I recently purchased three Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers by Coffee-Mate to sample. I used to be a huge Coffee-Mate drinker before I cut back on dairy, sugar, and caffeine. But every once in awhile I want a hot cup of (decaf) coffee with a sweet treat added, so I was excited to see these Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers in my local store.
Tasting Notes for Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers
Like the original Coffee-Mate creamers, the Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers are thick and sweet. Because they contain all-natural ingredients, they do need a bit more of a shake before you pour.
Natural Bliss Caramel Almond Milk Creamer
This flavor is by far the most dessert-like of the three we tried. It’s so much fun to have dairy-free caramel flavor to play with! Besides being a decadent coffee addition, this creamer made fantastic French toast. I used it in place of milk when making French toast with sourdough bread, and the result was worthy of a fancy restaurant. We really liked the caramel flavor and sweetness contrasting with the tang of sourdough bread. I’m sure it would be a lovely addition to other recipes, too.
Ingredients (at my time of purchase): Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Pea Protein, Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Guar Gum (from the Guar Plant)
Natural Bliss Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer
The vanilla is a classic, versatile flavor that is nice to keep on hand. Besides being a mildly sweet addition to a hot cup of coffee, the vanilla is great for cooking. I can’t always find plain dairy-free creamer where I live, so I like knowing that this vanilla creamer is available. It’s nice to use as a substitute for cream or half and half in sweet baking applications–just omit the vanilla and some of the sugar from your recipe and you’re ready to go. My daughter uses the Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer in frosting recipes with great success.
Ingredients (at my time of purchase): Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Pea Protein, Baking Soda, Natural Flavor, Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Guar Gum (from the Guar Plant)
Natural Bliss Sweet Creme Coconut Milk Creamer
I found this creamer to be the most surprising. I tend to prefer almond milk to coconut milk, so I was surprised to discover that the Sweet Creme Coconut MIlk Creamer was my favorite flavor! It has a lovely rounded, sweet taste that I enjoyed in both coffee and tea. After testing, this was the flavor I kept coming back to as a hot beverage addition.
Ingredients (at my time of purchase): Coconut Milk (Water, Coconut Cream), Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Pea Protein, Baking Soda, Gellan Gum
Are Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers Really Dairy Free?
As we’ve shared previously, non-dairy creamers are notorious for actually containing some milk protein. But this isn’t always the case. Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers by Coffee-Mate are made without any dairy-based ingredients. And according to Coffee-Mate, “We have validated the cleaning procedures so there is no dairy left on the line when we run these non-dairy creamers.”
But of course, always confirm that processes are safe for your dairy-free needs. And be advised that some of the creamers under the Natural Bliss label are dairy-based. Look for the “Almond Milk” and “Coconut Milk” creamers specifically.
The Facts on Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers
Certifications: Nestle says the almond milk and coconut milk creamers are non-GMO and non-dairy.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan 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 Information: visit Nestle’s Coffee-Mate website at www.coffee-mate.com.
Buy Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers
Availability: Natural Bliss Non-Dairy Creamers are now available at retailers across the U.S. in the refrigerated coffee creamer section. However, the Hazelnut flavored Almond Milk creamer will be sold exclusively at Target stores.