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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

Dulce de Leche Recipes

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Gosh I wish I had some of this for my morning coffee! Looks like I have a good excuse to make Dulce De Leche!

  2. Um, can I skip the coffee and just drink this? I’m pretty sure you just described dulce-de-leche-milk, the new, hotter cousin to chocolate milk. PS I’m going to add your homemade dulce to my dulce cheesecake I just posted. Hooray for homemade! PPS I’ve had ear problems my whole life too! We’re like ear-fail twins.

  3. Oh, I’m thinking I could definitely become a coffee drinker with this creamer!!! Looks and sounds amazing!

  4. Obsessed!! I seriously need to start making homemade creamer and then I really won’t need to go to Starbucks anymore.

  5. I am TOTALLY going to make this. I go through coffee creamer like crazy, but I’ve never tried making my own! And I hate going to the doctor. I always feel like I’m going to get sick from something there as opposed to things elsewhere, haha. Good luck!