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Remember that time I made Homemade Dulce de Leche? Well, I had 3 jars in my fridge that needed using. One, I ate with a spoon. One went into this pie. The third? Became DIY Homemade Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer!

coffee in clear mug with creamer

Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer

So you remember when I made homemade dulce de leche, right? Y’all loved that I made it in a slow cooker. When I was trying to figure out what to make with it, I remembered my funfetti coffee creamer and the lightbulb went on.

I’m a girl that loves her coffee creamer. I love it in coffee, I love it in desserts like cheesecake dip or drinks like sugar cookie martinis. And I really love making it homemade because I can make flavors I can’t buy in the store.

Did you know that coffee creamer is super easy to make? Really, it only has two base ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and milk. Then you add your favorite extracts or flavorings. And dulce de leche is just thick sweetened condensed milk which makes it the perfect caramel coffee creamer!

Ingredients in dulce de leche coffee

Only 2 Ingredients!

  • Dulce de Leche – use my homemade recipe or a can from the store
  • Milk – you can use nonfat, regular or even half and half.

How to make Dulce de Leche Creamer

  1. Place both ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat, whisking, until smooth and melted together.
  2. Cool, then add to coffee.
creamer in jar with coffee behind

How to make Dulce de Leche Coffee

  • Shake or stir before using.
  • Add it to hot coffee (I love adding whipped cream for garnish)
  • Add it to iced coffee to make the perfect afternoon caramel coffee!
creamer in jar with coffee behind


How to store homemade coffee creamer

Store this in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Just stir or shake before using.

Can you make dulce de leche coffee hot or iced?

This creamer is great both ways – in hot coffee or iced coffee.

creamer in jar with coffee behind

Dulce de Leche Coffee Creamer

4.67 from 9 votes
Homemade coffee creamer using dulce de leche – it's like a caramel coffee creamer!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 20 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


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  • Place both ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat, whisking, until smooth and melted together.
  • Transfer coffee creamer to a jar and let cool before covering and storing in refrigerator. Serve in hot or iced coffee!

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 15mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Dorothy Kern

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  1. Yum! This is a great way to use the DIY Dulce de Leche, and while I am not a coffee person I can totally see making a hot chocolate with this1 Or, using it in every single other thing I can think of 🙂

  2. This is my mom’s favorite, she would die if I made this for her HOMEMADE! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  3. Ugh, does anyone really look forward to the doctor? I always end up fumbling over my words and not getting the real problem out and they think I’m a crazy person. But that is besides the point 😉
    Haha, the non caffeinated version of you … I relate! I just made homemade caramel for the first time and I am hooked. Putting into creamer is genius!

  4. This is just what I need! My regular iced coffee is just not doing it for me anymore! Looks delicious!

  5. Funny, I seem to remember having that same convo with doctors about you when you were young! And by the way, you get your hypochondria from Daddy’s side of the family…lol

  6. You mean I don’t have to pay Starbucks obscene amounts of money for my cinnamon dolce latte? I lerve you for this, Dorothy!

  7. I hate going to the doctor, too. And I’ve had ear problems all my life, so I completely understand what you’re talking about! This creamer sounds amazing, Dorothy! Will definitely have to try it out.

  8. Gosh,, that looks good. I’ve never thought to make coffee creamer myself. This would make a good hostess gift!

  9. Love the creamer, but love your talk with the doc even more. He wasn’t listening, was he? Shocker that you’d know your own body better than he does!

  10. This looks awesome. I like a little coffee with my creamer 🙂 I’d love this! Pinned of course. And best of luck at your physical and not stressing out too badly before next week!