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).
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.