Vanilla Coconut Coffee Creamer (Paleo)




One big question I've heard from several people gone Paleo is, "What should I put in my coffee?". With all of the "amazing" flavored lattes and sinful frappuccino creations out there in the world, it's hard to find Paleo-friendly options. Of course you can always opt for straight black coffee, but I guess I'm not grown up enough for that yet! ;)


Starbucks doesn't offer almond or coconut milk as a dairy alternative (just soy~ no thanks), & the Paleo-friendly(ish) store options just tasted bland to me. So, I made my own. It's wonderful... so much less guilty than my Starbucks "skinny vanilla latte" splurges, & way tastier than my plain black coffee with a sprinkle of coconut sugar. This coffee creamer is delicious~ & 100% Paleo.

Now, don't think that you have to be Susie-homemaker to make your own coffee creamer. It's as easy as opening a can & shaking up some ingredients in a mason jar. Before you assume it's ridiculous to make your own, go check the ingredients list... there's only two! So go on & give it a try :)

A few notes on what I used... 

  • I went for Trader Joe's 'Light Coconut Milk', because they didn't have a non-light version. Light basically means that water was added to the pure coconut milk to cut down calories. If you want a thicker creamer, don't choose light. Mine still turned out wonderful, & I guess I don't mind fewer calories!
  • Also, I left mine unsweetened so that I could add coconut sugar or stevia to my cup when I wanted it. You can easily add it in to your mason jar & have it pre-sweetened if that's what you prefer!

Vanilla Coconut Coffee Creamer

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (alcohol-free for Whole30)

Directions:
  1. Add the ingredients to a mason jar & shake well. 
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  3. Shake before serving, & Enjoy!

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe this morning in my coffee and it was awesome thank you

Jessie B said...

Awesome, so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for telling me :)

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Karen said...

Sounds like a winner!!! Thanks for posting this; I need to switch to a restrictive Paleo and this looks like it's going to fit the bill!

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Jessie B said...

Awesome, I hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas to you too! :)

Anonymous said...

YUMMM!

P.S. The Starbucks locations where I live offer almond milk, but it's not unsweetened. Boo!

Jessie B said...

I am jealous of your sweetened almond milk!! Better than dairy or soy! I'm going to start pestering my Starbucks locations until they give in ;)

ornamentgirl said...

I am trying to go Paleo and as silly as this sounds, I have been wondering what in the world I'd do without my coffeemate. Can't wait to try this...thank you! :)

Jan said...

Darling coocnut milk cant be kept for long it might turn bad quickly so do take note. I use powered ones so whenever i need i just stir it up w water! Longer shelf life too!

Anonymous said...

Yippee! I can finally drink coffee again! Ditto on your comment on using the lite coconut milk and it being a bit watery. It was all I had, and while fine, in the future I will usual regular.
Thanks for the recipe!

moknowsall said...

Wounds great, going to the cupboard right now

M

Kristen Dockery said...

I love to go get coffee almost every mourning before work. As you can imagine it gets pretty expensive and so when I came across this do it yourself creamer I was so excited. I can't wait to try it and see how good it is, I hope that it turns out and taste awesome. If it works I will be saving so much money throughout the week. http://www.bestlifeint.com/#!healthy-coffee-creamer/c12ui

Justine Jahn said...

How long can this be kept in the fridge?

Jessie B said...

I would say up to one week~ mine is usually gone by then so I'm not for sure :)

Christy said...

Hi! Just came across this recipe and tried to make it. What can I do to avoid my coconut milk clumping? I'm using Trader Joes Organic Coconut Milk (and added a little water). I tried shaking and wishing, but it's still clumping...