Dairy Free Coffee Creamer (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)
Ever since my first Whole30, three years ago I have been on the hunt for the best Dairy Free Coffee Creamer. I have done cashew creamer (HERE), I have done bulletproof coffee, ghee, coconut milk and coconut cream. While all delicious, viable, dairy free coffee options, they all included my blender.
I’m sure you’ve tried to plainly mix in coconut milk into your coffee… how about some collagen too? With a spoon? Plain, chunky, fail. Gross. Then there are some store-bought options, like Nutpods. I hear they are great, but alas, I can’t afford to buy them on the regular, and also, they have some emulsifiers in them which don’t agree with me.
Homemade Is Always Better
When you’re on the road to health and wellness making things at home becomes second nature. While there are many convenience foods on the market, none of them will ever be better for you or as cost effective as making it your damn self.
Especially in the dairy free coffee creamer category. Weird fillers, starches and food like products always make their way in to make the product thick, or cheaper or shelf stable. No thanks.
With homemade dairy free coffee creamer, you get all the MCT goodness and cashew creaminess with ZERO shenanigans.
This creamer stirs in perfectly for a silky, creamy coffee that even looks a little frothed. I like to use my fork to stir it up and bingo! No blender to wash. Creamy, filling, delicious coffee with zero crap, zero sugar.
Bonus, unlike other keto coffee creamers you won’t get pools of fat floating above your coffee!
Now let’s take a look inside this amazing Whole30 coffee creamer!
Raw cashews, soaked (activated) to minimize the phytic acid (an anti-nutrient that can impair nutrient absorption and irritate the gut). To activate nuts soak them in filtered water with 1/2 a teaspoon salt for four hours. Drain and rinse well before use. You can purchase these at the bulk section of your Whole Foods or HERE.
Medium Chain Triglycerides! MCT’s are fatty acids derived from coconut oil, the short chain fatty acid goes straight to the liver to be converted into ketones. MCT’s aren’t stored in your body or liver, they are pure fuel! Adding MCT oil to your coffee is a great way to boost the energy and get your body into ketosis! I like THIS ONE. Note on the MCT! Someone commented below that the MCT didn’t sit well with their tummy’s. I have heard of that before- so if you have never tried it before you kind of need to wean yourself onto it. Use almond or coconut milk instead. Try adding in 1/4 cup MCT at a time, until you work your way up to the full dose.
Collagen Peptides! Collagen peptides or collagen hydrosoalte is gelatin’s water soluble brother. Made from pastured animal bone, skin and/or joints this flavorless, odorless, white powder dissolved completely in liquid and does not gel at all. It’s perfect for this make-ahead creamer. Adds amazing gut healing, hair, skin and nail health benefits to your morning cup of joe, plus a little quality protein! I like THIS ONE.
A little pure vanilla extract, ceylon cinnamon and pink Himalayan salt for flavor and you’ve got yourself one top-notch dairy free coffee creamer. For about $20 in ingredients, you get 40 ounces of coffee creamer, that’s about .50 an ounce. Whereas the leading dairy free coffee creamer goes for $2.50 an ounce!
- 1 1/2 cups soaked, raw cashews
- 1 1/2 cup MCT oil
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water
- 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (vanilla bean powder for Whole30)
- 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup collagen peptides
- Make sure you soak the cashews per the instructions above. Rinse and drain them.
- Place them in the blender.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients (water, mct, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and collagen) to the beldner and blend until smooth, about 30-40 seconds in my Vitamix.
- May take a little extra juice in a regular blender, you want the mix smooth and frothy... almost fluffy!
- Makes 5 cups, I like to store it in 5, 8 ounce mason jars in the fridge for up to 8 days.
- You can also freeze the jars and then thaw in the fridge when you want to use.
- Add 2-4 tablespoons to your coffee and stir well to combine. Works great for hot and iced coffee.
- per 1/4 cup serving: Calories 209, Fat 20.7g, Carbs 3.6, Fiber 1.1, Sugar 0.7, Protein 2.4