Date Creamer

Date Creamer

A combination of several recipes for Paleo creamer, this Date Creamer is sweet, fragrant and wonderfully unctuous.  A coconut milk base is sweetened with musky dates, then flavored with rich vanilla.  Coconut oil and an egg are added for heft.  I found that it’s best to add this creamer to your coffee after it’s had a chance to cool a bit.  If your coffee is searing hot, the creamer will curdle.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Date Creamer
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Pantry
Serves: About 2 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 13.5 oz can of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon of melted coconut oil
  • 1 fresh egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Add dates and boiling water to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth. Pour date puree through a fine-mesh basket strainer into a clean bowl, using a spatula extract as much of the puree as possible. Discard any date solids left in the strainer.
  2. Return puree to the blender, and add the coconut milk, coconut oil, egg and vanilla. Blend until smooth. I like the sweetness level of this creamer, but if it’s not sweet enough for you, you can add some stevia or honey to taste.
  3. Transfer to a clean airtight container, and store in the refrigerator up to 1 week. The creamer will start out liquidy, but as the week goes on, the mixture will thicken.

This Date Creamer is part of my Paleo Recipes: Week of February 18 article.  Check it out here!

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16 Responses to Date Creamer

  1. 1

    This Date Creamer sounds pretty amazing. I have been cutting out more and more grains, sugars and dairy and my current Organic Soy Creamer from Trader Joe’s is not really working for me anymore. I keep thinking that isn’t the best way to start the day and haven’t found anything else that is satisfying yet. I’m going to try this – thanks!

    • 1.1
      Brandon Matzek says:

      Thanks Alyssa! I forgot to mention in my list that Soy is one of the things I can’t have on the Paleo Diet. Luckily coconut milk and almond milk are great substitutions. Yeah, give this a try!

  2. 2

    I want to drink this, over and beyond just as creamer. It sounds amazing! I love that you used coconut milk and oil in it; I bet it’s so fragrant and fabulous!

    • 2.1
      Brandon Matzek says:

      Haha yeah, you can certainly enjoy it without the coffee. And I LOVE coconut, so I’ve been enjoying all these coconut milk recipes. Sometimes I’ll open the tub of coconut oil and get a noseful! It was so great seeing you on Wednesday!!

  3. 3

    I’ve been looking for a good non-dairy creamer- trying to kick the dairy creamer habit :) Excited to try this!

  4. 4
    Rachel says:

    I drink my coffee black, but this recipe makes me want to change things up a bit! :)

  5. 5
    Kate Koger says:

    Just wondering why an egg? I have been using coconut milk in my coffee now for 6 days and I love it. We eat a primal diet (with some dairy – the kids do) but decided to see what would happen if I cut out dairy. It has been amazing the difference.

    Do the dates make it very sweet?? We are trying to cut back on things that are high on the GI scale in our family and the dates just make me think it would be quite sweet.

    But love the mix of flavours!!! Think it’s wonderful how people out there are pushing the boundaries with using all sorts of different ingredients and flavours to add to their diet! And we all get to see and hear about them via many different means – pinterest, websites, blogs, g+ etc. Keep it up!!!

    • 5.1
      Brandon Matzek says:

      Hi Kate, the egg adds some richness. Before eating Paleo, I would use french vanilla non-dairy creamer. I was originally trying to create something similar. This creamer is very creamy, but not as sweet as the non-dairy stuff. And I’m ok with that. I’ve really grown to enjoy drinking my coffee this way!

      If you are just using coconut milk, this creamer will definitely be sweeter. But I wouldn’t say it is overly sweet.

      Glad you like the recipe and thanks for kind words :)!!

  6. 6
    Sylvie says:

    This sounds very good but, why the raw egg? Could you cook the creamer so that it would last longer in the fridge?

    • 6.1
      Brandon Matzek says:

      Hi Sylvie, the egg adds some richness to the creamer. I felt that coconut milk alone was not creamy enough for me.

      Even if you cook the egg, it really won’t help the shelf life. Coconut milk, like regular milk, doesn’t last that long in the fridge. Usually I finish this creamer in 1 week, but I had one batch that lasted me 1.5 weeks and the flavor was still good.

      Enjoy!

  7. 7

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  8. 8
    CR says:

    I was very excited to try this recipe, but I just couldn’t stomach it. I can’t even finish off the batch and I hate to throw things out! I think it must be the egg because I’ve been making my own creamers for a while using all of the other ingredients and have loved them.

    • 8.1
      Brandon Matzek says:

      Hi CR, so bummed this didn’t work out for you. I can eat this with a spoon it’s so tasty! I’ve done some additional testing over these past few months, and I did find that this creamer doesn’t work with all types of coffee. For example, the creamer didn’t pair well with Costco’s pre-ground Colombian. Perhaps this is the issue?

  9. 9

    […] Date Creamer “A coconut milk base is sweetened with musky dates, then flavored with rich vanilla. Coconut oil and an egg are added for heft. I found that it’s best to add this creamer to your coffee after it’s had a chance to cool a bit.” Recipe courtesy of Kitchen Konfidence. […]

  10. 10
    Jacqueline Lovell says:

    Went to make a cup of coffee in my keirig and realized I was out of creamer so I found this recipe, made it, and just finished my first cup of coffee using it. Excellent! Easy to make and I ran it through the strainer but no need; my vitamix did the job with no residue at all. I did add a smidge of stevia at the end. Thanks.

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