October 18, 2014, 8:52 am

    Youvstart out this blog post stating youbuse gelatin in your coffee creamer, but it is not in this recipe. Why not?

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    • The Coconut Mama October 21, 2014, 12:05 pm

      I add a few tablespoons of gelatin to each cup of coffee. I think that much gelatin added to this creamer would thicken it too much!

      Reply
  • Mary Deal October 3, 2014, 4:35 pm

    Can you help me ? I am wondering what you would do for baby formula if you could not breast feed. Thanks

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    • Tammy Higgs March 1, 2015, 12:23 pm

      I had to supplement with formula. I did a lot of research and chose Nature’s One Baby’s Only formula. The can says, “Toddler Formula” but it has the same amount of vitamins, etc. as regular baby formula. I used it on my 1 month old through age 1.

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  • Amy L October 1, 2014, 7:56 am

    This is delicious! Just made it this morning. I added some almond extract as well. It’s pretty delicious. I would like to know how long this keeps in the fridge and also what bottle you are using in the picture. Thanks for this recipe 😀

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  • mia d September 30, 2014, 7:06 am

    Where did you get that darling milk glass – the short, more square-like one? I love it!

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  • Alli September 26, 2014, 12:30 pm

    Sounds delicious! Love the little milk jug, could you please tell me where you found it?

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  • Jackie September 26, 2014, 11:38 am

    What kind of gelatin do you use in your coffee & how much. This creamer sounds wonderful!

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  • Seraphena September 26, 2014, 11:08 am

    you once posted a recipe for coconut ice cream. Would love to try it out but need the recipe. Thanks

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  • Michele Crone September 26, 2014, 7:11 am

    I make my own coconut milk from a coconut, how would you adjust this recipe to make cream. I blend the coconut meat and coconut water from the coconut with filtered water. Then strain the meat out in a nut milk bag. Would I use less filtered water?

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    • Becky October 2, 2016, 8:32 am

      Full fat coconut milk is 2 cups shredded coconut to 2 3/4 cup water. Boil, steep and strain as usual.

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      • Janet Pryor August 27, 2017, 6:50 am

        Becky, thank you for your post on the homemade full fat coconut milk. I wasn’t sure how much coconut to use. : )

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  • Latha September 19, 2014, 9:33 am

    I had all the ingredient in my pantry and craved creamer (without added junk) in my coffee this morning. Since I can’t do lactose this recipe was perfect! Delicious!

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  • mia September 13, 2014, 9:13 am

    Where can I find the sweet glass bottles that you have pictured? So glad to have found you!

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  • Lori September 7, 2014, 6:27 pm

    This wasn’t exactly the hommade I was looking for, maybe I was looking from scratch, I make my own milk I guess I’d just add less water.

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  • Linda Gentry September 7, 2014, 2:53 pm

    I received my coc oil , need recipes. thanks bunches linda

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  • marta August 27, 2014, 11:13 am

    great idea!
    how long can this be stored for before it goes bad?

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    • loida September 9, 2014, 4:31 am

      I would also like to know how long this will last in the refrigerator.

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      • loida October 20, 2014, 2:15 am

        Really would like to know how long this will last in the refrigerator. I asked that question a month ago and no reply. Someone else also asked this question and no reply. Can someone who has made this please reply? Thanks.

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      • The Coconut Mama October 20, 2014, 9:24 am

        Loida – 1-2 weeks. Sorry I didn’t see your question until now.

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        • Mo February 28, 2015, 6:40 pm

          Do you have a recipe for coconut milk?

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          • Becky October 2, 2016, 8:36 am

            full fat coconut milk is 2 cups unsweetened coconut to 2 3/4 cup water. Boil, steep for about 1/2 hour and strain in a nut milk bag.

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  • Erin August 18, 2014, 7:44 am

    Thanks for the recipe! Is this liquid (i.e. pourable)? Will the full-fat coconut milk separate? Going to give this a whirl today…

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    • The Coconut Mama August 18, 2014, 10:49 pm

      Yes it will. Just shake it up before each use.

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      • Carla May 12, 2015, 12:00 pm

        I shake mine but it separates even more and the fat clumps together. Its not good to travel with for sure…

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  • Tess August 14, 2014, 10:53 am

    In other words if I don’t like flavored coffee and I prefer it unsweetened…just plain canned full fat coconut milk is a good sub for creamer?

    If this is true Bless You!!! 🙂 I gave up half and half and creamer and although I am a lifetime drinker of coffee I find myself not finishing recently as I am unhappy with the fat free milk I am using!

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    • Paula F September 26, 2014, 6:53 am

      The only down side to this “is” the flavor…doesn’t full fat coconut milk taste like coconut?

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      • Sarah March 1, 2015, 6:01 am

        You could always use Almond milk if you dislike coconut milk.

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