Black coffee is an acquired taste due to its natural bitterness. That is why many, if not most, people take it with either sugar or cream or both, creating a cup of sweet, creamy goodness.
The trouble is, for most coffee drinkers, coffee is more than a pleasure and more of a necessity. If you drink more than one or two cups a day and let’s face it, who doesn’t, the calories in sugar and creamer quickly add up.
Keeping an eye on your health and weight can become a problem. If nothing else, that means giving up some other treat or extra time in the gym. None of these choices is too appealing, so you may want to look at the alternatives.
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Most of the commercial creamer on the market are made with dairy products, and that is a whole different problem for people with lactose intolerance. Nothing derails your morning plans like an unexpected and prolonged visit to the bathroom, just as you are done with your coffee. Some people suffer even worse consequences, like stomach cramps and bloating. This means that these people have to use non-dairy coffee creamers. Look into what makes up coffee creamer in “What is Coffee Creamer Made Of?“.
Non-dairy creamers, on the other hand, are often full of artificial flavors and sweeteners, not something you want to put in your body daily. Well, several times a day, if we are honest. If you check the nutritional label on the back of any of them, you will feel as if you are back in chemistry class.
So, what is a poor caffeine junkie to do, if all they want is a nice, creamy cup of joe to start the day? One solution is to start making your own coffee creamers.
Making Your Own Coffee Creamers
Not only can you select only healthy ingredients, but you can mix them in your custom ratio, getting your creamer to taste precisely how you want it. To be honest, getting something that is both healthy and delicious seems like a tall order these days, so this opportunity is not to be missed.
Staying away from dairy products or artificial additives aren’t the only reason people resort to homemade coffee creamers. If you want something a bit more interesting than just a plain creamer, like a vanilla or cinnamon flavor in your coffee, you can either go to Starbucks and shell out $6 for a cup of coffee or make your own creamers.
For those of us not made of money, the math is undeniable. For the price of several cups of overpriced coffee, you can buy all the ingredients you need to make a healthy homemade creamer that will last you a long time, properly stored, of course.
Check our piece on “8 Coffee Creamer Recipes for You to Try” and see the recipes we came up with for healthier coffee creamer.
Make a Healthy Coffee Creamer
Paleo vanilla coffee creamer
Just because you are on the paleo diet, it doesn’t mean you have to take your coffee black. This simple recipe will enrich your cup of joe with deep and complex vanilla flavor.
This recipe is for 30 servings. Approximately 50 calories per serving.
- Coconut milk, 2 cans of 13.5 oz
- Almond milk, 4 tablespoons
- Coconut sugar, 6 tablespoons. This can be replaced with maple syrup or honey, depending on your taste and what you can find in your local stores.
- Vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons.
- Put all the ingredients, except vanilla, into a saucepan and warm them, mixing them to blend together.
- As soon as the mixture starts to boil, remove it from heat and add vanilla.
- Whisk it thoroughly, cover it and let it cool off for 30 minutes so that that vanilla can release all its flavor.
You could keep it in a fridge for up to one week. Store it in a glass jar and do not forget to shake it before you add it to your coffee.
Larger quantities you can put in the ice cube tray and freeze them. If you want to avoid cooling your coffee, you can heat them in a microwave before adding them.
Thank you for reading with us today! Let us know in the comments below if you’ve gone and tried to make your own coffee creamer. Check out other content to better enhance your coffee creamer knowledge like “How Long Does Coffee Creamer Last?” or “How to Make Coffee Taste Good Without Creamer“.
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