substitute for cream i coffee?

Answered on August 28, 2013
Created August 27, 2013 at 9:31 PM

i have tried with all my might to eliminate half and half in my coffee. tried to drink it black.. used other dairy nothing is as good as the creamer.. any suggestions as to what i can use and be Paleo??



on August 28, 2013
at 07:39 AM

One side benefit of cream is that it neutralises the acid in coffee, which is quite strong. For the same effect, a pinch of sodium bicarb will make the coffee fizz, but probably not to everyone's taste.



on August 28, 2013
at 12:42 AM

Do you not tolerate dairy well? And thus the elimination? If you tolerate it well, why not raw milk/cream?

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on August 28, 2013
at 10:33 AM

I stopped using dairy and started using almond milk, and I absolutely hated it for at least 2 months, and it made me not enjoy my morning coffee at all. I persisted with it and eventually I grew to love it...and now it tastes just as creamy as milk did and I wouldn't change back at all.


on August 28, 2013
at 04:13 AM

You can use coconut cream, the kind that comes in cans, with a few drops of Stevia and vanilla in coffee or green tea (skip the vanilla).



on August 27, 2013
at 11:57 PM

I agree that once you get hooked on black coffee, you don't want to consider anything anything ever again!

If nothing tastes as good as the creamer to you, then I honestly don't think that the little sip you put in each day is going to negatively affect your health.


on August 27, 2013
at 10:14 PM

I am with joe with a half-answer: I phased out milk and started drinking it black, and now I can't go back! Of course, this is much easier if you can source great beans and a decent coffee making method, like an aeropress. I did experiment with coconut milk and almond milk early: it's ok, but not great. Thickened cream works ok though - If you can handle it as opposed to milk.



on August 27, 2013
at 10:00 PM

If lactose and milk proteins are your concerns with dairy, use grass fed butter. It is almost pure dairy fat, the best part of the dairy. Use unsalted of course, and look up Bulletproof Coffee if you want to try something really crazy.


on August 27, 2013
at 09:57 PM

Not an answer, but it took me about 3 weeks to 1 month to start enjoying black coffee. Once I took in the flavor of black coffee it is impossible for me to go back to adding stuff. I suggest you give it a few weeks, the sacrifice is well worth it.

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