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Italian Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer Recipe

Pouring cream into coffee

Italian sweet cream coffee creamer is one of the tastiest things you can add to any cup of coffee. But you don’t have to search the grocery store for this creamy mixer! We’ll show you how to make Italian sweet cream coffee creamer at home. It’s affordable, fresh, and fast, and once you taste the results, we think you’ll be especially impressed.

Ready to start cooking? Let’s make a delicious coffee creamer!

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What is Italian sweet cream coffee creamer?

Coffee-Mate sells a decadent coffee creamer that it calls Italian Sweet Crème Liquid Coffee Creamer. The company describes this non-dairy creamer as “triple churned and 2x richer than milk.” This creamer has become a cult favorite, with some coffee lovers even bringing it on trips, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a rich, delicious, and lightly sweetened addition to any cup of coffee!

Of course, if you look at the nutrition label, you might be surprised at the long list of ingredients. Or maybe you just can’t make it to the store. Whatever your reasons, we think making Italian sweet cream coffee creamer at home is always a good idea! All you need are a few simple ingredients like milk and sweetened condensed milk. A few minutes at the stove and you’ll have a fresh, tasty creamer!


Pouring cream into coffee

Italian Sweet Cream Coffee Creamer

If you love the Italian sweet cream coffee creamer you can buy at the store, you’ll love this recipe even more! It comes together in minutes and tastes better than the original -- at least, we think so. Give it a try and see what you think.
5 star average
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 30 people
Calories 25 kcal

Equipment

  • Medium saucepan
  • Stovetop
  • Spoon or whisk
  • Airtight storage container

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups milk 16 ounces
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions
 

  • Combine the milk and sweetened condensed milk in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring regularly. Once the milk starts to steam, turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Let the creamer cool completely.
  • Store your Italian sweet cream coffee creamer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, depending on the expiration date of your milk. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal
Keyword Italian sweet cream coffee creamer

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Recipe Tips & Variations

Curious about how to vary this creamer recipe? Here are our quick tips:

Kinds of Milk

We like to use regular milk and canned sweetened condensed milk in this recipe. You can use any kind of milk you have on hand, including alternatives like almond milk or coconut milk. Don’t have fresh milk? You can always use a can of evaporated milk. If you want a richer creamer, you can use heavy cream instead of milk, but keep in mind that this will increase the calorie count.

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Extra Flavors

The easiest way to add different flavors to your coffee creamer is after you remove the milk from the heat. You can add vanilla extract and almond extract as we do in our recipe, or you can add any other extract you like. Mint and hazelnut extracts are especially tasty options. You can also mix in spices like cinnamon or cardamom for a wintry creamer.

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Final Thoughts

There you have it: an easy recipe for homemade Italian sweet cream coffee creamer. This rich, smooth creamer has just a hint of sweetness and a tasty combination of vanilla and almond. Keep a batch in the refrigerator for easy, delicious mornings!

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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