TEN Paleo Coffee Creamers

Thursday, March 06, 2014 Alanna Figueira 46 Comments


I love coffee. I mean, I LOVE coffee. I love a creamy vanilla latte, pumpkin spice latte in the fall, peppermint mocha in winter... The americano definitely does the job, but sometimes doesn't satisfy the craving for a rich creamy coffee or latte. I do love bulletproof coffee, but let's be honest, you can't have a bulletproof caramel machiatto.  I have a confession.  I used to buy the crack creamers.  The International Delights, Bailey's, Coffeemate chemical shitstorm creamers.  

They were my guilty little pleasure and one of the last things to go when cleaning up my diet. The ingredients are preposterous. To be honest, the only reason I actually decided to get rid of the crack creamers was because I was pregnant and refused to nourish my fetus with that garbage.  I have to be honest, after 3 whole30's all that I need now in my coffee is full fat Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk and some cinnamon.  That is sweet enough for me because my gage for sweetness has changed.  But I still make these creamers and often.  Sometimes I just feel like something with a kick.  I love them all and love that I can still enjoy a creamy latte whenever I feel like it without the sugar rush.  

I always make a double batch of these but the recipes will be for 1 batch, which you can use for about 2-4  coffees, more like 2-3 for me because I use A LOT.  Using the right coconut milk is imperative.  I like Native Forest It is organic, unsweetened and BPA free.  


I have tried other brands and the taste does not compare.  Trader Joe's is cheaper, but I hate it and its not BPA free or organic.  Coconut milk has a lot of fat, good fat, and it helps keep me satisfied throughout my day.  I am nursing a baby, (AKA ravenous and I will eat you if I don't have food) and this helps me keep my energy up.  When I am nursing I have trouble keeping weight on, this helps.  I order these in bulk on amazon to save some money and also so I don't have to lug coconut milk cans around every week.  I use this stuff a lot in cooking also.  If a recipe calls for just the fat, like a lot of mine do, save the liquid for creamer or smoothies.  

You can use Grade B Maple Syrup or coconut palm sugar for sweetener.  You can even use honey, though I prefer not to.  I find maple syrup (make sure it's real!) to be a little sweeter than coconut sugar but I actually prefer the coconut sugar in my coffee.  Try both, see which you prefer.  Depending on where you are on the sugar addiction spectrum, you may need to start out with 2 tbsp sweetener or more to even taste the sweetness.  If you have conquered your sugar demons, you can try using soaked dates (without the pit) as natural sweetener.  Just soak some dates in hot water for 10 minutes then put them in the food processor and pulverize to a paste and use as needed. 

Okay, here are my favorite recipes for creamer.  All you have to do is blend and refrigerate. Coconut milk spoils easily. I trust it 4 days in the fridge, tops.  It will spoil and taste like spoiled milk.  Trust me, I've been there and it's gross.  The refrigerated creamer will be thick, almost like mousse or whipped cream.  Scoop a few dollops into that coffee and it will melt with the twirl of a spoon.  Creamy, flavorful coffee creamer without the dairy, refined sugar or crack-chemicals.  My favorite is a simple vanilla latte with coconut sugar, though the salted caramel mocha is one for the books! Yum!  Enjoy!

French Vanilla Latte
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp vanilla

Pumpkin Spice Latte
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
2 Tbsp pumpkin puree (I use http://www.farmersmarketfoods.com/products/organic-pumpkin/)          
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Mocha Latte
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 
1 Tbsp vanilla

Peppermint mocha
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa 
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 drops high quality peppermint essential oil ( I use DoTerra) OR 1 tsp peppermint extract

Cinnabun
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp vanilla

Caramel Machiatto
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk-total- 1/4 cup fat below comes from this can
Caramel sauce 
*Caramel sauce
1/4 cup full fat Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk(just the solid fat on top of the can)
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of sea salt
*Heat a pan on medium.  Add the coconut milk, honey, butter, sea salt and vanilla to a pan and bring to a boil, stirring often.  Let it boil while constantly stirring for 5 mins until it thickens just a little bit.  

Salted Caramel Mocha
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk- total- 1/4 cup fat below comes from this can
Caramel sauce 
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp sea salt
*Caramel sauce
1/4 cup full fat Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk (just the solid fat on top of the can)
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
Dash of sea salt
*Heat a pan on medium.  Add the coconut milk, honey, butter, sea salt and vanilla to a pan and bring to a boil, stirring often.  Let it boil while constantly stirring for 5 mins until it thickens just a little bit.  

Toasted Almond
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp almond extract

Hazelnut
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp hazelnut extract

Coconut 
1 can Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk
1 Tbsp coconut palm sugar OR Grade B Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp coconut extract


Directions:

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Store in the fridge in a mason jar.  





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46 comments :

  1. Nice job guys! I linked to this on my blog at bradynutrition.com I know some people who are going to love these! Keep up the great work!

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  2. Alana, thanks for these great recipes! I've all but given up on coffee because I don't find almond milk alone to be sufficient creamer, so I'll give some of these recipes a try!

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  3. I just made the cinnabun... omg yum! Can't wait to try the others!

