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Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Flavored coffee creamer drives my husband nuts. Even so, I still make this classic vanilla one all the time. It’s better (and cheaper) than store-bought—and I know exactly what’s in it! —Shauna Sever, San Francisco, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream, 2% milk or heavy whipping cream
  • Dash salt


  • Split vanilla bean lengthwise. Using the tip of a sharp knife, scrape seeds from the center into a small saucepan; add bean.
  • Add remaining ingredients to pan; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through, 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Discard vanilla bean. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days. Stir before using.

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