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!