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Looking for a coffee creamer alternative

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I am a bigtime coffee lover but cannot drink black coffee. I can do without the sugar, but i do need some form of creaminess in there. I have been using a plain coconut milk that I found, but it leaves a film on my coffee which is kind of gross. I also found a coconut milk coffee creamer, but one of the ingredients is evaporated cane juice(which sounds like a code word for sugar). Does anyone have any suggestions? Or should I just bite the bullet and give up coffee altogether?

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on April 28, 2012
at 04:47 PM

I'm drinking my first cup of coffee with coconut oil as I type this. Gave up coffee 6 weeks ago when I started paleo because I didn't know how to drink it without adding sugar. So happy to have it back in my life! I'm going to get a blender and dark chocolate today to make it even better. Thanks for the tip! But I'm dairy free. Am I missing something if I leave out the butter? Is coconut oil enough?

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on March 21, 2012
at 02:41 PM

This is awesome! Thank you!

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on March 20, 2012
at 05:23 PM

@JonShelby - I have not - does it work as good as a blender for combining butter and coffee? I never even thought about trying out a frother for this purpose.

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on March 19, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Jessica, 'filming' is an issue with any of the products you mention above. Have you tried using an Aerolatte or similar product? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerolatte-002-Black-Milk-Frother/dp/B0001RT2C4/ref=pd_sim_kh_1 These help you stop speration.

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on March 19, 2012
at 09:46 PM

Have you tried an Aerolatte? I carry one in my bag.....http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerolatte-002-Black-Milk-Frother/dp/B0001RT2C4/ref=pd_sim_kh_1

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on March 19, 2012
at 09:43 PM

If you go Bulletproof also use Coconut oil for MCT's (Medium Chain Triglycerides).

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on March 19, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I just may have to try this, if only because the name just sounds cool. "How do you take your coffee?" "Bulletproof" Awesome

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:55 PM

I do Bulletproof and LOVE it! I just follow the recipe as is on the website. It's smooth, creamy, and delicious :)

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:46 PM

And coconut oil - i actually do both (aka bulletproof method).

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Tried this, It was awesome!!!

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E55906cdb6839a23fd740ad85d160cc8

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:23 PM

BUTTER!!! Go Bulletproof. I carry a "first aid kit" in my bag when I visit the local coffee shop. Kerrygold and Dagoba 100% Dark Chocolate. I melt in my espresso and them have them froth it. At home I just mix it. I use 1 tablespoon of butter for a double espresso.

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:55 PM

I do Bulletproof and LOVE it! I just follow the recipe as is on the website. It's smooth, creamy, and delicious :)

5437163ddf70d4532f196bfb4333753e

(3614)

on March 19, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I just may have to try this, if only because the name just sounds cool. "How do you take your coffee?" "Bulletproof" Awesome

Da7e812dfbc1d5ada748c1baa67f47c4

(95)

on March 21, 2012
at 02:41 PM

This is awesome! Thank you!

F7ea79121f0a0d6ae83df4bc7a633043

(20)

on March 19, 2012
at 09:43 PM

If you go Bulletproof also use Coconut oil for MCT's (Medium Chain Triglycerides).

5c94900002a867dfa2a8fcd91a576c5e

(456)

on April 28, 2012
at 04:47 PM

I'm drinking my first cup of coffee with coconut oil as I type this. Gave up coffee 6 weeks ago when I started paleo because I didn't know how to drink it without adding sugar. So happy to have it back in my life! I'm going to get a blender and dark chocolate today to make it even better. Thanks for the tip! But I'm dairy free. Am I missing something if I leave out the butter? Is coconut oil enough?

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on March 19, 2012
at 05:59 PM

I use heavy whipping cream. It has very little in the way of lactose or casein. I've also heard that a bit of unsalted pasture butter tastes delicious melted in coffee, but I haven't tried it myself.

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:43 PM

Butter is a must - try it! I let it melt and then blend it in with a hand mixer - simply divine!

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:46 PM

And coconut oil - i actually do both (aka bulletproof method).

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Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:02 PM

These are the ones I've tried:

  • Heavy cream
  • Coconut milk (maybe try switching brands?)
  • Coconut oil
  • Raw goat milk
  • Pastured butter (ala booletproof coffee)

I'm not too big a fan of coconut milk here because I find it doesn't add a complimentary flavor to the coffee (you might disagree). I'm actually quite fond of the bulletproof coffee method, but I don't do it often because I don't have a blender handy at work. Coconut oil works better than coconut milk, IMO, but as with the butter, it requires a blender to keep from separating.

F7ea79121f0a0d6ae83df4bc7a633043

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on March 19, 2012
at 09:46 PM

Have you tried an Aerolatte? I carry one in my bag.....http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aerolatte-002-Black-Milk-Frother/dp/B0001RT2C4/ref=pd_sim_kh_1

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on March 20, 2012
at 05:23 PM

@JonShelby - I have not - does it work as good as a blender for combining butter and coffee? I never even thought about trying out a frother for this purpose.

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on March 19, 2012
at 07:25 PM

I thought I was going to have to give coffee up too untill I found the Aroy-D brand coconut milk in the tetra pack. It's not supposed to have any gaur gum or any other thickening agents and I think that is why it never separates when I put it in my coffee. Any sort of canned coconut milk always separates, urg!

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on March 19, 2012
at 05:55 PM

http://followingmynose.blogspot.com/2010/10/primal-non-dairy-coffee-creamer.html This one leaves a little bit of a film, but I like it better than straight coconut milk.

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Tried this, It was awesome!!!

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on March 20, 2012
at 04:35 AM

Have you tried almond milk? Homemade almond milk is a little bitter for straight drinking, but the bitterness pairs really nicely with coffee. I used the almond milk recipe from Elana's Pantry. Her cashew milk also has a nice flavor, but I couldn't digest it very well.

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on March 19, 2012
at 11:03 PM

Full on coconut milk will leave that really gross oil slick at the top of your coffee. Try using light coconut milk (it just has more water in it). It will be less sore on the eyes. ;)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 19, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Try the search tags Creamer

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on March 19, 2012
at 06:03 PM

On fasting days, I go with a bulging tbsp of heavy cream only; otherwise, I add about a tsp of honey to the cream per mug.

I've tried and tried but just can't acclimate to black coffee. The cream didn't do it at first either, but I did acclimate and I like it now.

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on March 19, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Tried this! YUMM!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 27, 2012
at 08:01 PM

almond milk is good. but if u use organo gold you dont need a creamer. http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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