The Great Big Vegan Coffee Creamer Guide

By KD Angle-Traegner | Updated Jan. 18, 2018

Let’s talk about vegan coffee creamer. There’s something terrific about a dollop of cream in coffee or tea. I love the way it swirls in the mug; it’s pretty to watch.

Do you like creamer? Good news. A surprising amount of vegan options is available. Choices made from soy, coconut, almond, and flax are now found in most grocery stores. Besides that, dairy-free coffee creamer is easy to make at home.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Did You Know?

People have been talking about vegan coffee creamer since the very beginning. Donald Watson, the founder of veganism, talked about it in 1944, in the first issue of The Vegan News. At that time there weren’t many dairy-free options.

According to him, we needed better substitutes. “The elimination of milk undoubtedly presents the greatest difficulty,” explains Watson. “Nut milk is a good substitute, but it does not go well in tea.”

Luckily for us vegans, that’s a thing of the past.

Vegan Coffee Creamer Shopping Guide

Finding dairy-free coffee creamer isn’t hard. Most grocery stores carry at least one brand. You’ll see it in both the cold section and where powdered creamers are.

When shopping for vegan coffee creamer, first check the label carefully. Look for hidden animal ingredients like lactose, whey, or casein, which are common in non-dairy coffee creamers.

Finally, look for brands that use the term ‘vegan’ on the label. Some brands have one, others don’t.

Cold Vegan Coffee Creamers

  • Califia Farms
    Coconut Milk & Almond Milk Better Half Blends: Vanilla, Hazelnut, Unsweetened, Original
    Almond Milk Flavors: Unsweetened, Hazelnut, Vanilla, Pecan Caramel, Dulce de Leche
  • Ripple
    Pea Milk Blends: Half & Half, Vanilla Dairy-Free
  • Silk
    Almond Milk Flavors: Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut, Sweet & Creamy
    Soymilk Flavors: Original, Hazelnut, Vanilla
  • So Delicious
    Coconut Milk Flavors: French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Original
    Barista-Style Coconut Milk Blends: Original, French Vanilla
    Almond Milk Flavors: Caramel, Hazelnut, French Vanilla
  • Trader Joe’s
    Soymilk Creamer

Do you make a vegan coffee creamer that isn’t listed? Contact me.


Powdered Vegan Coffee Creamers

  • Ecos
    Virgin Coconut Creamer
  • Laird Superfood
    Original Superfood Creamer, Unsweetened, Turmeric, Cacao, Instafuel
  • Pacific
    Barista Series: Soy, Almond, Coconut
  • So Delicious
    Barista-Style Coconut Milk Blends: Original or French Vanilla

Do you make a vegan coffee creamer that isn’t listed? Contact me.


Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipes

Delicious vegan coffee creamer isn’t just found at your local grocery or health food store. You can also make them at home. Therefore, here are a few vegan recipes that are easy to prepare.

Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Vegan Vanilla Coffee Creamer from Healthy Slow Cooking | Vegan Coffee Creamer Guide | Your Daily Vegan

Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Vegan Vanilla Coffee Creamer
Healthy Slow Cooking (Photo: Kate Lewis)

Recipes to Try

Do you have a vegan recipe that isn’t listed? Contact me.

Vegan Coffee Creamer Guide | Your Daily Vegan

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The Great Big Vegan Coffee Creamer Guide - This vegan coffee creamer guide is packed with all the dairy-free information you need like a comprehensive shopping guide, plus recipes to try at home.

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