Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

You only need a few simple ingredients to make your very own Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer! It is perfect in hot or cold lattes, and much healthier than the coffee creamers you get at coffee shops.

[Dairy-Free] Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

It really is way easier than you think to make your own homemade coffee creamer. You could keep it extra simple and just flavor some coconut milk with vanilla and maple, but I decided to take it up a notch today and went with a salted caramel flavor. Because we all know that salted caramel in ANYTHING is amazing.

This homemade coffee creamer makes your coffee taste like a fancy coffee shop drink that you paid at least $6 for. I’d say that is a huge win considering how easy it is to make it yourself.

I actually got the inspiration for this recipe from an iced latte that I get at a local coffee shop here in AZ. They use espresso, dairy free creamer, honey, and sea salt, and then shake it up and pour it over ice. It is heavenly, and kind of gives off the salted caramel vibes. So I thought it would be fun to come up with something similar to those flavors.

[Dairy-Free] Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

Ingredients for Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer ->

  • FULL-FAT COCONUT MILK – this makes it extra thick and creamy, full-fat is pretty essential here.
  • COCONUT SUGAR – I love to use coconut sugar for this because it is unrefined, and gives the caramel a really nice flavor and darker color.
  • VANILLA EXTRACT – vanilla just elevates the flavors of the caramel.
  • SEA SALT – you can’t have salted caramel without the salt! You can use sea salt or maldon flaky salt. My favorite is Redmond’s salt.

How to Make Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

You really only have two steps here. Make the caramel, then pour it into the coconut milk and SHAKE IT UP. That’s it!

You will combine the coconut sugar with water, vanilla extract, and sea salt in a saucepan, then let it come to a boil to thicken up. Then all there is to do is add it to the coconut milk. And you have yourself some coffee creamer!

[Dairy-Free] Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer

You are going to love this creamer so much that you may never use store-bought again! It is perfect in hot or iced coffee drinks, and is a great way to save a few bucks while pretending you’re at a coffee shop.

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Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Coffee Creamer


  • 1 (15oz) can full-fat coconut milk

Salted Caramel Sauce

  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  • To make the caramel sauce, combine the coconut sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and let it come to a simmer, this should take 5-10 minutes.
  • Then, once its come to a light boil, add the vanilla extract and salt. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn't burn on the bottom.
  • After it has thickened up a bit, take it off the heat and transfer it to a small bowl. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, and it will thicken up even more.
  • Pour the can of coconut milk into a jar with a tight fitting lid, then pour in the caramel sauce. Give it a good shake to combine, then store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


  1. Laughed out loud at the strikethrough of “are insane and” when mentioning “if for some reason you don’t care for salted caramel…”
    I mean WHO does NOT love salted caramel. ?!?!?!
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Excited to try it.

  2. How can I make the caramel sauce without it hardening? I followed the steps, but I when I poured it into the coconut milk, it was not mixing together, there was only caramel chunks.

    1. Hi Sabrina, I would suggest pouring the caramel sauce into the milk when it is still warm. This will help it blend better. You can also put it all into the blender to really emulsify it and make it nice and creamy. Then anytime you want to use it, just give it a good shake before you pour it into your coffee.

  3. I made this and it is delicious. I doubled the amount of coconut syrup, though. The cooking times you suggest are too long. It takes about a minute to boil and only two minutes to melt the sugar. Cooking it longer will make candy.

    1. I’m so glad you loved it, Susan! I think everyone’s stovetop can be a bit different when it comes to cook times. What I’m referring to is the total time it will take to bring it from a cold pot up to a simmer. You don’t want to bring it to a rolling boil, because you’re right, it will definitely turn into candy. Just let it lightly simmer and don’t turn the heat to higher than medium.

      I hope this helps!

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