If you are anything like me then there is one thing that you can't give up...coffee. I love coffee and I am one of those who likes it very light and very sweet. In fact I used to brew it really strong so I could add more coffee creamer and sugar into it! When I got my Keurig I started buying the bold roast coffees and I still do even though now I sweeten with a little honey instead of the nearly 1/4 cup of sugar that I was adding. The one thing I didn't want to give up was good coffee creamer. When I started Paleo 6 weeks ago, I did just that. I was using unsweetened coconut milk (the kind in the smaller cartons) to lighten it and if you have tried this then you know it just doesn't taste very good. Then I stumbled upon this at a health food store and it's pretty good, but it still has a lot of ingredients in it that I am just not sure about.
When I ran out of this I decided to search Pinterest for a Paleo creamer that I could make at home and I found this one that I am going to share with you. When you see the ingredients you are going to be like, "What?" but I am telling you, this is good and it's all paleo friendly. Here is where I found the original recipe.
- 1 can full fat coconut milk (make sure it says First Pressing on it)
- 1 organic egg
- 2 Tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 - 1 tsp. almond extract (although you could really use any flavor you like, peppermint would be good!)
- Combine the egg, honey and coconut milk in a blender or food processor and mix thoroughly.
- The the blender or food processor running slowly add in the coconut oil.
- Add in you flavorings and pulse until combined.
- Pour into a jar and enjoy!
I used a food processor because I burned out my blender making Paleo Mayo! I think next time I am going to try my Kitchenaid Mixer and see if it whips up a little more. This needs to be stored in the fridge and since it has the coconut oil in it, it will thicken up as time passes. I am the only one using it in my house and this lasted me a week, but I probably use more than I need to! I like that it's a little frothy and it has a really nice flavor. If you like cinnamon try adding a pinch of that to it.
Now, the raw egg...at first I was skeptical about this, but I used organic and I haven't had any weirdness from the raw egg. Here is the purpose of the egg, from what I understand the lecithin in the raw egg kind of "holds" it all together and keeps the oil from separating from the milk.
So give it a try if you are looking for something Paleo friendly to put in your coffee. I know that I won't be going back to the other processed stuff!