If you have been trying to find a store-bought creamer alternative, you should try making yourself some homemade coconut coffee creamer. There are a few variations of this recipe that you can try, and I promise you will love it!
I enjoy my coffee! I love using fresh beans from Invader Coffee and brewing with my French Press or AeroPress. My favorite Invader flavor is the Mexican Chocolate, and when you add some vanilla coconut creamer to it… it’s amazing!
Do Coconut and Coffee Go Together?
Absolutely! Actually, they taste great together. My mom has been making her own DIY coffee creamer for years.
She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had Ulcerative Colitis, so she changed to a more natural diet with no preservatives and as many natural ingredients as possible.
When you put coconut with coffee, it defiantly compliments the coffee for sure. It’s thick, rich, and very creamy. You need to put this on your coffee add-ins list!
Why DIY your Coffee Creamer?
Well, first off, it’s so much healthier! Secondly, it could save you some money. Third, it will taste so much better.
Making your own creamer will help you skip the chemicals and added sugars that are in almost all store-bought ones.
There are so many unhealthy ingredients in store-bought coffee like:
- Partially Hydrogenated Oils
- Sodium Caseinate
- Cellulose Gum or Gel
- Disodium Phosphate
- Artificial Flavors
- Carrageenan (emulsifier)
- Polysorbate (sugar derivative)
Gross! I’ve always said that if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, you probably shouldn’t be eating it. And yes, I’m guilty! I don’t always eat the right thing but I sure have tried to make some healthy changes for my family.
How Do You Make Coconut Coffee Creamer?
Making your own homemade coconut coffee creamer is so easy. The recipe I use is:
- 1 Can Coconut Cream
- 1 to 1 1/2 Cups Milk of Choice (Vanilla Almond or Vanilla Coconut are great)
- 1/4 Cup Agave or Maple Syrup (pure maple)
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon (optional)
*PS- I added 2 tbsp of Vanilla Extract to mine so it tastes like French Vanilla!
What makes it so easy is that all you need to do is combine all the ingredients and blend well.
Note: Make sure you shake it before you use it every time.
See, I told you it was simple!
Can You Use Canned Coconut Milk?
Yes, you absolutely can use canned coconut milk. Doing this could save you a dollar or two if you don’t want to buy the carton of Coconut milk.
Plus, making canned coconut milk coffee is just as good as using coconut milk from a carton.
If you want to read about the ingredient difference between the carton and canned coconut milk, you can check out this article from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen. You might be shocked at which one is better.
How Do You Store Your DIY Coffee Creamer?
Anytime you are using a milk product you want to be sure and store it in the refrigerator. (even if it’s not dairy)
Can You Add Other Flavors?
Of course, you can. That’s the beautiful thing about making your own homemade coffee creamer…you can experiment with all kinds of flavors.
Some possibilities are:
- Chocolate Extract
- Vanilla Extract
- Hazelnut Extract
- Almond Extract
- Maple Extract
- Peppermint Extract
You can also combine flavors to spice things up! Now, doesn’t that sound fun.
Is Coconut Milk Gluten Free?
Yes, coconut milk is naturally gluten-free and has lauric acid which is believed to boost your immune system.
What if I Don’t Like Coconut?
That is perfectly fine. You can substitute the canned coconut cream for sweetened condensed milk. If this doesn’t sound like something you want to do, you can try making your own sweetened condensed milk (this link is for Tiffany from Don’t Waste the Crumbs recipe).
You can also substitute coconut milk with any other kind of milk you like.
If you drink coffee and like coconut, why not give this healthier coffee creamer option a try. It won’t hurt to try new things, heck, you might even love it.
You can check out my Pinterest page for more coffee info.