Dairy-Free Coffee Creamer (Paleo)

If you prefer a sweeter creamer, than simply add extra date syrup. Prefer it a bit more creamy? Substitute some of the milk with coconut cream. The creamer keeps for about 10 days in the refrigerator.



For the coffee creamer:

  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons date syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean

For the date syrup:

  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Whisk together coconut milk and date syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cut vanilla bean in half, and scrape out seeds. Add seeds and vanilla bean to milk mixture. Turn off heat, cover the pot and steep for 30 minutes. After mixture has steeped, strain through a fine mesh sieve, pour into a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. (If you don’t have a vanilla bean on hand, simply replace it with 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract)
  2. For the date syrup: Place dates in a blender or food processor. Turn blender or processor on and slowly add in hot water. Leave the machine on for about 1 minute, until smooth. Pour into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator.