Coffee creamer is one of the most common sweeteners to add you your cup of coffee. However, if you are someone who is dairy-free, vegan, or just want to change up how you sweeten your morning coffee, we are excited to share 10 coffee creamer alternatives that you can try in your cup of joe.
Some of the coffee creamer alternatives we feature are dairy-free and some are not, we are excited to share a number of alternatives to help you find the perfect one for your lifestyle and your taste! We are definitely lovers of sweet-tasting coffee and are excited to share all the different alternatives you can try. Most you might even already have in your kitchen. Let’s dive in!
One of the most common alternatives to coffee creamer is putting sugar into your cup of joe. You can add however little or much you want and it is an easy and simple way to make your coffee sweeter. If you are looking for an alternative that is very similar to sugar, we recommend possibly using a substitute like Splenda.
2. Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is also another great coffee creamer alternative. It is sweet and has more of an earthy and molasses flavor. It isn’t necessarily healthier than white sugar despite popular belief, it is still sugar.
However, it does have more minerals than white sugar, the minerals get stripped out when white sugar is made. Brown sugar can add a different, yet sweet, flavor to your coffee and we recommend giving it a try!
Curious about adding brown sugar to coffee? We go into it in detail in our blog post that you can read by clicking here!
If you drink tea you may have heard of sweetening your tea with honey. However, you can also sweeten your coffee with honey too. It’s a natural sweetener and it may sound odd at first, but definitely don’t knock it until you try it!
It’s surprisingly good when added to coffee and definitely will make your cup of joe taste sweeter and add a new and different flavor to it! We recommend adding 1 or 2 tablespoons to start and adding more if you need it to be even sweeter depending on your preferences.
4. Maple Syrup
Another odd but delicious way to sweeten your coffee would be to use maple syrup. This is another coffee creamer alternative that you shouldn’t knock until you try. It’s another natural sweetener, like honey, and it even contains antioxidants.
We recommend getting real authentic maple syrup from your local grocery store, to really get a rich and sweet taste. Try to stay away from any maple syrups that are over-processed and more watered down.
5. Whole or 2% Milk
Of course, we had to include milk in our list of coffee creamer alternatives. One common way to reduce the number of calories you add to your coffee cup and add a bit of creaminess is to add a splash of milk. Or use a little bit of milk with another sweetener like honey.
Really any type of milk you prefer will be good in your coffee, however, we recommend whole or 2% because it is richer and creamier which you will be able to taste in your coffee!
6. Almond milk
Another great alternative that is non-dairy and lower-calorie is almond milk. Almond milk is a popular alternative to regular cows milk, and it’s delicious in coffee! You can also get sweet or non-sweet almond milk, so if you want a sweet and creamy alternative to coffee creamer, this is a great option.
7. Coconut milk
Coconut milk is another coffee creamer alternative that we recommend trying. Canned coconut tends to typically be thicker, it’s also organic and will provide a distinct and unique taste. There are also health benefits of drinking coconut milk, such as supporting your immune system and it promotes good heart health.
8. Oat milk
A new popular type of milk used by coffee enthusiasts is oat milk. It gets thick and creamy when it’s warmed up. It taste pretty close to regular cows milk and is a popular dairy-free alternative for lattes and cappuccinos. Oat milk is slightly sweet, smooth, and is all around an excellent alternative to coffee creamer!
9. Soy milk
If you are a fan of soy milk, you should definitely consider putting it in your coffee as a creamer alternative. It typically isn’t as sweet as other milk types, like almond milk. However, it is quite creamy and can mute the strong and often bitter taste of a black cup of joe.
Cinnamon is a common ingredient you’ll find in specialty coffee house drinks. However, you can add cinnamon to your black coffee at home and create a sweet and delicious flavor.
You only need about a dash of cinnamon to get a good taste. You can use it alone or add it to another coffee creamer alternative, like milk, and still be able to get a sweet flavor.
An added bonus is cinnamon has a variety of antioxidants and is an excellent spice to try putting in your coffee!
We hope you enjoyed our list of the Top 10 coffee creamer alternatives. Whether you want to swap out coffee creamer because you want to try something new in your coffee or you are looking for dairy-free or vegan options of sweetening your cup, we hope you found a new alternative to try!
Some of the alternatives may already be in your kitchen and you can try them next time you brew yourself a cup of coffee! Cheers!