Thick, rich, and creamy coffee … is there anything better? But when you’re not eating dairy, sometimes achieving creamy coffee can be a challenge. Enter this coconut milk coffee creamer recipe!

This Homemade Coconut Creamer is rich and creamy, with a hint of sweetness and a touch of vanilla (if you like) – for creamy coffee perfection.

A mug of coffee with coconut coffee creamer being poured into it.

This coconut milk coffee creamer recipe is so simple. And so, so easy. So many “sos” – but seriously – it’s so easy and so simple, in fact, that I wasn’t even sure I should share it. Because does this coconut coffee creamer even qualify as a recipe?!

The truth is, using coconut milk for coffee creamer is an awesome hack for non-dairy coffee creamer. And if you want to just pour it out of the can and into your coffee, I suspect you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

But I’ve taken a couple of extra steps here that I think elevates this coconut coffee creamer into something gloriously creamy and tasty and a beyond just using coconut milk as coffee creamer.

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The Story Behind the Recipe

Okay, so: non-dairy creamer. I’ve been there before – with both this almond milk creaminess and this creamy cashew goodness. I love both of those creamers so very much. But sometimes I just don’t want to fuss with soaking nuts. Or (more likely) I forgot to. And when that happens, I turn to my pantry, and I grab the ingredients for Coconut Coffee Creamer.

A cup of coffee with coconut coffee creamer.

Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer Ingredients

This recipe calls for only three simple ingredients. Three!

  1. A can of lite coconut milk – Feel free to use full-fat coconut milk, too. I just find that the cream/fat tends to separate in the fridge, so if that’s the case, just give it a good stir before using it.
  2. Pure vanilla extract and
  3. Pure maple syrup – You can sub honey, agave syrup, or date syrup too.

How to Make Homemade Coconut Creamer

Well, this is pretty simple. I mix it all together, pour a little into my coffee, and life is good. Well – it will be as soon as the coffee kicks in.

A can of coconut milk, pure vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup on the left, which are ingredients for coconut coffee creamer, and a cup of coffee with coconut coffee creamer in it on the right.

Okay, okay, so it’s not quite that simple.

I do like to add another step that doesn’t have to happen – but I do recommend it. I mix everything together in the blender – high speed for a good 30 seconds. That helps to break down the coconut milk and distribute the fat more evenly so that you don’t have to stir the creamer every time you reach into the fridge for a pour.

It also helps to minimize any coconut milk fat that can tend to rise to the top of your coffee after you pour it in.

A mug of coffee with coconut coffee creamer in it.

The need for blending, I’ve found, also can depend upon the brand of coconut milk. Some are rather separated upon opening and a nice whir helps. Some are pretty smooth from the get-go and stay that way even when refrigerated.

Flavors & Adaptations

  • Vanilla coconut coffee creamer – As far as flavorings go, I like a hint of vanilla and a touch of sweetness. But feel free to add more vanilla extract to your tastes!
  • Unsweetened coconut milk coffee creamer – Half the time, I actually omit the third ingredient, the pure maple syrup, because I find the coconut milk has enough sweetness on its own.
  • Sweetened coconut coffee creamer – You might like the sweetener – a smidge or a lot. Adjust and taste until you find the combo you like best.
  • Mocha coconut coffee creamer – Add a couple of tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder or homemade chocolate syrup. I’d use the blender method if you are able, to get it really incorporated. Then sweeten to taste. Yum!

Can I Freeze Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer?

Yes! Coconut milk freezes well. Place in an airtight container (or ice cube tray) and transfer to the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator, give it a stir to reincorporate the ingredients, and serve.

More Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer Recipes

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4.67 from 3 votes

Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 6
It couldn't be easier to create homemade non-dairy coffee creamer right in your own kitchen. All you need are 3 simple whole-food ingredients + 5 minutes and you're there!


  • 14 ounces lite coconut milk (1 can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup (more or less to taste)


  • Pour ingredients into the pitcher of a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Mix a couple of tablespoons in with your coffee, more or less as desired. Keeps refrigerated in an airtight container for several days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 62kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 6mg, Sugar: 1g, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.003mg

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