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Brown Sugar Creamer Recipe

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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings

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This homemade, brown sugar creamer is the perfect sweet addition to any coffee or tea for a delicious treat, anytime!

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What is Brown Sugar Creamer?

Have you ever had the iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Latte from Starbucks? It is arguably one of my favorite indulgences if I’m going to order out for a coffee. So, naturally, I have been on a mission to recreate the deliciousness that comes in that cup from the comfort of my own home. Not only can I enjoy my perfectly crafted, customized to my liking coffee any time I want, but it is also so much more cost-efficient to make at home. This brown sugar creamer is as simple as the name implies – made with brown sugar, half and half, a hint of vanilla, and a touch of salt to bring it all together, you won’t miss the store-bought version!

Brown sugar creamer has a deep, caramelized, sweet flavor from the brown sugar and a creamy texture from the half and half. There’s a faint hint of vanilla that accentuates the richer notes of the brown sugar sweetness and a touch of salt that balances everything out.  

top down view of coffee with creamer in a purple coffee mug on a cutting board with coffee mugs and creamer container.

While everyone’s meter for sweetness will be different, we found that this brown sugar creamer is incredibly balanced with just the right amount of brown sugar to add a little sweetness to your coffee or beverage of choice without being saccharine. 

Brown Sugar Creamer Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients for this recipe, and I bet that most of them are already in your fridge or pantry! Here’s what you’ll use:

Brown sugar creamer ingredients on a gray and white marble surface.
  • 2 cups of half and half
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon of fine sea salt

How to Make Brown Sugar Coffee Creamer

The process of making this creamer is so easy! Here’s how to make it:

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Brown sugar creamer combined in a white saucepan.
Brown sugar creamer ingredients whisked in a white saucepan.
Hand pouring creamer into coffee cup with coffee on a table.
  1. Combine ingredients – to a medium saucepan on the stove, add all of the ingredients, and whisk to combine. 
  2. Bring to simmer – bring the mixture to a simmer, then turn off the heat. 
  3. Let cool – let the creamer cool, then store it in the fridge in a covered container, like these mason jars, or pour over coffee as you would like!

Tips for the Best Brown Sugar Creamer

  • Adjust the sweetness – use more or less brown sugar depending on your desired level of sweetness. 
  • Adjust the amounts – this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a larger batch.
  • Give it a shake – the sugar should be well incorporated into the mix from simmering the ingredients on the stove, but since it is homemade and does not contain any stabilizers, give it a good shake before pouring.

Brown Sugar Creamer Recipe Variations

  • Use heavy cream or milk – if you want an extra creamy version of this recipe, use heavy cream in place of the half and half. If you prefer a less creamy version, substitute whole milk.
  • Make it dairy free – use full-fat canned coconut milk to make this recipe dairy free. 
  • Substitute the brown sugar – use coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar for a nuttier, less sweet flavor.

Serving Brown Sugar Coffee Creamer

This creamer is absolutely delicious poured over an iced or hot coffee, but is also really tasty mixed in with black tea for a brown sugar milk tea version. 

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Brown Sugar Coffee Creamer

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
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Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
This homemade, brown sugar creamer is the perfectly sweet addition to any coffee or tea for a delicious treat, anytime!

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups half and half
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt fine

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan on the stove and whisk together.
  • Bring the mixer to a simmer, whisking occassionally.
  • Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Store in a mason jar in the fridge and pour over coffee as desired.

Recipe Notes

Tips, Tricks, and Variations:
  • Adjust the sweetness – use more or less brown sugar depending on your desired level of sweetness.
  • Adjust the amounts – this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to make a larger batch.
  • Give it a shake – the sugar should be well incorporated into the mix from simmering the ingredients on the stove, but since it is homemade and does not contain any stabilizers, give it a good shake before pouring to combine any separation.
  • Use heavy cream or milk – if you want an extra creamy version of this recipe, use heavy cream in place of the half and half. If you prefer a less creamy version, substitute whole milk.
  • Make it dairy free – use full fat coconut milk to make this recipe dairy free. 
  • Substitute the brown sugar – use coconut sugar in place of the brown sugar for a nuttier, less sweet flavor.
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Cassy Joy Garcia

HOWDY! I’m Cassy Joy and I am just so happy you’re here. I’m the founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Nutrition Consultant here at Fed and Fit. What started as a food blog back in 2011 has evolved now into so much more.
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