Healthy Coffee Creamer Alternatives

Healthy Coffee Creamer Alternatives

Most of us love the taste and smell of coffee, and the wonderful effects it has on our bodies. However, plain black coffee is not an attractive option, thus necessitating the use of creamers to enhance the flavor of the coffee and to give it that creamy, soothing feel.

Unfortunately, those lovely coffee creamers you get from the store may not be as healthy as their label indicates. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on them as you can make healthy coffee creamer alternatives to suit your needs.

While you can get healthy coffee creamers from some stores, they come with high price tags that are not worth the effort. They are highly processed to make them last longer, and that is a drawback because of the added sugar. Although time-consuming, it is always good to make your own healthy creamer for the following reasons.

  • You can use all-natural ingredients. Store bought coffee creamers come with artificial additives, some of which might be harmful to your health.
  • You can make different enticing flavors. Try to modify the recipe until you find the one that perfectly combines with your cup of coffee.
  • You can make creamers without using milk or dairy products. It ensures that people who suffer from lactose allergies can still find a way to make their cup of coffee taste great.
  • You can make sugar-free or low-sugar creamer options. With this, you are less likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes and other conditions associated with too much sugar in your diet.
  • You can adjust the consistency of your coffee creamer as you like.

Homemade alternative coffee creamer has more nutritional value due to the ingredients you use and the preparation method. Too much processing done for commercial coffee creamers destroys some of the nutrients, making them a less healthy option.

When making your coffee creamer, there is a wide variety of ingredients you can use. Examples are nuts, fruits (such as banana) and herbs. Always put health considerations in mind when choosing the ingredients. For starters, here are some healthy creamers you should try…

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1) Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer

Coconut offers a combination of fatty acids that are digested and converted into energy at a faster rate, rather than being retained in the body. Apart from letting you enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage, you will reap the health benefits associated with consuming coconut.

Such include fat loss, weight loss, treating brain disorders thus relieving symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and lowering the risk of heart disease due to lower cholesterol content. Here is a simple procedure on how you can make this creamer and use it to perk up your cup of coffee.

Ingredients

1 can full of coconut milk

1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract (For flavor, but optional)

4 tablespoons of a natural sweetener (For example maple syrup)

Directions

Put the ingredients in a blender and mix until they are smooth and well combined. Use in coffee as desired. It will only take you two minutes of preparation and will provide up to 6 servings.

2) Almond Milk Coffee Creamer

This one offers a nutritious, nutty alternative to store-bought creamers. Almond milk is low in fat content, but high energy levels. Its health benefits include enhanced digestive health, better weight management, prevention of high blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes, and skin protection against sun damage.

Here is a guide to a cost-effective way to get the homemade almond milk cream to enhance your morning beverage.

Ingredients

1 cup of raw almonds pre-soaked for 6-8 hours

4 cups filtered water

4 dates (As sweeteners)

Pinch of sea salt

Directions

Put all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and mix until creamy. Pour the blender contents into a nut milk bag held over a large bowl. Squeeze every little bit of milk out of the bag until only dry almond pulp is left in the bag. (Use that to make a yummy healthy snack!). Back in the bowl you have your almond milk to transform your coffee into a creamy, delicious mix.

3) Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

The creamer boosts your daily intake of vitamin A responsible for boosting vision and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It is a rich source of beta-carotene that puts you at a lower risk of developing certain types of cancer. It is also high in vitamin C, thus providing you with an immunity boost. Below is a step-by-step guide for making this wonderful coffee creamer.

Ingredients

1 cup fat-free milk

Half a cup pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

Place the milk, whipping cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Simmer over low heat to a point where the mixture begins to steam. Remove from the heat and allow for complete cooling. Whisk in the vanilla and use a fine mesh sieve to strain the mixture. Your pumpkin spice coffee creamer is now ready for use.

4) Peppermint Coffee Creamer

Using peppermint is another way of adding that incredible rich taste to your coffee. It is a creamer with various health benefits. For example, it can help you deal with common cold, cough, and sinus infections. It helps alleviate nausea and vomiting especially for cancer patients on chemotherapy. It relieves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and is effective in soothing migraines.

