21 Most Popular Coffee Creamer Flavors

Are you looking to spice up your brew? Let’s cover the most popular coffee creamer flavors to make your morning coffee more enjoyable than ever in a flash.

Coffee Creamer Flavors
Adding a coffee creamer to your cup of joe can make it more delicious and interesting

It’s nice to enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning. Many of us love adding a splash of flavored coffee creamer to make that morning cup of joe more interesting. I know I love adding a bit of something creamy and sweet to my coffee, and it’s even better if it has a delicious, unique flavor.

This list of popular creamer flavors comes from some of the best-selling brands in the US, such as Nestle Coffee-Mate creamer, International Delight, Silk, Dunkin’, and Starbucks. Read on to learn more about each flavor and see why it made the list.

1. French Vanilla

French vanilla coffee creamer is usually considered the most classic coffee creamer flavor. The French were the first to flavor ice cream with vanilla, where the name comes from.

It has remained a popular ice cream flavor for centuries and has made its mark in the coffee creamer world. This flavor is so popular that you can even find ground coffee that comes pre-flavored with French vanilla.

French vanilla differs slightly from plain vanilla. It has a richer, custard-like flavor. Coffee-mate is the most popular brand of coffee creamer, and they sell more French vanilla than any other flavor.

Best of all, because it’s so popular, it’s possibly the most diverse coffee creamer. Whether you want zero-sugar or a plant-based product, you will find a French vanilla creamer for you. You might also be curious about our round-up of the worst coffee creamers.

2. Café Mocha

Cafe Mocha is a flavor that is based on a chocolate-flavored café latte. Americans love their chocolate, so it is easy to see how this flavor became so popular. After all, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re having dessert for breakfast?

If you can’t decide between a hot chocolate or coffee, then a mocha is your best bet. You can get that hit of caffeine while giving in to those sweet cravings. The deep chocolate compliments dark roast java, but the contrasting flavors of a light roast are really where mochas shine.

The most popular mocha flavor is milk chocolate, but a dark chocolate mocha is deeply indulgent. With that said, dark chocolate mocha syrups and creamers are generally more likely to be dairy-free. Check out our guide on how to use Coffee Matez.

3. Italian Sweet Cream

The flavor of this coffee creamer was inspired by Italian pastry cream that is used in classic Italian desserts. So, this is not the same as a drop of heavy cream or half-and-half.

This flavoring is very sweet, with notes of vanilla and almond. Italian Sweet Cream is one of Coffee Mate’s best-selling flavors and is popular among other brands as well.

This sweet flavor pairs well with more robust roasts. A dark roast would contrast well with its sweetness. You might also enjoy our Affogato guide.

4. Hazelnut

Hazelnut has long been considered a good pairing with coffee. They both have deep, somewhat chocolatey flavors. A splash of hazelnut coffee creamer will add a rich, bold tone to your morning coffee.

Hazelnut is a classic flavor that is very popular among coffee creamers and gives people a touch of nostalgia with every sip. It’s often described as akin to candied hazelnuts, like you may have enjoyed at carnivals or over the holidays as a child. As far as nutty creamers go, hazelnut is arguably the strongest.

Dozens of brands offer hazelnut coffee creamers, like Dunkin’, Starbucks, and more, so you will have no trouble getting your hands on it. You might also enjoy our hazelnut coffee guide.

5. Caramel Macchiato

Close-up photo of Starbucks cup
Starbucks invented its own version of Caramel Macchiato coffee

Caramel macchiato-flavored creamer is derived from a drink with espresso, vanilla, and a caramel drizzle. Starbucks invented its own version of Caramel Macchiato coffee, which became a fan favorite at the chain. Now, they have a creamer with the same delicious flavors as their popular drink.

This flavor is popular across several brands, and it’s not hard to see why. The creamers have a velvety feel with the delicious tastes of both vanilla and caramel. It’s also an easy way for Starbucks lovers to have one of their favorite drinks on a budget.

It’s great for those who can’t decide between caramel or vanilla; this vanilla caramel flavor is the best of both worlds.

6. Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is a classic French dessert that has been popular since the Middle Ages. It is a baked custard with a broiled brown sugar crust on top.

These creamers will be soft and sweet with caramel-like undertones, a perfect complement to the robust profile of coffee. This flavor of creamer is a best-seller at Coffee-Mate and is popular with other brands as well. It has developed a bit of a cult following – likely by dessert lovers!

If you still can’t find a Crème Brûlée coffee creamer, a brown sugar creamer is a good substitute. Best of all, while many Crème Brûlée creamers are not vegan-friendly, it’s easier to find a brown sugar product that will fit the bill.

7. White Chocolate

White chocolate was first made commercially in 1936 in Switzerland. Since then, it has exploded in popularity around the world.

White chocolate has a very creamy texture and is usually vanilla-flavored. Those features make it a popular pairing with coffee. It also feels less heavy than milk or dark chocolate, so it won’t overpower your brew.

There are several brands that carry this flavor, though Starbucks is touted as the first to create a creamer based on their popular White Chocolate Mocha drink. Many drinkers like to combine different flavored chocolate-based creamers to create fun drinks.

8. Butter Pecan

Butter pecan is a classic Southern flavor. It is used in cakes, ice cream, and other desserts.

It is now also a well-loved flavor for coffee creamers. This creamer flavor tastes like cream and butter mixed with the nutty flavor of toasted pecans, so it is much more complex than most hazelnut or almond creamers. If you like pecan pies or praline candy, this creamer will speak to you!

9. Salted Caramel Mocha

It is hard to go wrong with this tried-and-true salty-and-sweet combination. Salted caramel mocha is a creamer flavor that gives salted caramel lovers the daily enjoyment of their favorite candy in a steaming hot mug. Both International Delight and Starbucks have best-selling creamers with this flavor.

If the addition of chocolate is too much for you, a regular salted caramel coffee creamer is always a hit. The sharpness of the coffee and salt makes this ideal for those who love bold flavors.

10. Pumpkin Spice

Americans seem to have a love affair with pumpkin spice every time the cooler autumn months roll around. This flavor can be found in anything from pies and cakes to coffees and candles. Though pumpkin spice creamer is usually a seasonal item, it’s so popular during those few months each year that it more than earns a secure spot on this list. 

During this time of year, you’ll also see pumpkin pie-flavored creamer on shelves too. These products are not the exact same.

Generally, a pumpkin spice creamer will combine pumpkin flavor with cloves, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Meanwhile, pumpkin pie will incorporate those flavors along with pepper, mace, or cardamom. Choosing which is best for you depends on how spicy you like your coffee.

11. Oat

Although oat sounds like a boring coffee creamer flavor, don’t knock it until you try it! Sometimes the simple things are the best. Oat-flavored creamers take the edge off a bitter cup of coffee.

An oat creamer will add a velvety texture and sweet flavor you can’t achieve with regular oat milk. These plant-based, non-dairy creamers are also suitable for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant.

One of the most popular options is Califia Farms’ creamers. You can choose unsweetened oat creamer or liven things up with oat and vanilla if zero sugar isn’t for you.

12. Rum

If you’re not one for Irish coffee, a rum-flavored creamer might bring some excitement into your life. Rum creamers add a hint of spice to your brew but are not as potent as a shot of rum since they’re infused with dairy or plant-based alternatives. These dairy coffee creamers are for those who like bold flavors and pair excellently with dark Americanos.

Some creamers and recipes are made with real alcohol, while others with non-alcoholic rum flavoring. So, it’s vital you know what you’re drinking before hopping into the car in the morning to head to work or letting the little ones try it.

13. Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint mocha coffee
It’s hugely popular during the holiday season

Like the pumpkin spice latte, the peppermint mocha is a seasonal offering. However, it’s hugely popular during the holiday season – with many coffee drinkers stocking up before it gets taken off the shelves.

