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vanilla chai coffee creamer

Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer by Jelly Toast

Homemade Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer is full of flavor and takes just minutes to make. Add a splash of this flavorful creamer into your coffee for a perfect Mother’s Day treat. 

I make no secret of the fact that one of my favorite foods is coffee. Is coffee a food? Let’s just say that it is. For me, making a cup of coffee is an experience, especially on the weekends. With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, I got to thinking about what I really want for Mother’s Day and it’s pretty simple: a delectable cup of coffee, maybe a muffin (or two) and the absence of a to-do list.

That’s it. Truly.

Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer by Jelly Toast (10 of 12)

To have a day to just sit and enjoy my family and even a bit of quiet time sounds like heaven. A day without the worries of the giant basket of unfolded (and now hopelessly wrinkled) laundry, towering piles of ‘big’ dishes that never seem to get finished and the ever present stacks of junk mail, random papers and notes from school that seem to take over our house.

But I digress.

McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract by Jelly Toast

When I think about Mother’s Day and some of my favorite times that I spend with my kiddos, as well as my own mom, coffee always seems to be part of the equation.

The Buddy is fascinated with our Keurig machine and is constantly keeping our coffee rack stocked. If one spot is empty as he passes through the kitchen, he will quickly get refill it lest we have any shortage of coffee selection. The kiddos also like to surprise me with different coffees and have me guess what kind they made me. It’s actually a pretty fun game – they get to try to stump me and I get a cup of coffee. Win-win.

When I think about hanging out with my mom, whether she is coming over to my house, I’m heading to her or we’re meeting up for some shopping in the middle, there is always a point where our conversation steers to the question, “so…are you thirsty? Would you care for a beverage?”

The “beverage” always meaning coffee. And the answer always being, “yes”.

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So you see, coffee is something more than a drink to me. It has odd, yet wonderful roots in my family and I can’t help but think of it on Mother’s Day.  And for a special Mother’s Day cup of coffee, I thought it would be extra fun to whip up a simple, yet sweet batch of Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer using my very favorite McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract as well as a few of McCormick’s fabulous spices.

I’ve been on a cardamom kick and was thinking about the chai spiced doughnut muffins and the chai spice snickerdoodles I made a few months ago and thought that those flavors would translate perfectly into a super creamy homemade coffee creamer. I love the idea of making coffee creamers at home because it’s so incredibly simple and then you have the added benefit of knowing exactly what is in your drink. The creamy base made from heavy cream and half and half flavored with the combination of vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom and allspice is out of this world.

So if you’re looking for a simple way to spice up your Mother’s Day cup of coffee, try making your very own, homemade flavored coffee creamer. It’s rich, creamy and oh, so flavorful!

Just be sure to make an extra batch to take to your mom. She’ll love it 🙂

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Happy Tuesday!

**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. I received compensation for this post but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.**

Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer Recipe

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup half and half
1 Tablespoon McCormick pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon McCormick ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon McCormick ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon McCormick ground allspice
2 Tablespoons honey


Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 10 seconds. If using a high powered blender, take care not to over blend the creamer. Store finished creamer in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 1 week.


May 6th, 2014

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18 comments on “vanilla chai coffee creamer”

  1. I’m not a coffee drinker, but LOVE chai. Would love to try them both together!

  2. The coffee creamer sounds delicious, but I really want to know where that bottle came from. It’s really cute!

    • Target!! I’m obsessed with cute bottles 🙂 They also came with white and cobalt blue tops. It was a hard choice. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Thank you for this because Mrs. Stuntman loves her coffee creamer and I hate paying for the store-bought varieties. I think I’ll give her this for Mother’s Day too!

    • Great idea! I hope she loves it and has a wonderful Mother’s Day 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Emily

  4. Hi Emily! I just found your post via My Baking Addiction and I am so happy to see your world over here. Loving it! Coffee is a tradition in my house as well–I knew I was created to be a caffeine connoisseur when by the age of 6 I was desperately trying to choke down a cup of black coffee like my dad (now I love it). I have been craving cardamom lately as well so me thinks I am destined for this creamer! xo

    • Cardamom makes my heart skip a beat, as does black coffee! I’m so glad you found me over here and that you took the time to say hi! Have an awesome day!

  5. In the recipe for Vanilla Chai Coffee Creamer, what is 1 cup half and half

    • Hi Louise,
      Half and half is a mixture of half whole milk and half heavy cream and it can be found in the dairy case next to heavy whipping cream. This recipe calls for 1 cup of half and half, but if you can’t find it, just use 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 cup of whole milk in it’s place. I hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by ~ Emily

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  8. Ive been on a vanilla chi kick. I absolutely love them. I was-curious about trying to make the vanilla chi myself. I have one question though, when i Googled vanilla chi some say that its made with tea. Is Vanilla Chi made with tea or coffee.
    Thank you,

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  10. What is the benefit of using half and half and whipping cream rather than just the half and half? 


  11. Hi Emily,
    Can you please provide the link in Target where I can purchase this beautiful bottle.
    Thank you.
    Best Wishes,

    • Hi Bethalena! I looked around at Target’s site and I don’t think they are available anymore. I purchased this one several years ago and it was in the seasonal section of the kitchen wares. You may be able to find something similar – Target always has such great stuff!! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Emily