Vegan coffee lovers, rejoice! With the rise in popularity of vegan plant-based milk over the past several years, there are PLENTY of vegan coffee creamers to choose from to take your morning cuppa Joe from drab to fab. Even if you aren’t vegan but are simply looking to reduce dairy, these non-dairy options won’t disappoint.
In this episode of the podcast we break down the most popular vegan coffee creamers and tell you a little about each so that you can decide for yourself if they’re right for you.
No time to listen? No problem! Read on for a summary of what we discuss.
Not All Non-Dairy Creamers Are Vegan
Before we get started with our list, it’s important to remember that not all non-dairy creamers are necessarily “vegan.” Unless the product specifically states that it’s vegan you still need to check the ingredients list to ensure there aren’t animal products such as whey, casein, or lactose. If you are a vegan (or are just trying to reduce animal products in your diet) you should steer clear of these ingredients.
We’ve made it easy for you by curating this list of vegan creamers. Some of these creamers we’ve tried ourselves while others come highly recommended by members of our trusted closed Facebook group, The Peas and Carrots Society — our #1 trusted resource for recommendations. Let’s get started!
Our List of Top Vegan Coffee Creamers
Trader Joe’s Coconut Creamer
I’ve used this one in the past and absolutely love it. Larissa isn’t a coconut lover so this isn’t one of her favorites. From my perspective, the coconut is not overpowering but it does give the creamer it a great flavor. You can find Trader Joe’s Original Coconut Creamer as well as their soy creamer at your local TJ’s.
Made from almonds and coconuts, one of the first things I noticed with Nut Pods coffee creamers was their fun flavor options. Their current vegan creamer offerings are:
- French Vanilla
- Cinnamon Swirl
- Toasted Marshmallow
- Cotton Candy
- Confections Collection
- Coconut Macaroon
You can also pick up a variety pack to try out a few different flavors.
In 2020, Starbucks made vegan options more accessible by launching a line of non-dairy creamers nationwide. The new flavors are inspired by customers’ favorite in-store beverages, including the Hazelnut Latte and Caramel Macchiato. They’re crafted with sweet, buttery caramel and hints of vanilla flavor.
Starbucks creamers are made with a blend of almond and oat milks.
This is another creamer that I have tried and really like. One sad piece of news is that the founder of Califia, Greg Steltenpohl, passed away in 2021. You can read more about the mission of Califia Farms on their About Us page.
Califia has a wide array of flavors that will suit anyone’s taste buds. Their creamers are made from a variety of oat, hemp, coconut, and almond milks.
Silk is a pioneer in the plant-based milk industry. In fact, they’ve been around since 1977 so they’ve had a lot of time to work on perfecting their products.
They are non-GMO and B Corp certified, and are passionate about sustainability.
They offer a variety of vegan coffee creamers made from oat milk, soy, and almond milks. They also offer a half and half alternative as well as a one for heavy whipping cream.
Laird vegan coffee creamers are made from 100% coconut milk. They are non-GMO, Kosher certified, and all organic with zero sugar additives, artificial ingredients, sweeteners, artificial colors, or chemicals.
The thing that makes Laird’s a bit different than the other brands we’ve talked about is that they infuse their creamers with real Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla and a mineral-rich calcified sea algae called Aquamin.
Some studies show that Aquamin can be beneficial to bone health as well as digestion.
Oatly vegan creamers are made from, you guessed it, oat milk! Their product description as well as some customer reviews on Amazon note that this vegan creamer works VERY well for frothing. So if you’re thinking about whipping up a specialty coffee drink, this may be the vegan creamer for you.
So you are a barista? Perfect. This carton of Barista Edition oat drink is made from liquid oats, which means it isn’t overly sweet or excessively heavy. What it is is fully foamable, putting you in total control over the density and performance of your foam.
If you’re allergic to soy or nuts, Ripple may be the creamer for you. Made from Sunflower Oil and
So Delicious is another company that’s been around for a while. 30 years to be exact! In addition to their delicious dairy-free offerings, they also care a lot about the planet. They are a Certified B Corporation and, as they say on their website, are proud to use their brand as a force for good.
Certified vegan and Non-GMO project certified. No artificial flavors or colors, hydrogenated oils, soy, added MSG, or trans fats.
Coffee Mate Natural Bliss
It’s great to see companies like Coffee Mate expand their traditionally all-dairy product lines into the plant-based world. Their line of almond milk creamers come in caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, sweet cream, and vanilla flavors.
As you can see from our list, there are plenty of vegan creamers to choose from, so there’s no need to sacrifice taste to stay true to your lifestyle.
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