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  4. Wow! I'm impressed. I LIKE coffee, but it has to be on the sweeter side for me. I've tried all kinds of "healthy" creamers to avoid the chemical laden ones that I LOVE. I made Alana's basic vanilla latte & really loved it!! Finally a healthy coffee creamer. Can't wait to try the rest!

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  5. how long do these keep in the fridge?

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  6. Do you think it would be okay to freeze part of the creamer and then defrost? I would hate to throw it away, and I'm not sure I'd finish all of it within just a few days!

    These sound AWESOME!! Thank you so much!!!

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    1. Hi! Yes, freeze in an icecube tray. Once frozen, put the cubes in a baggie and drop them in your coffee as needed. For me, one batch is good for about 3 coffees, I like my coffee very creamy :) So I never have to freeze.

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    2. I am so glad you asked this question!
      And glad you answered!
      I will be trying this soon.

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  7. Thanks so much for this comprehensive list! I'll be pinning and sending to my mother and sister (they need this more than I do, but I will definitely enjoy this as much as them!). They sound so delicious!

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  8. This will be my weekend experiment. Yay! Thanks for the recipes.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your recipes. For the vanilla, is that extract, bean, or ground/powder vanilla? thx.

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  10. These look so great! Do you think I could substitute agave syrup for the maple syrup?

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  11. When it says can of coconut milk do we use the liquid too or just the fat?

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  12. When it says can of coconut milk do we use the liquid too or just the fat?

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  13. Are these Paleo? I thought you couldn't have butter?

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  14. I've tried using that exact coconut milk as creamer and it always separates like mad in my coffee! Like the creamer looks "speckled" and almost chunky. :( Any tips? It tastes ok but doesn't look appetizing. :-/

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  16. Thank you for sharing your paleo creamers! My hubby isn't usually a fan of coconut, but totally loved the 2 creamers we've tried so far - french vanilla & mocha! I'm thankful for paleo bloggers like yourself who graciously share their tasty paleo concoctions! :)

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  17. This wasn't sweet enough for me so I added 12 drops of Vanilla Creme flavored Stevia (instead of extra sugar). I like to taste the "sweet" in my coffee and this did the trick. Some say not to use Stevia because the sweet taste makes your body think it needs to start the process for breaking down the sugar when there isn't any. Apparently that's not good on our system. However, this is not a problem if you use Stevia in addition to the 1 tbsp of coconut palm sugar.

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  18. Hi, These sound awesome, but I just found Native Forest Coconut milk powder, can one make a powdered coffee creamer with the powder? Have you taste tested the powdered?

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  19. Hi, These sound awesome, but I just found Native Forest Coconut milk powder, can one make a powdered coffee creamer with the powder? Have you taste tested the powdered?

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  21. When it calls for 1 can coconut milk do you use just the liquid or the fat too?

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  22. I am always looking for great tasting healthy creamers and these take the cake. I have experimented with so many creamers. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your blog. Kristy

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  23. I love my morning coffee, so thank you very much!

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  24. I love my morning coffee, so thank you very much!

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  25. Does coffee help you in losing weight?
    Valentus

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  26. You saved my life! I'm going on the whole30 and needed some coffee creamer since I can't drink it black. Thanks again! =D

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  27. Wow, I am impressed. I like organic coconut milk. Coconut milk is my favorite one. I always make it when I free. Coconut milk taste is so yummy and delicious. I am huge fan of coconut milk. Thanks for sharing. To Know More: http://bit.ly/1IFgunh

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  28. Just found this today; thank you! enjoying a peppermint mocha iced coffee now; I really appreciate you giving back to me something I love!

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  29. What can I use to sub out the butter in some of the recipes? Coconut oil? Ghee?

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  30. I tried these with canned coconut milk, and my homemade coconut milk. Hands down, it's way better with homemade coconut milk. I will never buy canned again.

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  31. I tried these with canned coconut milk, and my homemade coconut milk. Hands down, it's way better with homemade coconut milk. I will never buy canned again.

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  32. I haven't tried a lot of coffee creamers out there. I would always just add milk or condensed milk to my coffee. Thanks for the info, I'll definitely be trying this paleo creamer xD
    - http://coffeelounge.net/flavored-coffee-creamers/

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  33. a little confused ... when it says: "1 can coconut milk-total- 1/4 cup fat below comes from this can" ... what exactly does that mean ?? use 1/4 cup of canned milk?.. and add the salted caramel or other flavors ?? ... thanks ! trying to be good :) .. so i need all the help I can get !

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  34. looking for help! thanks... I forgot to click the notify me! thanks again for the recipes!

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  35. Not happy with these recipes as EACH ONE contains a sweetener of some kind. Very disappointing.

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  36. Wow, I am impressed. Vanilla Creme flavore is my favorite. Thank u for sharing this .Now I also sharing a link Best coffee maker . That will be easy to make good for coffee lover.






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  37. I'm doing a whole30 now and breastfeeding a little (9 month old!). I am dying. I will try that brand of coconut milk.

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  39. Hi Allanna,
    Thanks for the great recipes.
    Question: exactly what is the vanilla you use? Do you mean grounded vanilla sticks or flavouring?

    Thanks for your response.

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