Cinnamon is one of the world’s most popular spices. You’ll find it in everything from snickerdoodle cookies and banana pancakes to Moroccan tagine, carrot soup, and pasta Bolognese. But cinnamon in coffee has a special place in our hearts because it’s just so darn delicious.
You can make cinnamon coffee or a cinnamon latte, but one of the easiest ways to add cinnamon to your coffee is through a homemade creamer. Keep reading to learn how to make a cozy cinnamon coffee creamer! It’s easier than you might think.
Cinnamon Coffee Creamer
- Bowl and whisk or blender
- Airtight storage container
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 can
- 14 ounces milk or cream
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl or blender, combine the sweetened condensed milk and the milk or cream. Whisk or blend for a minute to combine the two kinds of milk.
- Add the cinnamon and vanilla and whisk or blend again. You want the cinnamon to be evenly distributed throughout your creamer.
- Your cinnamon coffee creamer is ready to drink! Store the remainder in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep for up to 2 weeks.
Cinnamon Coffee Creamer Recipe Tips & Variations
Cinnamon coffee creamer is surprisingly easy to make, and the homemade version doesn’t contain any preservatives or unexpected sweeteners. Here are a few ways you can make this recipe your own:
Our base recipe uses a can of sweetened condensed milk and an equal amount of regular milk. Sweetened condensed milk is concentrated milk that’s had most of the water removed and some sugar added. It’s easy to work with because the cans are shelf-stable — so all you have to pick up at the store is a quart of milk. But it is high in calories, so you can feel free to substitute half-and-half or cream. You can also make coffee creamer with almond milk or coconut milk!
Sweetened condensed milk already has sugar in it, so we don’t add any more to our creamer. But if you’re using a different kind of milk or prefer your creamer extra sweet, you can try mixing in honey, agave, or simple syrup. If you want to use regular white sugar, we recommend heating the milk first to help the sugar dissolve.
Going Beyond Cinnamon
We’re talking about cinnamon coffee creamer, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop at one spice! Add a pumpkin spice blend for a fall twist, or mix in cocoa powder for a Mexican mocha creamer. You can also experiment with nutmeg, turmeric, or ginger.
Homemade Cinnamon Coffee Creamer: Final Thoughts
We hope you enjoy this simple cinnamon coffee creamer recipe! It’s easy to whip up a large batch — enough to keep your family and friends happy — and store it in the refrigerator. Cinnamon also has some reported health benefits, like helping you lose weight and fight off colds, and even lowering your risk of heart disease. So make a cozy batch of cinnamon creamer today and see for yourself!
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