Are you looking for the perfect vegan coffee creamer for your morning cuppa? It’s not that hard to find, let me tell you that!
In fact, my top favorites are coconut cloud non-dairy coffee creamer and the Mooala plant-based creamer.
There is a wide selection of vegan coffee creamers out there. You just have to find the safest brand for your vegan diet.
But you’ll have to live with the fact that these creamers are often loaded with sugar and calories which can be detrimental to your health if consumed in large amounts. So, it’s probably wise for you to take your coffee black without the additives.
Speaking of vegan coffee creamers, I have compiled my top favorites in this post.
What Do Vegans Use as Creamer?
I have recently tried the Starbucks caramel oat milk creamer and it’s way too sweet even if I just used a little on my coffee. So, I’m ruling out Starbucks creamer on this list.
And now my newest favorite is the classic silk coffee creamer. I love it because it does not contain tons of foreign substances. Plus, it’s really creamy!
So, I’ve done a little research about what most vegans use as coffee creamer, and here’s what I’ve found:
Mooala Plant-Based Creamer
Made with real, organic, and non-GMO almonds and coconut cream. This gluten-free, dairy-free creamer has no added sugar and comes in three different flavors: Banana Nut, Vanilla Bean, and Oats ‘n Creme.
The banana and vanilla flavored ones are made with real organic banana puree and vanilla bean, but the oat variety only contains oat flavor and not actual oats.
Even better, Mooala’s plant-based creamers are also keto and Whole30 approved!
This plant-based non-dairy creamer is free of hydrogenated oils and artificial ingredients with just 15 calories, 0.5 g of fat, and 2 g of sugar per serving.
The Barista Blend, in particular, gives a delectable nutty flavor and is jam-packed with calcium and Omega-3s!
This soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free product brings all the creamy goodness you’re after. You get all the yum of creamer guilt-free.
Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer
It might not look appetizing when you first open the bag, but this keto, Paleo, and vegan product is absolutely amazing.
Unlike most other brands it contains no sugar additives, artificial ingredients, sweeteners, artificial colors, or chemicals.
Even the flavored varieties are sweetened with coconut sugar or maple sugar and spiked with pure ingredients, like organic raw cacao, organic turmeric powder, or even functional mushrooms! And it comes in 11 different flavors!
Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer
The Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer comes both sweetened and unsweetened and seamlessly submerges into your hot coffee even without stirring.
It is made with purified water, coconut cream, almonds, the three nuts, and has less than 2% of acacia gum, sunflower lecithin, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, sea salt.
And, you can not ignore the varieties of flavor they have to offer including seasonal pumpkin!
While other brands were focused solely on making oats, soy, coconut, and almond creamers, Elmhurst launched the first hemp creamer on the market.
Their hemp creamer contains no added sugars, sweeteners, gums, oils, or carrageenan.
They also have plenty of other sweetened and unsweetened flavors! You can choose from cashew milk, walnut milk, hazelnut milk, Chai oat creamer, and many more.
Coconut Cloud Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer
Coconut Cloud comes in travel-friendly sticks and canister sizes. Also, it was the first vegan powdered creamer to hit the shelves.
While the coconut is its primary ingredient, the flavor is only subtle once added to your coffee.
Although their vegan options are fewer compared to other brands on the list, the Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel flavors are simply amazing.
Honest to Goodness
Similarly, Honest to Goodness also has a very limited range of options with only two main flavors: Madagascan Vanilla Bean and Himalayan Salted Caramel.
However, these flavors both come in sweetened and unsweetened versions. Their ingredients are globally sourced, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, and soy-free.
Made with just 7 ingredients or less, So Delicious offers six different flavors of both oatmeal and coconut creamer.
These creamers are absolutely delectable and healthy and all their vegan offerings are dairy-free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Project Verified.
Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe
Of course, the best way to really make sure that all ingredients used in your coffee creamer are vegan-friendly is to make it yourself.
There are a few homemade vegan coffee creamer recipes you can whip up in a matter of minutes.
If you’re looking for the richness of half-and-half but with the healthiness of vegan ingredients, try this cashew milk coffee creamer recipe!
It uses raw and unsalted cashews, water, and vanilla extract. Blend for a full minute until you achieve the thick consistency for your creamer.
Check out this video on how to make a homemade vegan coffee creamer!
Can Vegans Have Coffee Mate?
Yes, vegans can have Coffee Mate!
But you should be careful in choosing the right bottle because not all Coffee Mate is vegan. Only the ones made with coconut and almond milk are vegan.
So, be sure to check the ingredient lists before buying Coffee Mate.
Look for sugar oat milk and almond sweet creme – they’re the newest addition to Coffee Mate’s Natural Bliss line and are also made with vegan ingredients.
