So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer

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OK, time for some coffee talk…

Heather, how about some coffee with your cream?

 

I’ve been drinking hot water with lemon most mornings, but when my box of So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamers arrived, I busted out the decaf.

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I tried the original flavor first, and although it does contains cane juice, it was not sweet at all. However, after adding some liquid stevia drops, it was perfect. Rich, creamy, and slightly sweet.  The French vanilla creamer was great all on its own, but the hazelnut…no thanks.  It was way too sweet and tasted fake, even though it does not contain any artificial ingredients.  The contents of that mug ended up in the sink.  However, it did make for some pretty tasty Nutella ice-cream. 

Still loving the ice-cream maker!

 

2 cups So Delicious hazlenut creamer + 2 TBSP cocoa powder. That’s it.  Lovely.

I’ve heard the creamers are available at Whole Foods, and I would highly recommend the original all well as the French vanilla flavors as far as taste goes.  The hazelnut? Yeah, not so much.  My only problem with the creamers (besides the fact that the hazelnut tasted like I was doing straight shots of amaretto) is that they all contain sugar, including the original flavor.  Even though organic coconut milk is listed as the first ingredient in the French vanilla followed by organic evaporated cane juice, 1 TBSP contains 20 calories, 0 fat, and 4 grams of sugar.  That’s a lot of sugar folks, especially for the amount of creamer I use.  I think I’ll stick with the original, 20 calories and only 1 gram of sugar per serving.  Much better.

This is a third party review submitted by the fabulous Heather of Heather Eats Almond Butter. For more information about these creamers, visit the Turtle Mountain (aka So Delicious) website.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

11 Comments

  1. Jessica Champion on

    I discovered these creamers when I was nursing my milk protein allergic son. He is now 2 and I stopped nursing nearly a year ago, and I have never gone back to half & half. I love the flavor of the original but the french vanilla is too sweet for my taste. I stock up on the bigger shelf stable “barista” boxes when I can find them. I don’t think I will ever go back to regular cream.

  2. I have tried the hazelnut creamer. It is sweet but that is the way that I like my coffee. However, I liked it better when I added it to a cup of hot chocolate. Very yummy.

  3. I have trriedd these and thought they were quite good- then too, I like y coffee sweet and although they arent the ‘rrichest’ creamers tey had a nice taste and my coffee was great. I agree, it would be a very light creamer if you tried cooking with it.

    • Tehachapi John on

      I don’t know what if you’re talking about your own physical reactions, but it appears that they have changed their formula for the French Vanilla creamer for the worse. It used to take very little to produce a satisfying color, taste and texture in my coffee. Lately the effect is decidedly like pouring milk that has gone bad into my coffee. The product seems watered down and, after stirring it in, little specs of white float on the top just like curdled milk. Gross! I don’t know what they did, but I have called them and left a message. Hopefully they will call back. Has anyone else had this experience?

      • I am having this same experience! Not even a month ago I loved the French vanilla creamer but all of a sudden it acts curdled! I have read that so delicious was bought by some major corporation and I’m wondering if that’s the problem. Have you tried the regular? I’m going to try it with my own sweetner and see if that helps. Very disappointed.

          • I received an email back from So Delicious stating…
            “We have been working on new recipes for our coconut milk coffee creamers so they will be titanium dioxide free and carrageenan free. We are in a bit of an awkward transition phase right now and are still working on the recipe. Fans asked for simpler ingredients and we are responding. Our first step has been to remove titanium dioxide, which is what you are noticing now. The only ingredient whitening our coconut milk coffee creamers is even more organic coconut milk. You may notice that our creamer doesn’t whiten your coffee the way it has in the past. Be careful not to over pour and use the same amount you have before. This may be somewhat confusing because it still says titanium dioxide on the packaging.” And so on. So it seems it’ll be different but hopefully they fix the problem eventually.

    • I would consider it more of a light cream substitute, but it would depend on the recipe in terms of how it would work out. Some heavy cream recipes work just fine with a light cream.

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