Thai Coffee Creamer

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Cardamom and vanilla give this homemade Thai Coffee Creamer it’s rich, smooth flavor. Added to coffee, it’s a comforting way to start your day.

Thai Coffee Creamer Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

Are you an early riser?

I wouldn’t say I love getting up early, but I do generally get up early.  I started this habit back when the kids were little. In order to have any time to myself, I’d set the alarm for 5 or 5:30 so that by the time the kids got out of bed at 6:30 or 7am (yes, they were early risers, too!), I was ready to face the day.

I believe this is when my love for coffee started. It’s not so much the caffeine that I want, it’s the comforting, smooth hot drink poured into a favorite mug that just feels like “home” to me. It’s a mental “pick-me-up”.

Thai Coffee Creamer Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

My favorite type of coffee is a deep, dark roast. I found the display of McCafé coffee at Walmart and knew that the French roast coffee was the choice for me.

One of our favorite drinks at a local restaurant is Thai iced coffee. Today I’m sharing with you a simple recipe for making a uniquely flavored, homemade coffee creamer.

This Thai coffee creamer has just 4 ingredients. The base is equal parts of sweetened condensed milk and half & half cream. The last two ingredients are vanilla and cardamom. I had never used cardamom before making this recipe, so I was new to its flavor. It has a strong, warm taste. You’ll want to give this spice a sniff before adding it to your cream mixture to decide just how much you’d like. I added 4 teaspoons to our 28 ounces of homemade creamer. Some may want to add more, some less!

Thai Coffee Creamer Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

I like this creamer because it is different. The vanilla gives it a familiar taste and aroma, but the cardamom kicks it up and is the burst of flavor that I love to have along with McCafé coffee in the morning.

Thai Coffee Creamer Recipe - Tastes of Lizzy T

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Thai Coffee Creamer

4 from 1 vote
Cardamom and vanilla give this homemade Thai Coffee Creamer it's rich, smooth flavor. Added to coffee, it's a comforting way to start your day.
Servings 2 cups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

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  • Combine the sweetened condensed milk and cream together. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and cardamom. Stir well.
  • Store this in the refrigerator and mix well before using.


*Calorie Count is for about 2 tablespoons of this creamer.


Serving: 25g | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 40g
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 72

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Half-Caff Coffee K-Cups
8 years ago

4 stars
Julie & Maddie, I can’t wait to try this coffee creamer. The thai one sounds so good. Are you also fans of McCafe coffee?

9 years ago

I’m pretty sure I can taste that Thai coffee creamer in your McCafé. YUM! Definitely pinning for later. Thank you! #client

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

I can’t survive without coffee …. and I love finding new ways to drink it! :)This creamer sounds delish – and *score* that I have everything on hand to make this!!

9 years ago

I’m more of a late night gal when it comes to getting some time to myself, but I love my coffee either way! I MUST try this delicious creamer recipe! Thanks!!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate
9 years ago

I can’t function without my a.m. coffee! I love this recipe, especially the cardamom in it! Nice!

9 years ago

McCafe is wonderful coffee. Love the sound of this! My family is big on coffee, my daughter especially loves flavored. Will be sharing this with her and pinning! xo, Catherine

9 years ago

I enjoy a good cup of strong coffee in the morning and one in the afternoon. I like french roast too and recently bought the McCafe K cups. Good coffee!

Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
9 years ago

I am so not an early riser. What ever I try to do I just can’t seem to get out of bed. Because of that I am always in need of coffee! I’m actually obsessed with it. This creamer sounds dreamy. I love cardamon! It’s a flavor that I’ve had to get used to over the years being married to a Pakistani man, but once you love it, you love it! I’m making this this weekend! Pinned! 😉

Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt
9 years ago

I’m not a morning person and definitely need coffee to be able to face the day and my child. He’s an early rise too. I’ve got to give this coffee creamer a try! It sounds so simple to make.

Faith (An Edible Mosaic)
9 years ago

I adore Turkish coffee with cardamom, so this creamer with cardamom and vanilla is really calling my name! I bet it would be delicious in iced coffee as well!

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
9 years ago

I’m really glad you mentioned the comfort of coffee over the need for caffeine! That’s where I stand, too. also, I bet this tastes a bit like thai iced tea. I’m all over it!

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
9 years ago

I get up at 4am every day, so I most definitely am an early riser. It also means I need to drink about 59850 cups of coffee, and that cardamom is calling my name! Pinned!