Ingredients

1 can of milk

1 cup homemade cream base

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

Put maple syrup, cream, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Wait until they begin to steam then remove from the heat. Stir in the peppermint extract. Using a fine sieve, strain the mixture and put the cream in a glass bottle.

The above healthy coffee creamer alternatives can also be put in other beverages such as tea. Their wonderful flavors will tantalize your palate and leave you wanting more. Due to their nutritional value, they give a natural boost to your health and keep your body functioning properly. They enable you to enjoy your brew without taking in harmful artificial ingredients. Adding them to your morning cup of coffee is an excellent way to prepare for a healthy day ahead.

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40 thoughts on “Healthy Coffee Creamer Alternatives

  1. This is good information for a calorie counter who also drinks coffee. My mother drinks coffee each morning and she is always looking for new creamers to try. This site would be nice for her because she can learn how to make her own more healthy coffee creamer alternative. The information is easy to understand, the page is organized, and the words are big enough for my mother to see. I will definitely share this information with her!

  2. Hey,

    This is amazing! I personally can’t survive a day without coffee. I usually add a dash of milk but when I try to be extra healthy I avoid it completely.
    My girlfriend however can’t drink it unless it’s got milk inside.
    She also tried the healthy version, but when ew used almond milk she didn’t like the taste at all. Now I can show her this site and provide her with a huge amount of alternatives. Surely there must be one she will enjoy 🙂

    Thanks,
    Esteban

  3. Chris:
    I just loved your recipes that you have given us.

    I shutter at the thought of people using those store bought coffee creamers made with oils and preservatives.

    I had decided long ago to eliminate this from my diet and take my coffee black. But I will definitely give your coconut recipe a try. Once you have it all mixed, how long will it keep in the fridge?

    Thanks
    Pat

    1. Hi Pat, personally I wouldn’t keep it in there for more than 3 to 4 days ( depending on the container you are keeping it in! )

  4. Hi Chris,
    I normally drink almond milk for it’s flavor and good healthy way to enjoy your coffee. I’m surprised that can be used to make coffee creamer as well. Thank you very much for the advice I will have both very good coffee and taste flavor. I very impressed that coconut milk is good for Alzheimer’s patients.
    renan

  5. Hi Chris

    This is fantastic! I have bookmarked your site and will be referring back to these recipes.

    My hubby and I are coffee lovers but the creamer and sweetner is always tough to find in healthy alternatives. I am the person who brings the cream and sugar in my purse because most restaurants have absolutely zero in the way of healthy alternatives.

    I will be trying these and passing them along. Thank you.

  6. I enjoy good coffee with vanilla soy milk. If you haven’t tried it, give it a try. I bet most people will find it great tasting. You can purchase low-calorie soy milk if you are worried about extra calories. Even if you use the low fat type, the taste is rich and creamy in your coffee.

  7. I’ve never really been a big fan of coffee but as i get older I can definitely see the usefulness of getting the energy.

    It’s also good to see if i ever decide to start drinking coffee (or have to) that there are healthier alternatives. Those recipes look very delicious too.

    Which one would you say is the healthiest?

    Thanks for reading!

    1. Hi Dylan,

      I personally go for the coconut milk more often than not as it’s easy to get hold of ( and quite tasty as well! ). They are all pretty healthy alternatives!

  8. Hey there! Thanks for pointing out the healthy alternatives on cream, such as coconut milk! Also, I’m very curious to try out all those different variations. Normally I drink my coffee black, but on occasion I enjoy a coffee with everything on. The pumpkin spice coffee looks delicious and in theme with Halloween 🙂

  9. This is a good idea. I hate when my boyfriend buys those creamers loaded with sugar. He does it because he loves all the fancy flavors they have. Little does he know, fancy flavors can be made a healthy way! I’m going to show him the peppermint one; I think we’d both like it, especially with the holiday season approaching! Thanks

  10. Great info Calorie Ninja. I am not a coffee drinker but most of my clients are. Some drink it dark, others need a little flavor. Here I could recommend different creamers and recipes in which you suggest. If I was to drink coffee, I will use the peppermint recipe. That seems the most interesting. The only thing I will substitute is the milk with almond milk.

