So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a full review of So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer, and they do reformulate periodically. So this is an informational review post only. I cannot yet give it a rating or offer personal notes on the taste, texture, etc. However, I have included review notes from others. And if you have tried it, please do leave a comment with your own review!

Unlike many non-dairy creamers, So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer is truly dairy free by ingredients, with no caseinates in sight. It’s also soy-free, carrageenan-free and made with the following short list of ingredients: filtered water, organic coconut cream, cane sugar, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, and natural flavor. It’s sold refrigerated in quarts and cute little pints.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer Review - The perfect dairy-free creamy coffee companion

The fabulous Heather of Heather Eats Almond Butter shared the following honest feedback with us on So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer.

Okay, it’s time for some coffee talk. I’ve been drinking hot water with lemon most mornings, but when a box of So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer arrived, I busted out the decaf.

Heather, how about some coffee with your cream?

I tried the Original flavor first, and although it does contains cane sugar, 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, I managed to salvage the rest by making some pretty tasty dairy-free “Nutella” ice-cream.

Still loving the ice-cream maker!

Into my ice cream maker went 2 cups So Delicious Dairy Free Hazelnut Coconut Creamer and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder. That’s it. It was lovely.

My only problem with So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer (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, it is followed quickly by sweetener. 1 tablespoon 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, which has 20 calories and only 1 gram of sugar per serving. Much better.

And Hannah of Bittersweet also weighed in with her own tasting notes on So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer.

Ever since brewing up my very first cup of mud so many years ago as a wee preteen, using my little pink Hello Kitty coffee maker and all, I’ve been a strictly black coffee kind of gal. No sugar, no cream, thank you very much. Simply a means of getting a quick caffeine pick me up, it’s always been a no-frills affair. However, you’ll rarely be able to poke around in my fridge without finding at least one pint of dairy-free creamer chilling out. An incredibly useful ingredient, it often finds its way into baked goods and desserts of all varieties, adding richness and sweetness like no other vegan alternative. Up until recently though, that creamer was always soy-based, as there were simply no other options out there.

You’ve probably already guessed it, but this looks like another job for coconut!

The Original was surprisingly less sweet than expected, and very neutral in flavor. Agreeable enough to pair well with any flavored coffee, it would also happily blend into the background of any baked good. And despite its subtlety, there’s not a hint of coconut flavor. A truly impressive feat in my book.

On the contrary, the French Vanilla was quite sweet, and would be overkill if you added sugar to your coffee, too. Perfectly suited for making fancy lattes if one so desired, its light, floral vanilla essence adds volumes of flavor. Easily my top pick of the group, this one convinced me that there may be merit in coffees lightened with creamer yet.

Now fighting a mean coffee buzz, it seemed time to put away the brew and pull out the ice cream machine instead. By far my favorite use for creamer, it was only a matter of minutes before the Hazelnut coconut creamer was whipped into a dairy-free ice cream base with a touch of vanilla bean paste, and then was churning away.

I served it straight out of the machine like soft serve, and oh, what a treat it was. Ultra smooth and creamy, it was unbelievable that such a simple concoction could be so good. Though it has the vague aroma of almond extract, it is easily distinguishable on the tongue, with more complex nuances than almond. Happily, it’s not the least bit bitter, as some hazelnut-infused foods can be.

So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer Review - The perfect dairy-free creamy coffee companion

The Facts on So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer

Certifications: So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer is Certified Kosher DE (they are dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines or in the facility. See our Understanding Kosher guide), Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten Free, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients,So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. Other than the Hazelnut flavor, they are also nut-free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and 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 So Delicious website at sodeliciousdairyfree.com.

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.

12 Comments

  1. WILL BE TRYING THIS STUFF. I WOULD NOT GO TO ANY HEALTH FOOD STORE TO GET THESE PRODUCTS. FIRST LOOK IN YOUR LOCAL MARKETS, AND IF WORSE GETS TO WORSE, THEN I’D LOOK IN THE HEALTH FOOD STORES. HEALTH FOOD STORES ARE KNOWN FOR BEING OVERPRICED, SOMETIMES 21/2 TO 3 TIMES MORE THAN MARKETS/SUPER STORES. FOR THE VERY SAME ITEMS, JUST SO YOU CAN SAY “I BOUGHT IT AT A HEALTH FOOD STORE”?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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