At last, dairy-free powdered creamer has arrived! But how does Coconut Cloud taste and perform? …
Coconut Cloud Powdered Creamer: The Inside Scoop
Coconut Cloud Creamer has an amazingly fine, powdery texture that makes straight coconut milk powder look downright chunky.
Yet the ingredients are few and simple. Coconut Cloud contains just Non-GMO coconut cream powder (coconut cream, tapioca syrup, dipotassium phosphate) and rice starch. Yes, it’s carrageenan-free and made without titanium dioxide or caseinates (milk proteins).
Coconut Cloud Consistency: Is it Dreamy?
I used Coconut Cloud as directed, 1 tablespoon in a mug of hot tea (or coffee if you prefer). After a brief stir, it melted right in and turned my black tea into a deep tan hue. It added a gentle creamy influence with more of a full-bodied mouth feel – something that many dairy-free creamers struggle to attain. And unlike chilled liquid creamers, it didn’t threaten to cool off my nice hot brewed tea. As I slowly sipped the beverage over a 15 minute time span, the creamer did separate just a touch. Even after a second stir, there was a little starch that settled making the last sip powdery and unpleasant. Next time, I’ll avoid being so efficient at finishing every last drop!
Coconut Cloud Taste: Heavenly for Some
In terms of the taste, I’ve seen mixed reviews about Coconut Cloud Creamer, which seemed to be based on people’s expectations. So, I’m going to let you know what to expect! Though “coconut” is present all over the packaging, and is indeed the first ingredient, this creamer does not have a very pronounced coconut taste. If you are an extreme coconut hater, then I would move on. On the contrary, if you simply love the taste of coconut in everything, know that this creamer aims for a more neutral flavor.
The tapioca syrup adds just 2 grams of sugars per serving, and helps to further offset the coconut flavor. When tasted straight, it does add a clean, pleasant sweetness, but in tea or coffee, it’s very mild. I personally like that the sugars are kept low, so I can sweeten (or not) as desired. But I do think the addition of vanilla would really escalate this dairy-free creamer.
Coconut Cloud Uses: Beyond Beverages
Dairy-free powdered creamer may be a boon for travel and work, but I think it could also perform beautifully in recipes. I recommend giving it a try in oatmeal (or packets on the go!) in bread machine recipes, and anywhere that powdered milk may be called for. Just be sure that the light sweetness is still suitable.
According to the Coconut Cloud website, you can also reconstitute their powdered creamer for a speedy coconut milk. You can mix 3 tablespoons of Coconut Cloud Dairy-Free Creamer with 8 ounces of water to produce 1 cup of light coconut milk. Increase the creamer amount to 1/4 cup for full-fat coconut milk.
Certifications: Coconut Cloud Dairy-Free Creamer is Certified Gluten Free. It’s also labeled as non-GMO and vegan, but we did not note certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Coconut Cloud Dairy-Free Creamer is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Coconut Cloud website at www.coconutcloud.net.