When it comes to dairy-free milk, there are more choices than ever. The shelves are filled with milk made from soy, rice, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, hemp, coconut, oat, and more! Considering that more and more people are looking to leave dairy off of their plates (and out of their glasses), it makes sense that every month new dairy-free options seem to be popping up. There are even creamers now, for making your coffee as velvety and smooth as you would with condensed milk or dairy cream.
While there are a number of different ways that dairy-free milk has a leg up on cow’s milk, one that most people might not think of immediately is the fact that dairy-free milk is capable of being shelf-stable! That’s right. No need to run to the grocery store every week anymore. Nowadays, there are dairy-free milks and creamers that can stay on your shelves for up to two years before you decide to crack them open. And they come in all of the flavors and varieties you usually see in the refrigerated section. Here are 15 we think you should check out.
This Ripple Foods Unsweetened Pea Milk relies on one of the most popular and powerful plant-based protein sources available … peas. Pea protein — also called pea protein isolate — is “made by extracting protein from yellow peas.” Not only is it a super-powerful form of protein, but it’s also high-quality, — referring to the fact that it has all nine essential amino acids — happens to be “naturally vegan and hypoallergenic,” is a great source of iron — which can be lacking for plant-based eaters — and it’s one of the more easily digestible plant proteins available. Ripple promises their pea-based milk alternative to be diet and allergen-friendly, — 100 percent vegan, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free — as well as sourced from high-quality, non-GMO, and organic ingredients. On top of that, this Ripple Foods Unsweetened Pea Milk has zero sugar, 50 percent more calcium than dairy milk, 32 milligrams of Omega-3 DHA, and is a great source of vitamin D. A 48-ounce jug costs $4.99.
Califia is a well-known and loved alternative milk and creamer brand. It’s priced fairly and super easy to find at your local grocery store. This Califia Farms Unsweetened Oatmilk offers a naturally creamy alternative to most almond milk options, — which tend to be thinner — is unsweetened, and contains no gums or stabilizers. Plus, Califia is proud to offer an allergen-friendly milk option, — nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free (made with gluten-free oats!), and kosher — as well as high-quality — non-GMO project verified, vegan, carrageenan-free, and BPA-free. Along with offer a super delicious way to brighten your coffee or fill your cereal bowl, this Califia Farms Unsweetened Oatmilk is an excellent source of calcium and omega-9 fatty acids. A 48-ounce jug costs $4.49.
Looking for a yummy creamer that offers a decadent, frothy texture without adding any unwanted ingredients? This So Delicious Creamer Coconut French Vanilla is made from organic coconut milk — meaning you get all those wonderfully healthy fats that whip to a nice froth — and is available in an original and caramel flavoring too! So Delicious is proud to offer a wide range of dairy-free products that are gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO project verified, and all certified vegan. A 32-ounce carton costs $4.99.
If coconut is just too overpowering for you, give this Silk Soy Vanilla Creamer a try! Silk products are guaranteed free of dairy, carrageenan, peanuts, and MSG — a processed food preservative to be avoided. Made from soy milk, cane sugar, palm oil, tapioca starch, locust bean gum, and natural flavors, you’ll notice this product is free of artificial colors and flavors. Plus, it’s non-GMO project verified, vegan-friendly, and contains no cholesterol! Get your daily dose of soy-based protein from this super-rich and delicious creamer! A 32-ounce quart carton costs $3.94.
Almond milk may be a far gone trend, but it’s still one of the most popular and well-loved plant-based alternative available! This Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Almond Milk Caramel All-Natural Liquid Coffee Creamer hits all the marks for a healthy, dairy-free creamer alternative. Coffee Mate uses real almond milk, natural caramel flavoring, cane sugar, real Madagascar vanilla bean extract, and always sources non-GMO ingredients. This creamer is meant to transform your morning or afternoon cup of java into a delightfully rich and luxurious experience. A 16-fluid ounce bottle costs $3.79.
This Unicreamer Vegan Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer is newer to hit the plant-based scene, yet hits all the marks to make our list! Unicreamer is “infused with pea protein and MCT oil,” meaning you’ll get a healthy dose of plant-based protein and energizing fat to get you going in the morning or kick that afternoon energy lull. This product is vegan-friendly, keto diet-friendly, and also happens to be diabetic diet-friendly as its free of sugar, soy, dextrins, silicon dioxide, and guar gum! While this creamer is perfect for coffee it can also be used in shakes, desserts, or used as a topper for your morning oatmeal or granola. A 30-serving canister costs $29.99.
