Leave room for this cream in your coffee

Non-dairy “milk” creamers have been around for years. Until recently, they came down to a choice between soy and soy. But today, where there’s soy, can almond be far behind?

Our favorite: Califia Farms, which makes a Better Half line (Original or Unsweetened) and an Almondmilk Creamer line (Unsweetened, Vanilla, Hazelnut, or Pecan Caramel). Califia’s creamers add a touch of coconut cream to mimic the richness of dairy half and half, but with half the saturated fat (just ½ gram per tablespoon).

Califia Better Half Original high res photo

Better Half Original (our top pick) has less than a gram of sugar per tablespoon, while the flavored Almondmilk creamers have 2 grams. That keeps the calories to about 10 to 15.

Just remember: many people (not you, of course) keep pouring beyond the first tablespoon, especially with 12 oz. coffee mugs.

Can’t find Califia? Try (slightly sweeter, but still delish) Silk Vanilla Almond Creamer (4 grams of sugar, no sat fat, and 20 calories per tablespoon). Either way, it’s nuts to you.

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4 Replies to “Leave room for this cream in your coffee”

  1. What do you think of Trader Joe’s fat-free vanilla half and half? We’re hooked on it; but we would like to find something that tastes as good but without the synthetic ingredients and without the saturated fat of coconut cream that is in the above-recommended almond creamer.

    1. I would consider trying the vanilla-flavored version of flax milk, supplemented (if you wish) with a dash of extra vanilla extract and/or almond extract.

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