For my fellow coffee drinkers out there, I don’t know how you take your coffee but if I had my way I’d take my black but with a large pour of half and half or heavy cream if I let myself buy it. That being said, I’ve read all the research and a handful of diet books to know that I should be avoiding cows milk as much as possible, especially into adulthood. I’m going to stop that science talk there simply because it’s not worth the debate and that opinion is entirely my own.
So, in order to spice up and motivate me to move to a dairy-free alternative I thought I would do a little research to find the best options on the market. I purchased these at Whole Foods but I’ve seen a few of them at local grocery stores and on Amazon. I will rank my favorites along with prices and where to find them!
My Favorite: Malk Organic Maple Oat Pecan Milk
I’ve had my eye on this creamer for quite some time but it can be hard to find. You can occasionally find it at Whole Foods or other specialty markets. This creamer froths pretty well and has a delightful Christmas oatmeal flavor. I’d relate this one to your bowl of maple oatmeal but in a good way without that mushy texture! I would definitely buy this one again! The only con to this one is it can be difficult to find.
Notice a trend here? If I’m going to choose a dairy free milk option I am going to choose one with an oat base. To me, oat milk has the closest texture and flavor to real dairy. I’ve heard great things about this creamer from other gals on Instagram and I had to try it. This one does not disappoint especially when it is frothed. It froths better than the Malk brand and is a good option if you only want a creamy flavor in your coffee, similar to regular milk or half and half.
This “half and half” look alike is a blend of unsweetened almond milk and coconut cream. I was definitely hustled by the product packaging on this one. I figured I had to try what claimed to be closest to my usual half and half in my coffee but you can still taste the almond milk in this one and the texture is pretty thin, almost watery. To me, it doesn’t add much to my coffee. I wouldn’t get this one again and believe there are much better options out there!
Here are a few I didn’t get to try yet but plan to in the future:
- Nut Pods Peppermint Mocha
- Califia Farms Mint Mocha Creamer
- Primal Kitchen Vanilla Coconut Collagen Fuel
Are you a coffee drinker? If you are, let me know how you take it in the comments!