Ever heard of Laird Hamilton? This worldwide superstar surfer has created a vegan-friendly superfood coffee creamer. As someone who understands the importance of bodily strength and health, this product is geared for those active, athletic individuals! This Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer is 100 percent plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and is made from non-GMO ingredients with zero added fillers, additives, or artificial ingredients. While offering a creamy mix to your coffee, this product also offers superfood Aquamin mineral-rich, calcified sea algae. This creamer is made with coconut milk powder, organic coconut sugar, Aquamin, and organic extra virgin coconut oil. A 1-pound bag costs $24.99.
Mooala products uniquely “combine organic almonds and coconut cream” with organic bananas, such as this Mooala Plant-Based Organic Original Bananamilk. This specific product is made with filtered water, organic banana puree, organic coconut cream, and organic almonds with less than 2 percent of added natural flavors. Their products are always dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, and carrageenan-free. Described as a bit of banana bread with your coffee, this Mooala bananamilk also sources all non-GMO ingredients. You can find Mooala at Walmart, Safeway, Whole Foods Market, and other select grocery stores using this store locator! A 48-ounce bottle costs $5.99 at Whole Foods Market.
This Good Karma Original Unsweetened Flax Milk + Protein is a unique plant-based milk that focuses on dietary fiber-rich flax and protein! This Good Karma milk offers 1,200 milligrams of Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as manganese, vitamin B1 and five grams of protein. Good Karma guarantees their product to be gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, non-GMO project verified, kosher certified, creamy and delicious. A 64-ounce carton costs $4.59.
Another Califia product makes the list! While they’re popularly known for their milk alternatives, Califia Farms is also a great source of plant-based coffee creamers. This Califia Farms Hazelnut Better Half Coffee Creamer hits all the marks! It’s soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free and added sugar-free. This coffee creamer gets its natural sweetness from monk fruit and real coconut cream. On top of that, this creamer is vegan-safe, kosher, non-GMO and promises to offer a perfect vegan equivalent to dairy half and half. A 16.9-ounce carton costs $3.69.
Alright, here’s a super creative and wonderfully tasty plant-based creamer option! This Crafted Nutrition Cocovado Creamer is made from coconuts and avocado, two of the richest sources of healthy plant-based fats. Due to its high-fat content, Cocovado is a great keto-friendly, non-dairy creamer. This product is gluten-free, maltodextrin-free, and has zero net carbs. Along with adding to your coffee, this product is versatile in the kitchen and can be used for baking and in a protein shake. A 12-ounce bag costs $14.29.
Looking for a creamer you can take on the go, keep at work, or store in the pantry? This Nutpods Almond & Coconut Original Unsweetened Dairy-Free Creamer may be the perfect option for you! The truly unique thing about these unsweetened Nutpods is that they are a zero sugar creamer meaning they contain no added sugars or alternative sweeteners. Perfect for the super health-conscious consumer! This creamer is approved for those keto dieters and whole 30 dieters, plus they are vegan, paleo, and diabetic-friendly. Nutpods guarantees its product to be kosher, gluten-free, and non-GMO project verified. Plus, they come in a shelf stable package. A 4-pack of 11.2-fluid ounce pods costs $14.95.
This Essenzefruits Organic Vegan Mocha Latte Superfood is yet another way to infuse your morning cup of joe with flavor and nutrients! Along with plant-based nutrients, this superfood latte mix contains organic apple fiber extract, antioxidants, minerals, and prebiotic fibers. It’s vegan and keto-friendly, while also being free of gluten, maltodextrin, and artificial sweeteners. An 8-ounce bag costs $14.99.
This Coconut Cloud Vegan Vanilla Coffee Creamer is created for the coffee drinker on the go! These packets are shelf-stable and perfect to throw in your purse or travel bag. Coconut Cloud is a woman-owned business based in Colorado and focuses on offering clean, easy, and plant-based energy! This product is made from dried coconut and contains MCT oil to support energy and brain health, is unsweetened to avoid that added sugar, and is completely vegan-friendly. A box of 20 on-the-go packets costs $17.99.
Last, but definitely not least, is this Elmhurst Unsweetened Hemp Creamer! Not only is this hemp creamer shelf-stable — no refrigeration required until after opening — but it’s also rich in omega-3 fatty acids to boost your brainpower and energy supply. This product has no artificial flavors, added sugar, carrageenan, gluten, dairy, gums, or emulsifiers. Simply put, it’s all-natural! You can also rest assured that this product is vegan-safe and non-GMO project verified. Find Elmhurst’s creamers and other plant-based milk products at Walmart, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Whole Foods Market. A 16-ounce bottle costs $4.49.
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