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Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

5 from 2 votes

posted: 10/05/15

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This Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer could not be easier to throw together, but it is such a fun treat for your morning coffee. Pairs perfectly with Nature Valley™ Protein Soft Baked Granola Bites. Thanks Nature Valley for partnering with me for this delicious morning post!

In a small mason jar, the Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer has a pale white color with black dots with vanilla bean.


How was your weekend? Mine was good, but BUSY! It is, unfortunately, coming to our attention that we need to act like adults. (WHOMP WHOMP) And when you are adults you can’t just play all weekend. You have to do nonsense. Like laundry.

Unfortunately, in addition to having to act like an adult, when you have kids, you have to make them act like adults. (I know that sounded confusing, but stick with me.) We had the conversation this weekend about how we really should make our kids put their shoes away and not allow them to leave chapstick uncapped under dressers because no one wants a 27 year old who leaves chapstick everywhere.

A photo of the Nature Valley Protein Soft Baked Granola Bites (Blueberry Almond)

Thank goodness for my husband who took one for the team and cleaned the rooms of BOTH big kids with them. Seriously, walking in their rooms made my head want to explode. And the thought of standing in there with them and cleaning?? . . . I can’t even.

Husbands are the best.

Guess what else makes life easier?

A photo of the Nature Valley Protein Soft Baked Granola Bites (Blueberry Almond)

These Nature Valley Granola Bites! I absolutely love snacks that I feel good about giving to my kids because they are high in fiber and packed with protein. Plus, these are soft, so even my littlest kiddo with her lack of teeth can dig into these! Seven grams of protein, zero trans fat, no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup! Winning.

Plus they are super delicious! I love these for a fast breakfast! And they come in Honey Almond and Blueberry Almond!

In a glass mug, some coffee is mixed with the Vanilla Bean Creamer and eaten with the Nature Valley Granola Bites

And then you pair them with some coffee and this super simple to make homemade Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer and your day is made.

You’re welcome.

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In a glass mug, the Vanilla Bean Creamer is being poured into the dark coffee causing the color to diffuse into a light brown.

This coffee creamer comes together so fast with just a few ingredients. And it makes your coffee feel like a dessert. Because I don’t love giving all my money over for a few vanilla beans, I made this with vanilla bean paste. Super handy and you can find it at stores like TJ Maxx for about $5 a bottle. So fun!

5 from 2 votes

Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer

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  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Store in the refrigerator and shake before use.
Author: Lisa Longley

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 In a glass mug, the Vanilla Bean Creamer is being poured into the dark coffee causing the color to diffuse into a light brown.

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  1. Mel @ The Refreshanista says

    oh my, that vanilla bean coffee creamer looks amazing! way more natural than anything store-bought, can’t wait to give it a try :)

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks Mel!

  2. [email protected] says

    Yuuum!!!!!! I am so in love with vanilla bean paste right now, and of course I can’t live without my morning coffee. Trying this one for sure!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Me too! I’m making another recipe with it today :)

  3. Mir says

    Nagging my kids to clean up just winds up with me screeching my head off while they just look at me like I’ve lost my mind. My husband has to do clean up time. It’s torture.
    Which this creamer is not. This creamer is heaven. I want it in everything!

  4. Andrea says

    Where do you get vanilla bean paste?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I like to look for it at stores like TJ Maxx, because you can usually find it for less there. But you can also get it on Amazon.

  5. Rachel says

    When I was growing up we drank condensed milk in everything… coffee, teas etc. We even added it to snow cones/snow balls. This is so interesting as I can think of sooo many delicious options for this combination. I love vanilla and I love condensed milk for the memories. Thanks for sharing, definitely going to try this one.

  6. Gallo says

    5 stars
    What a great idea! Would it still come together smoothly with condensed milk? Any idea how long its good for? Thanks in advance.

  7. Jessica says

    5 stars
    Wow! That’s it? It is really super simple to make! My friend has always been going on about me trying out the homemade Vanilla Bean Coffee Creamer and I have always been pushing it off because frankly, I felt it would be difficult and time-consuming. But this recipe here has me thinking otherwise and honestly, my day is made! Really can’t wait to surprise my friend this weekend!

  8. Joann says

    How long can you keep the coffee creamer for?

    • Lisa Longley says

      This will last in the refrigerator for a week.

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