  11. Yum! These recipes sound so great, I’m going to have to try them! I’ve always been concerned about drinking my calories with my morning coffee, and I’ve never really liked the taste of store-bought creamers. Fortunately I’ve been able to wean myself off of creamer and move towards black, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to drink straight black coffee! Your article here provides some great alternatives to store-bought creamers.

  12. Hi,

    In general, I am not a fan of coffees because of how addictive they can become. So the mention of creamer alternatives nearly put me off but I had read to satisfy my curiosity and I am glad I found it informative.

    I now see that these creamers are having good ingredients which are healthy to the body. I have taking note of some of them. Thanks for this information.

    Cheers
    Daniel

  13. Don’t we all like the smell of coffee!
    I usually used milk but I will definitely try your recipes, they sound delicious.
    Always looking for new ideas.
    I’m actually anxious to try them now, I’m wondering how peppermint would taste in coffee.One thing I really like is putting cocoa in my coffee.

    These are really great alternatives.

    Thank you very much Chris

  14. Hi again Chris, good to see someone else who understand the importance of a good coffee!

    Personally, I like to use a single origin wet-roast and apply both coconut oil and grass-fed unsalted butter.

    I find this to be excellent for enhanced cognitive function, increased energy for exercise and reduces the ‘caffeine crash’.

    Granted, this isn’t for everyone but I think it’s great.

    Dan.

  15. Wowee this is a great article I found that it was laid out really well ad I understood all of it as most people talk about figures far far to much, but you didnt. I felt that I actually learned something from reading this article and am going to do some further investigation in to it for sure.
    Thank you mate for such an informative post
    Simon.

  16. I love this post! I’m about to embark on a healthier regime for my new year’s resolution and I’m happy to have found your post. I love coffee and was needing something to add in and here it is, a great variety of creamers! I love the variety and healthy ingredients. Which is your favourite one to use? What do you think of the supermarket unsweetened Almond milks? Sammi

    1. My favorite would probably have to be the Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Sammi – really nice twist to it and full of vitamin A 🙂

  17. Hi, very interesting text for somebody addicted to coffee like me. I must stress that I drink black coffee, adding anything looks like a sacrilege to me.

    However, the stuff you suggest looks really good and I am aware of many benefits of things like cocoa milk or almond milk.

    As for the items 3 and 4, these are completely new to me. But as I said, I have no experience with this. I might offer it to somebody. So yes this was a useful info, thanks again.

  18. Hi,

    Really, really interesting post and I never thought so far as to healthy coffee creamers. As I am also a bit of a fitness freak and huge coffee lover, I have been drinking my coffee black and just can get use to the bland taste. These options are great and even better that you are able to adjust some of the recipes to your personal taste profile.

    1. Hi Xander – thanks for the positive vibes on our article ( love it! ).

      Great to hear you enjoyed your visit here! 🙂

  19. As someone who absolutely LOVES coffee, this article is for me as I use full fat cream in my coffee. I think I am most interested in the almond milk coffee creamer as I am trying to get more almonds into my diet. Did you actually use these creamers yourself?

    1. Yeah of course – our article would of been pretty wafer-thin if we didn’t know how each of these creamers tasted! 🙂

  20. Hey Chis!

    I love your suggestions for all natural coffee creamers! When I was expecting my son, I would allow myself one cup of coffee a day and I always tried to stay organic or as natural as possible.

    I would drop a scoop of coconut oil into my coffee with a little coconut milk and blitz it in my Nutri-bullet! It gives a lot of richness and tons of health benefits! My son was born 9 weeks early due to pre-eclampsia, but I believe that my daily dose of coffee with coconut oil and milk definitely helped getting him to progress further than most babies at that gestational age (they mentioned he was the best-looking and healthiest 31 weeker they had every seen).

    I will remember all these for the future! Great recipes and thanks for the info!

    -Heather M.

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