If you like flavored coffee creamer in your morning cup, try this Clean Eating Coconut Coffee Creamer recipe for a healthy, indulgent treat. It’ll wake your tastebuds with no artificial flavors or colors.
Just got back from a whirlwind few days away in Portsmouth, NH with my honey celebrating our 23rd anniversary. Woo hoo! Had a great time, great weather, great company. Can’t wait to go back again.
Portsmouth is such a great NewEngland coastal city and if you get a chance to visit New Hampshire, do stop in and visit. You won’t be disappointed. Portsmouth is a gorgeous city with history, and I’ll fill you in more on a weekend post soon… coming to a blog near you!
One afternoon it was warm and we sat outside in the shade of a lovely specialty coffee shop downtown, Breaking New Grounds. Relaxing in the cool with that freshly ground coffee aroma got me thinking about my love of coffee.
I never did learn to drink my coffee black. I remember my mom suggesting that would be a good idea early on in my coffee tasting adventures. Excellent advice. But I never could get accustomed to the bitter after taste in a high end cup of joe.
I always doctor up my coffee just a bit. And it might not be considered authentic by the coffee snobs. But that’s ok. I like it. And I’m the one drinking it.
So I started drinking coffee occasionally after my first baby arrived. He wasn’t a good sleeper. (Understatement.) Which means neither was I. Some mornings I needed a little java wake up call just to get going. Since I couldn’t drink it black, I’d buy the fun flavored creamers in the refrigerated section.
Then one day I took the time to read the ingredient label and was pretty shocked to see all the chemicals, preservatives and additives. So I switched to a splash of half and half with a little raw sugar in my cup.
But recently I’ve been seeing all these fun flavored coffees advertised at Dunkins’ and Starbucks. Raspberry. Blueberry. Coconut. And I got thinking about those creamers I used to love.
So I jumped on the gourmet coffee bandwagon and started experimenting to see if I could make a delicious coffee creamer at home without all the chemicals and additives. And guess what? I can!
Coconut is such a great coffee flavor and a side benefit is that coconut milk is also super healthy!
For this creamer, I used a coconut oil that remains liquid I found in my local health food store. And I also used organic culinary coconut milk from a carton (not the refrigerated coconut milk beverage) by So Delicious. (You can also use canned coconut milk.)
Love a little splash of this natural Coconut Coffee Creamer in my morning coffee for a special treat. Hope you will too!
Coconut Coffee Creamer Recipe
- 1 - 14 ounce can coconut milk
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil I bought the kind that remains liquid
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey or sweetener of your choice
- Optional: a few drops of coconut extract
- Combine all ingredients in the blender and process until combined.
- Use as a creamer in your favorite coffee!
- Refrigerate leftovers in a tightly covered mason jar.
You may also like: Starbucks Coffee Whipped Cream
nancy mcmahan says
Don’t usually like flavored creamers much but love coconut so just might try this.
Oh I hope you do! 🙂 I have just a little bit left from this batch for my coffee tomorrow morning… and I’ll need the java big time – catching a 5:35 a.m. flight in Boston in the morning. Headed to a wedding. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Wow Allie, your coffee addiction – errr, I meant love – started much later than mine did – I’ve been drinking coffee since I was 12 – I tell people that’s the reason why my cousins are at a higher “altitude” than I am 😉
I usually save those flavored coffee creamers for special occasions – but this is one tasty flavored coffee creamer that I wouldn’t feel guilty about enjoying all the time! Love this my friend – thanks so much for sharing!
BTW, Portsmouth looks gorgeous and while that coffeehouse sounds so serene and a worthy visit, if I find myself in that part of town, am coming over to see ya! Happy 23rd Anniversary to you and your hubs – may God bless y’all through many many many more years of happiness together. Happy Wednesday!
You are so funny Shashi. So your cousins are at a higher altitude than you? Mine too. So what’s my excuse? Ba ha ha. Hope you’re having a great weekend!
oh yum! I can’t wait to try this! guess what? our 22nd anniversary is this Saturday and Lars told me last night he booked a room in Portsmouth!!! I had no idea and I told him how excited I was and that was a good choice and then told him how you guys just did that!!
That is awesome Kellie. What a funny coincidence. You are going to have the best time ever. I love Portsmouth! A very very Happy Anniversary to you and Lars and may you have many more wonderful years ahead, sweet friend. #22yearsstrong
Taylor Kiser says
Can’t wait to try this! Sounds delicious!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
This creamer sounds like the perfect addition to my morning cup of coffee!
Aunt Pinkie says
Sounds so good! See you on Friday!
Cynthia | What A Girl Eats says
My daughter has been drinking coconut milk in her coffee lately…I’ll have to make this for her!
Dear Allie, I should try this for my daughter. She loves all those coffee creamers. This all natural homemade version is something I would love to try especially with the touch of coconut. I am so happy to hear you and John had a beautiful, relaxing trip for your anniversary! xo, Catherine
Happy anniversary, Allie! How great that you two had the chance to get away. I can’t wait to hear all about Portsmouth when you have the chance to share. I am totally on the same page about the coffee. I have never been able to drink it black, always need to add lots (lots!) of milk. I love flavours, but rarely indulge. Love this healthy option – what a treat!, and I go bananas for creamy coconut. I think I’ll be enjoying this in the next few weeks. Thanks for the idea, lovely creation! Xoxo
Thanks so much Carina, I can’t wait to tell you about Portsmouth. It’s such a neat city with the coolest architecture and tons of history. I hope you’re doing well, having a good summer. I really am, it’s been so nice posting less and spending more time actually “living”. I know you get it. Flying out of Boston early early in the a.m., heading to a wedding, I won’t be so far from you — Wisconsin. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. XO
Félicitations pour ton anniversaire Allie! J’ai vu les photos en FB et elles sont très belles, vous étiez si jaunes et très beaux tous les deux.
J’adore le café et j’aurais aimé partagé cette recette avec toi 😉 xoxo