Even if you don’t live in one of the top 20 cities for coffee lovers, chances are a cup of caffeinated goodness is as essential to your morning routine as waffle sammies and breakfast tacos are. And while coffee’s great, sometimes creamers are not; they can be loaded up with artificial flavors and preservatives. Have no fear, though — you can actually DIY a healthier creamer at home in less than a snooze cycle. Whether it’s a steamy mug of French press or a big ol’ Mason jar full of iced coffee that gets you going in the morning, try one of these creamy, dreamy homemade coffee creamers to make it even better.
1. Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Vegan Coffee Creamer: DIY oat-coconut milk is the base of this vegan creamer, which you can whip up in the blender in a jiff. (via Healthy Slow Cooking)
2. DIY Coffee Creamer in Three Flavors: Go all out with Frazier Fir or Spiced Vanilla, or keep it simple with a basic (but definitely not boring) recipe for this DIY creamer. (via Food52)
3. Homemade Coffee Creamers in Three Flavors: Mocha, Cinnamon Vanilla or Maple Almond — the world is your coffee-creamer oyster. (via Around My Family Table)
4. Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer: This vegan, paleo-friendly DIY creamer is easy as 1, 2 … and you can stop there, because there are only two ingredients. (via The Spunky Coconut)
5. Hazelnut Coffee Creamer: A hazelnut creamer that actually tastes like hazelnuts is pretty much the Loch Ness Monster of the food world. Consider this recipe confirmation of its existence. (via Stupid Easy Paleo)
6. All-Natural Irish Coffee Creamer: It’s almost… almost like putting Bailey’s in your morning coffee. (via Simple Seasonal)
7. Homemade Crème Brûlée Coffee Creamer: Because there’s no good reason a cup of coffee can’t taste like dessert. (via Shugary Sweets)
8. Almond Joy Coffee Creamer: We also can’t think of a reason it shouldn’t taste like a candy bar… (via Shugary Sweets)
9. Peppermint Mocha Creamer: Peppermint is not just for the holidays anymore! (via Krystal’s Kitsch)
10. Vanilla Cardamom Coffee Creamer: The cardamom-vanilla combo will remind you of a comforting cup of chai. (via Wonky Wonderful)
11. Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer: Would it be weird to just drink a cup of creamer? (via Alaska From Scratch)
What’s your favorite creamer flavor? Have any recipes we missed? Let us know in the comments below!