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Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer

Homemade caramel and almond extract get swirled together to create a rich coffee creamer that comes together in minutes.

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I decided to take on a little kitchen challenge: homemade coffee creamer.

I figured if store-bought coffee creamer is good, then homemade has to be better.

Guess what? It is.

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer | www.themessybakerblog.com

My favorite coffee shop creation is the caramel macchiato. Rich, dark caramel floating atop strong coffee. I can’t get enough. At five bucks a pop, I’m afraid that’s a bit too rich for my blood.

So, I did the next best thing, I brought the coffee shop to me.

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer | www.themessybakerblog.com

Making homemade creamer is unbelievably easy. All you’ll need is milk, half and half, caramel (homemade or store-bought), and almond extract. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large measuring cup and, viola, you have homemade coffee creamer.

The combination of milk and half and half creates a thick, silky base for the creamer. I used a generous amount of homemade caramel, because we can’t have a caramel macchiato without gobs of sweet, buttery caramel. A touch of almond extract is added to create that signature macchiato flavor that I love so much.

I tend to go a bit overboard and drown my coffee with this rich creamer. You can swirl as much or as little as you like in your morning coffee. It’s delicious in both hot and iced coffee.

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer | www.themessybakerblog.com

Now your coffee can be special every day.

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Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer

Homemade caramel and almond extract get swirled together to create a rich coffee creamer that comes together in minutes.

Yield: 10 ounces

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup milk

1/2 cup half and half

3/4 cup caramel

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to a large measuring cup and whisk until combined. Store in a mason in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Shake before swirling a few teaspoons into your favorite coffee or tea.

   

36 Responses to “Caramel Macchiato Coffee Creamer”

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    movita beaucoup — March 10, 2014 at 6:24 am

    This sounds way better than the plain old light cream I’m using in my coffee this morning.

    WAY BETTER.

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 11:56 am

      It sure is. I love the sweet, buttery flavor that this adds to my morning coffee, soon to be iced coffee. Come on spring!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — March 10, 2014 at 7:45 am

    This just changed my life! I had no idea make creamer was SO EASY! And it doesn’t have weird ingredients that I can’t pronounce. YES
    pinned

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 11:58 am

      No weird ingredients. Just pure caramel flavor mixed with real milk and cream. Thanks for pinning!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — March 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    My coffee needs this creamer! Love the bit of almond extract!

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 11:58 am

      It really does, Jess :)

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    Kim@Treats & Trinkets — March 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Full disclosure: I might just drink that straight out of the jar. YUMMMMM

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 11:59 am

      And I’d be okay with you doing that, because I did that. It’s so good! Thanks, Kim!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking — March 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    What a great idea!!! It never occurred to me to make my own creamer but it sounds super easy and delicious! AND you can pronounce all the ingredients!

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      The idea came to me as I was reading the ingredients on the back of one of my store-bought bottles of creamer. I was like, “I can totally do this.”

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      • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking replied March 15th, 2014 at 10:22 am

        I’m so glad you did! I recently broke up with Non-Dairy Creamer (have you seen what’s in there?!) and have being using Half & Half and it’s just not the same!

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    CCU — March 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    That creamer could turn me into a coffee addict :)
    Love it!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks, Uru!

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    DJ@ baking perfection — March 11, 2014 at 1:35 am

    This is such an awesome idea!!! I’m jealous that I didn’t think of this! :)

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks, DJ!

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — March 11, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This is so smart! What a great idea and you’ve made it so easy! Also that little white spoon is soo cute!

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks, Chelsea. The spoon is from Crate & Barrel, and I believe I only paid $.95 for it. Deal!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — March 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Must make this! Caramel macchiatos are my go-to drink in the winter, and I love caramel flavored creamers, but all those crazy ingredients push me away. This is perfect.

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Yes, they’re mine, too! I can’t wait to swirl it in my iced coffee when the weather warms up.

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — March 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Brilliant! Not only does this look mega delicious, but I love that you can make it with far less preservatives/more naturally than the store-bought kind. Love it!

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks, Amy! It tastes so much better than its store-bought counterpart.

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — March 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Omg coffee creamer is that easy to make? I don’t know why I never wondered what goes into the stuff. Yours sounds delicious, Jennie! Amazingly enough, I have every single one of these ingredients at home right now. I see a lot of caramel macchiato creamer in my life soon (I may or may not drink it alone. Don’t judge).

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      Girl, we are soul mates, I tell ya! I used to do the same thing. I would also steal all of the creamers at the table whenever we would go out to a restaurant for breakfast. Mmmm! No judging here; I took a little sip of it on its own.

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    Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled — March 11, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    OMG, I never thought of making my own coffee cream, and I love how EASY it is to make! This just made my day, can’t wait to try it! Pinned :)

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      It really bumps up the flavor of your morning coffee. Thanks for pinning!

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    Willow @Will Cook For Friends — March 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    This sounds so amazing! I’ve always been a little put-off by store-bought “creamers”, because of all the weird ingredients most of them contain (I read somewhere that in Canada and the UK, they call coffee creamer “whitener”, which I think is more accurate judging my some of the ingredients in there), which is why making it from scratch is absolutely BRILLIANT. I am so adding caramel to my coffee tomorrow morning. Done!

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    • Jennie replied March 13th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Eww, whitener sounds so unappealing. Homemade is where it’s at.

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — March 12, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Oh my YUM. I’ve seen variations of homemade creamer all over the internet lately, but I really think this is my favorite one yet. So simple, yet I can practically taste the creamy flavor now. Making a batch this weekend for decadent “weekend coffees” (those are different than weekday coffees) :)

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    Laura Dembowski — March 12, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Great idea! So nice to know what’s in it instead if store bought coffee creamer too.

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    Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life — March 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    What?! Caramel creamer is that easy? This must happen. My coffee will love me!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — March 12, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    My husband is going to be so pumped about this!!! He gets so mad when he gets hooked on a certain flavor of creamer, peppermint mocha/toffee/heath bar, and then they stop selling it in the store. This is so clutch!

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    Danguole — March 13, 2014 at 1:34 am

    It’s entirely possible that I would sneak some of that plain… No shame.

    Also, how adorable is that ceramic milk carton! Gah.

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    shannon — March 13, 2014 at 10:52 am

    this is just reason #938: why jennie needs to live next door to me.

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    mjskit — March 14, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I’m definitely going to make this! Honestly, I’ve never had a caramel macchiato, but if this is the creamer – I want one! Thanks for bringing the coffee shop into the kitchen!

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    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife — March 15, 2014 at 1:18 am

    I need to get busy with making my own creamer. So easy! Your creamer sounds delightful! :)

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