Why is Coffee Mate Bad For You?
Coffee Mate and any other creamer can be bad for you if used daily due to the oil that is partially hydrogenated which also makes an unhealthy transfat.
Partially hydrogenated oil is unhealthy to consume daily because it increases your risks of having really high bad cholesterol.
Some of the food that contains partially hydrogenated oil or large amounts of trans fat are:
- coffee creamers
- baked goods
- snack foods
- stick margarine
I can read your mind…
You’re probably off the idea of using Coffee Mate on your morning coffee but don’t be because it is safe to use in moderation.
Are Non-Dairy Creamers Vegan?
Yes, non-dairy creamers are vegan but only those that are made from soy, coconut, flax, or almond milk.
So, be sure to always check the packets and bottles of your creamer before using it on your coffee.
I always look for ingredients like whey, lactose, and casein because they are the most common animal ingredients so far. Next, I look for the label “vegan” to make sure that it is really vegan-friendly.
Always make it a habit to inspect the ingredients and nutrition facts of your coffee creamer to ensure it is vegan-friendly.
What is the Healthiest Non-Dairy Creamer?
Here’s a list healthiest non-dairy creamer which happens to be nutritionist-approved too:
- Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Creamer
- Califia Farms Original Better Half Coconut Cream and Almondmilk Creamer
- New Barn Barista Almondmilk Creamer
- Ripple Original Plant-based Half & Half
Personally, I really love the Califia Orginal Better Half because of the rich almond and coconut blend that’s not too sweet and overpowering. Plus, it only contains 20 calories and only 1 g of sugar per serving!
For now, this is the only creamer that I use for my daily iced (espresso) mocha!
Is Powdered Coffee Creamer Better than Liquid?
Powdered coffee creamers have a longer shelf life and don’t need to be refrigerated. So, it’s definitely better than the liquid one.
On the other hand, liquid creamers do need to be refrigerated after opening to avoid spoilage.
Powdered creamers have more calories and an additional fat per tablespoon than the liquid version. Although liquid creamer typically has fewer calories per serving, you need more of it on your coffee.
I’ve made a table comparing the nutritional value of powdered and liquid coffee creamer.
|Nutrient||Powdered Coffee Creamer||Liquid Coffee Creamer|
|Choline||0.30 mg||0 mg|
|Vitamin A||0 mcg||0.14 mcg|
|Carotene||0 mcg||1.28 mcg|
|Vitamin E||0.18 mg||0.11 mg|
|Tocopherol||0.18 mg||0.11 mg|
|Vitamin K||0.20 mcg||0.40 mcg|
|Calcium||0.28 mg||1.28 mg|
|Iron||0.04 mg||0 mg|
|Magnesium||0.14 mg||0 mg|
|Phosphorus||40.82 mg||9.07 mg|
|Potassium||94.83 mg||27.07 mg|
|Selenium||0 mcg||0.20 mcg|
|Sodium||17.58 mg||9.50 mg|
|Zinc||0.01 mg||0 mg|
|Protein||0.35 g||0.14 g|
|Fat||4.67 g||1.41 g|
|Saturated fatty Acids||2.71 g||0.28 g|
|Decanoic Acid||0.12 g||0.00 g|
|Dodecanoic Acid||0.96 g||0.01 g|
|Hexadecanoic Acid||0.45 g||0.12 g|
|Hexanoic Acid||0.01 g||0 g|
|Octadecanoic Acid||0.61 g||0.14 g|
|Octanoic Acid||0.16 g||0.00 g|
|Tetradecanoic Acid||0.38 g||0.00 g|
|Monounsaturated fatty Acids||1.39 g||1.07 g|
|Octadecenoic Acid||1.39 g||1.07 g|
|Polyunsaturated fatty Acids||0.06 g||0.00 g|
|Octadecadienoic Acid||0.05 g||0.00 g|
|Carbohydrate||8.40 g||1.61 g|
|Sugars||1.10 g||1.61 g|
Based on the table, I’d say there’s really not much difference nutritionally between liquid and powdered creamer. So, it really depends on your preference when it comes to choosing what’s best for your coffee.
So, there are different choices for vegan coffee creamers. You just have to find the ones that are vegan-approved.
There are several message boards online where you can ask for recommendations about the best vegan creamers for your coffee. Reddit is the best place for me!
Also, I suggest closely inspecting the packaging of your creamer to see if it contains animal ingredients. And if you feel unsure about a particular ingredient, you should call the manufacturer to find out if or not it is vegan.
True enough, coffee creamers can absolutely make your coffee taste wonderful but you should be careful not to put too much of it on your coffee to avoid any of the adverse effects.
I hope you find the best vegan creamer for your cuppa!