Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

Got 5 minutes?

Let’s make some coffee creamer!

Most mornings, I take my coffee with just a splash of milk or cream. No flavors, no sugar. Good coffee doesn’t need much of anything.

But sometimes, I do like having a bit of flavor in my cup of joe – it just can’t be too much. I still want to taste the coffee itself, so it can’t be too strong or too sweet.

I usually stick with plain milk or half and half at home, but now that I know how easy it is to mix up my own coffee creamer, I’ll be making them more often.

Bonus! No strange ingredients or artificial colors or words you can’t pronounce. Just milk + cream + agave + vanilla in this mix.

Let’s get started!

Add your milk and cream to a microwave safe dish (or you can heat all this together on the stove top).

Heat it up together with the agave syrup until the agave is dissolved into the milk.

Stir in your vanilla bean paste, pour into a container (with a lid) and chill before serving.

Add as much – or as little – as you want to your coffee or tea or bread pudding custard.

New flavor coming soon!

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

Makes: 2 cups


  • 1 and 1/3 cups milk (I used skim; you can use whatever milk you like)
  • 2/3 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean extract or the beans from 1 whole vanilla bean, scraped from the center


  1. Heat milk, cream, and agave in microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes or heat on stovetop until bubbles form around the edges and the agave is melted and combined into the milk.
  2. Stir in the vanilla beans.
  3. Pour into a container and cool before serving. Will keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.


  1. very cool! never knew it was so easy!

  2. Love this! What a great idea!

  3. great idea, Brand! this is way more cost efficient than the pre-made ones (that I’ve had to neglect now that I’m trying to be more budget conscious). I love how you can alter the recipe for different flavors too. You’re wonderful :)!

    • Thanks Jenny! I have a feeling this will be a problem now – i’m going to have WAY too many flavors in my fridge!

  4. I’m normally just a plain ol’ black coffee person, but on occasion I like to spice it up and order either a vanilla iced coffee with cream or a seasonal flavored coffee at Starbucks or Dunkin’. Now I don’t have to, though! Thanks!

  5. This is awesome! Will totally be adding this to my weekend cup of coffee.

  6. This has me written all over it! I can almost smell it through the screen. I love a nice, heavy, half and half – and this looks like the motherload.

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  16. Nice recipe, thanks!

    My older brother is MUCH more of a coffee lover than I am. This article reminds me of how my brother likes to make his own coffee whenever he comes around.

    At one time, I managed to find the perfect taste for me when I put a chocolate stick into the hot coffee and it melted – resulting in a chocolate taste that was just right for me.

    I think I’ll share this article with my brother the next time he comes here.

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