Vegan Coffee Creamer Guide

« LAST UPDATE: 2 June 2021 »

PUBLISHED: 16 May 2015

Let’s talk 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 are available.

Today, choices made from soy, coconut, almond, and flax are in most grocery stores. Plus, dairy-free coffee creamer is easy to make at home.

Here’s everything you need to know.

QUICK FACTS

» Category: Vegan Food Guides
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Vegan Coffee Creamer Guide

PUBLISHED: 16 May 2015  »  LAST UPDATE: 2 June 2021

Let’s talk 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 are available.

Today, choices made from soy, coconut, almond, and flax are in most grocery stores. Plus, dairy-free coffee creamer is easy to make at home.

Here’s everything you need to know.

QUICK FACTS

» Category: Vegan Food Guides
» Minutes to Read: 5

 

Did You Know?

People have been talking about vegan coffee creamer since the start. Donald Watson, who coined veganism, talked about it in 1944, in the first issue of The Vegan News.

“The elimination of milk undoubtedly presents the greatest difficulty,” said Watson. “Nut milk is a good substitute, but it does not go well in tea.”

Luckily that’s a thing of the past.

 

Shopping Guide

It’s time to talk about the vegan coffee creamer basics.

Most likely, you know that dairy coffee creamer is made using the milk from animals like cows, sheep, or goats. Obviously, creamer made from these types of milk isn’t vegan.

So, what kind of coffee creamer is vegan? Non-dairy creamers made with almond, coconut, soy, oat, or another plant-based milk.

Here’s a list of the vegan coffee creamer brands.

Dairy-Free Milk

Look for dairy-free creamers in the refrigerated case of your favorite grocer / Source

Generally speaking, you’ll be able to find vegan coffee creamer brands in well-stocked grocery stores or natural foods markets. Even stores like Walmart stocks them. Look for the following brands either in the refrigerated section or with other powdered milk products.

Refrigerated Vegan Coffee Creamer Brands

  • Califia Farms
    Coconut Milk & Almond Milk Better Half Blends, Almond Milk Blends, and Barista Almond Milk Blends
  • Elmhurst
    Almond, Cashew, Oat, Hazelnuts, Walnut, and Hemp Blends
  • Silk
    Soymilk and Almond Milk Blends 
  • So Delicious
    Coconut Milk Blends, Barista-Style Coconut Milk Blends, and Almond Milk Flavors
  • Trader Joe’s
    Soymilk Creamer

Powdered Vegan Coffee Creamer Brands

  • 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

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Reading Food Labels:

Is non-dairy coffee creamer vegan?

Non-dairy coffee creamer made from plant milk like soy, coconut, flax, or almond milk is fine for vegans.

First, check for common animal ingredients in creamers such as lactose, whey, or casein. Next, look for words like “non-dairy” or “dairy-free.” Finally, look for brands that use the term ‘vegan’ on the label.

Some brands have one. Others don’t.

 

Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipes

Rich, creamy creamer isn’t just at your local grocery store or natural market. You can also make delicious creamer at home.

Here are dairy-free creamer recipes that are easy to prepare.

A glass mug of coffee with creamer being poured in

1. Minimalist Baker
Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer

A glass jar filled with creamer sitting next to a colorful coffee mug on a wooden table

2. Homemade Coffee Creamer
The Hidden Veggies

A white dinosaur-shaped creamer pouring into a glass cup filled with coffee

3. DIY Coffee Creamer
Vegan Dollhouse

A glass jar of creamer sitting on a kitchen counter with a cup of cashews and dates nearby
A small jug of non-dairy coffee creamer sitting on a wooden table.

5. Easy Almond Milk Creamer
Full of Plants

Pouring creamer into a glass jar.

6. Warming Spiced Coffee Creamer
Wholehearted Eats

Person pouring creamer into a white coffee mug on a table with a bowl of coffee beans and a halved fresh coconut
A glass jar filled with creamer sitting on a light yellow tea towel

8. Easy Oat Cream
Instant Veg

A tall, thin glass jar filled with creamer sitting on a table.

9. Dairy-Free Vanilla Creamer
Against All Grain

A carafe of creamer being poured into a glass jar on a table with pumpkins

10. Homemade Pumpkin Creamer
Joy Food Sunshine

Recipes

  1. Minimalist Baker
    Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer
  1. Homemade Vegan Coffee Creamer
    The Hidden Veggies
  1. DIY Vegan Coffee Creamer
    Vegan Dollhouse
  1. How-To Vegan Coffee Creamer
    The Edgy Veg
  1. Easy Almond Milk Creamer
    Full of Plants
  1. Warming Spiced Coffee Creamer
    Wholehearted Eats
  1. Light Coconut Milk Creamer
    Go Dairy-Free
  1. Easy Oat Cream
    Instant Veg
  1. Dairy-Free Vanilla Creamer
    Against All Grain
  1. Homemade Pumpkin Creamer
    Joy Food Sunshine
 
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