Coconut Cloud Powdered Coconut Milk Creamer

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Price:
$8.99 per 8-ounce package (23 servings)

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Rating:
4
On June 20, 2016
Last modified:June 21, 2016

Summary:

This innovative product has a surprisingly fine texture that melts right into a hot cuppa Joe. It provides a lightly creamy, full-bodied consistency but a very mild taste that is neither overly sweet nor strongly coconut. As a powder, a little did settle in my mug and I would love a little more oomph in the flavor, but overall it does its job, travels and stores insanely well, and has the potential for great versatility in recipes.

At last, dairy-free powdered creamer has arrived! But how does Coconut Cloud taste and perform? …

Coconut Cloud Dairy-Free Powdered Coconut Milk Creamer (Review) - vegan, gluten-free, natural and portable

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.

Coconut Cloud Dairy-Free Powdered Coconut Milk Creamer (Review) - vegan, gluten-free, natural and portable

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 Dairy-Free Powdered Coconut Milk Creamer (Review) - vegan, gluten-free, natural and portable

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 Dairy-Free Powdered Coconut Milk Creamer (Review) - vegan, gluten-free, natural and portable

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.

Coconut Cloud Dairy-Free Powdered Coconut Milk Creamer (Review) - vegan, gluten-free, natural and portable

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.

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.

7 Comments

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  2. Wow, I always thought I wasn’t a powdered creamer kind of girl, but this certainly has changed my mind! This looks amazing and would be an awesome product to try with my morning cup of coffee!

    • Thank you! Yes, since it does have a touch of coconut sugar in it, it is a touch sweeter than regular coconut milk, but I think since a little sweetener is added to most recipes using coconut milk (often even curries and such), it could still be an easy fit!

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