Homemade Vanilla Chai Creamer

This quick and easy homemade vanilla chai creamer is the perfect addition to your coffee. You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own coffee creamer!

Homemade Vanilla Chai Creamer by Nutmeg Nanny

I do not go a day without sipping on an iced coffee. Even in the middle of the winter I enjoy a nice cold cup of coffee. Five out of the seven days I normally drink coffee too late and then can’t sleep.

Please tell me I’m not alone. There has to be another “I drank coffee too late and now I can’t sleep” person out there…right?

Homemade Vanilla Chai Creamer by Nutmeg Nanny
Now that we have established I’m obsessed with coffee I should note that I’m also obsessed with flavored creamer. However, I hate the store bought stuff. It’s always too sweet and the flavors are a bit out of control. I’m a simple girl who likes simple flavors. This quick and easy homemade creamer is packed full of chai flavor and has just a touch of vanilla bean. It going to blow your mind when you see how easy it is to make this stuff!

Homemade Vanilla Chai Creamer by Nutmeg Nanny


Homemade Chai Vanilla Creamer

This quick and easy homemade vanilla chai creamer is the perfect addition to your coffee. You won't believe how easy it is to make your own coffee creamer!

Yield: 1-1/2 cup creamer

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cup half and half
  • 5 spicy chai tea bags
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup (optional)


In a small pot add half and half and let warm over low heat. Do not let your half and half boil. We are just warming the mixture.

Take it off the heat, add in tea bags and cover the pot. Let the mixture steep for at least 15 minutes.

Remove tea bags from the half and half mixture and stir in vanilla bean paste and optional agave syrup.

Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. I like to keep mine in a glass jar and give it a good shake before you use it.

* I was provided a free Keurig machine and a package of K-Cups for this review and giveaway. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

18 Responses to “Homemade Vanilla Chai Creamer”

  1. #
    LiLi — May 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    You are NOT alone! I drink coffee (or tea) WAY too late and then stay up forever. Dang getting older.

    This creamer looks amazing– I’m already planning my grocery store trip for the ingredients this evening. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  2. #
    Joanne — May 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I love flavored creamers also but do NOT love their looooonnnnggg ingredient list! Totally infusing my next batch of coffee with this chai creamer!

  3. #
    Erica — May 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    YUM! Um…I drink coffee way too much, all day long 😉

  4. #
    Katie @ Horrific Knits — May 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I work second shift, and sometimes have my last cup at 10 or 11 at night…which never work out well for me. I love flavored creamers and this one looks like a great one to put in my rotation with my pumpkin spice creamer!

  5. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 19, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Love this Brandy! I would enter the giveaway but I already have two keurigs, haha!!

  6. #
    Terri Sue — May 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I am also an Iced Coffee drinker. Unlike most people I have no problem drinking coffee late. I can drink hot coffee in the morning, iced coffee in the afternoon, and hot coffee after dinner. This creamer sounds wonderful, I just need to buy some half and half.

  7. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I pinned this before I even read the post b/c it’s SUCH an awesome idea! 🙂

    I love chai.
    And I love flavored creamers! I could probably just drink the creamer : )

    I have an iced coffee post later this week, actually!

    Great giveaway, too!

  8. #
    Reeni — May 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I love that you used tea bags to make coffee creamer! I love any and all things Chai! Sadly I can’t drink coffee. . . I’ll just drink the creamer! Haha. Please don’t enter me – I have a different brand that sadly sits unused.

  9. #
    Rhonda Frieden — May 19, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I love New Orleans Iced Coffee! I am looking forward to trying this creamer!

  10. #
    Grace Reynolds — May 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Would love to win this awesome machine! Thanks for including me!

  11. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 20, 2013 at 7:44 am

    I drank coffee too late… yesterday. You re not alone. I found myself still awake past midnight because of my coffee addiction. 🙂 Chai creamer. Are you serious? making this ASAP. Pinned! Love you for it!

  12. #
    Bree {Skinny Mommy} — May 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Love this–and keurig too!

  13. #
    Nora — May 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    This looks awesome… my only question is, could I substitute milk for the half and half? I love vanilla soy milk and it’s usually what I have on hand. Thanks!

  14. #
    Shelby — May 22, 2013 at 5:59 am

    I am a big coffee drinker too. Love it hot or iced depending on the temp outside! 🙂

  15. #
    courtney hennagir — May 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    i can’t wait to make this! thank you for the recipe and the awesome chance to win!

  16. #
    dizzie gee — November 21, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I’m trying this with a variation. Since I don’t have the ingredients above at the moment. I’m goin in anyway. Tea bags in the milk now 🙂


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