Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + standing


2 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Vanilla Coffee Creamer Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Split vanilla bean lengthwise. Using the tip of a sharp knife, scrape seeds from the center into a small saucepan; add bean.
  2. 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.
  3. Discard vanilla bean. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days. Stir before using.

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