Many coffee lovers describe it as a candy cane in a cup. While dark mochas feel heavy and overly indulgent, peppermint makes your drink feel lighter and more refreshing. Along with the caffeine, it will really put a pep in your step in the morning.

A peppermint mocha coffee creamer shines in milky drinks like a cappuccino or a latte. Less is more with this one; otherwise, you feel like you’re drinking toothpaste.

14. Toffee

Although some people use the terms toffee and caramel interchangeably, they’re not the same thing. Toffee has a milder flavor compared to caramel. So, a toffee-flavored coffee creamer is for those who want to add a hint of sweetness to their cup of coffee without going overboard.

You’ll also find toffee nut creamers on the market, which add a smokey, nutty flavor to coffee drinks.

15. Eggnog

Eggnog is another festive coffee creamer that is all the rage at the right time of the year. Like rum, some eggnog creamers will contain real alcohol while others don’t. So, it’s always important to read the ingredients carefully.

The likes of Starbucks baristas whip up eggnog lattes over the holiday season using syrups and creamers. However, many coffee drinkers find it easier to use regular eggnog in place of liquid coffee creamer. A creamer might make for a thicker creamer drink, but both will impart a sweet, spicy flavor to your coffee.

Eggnog is naturally gluten-free. Although milk and coffee are, many coffee creamers use additives that contain gluten. So, eggnog or half-and-half is a safer option for those with celiac disease.

16. Coconut

Although it seems like the festive period has all the fun coffee creamer flavors, there are some more tropical additions worth waiting for.

At first glance, coconut and coffee seem like they would be at odds, but they surprisingly work well together. Whether you’re whipping up a warm cappuccino or a refreshing iced coffee, coconut will soften a bitter cup of Joe. It also adds a tropical flavor that will leave you feeling like you’re on a sunny beach.

Most coconut coffee creamers are made from real coconut milk, so they are naturally dairy-free and lactose-free. Still, it’s always good to check the ingredients first.

If you’re on a keto diet, instead, you might prefer to put coconut oil in your coffee. Although the lack of sweeteners will alter the taste and texture, coconut oil coffee is not just a fad. Learn more in our explainer on why MCT oil in coffee is a healthy option.

17. Gingerbread

If a spicy dirt chai latte is too much for you, then gingerbread is the next best thing. Gingerbread coffee creamers are another seasonal offering coffee lovers wait all year for.

These creamers still have some zest thanks to the ginger but offer a toffee-like sweetness too. It’s like Christmas in a cup! This creamer is best with soft lattes and cappuccinos.

18. French Toast

If you don’t have time for breakfast in the morning, why not make your coffee taste like your favorite breakfast treat? French toast coffee creamer tastes like cinnamon and butter. So, it is a sweet start to your morning without feeling too decadent.

19. Strawberry Cheesecake

Coffee Mate offers a Cheesecake Factory-themed drink. The strawberry cheesecake creamer adds a hint of berries to your cup of joe. It doesn’t overpower your drink, so you can still taste the coffee flavors.

This flavor works well in iced coffee drinks. It feels like you’re drinking a coffee milkshake.

20. Almond

Grocery store shelf with bottles of Silk brand Unsweet Almond Creamer
Almond creamers add a soft hint of nutty goodness to your coffee

Although many coffee drinkers use almond milk in their java, an almond-flavored creamer will elevate your drink. Almond creamers add a soft hint of nutty goodness to your coffee.

For a more potent brew, you can opt for Amaretto coffee creamer. Brands like International Delight offer non-dairy versions of this flavor, so you can have a delicious cup of coffee with no sugar.

21. Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a classic flavor, and although some think it’s boring, sometimes the best cup of coffee is the least complicated. As mentioned earlier, brown sugar creamers are versatile, so you can find both dairy-based and lactose-free options.

The brown sugar flavoring is akin to toffee. It provides a much deeper flavor than simply sweetening your coffee with white sugar and milk.


  • Aisling O'Connor

    Aisling is an Irish food and drinks writer and journalist fueled by coffee and herbal tea. She followed up her journalism degree with nutrition studies. Find Aisling on LinkedIn.