Natural Homemade Powdered Coffee Creamer

Natural Homemade Powdered Coffee Creamer

Homemade powdered coffee creamer is great for so many reasons. It's shelf stable, so it's good to have around if you don't use it very often or to have on hand in case you run out of your refrigerated creamer.

Because it uses only dry ingredients, homemade powdered coffee creamer is a great gift idea. Just mix and put in a jar or pretty container with some ribbon and a gift tag.

Every powdered coffee creamer that I found online used nonfat dry milk or other ingredients that I didn't agree with. I wanted something more natural that I could feel good about putting in my coffee each morning or giving as a gift.

What I Used Instead:

  • Whole Milk Powder – I used whole milk powder in place of nonfat dry milk. Just make sure you find a brand with no added ingredients. I found this whole milk powder. The only ingredient is whole milk.
  • Organic Powdered Sugar – I used organic instead of regular powdered sugar. (get it here) You could also use whole cane sugar or coconut sugar, but they may not stay mixed as easily or dissolve as quickly.
  • Coconut Oil – If you want your coffee creamer to have a creamier taste, you can use the coconut oil. It's not a requirement though.

Natural Powdered Coffee Creamer Recipe

You should know that this coffee creamer will taste differently depending on how you like your coffee. If you prefer that your creamer is less sweet, just use less sugar in your recipe.


  • 4 cups whole milk powder (get it here)
  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar (get it here)
  • 3 teaspoons of coconut oil, melted (optional)


  1. Place the whole milk powder and powdered sugar in a medium bowl and combine well.
  2. Drizzle the coconut oil over the dry ingredients while mixing. Mix until it is well incorporated and the mixture is not lumpy. You may want to use your hands to cut in the oil.

Natural Mocha Coffee Creamer

Would you like a chocolate version? Try this…


  • 4 cups whole milk powder (get it here)
  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar (get it here)
  • 4 teaspoons of organic cacao powder (get it here)
  • 3 teaspoons of coconut oil, melted (optional)


  1. Place the whole milk powder, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl and combine well.
  2. Drizzle the coconut oil over the dry ingredients while mixing. Mix until it is well incorporated and the mixture is not lumpy. You may want to use your hands to cut in the oil.

How to Store Your Natural Powdered Coffee Creamer

If you already have a mason jar on hand, you could store your powdered coffee creamer in this and use a teaspoon to put it in your coffee each morning.

Mason jars also make great vessels for giving gifts.

You could put your homemade creamer in the mason jar, add a custom label or a gift tag, some ribbon, etc., and you have a very practical last-minute gift for any coffee lovers on your list.

Want to make it a bit fancier and with the ease of use of store-bought creamers?

Try using a sugar dispenser, which would work equally as good for dispensing homemade coffee creamer!

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Natural Homemade Powdered Coffee Creamer

Vanessa Pruitt, PLMHP, MS

48 thoughts on “Natural Homemade Powdered Coffee Creamer

        1. Mona, this will depend on the coconut oil that you use. The creamer should last as long as the coconut oil, but some of them go rancid sooner than others, especially lower quality ones.

          1. Thanks! I drink my coffee black. I was wanting to have some for quests. If I put it in the fridge to make it last long I’m afraid the oil will turn solid. I’ll try it & see. Again thanks. 🙂

    1. Also very good for you. I just add a spoonful to black coffee. Very good. Adds sweetness on its own

  1. I prefer cream only in my coffee without sugar. Des this taste sweet or is the powdered sugar just enough to make it reflect the sweetness of cream? I love your site and love the DIY opportunities to allow us to know what is in the things we put together! Thanks.

    1. That will depend on if you use coconut oil and what the shelf life is on that. Some lower quality oils will go rancid before others. If you want, this can also be kept in the fridge.

  2. Thank you for the great recipes and ideas! I love the french vanilla flavor store-bought creamer…is there a way to get the vanilla flavor into the powdered creamer?

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    1. I have not tried it, but you could try something like coconut sugar. They may even make it powdered. If you don’t want to use anything like that, it may suit you better to find a liquid creamer recipe.

    2. Stevia comes in powdered form and it is a natural sweetener but it takes some getting used to. Don’t use it measure for measure as it is way more sweet than sugar. The package should give you a measure conversion (eg. 1/4 tsp. stevia= 2 tsps. sugar.) Do the math and add stevia instead of sugar.

  4. I am really wanting to try this and have purchased everything but the cocao powder. But I just noticed the high cholesterol value of the whole powdered milk. Is this something that I should be concerned with???? Healthy 30 something:)

  5. Hi, Great article and thanks for the recipes. Does the organic powdered sugar make the creamer sweet? I would think so, but never tried organic.

  6. Vanessa,
    Thank you for posting this wonderful idea! When traveling, the coffee creamers I have access to all have nasty hydrogenated oils, so this would be great. Do you find this dissolves well in hot coffee? Someone on Amazon commented that this particular milk powder clumps up in warm coffee?

  7. I would love to stop using original coffee mate and make my own, but I do not like sweet coffee. Any ideas or recipes? I love how rich and creamy the coffee mate tastes but I know how bad it is for me.

  8. I’ve been doing this as well. But what I do is put my coffee and the mixture into my magic bullet cup. Then I pulse blend it a few moments and it makes it frothy with no issues of clumping. I’ve fooled some if my pickiest guests and shocked them with the recipe once they tasted it. Coconut oil is so much better than the powdered creamers too. Thank you so much for putting this out there!
    PS if you like cinnamon, put it in the grounds before it brews. That’s been a hit as well.

  9. HELP…. I need a sugar free version without the sugar substitutes OR a basically a sugar free dairy free powdered coffee creamer. I don’t like flavors in my morning coffee. HELP

    1. This is not a sugar free option but has 40 % less calories and is low glycemic …..xylitol (birch sugar) buy the less expensive crystals. 1 1/4 C with 1-2 T arrowroot* (or cornstarch) put in blender for a minute…and poof you have powdered xylitol. *arrowroot has a higher mineral content than cornstarch.

  10. I’m not sure about this recipe. The coconut oil has given it slightly strange odor. And I used less than called before because I wasn’t sure what it would do. I mixed my ingredients and pulsed in a blender. Made a much nicer texture. Jury is still out on the coconut oil though.

  11. Just what I was looking for, though I think the coconut would be to strong and thick, think maybe Safflower Oil, which is a very lite oil, super absorbent, and also loaded with good stuff, and an very lite scent.
    Thanks & have a blessed day

  12. Love Mocha coffee; wondering if I can use Organic Cocoa Butter instead of the Coconut oil in the Mocha mix?

  13. Hmmm, sounds like a great idea, but I’m a bit confused here… If I put coconut oil in the mix with dry powders, won’t it get clumpy and nasty? And basically, not be a dry powder anymore?


    1. I plan on trying this with hazlenut oil instead of coconut and adding a spec of vanilla powder to enhance the hazlenut flavor.

  14. I am going on a 5 day hiking trip and was wondering if this would be okay to bring and keep in my pack during that time, or do you think it would go bad?

  15. Thanks for the great ideas! Sounds totally scrummy!!! Now I jus gotta figure out how to get the caramel macchiatto flavor… OMG!!! And for those who were wondering I’m sure the creamer will last very well in the freezer. Namaste! 😉

  16. Anyone have any suggestions for the creamer not dissolving? The floating chunks of milk are a bit of problem for me.

  17. will this do well in vacuum sealed bags? I was thinking of sending it to family across the country and for use while camping. Will it clump up if squished over time?

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