Paleo Coffee Creamer

I may have mentioned it before – C is addicted to coffee.  But she likes it sweet and milky.

We tried adding butter and coconut oil as an alternative as seen in this post on Bulletproof Coffee but she didn’t like it.  We then tried adding an egg based on this post from Marks Daily Apple.  Again, she did not like the taste even with sugar added.

So I came up with a paleo, sugar-free version of a coffee creamer for her to use as I was not happy with all the sugar that she was consuming.  Dates provide a small amount of sweetness and coconut milk makes it creamy and provides some healthy fats.  The other wonderful thing about this recipe is that it is simple enough for C to make by herself whenever she needs to….

Paleo Coffee Creamer

C's third cup of the day....  coffee with paleo coffee creamer

C’s third cup of the day…. coffee with paleo coffee creamer

2 oz date puree or stoneless whole dates

1/2 cup boiling water

1 can coconut milk

1 pinch of salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp  pure vanilla extract

You can use either whole stoneless dates or a date puree to make this.  I used a date puree because that is what I have.  Make sure that your date puree is not sweetened with extra sugar – dates are sweet enough as they are!


Put the date puree, along with 1/2 cup of boiling water into your blender and blend until it is fairly smooth.  A few bits of dates is OK.


Add the remaining ingredients and blend until it is smooth and uniform in texture


Finally transfer to your jar and use in your coffee.


I store this in a small mason jar in the fridge.  This amount easily fills the jar and leaves just enough over to make a cup of coffee.  It will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days, but in our house it never lasts that long before it is all used up.

To use, you simply add the required amount to your coffee.  Depending on the temperature your fridge is set at it may become solid…. if this happens, just spoon the creamer on top of your coffee and stir in – it won’t affect the taste.

This is a pale creamy brown colour, with a subtle taste of cinnamon and vanilla.  You don’t taste the dates or the coconut.  They just add creaminess and a little sweetness.

11 thoughts on “Paleo Coffee Creamer

  1. Thanks for a alternative, been looking for a coffee creamer to use during my whole30. Made a batch of creamer from another website that is just flat in taste so I hope this recipe is good. Will make soon.

  2. this is just devine! I made mine with coconut cream rather than coconut milk (that’s what was in the pantry!) and it thickened into a mouse like consistency in the fridge – delicious as a topping on fruit or paleo granola! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  3. Update: Did my whole30 successfully, and the creamer was great. I did add an extra date to it to kick up the sweetness but otherwise it was yummy. :3

    • No it doesn’t curdle – it just needs to be stirred in well if it is cold straight from the fridge as it may go a little solid and will need to melt in the hot coffee.

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