As they say, coffee is more than just some drink in a cup that gives us a jolt of energy to start our day. To some, coffee is a means to relaxation, to gather their minds, and get ready for a busy workday and actually helps in productivity.
So, it’s only natural that we want the best tasting coffee that we can get our hands on and nothing is tastier than something creamy in our cuppa. But for vegans, is there a way around getting non-dairy creamer?
Well, of course. There are actually lots of alternatives. Here are your choices of vegan creamers for coffee.
Why are creamers non-vegan?
You might be wondering why even your coffee creamer is not vegan. Given vegan’s stricter than vegetarian’s diet they are very attentive on the details and so yes, your traditional coffee creamer has some ingredients that are not considered vegan. Which one is it then?
Well, it turns out that it’s the sodium caseinate in your creamer that makes it non-vegan. This ingredient is actually a protein derived from milk and is also known as casein which is also involved in how cheese is made. Its main job is to keep your creamer stable that’s why it is added into the mix in an otherwise milk-free product such as a coffee creamer. Lucky for us, there are vegan coffee mate products for us to consume instead.
Here are some of the best vegan coffee creamers that you may try
Starbucks currently has not just one but two dairy-free creamers: Non-Dairy Hazelnut & Non-Dairy Caramel coffee creamers. Starbucks is not just a major coffee chain but a global brand so it’s only natural that they are on top of the coffee creamer game too and for sure they won’t miss out on the chance to cater to what vegans need.
> Read more: Vegan options at Starbucks.
Their flavors are based on two of their most popular coffee and one that you may definitely enjoy even at home. Both do have a delicious creamy texture and the taste – YUM!We can only hope and wait if they will churn out more coffee creamers in the future.
Mooala Plant-Based Creamer
Mooala has been churning out vegan friendly products and of course, they won’t get far behind the race with their very own Mooala Plant-Based Creamer. Their creamers are, of course, dairy-free, USDA organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and carrageenan-free.
They offer a Vanilla Bean flavor for a nice blend of real vanilla beans, almonds, and coconut cream. You may also try their Oats ‘n’ Crème which is a favorite creamer for morning coffee drinkers and a top barista’s choice. Or, you may for the Banana Nut creamer for a nutty and creamy play on their bestselling BananaMilk, it’s made with real banana and of course, NUTS!
Honest to Goodness
If you’re looking for some flavor-rich almond milk coffee creamer then maybe try Honest to Goodness’ products. Theirs is made from Madagascan vanilla beans and you may try 3 variations of it with their Unsweetened Madagascan Vanilla Bean, Himalayan Salted Caramel, and original Madagascan Vanilla Bean flavor.
They also have advocacy in place to give back to the Madagascan community where their beans are grown and while that may not have anything to do with taste, it does add a nice flavor to your cup knowing that each sip contributes to a good cause.
Trader Joe’s Coconut Creamer
Trader Joe’s Coconut Creamer is one of the most non-glamorous products you’ll see on our list but nonetheless really REALLY good tasting non-dairy coffee creamers that you can find.
This coconut creamer has the sweetness which is just perfect if you’re just looking to mellow down the acidity on your cuppa. One of the most trusted vegan coffee creamers there is and they also have a soy option. No curdling just pure creamer.
Califia Unsweetened Almond Milk Creamer
Made with real almonds as well as coconut cream to make sure that it’s got that rich creamy taste, the Califia Unsweetened Almond Milk Creamer is definitely a must-try for vegan coffee lovers.
This creamer has one of the thickest consistency on our list and if you’re looking for heavy cream for your coffee then this is your best bet. You can taste the almond really well and it froths up nicely plus it ain’t grainy at all nor bitter.
So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk Creamer
So Delicious Organic Coconut Milk Creamer is perhaps not really that popular compared to the ones that we’ve listed so far but it’s definitely worth the attention.
For one, this brand is a veteran in the industry so they have the credibility to back it all up and the right taste to their coffee creamer to prove their worth. They have coconut milk, original, Snickerdoodle, Caramel, and Creamy Vanilla flavors and every time we tried one out we were not only surprised but also completely satisfied.
Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer
If you want a little bit of unique flavor to your coffee creamer then go for the Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer. It has a dried coconut milk base as well as coconut nectar but what’s unique about it is the use of marine algae to boost calcium as well as healthy MCT contents for this creamer.
After all, the brand ain’t called superfoods for nothing, and their constant exploration of flavors yields a lot of benefits for the consumer. They also have turmeric, unsweetened, and cacao flavors.
Nutpods Unsweetened Dairy-Free Creamer
Nutpods Unsweetened Dairy-Free Creamer is also one of the not-too-sweet options on our list. This one has a simple yet flavorful taste and is guaranteed to be as creamy as they come.
The taste is also quite consistent and always reliable so you won’t miss a bit every time you sip a cuppa. This creamer also does not separate or feather into your coffee like how soy milk is sometimes and for some coffee aficionados, that’s quite a big deal.
After all, coffee should not only taste good but also has the reputation to look good.
I hope this article has helped you to find the vegan coffee creamer that’s perfect for your morning cup of joe. If not, feel free to reach out and share with us which one is your favorite or comment below to let us know!