Plant-based creamers are gaining traction in the coffee industry. Two years ago, one of the biggest creamer brands, Coffee-Mate released vegan creamers. More recently, Danone announced dairy-free creamer singles. Trader Joe’s also released seasonal plant-based creamer and coffee giant, Starbucks has been introducing more plant-based drinks. There are also new dairy-free milk options appearing on the market often such as oat milk and sesame milk. The availability of so many plant-based options is convincing coffee drinkers to switch the dairy in their coffee for tasty and healthier vegan options.
At the 2018 Coffee, Tea, and Water show, Datassential presented research that revealed just how many people are aware of and using plant-based creamers. Their research found that 64% of coffee-drinkers add creamer or milk to their coffee, 83% of those consumers are interested in plant-based options, 34% use plant-based creamers often, and 33% use plant-based creamers sometimes. Datassential explained that consumers believe the plant-based options are much healthier than traditional milk and creamers made with dairy.
Another reason for the growth of plant-based milk and creamers is the incredibly large variety of products available made from different plants and nuts such as soy, almond, coconut, flax, hemp, oat, rice, pea, chia, quinoa, and more. With so many options that are indeed healthier than dairy, it’s no wonder coffee lovers are making the switch!
Make Your Own Coffee Creamer
If you don’t want to use store-brought creamer or just want to try your hand at making your own, here are some delicious recipes from our Food Monster App that will elevate your coffee:
1. Mason Jar Irish Coffee Creamer
Source: Mason Jar Irish Coffee Creamer
Love coffee creamers, but hate having to buy them? Rachel Hanawalt‘s Mason Jar Irish Coffee Creamer recipe uses common ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. All you need is an eco-friendly mason jar to shake it up!
2. Almond Macadamia Nut Creamer
Source: Almond-Macadamia Nut Creamer
This Almond-Macadamia Nut Creamer from Raw and Radiant is an amazing thick milk that can be used for coffee, tea, or the base of homemade ice cream. By using less water and adding macadamia nuts to the mix it creates the perfect creamy milk.
3. Amaretto Coffee Creamer
Source: Amaretto Coffee Creamer
Instead of buying coffee creamer, make Crissy Cavanaugh‘s Amaretto Coffee Creamer in two seconds flat! Ok…maybe a little more than that, but not much!
We hope you enjoy these delicious plant-based creamers or take advantage of the many options now available in stores! For more delicious recipes, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.