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.
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.
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.
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.
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.