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Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer {Paleo, Dairy-Free, Keto, Vegan}

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A homemade Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer that is so good you’ll never buy storebought again. This DIY paleo coffee creamer recipe is also, dairy-free, vegan, and free of refined sugars. Make your own keto coffee creamer recipe and refined sugar-free coffee creamer.

a pour shot showing chocolate coconut coffee creamer into a mug of coffee

My coffee consumption used to involve one decaf vanilla latte a week. And even then, the decaf still left me jittery.

And then I became self-employed with two kids and I willed myself to start drinking coffee with actual caffeine in it. I started slowly by mixing half-decaf and half regular, and have now achieved being able to tolerate one full cup of regular coffee per day.

But black coffee? It’s a mug of suck. I need creamer, but I want it to have healthy ingredients. And I need it to not taste like a Yeti’s butt.

And thus, Chocolate Coconut Creamer was born. This refined sugar-free coffee creamer recipe is magic in a bottle.

Can You Use Coconut Cream in Coffee?

You can, but it works best in hot coffee. If you’re an iced coffee drinker like me, the coconut cream will be a clumpy hot mess in your drink.

That’s where this version of homemade Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer can help. It’s smooth and creamy without the chunks.

Is Chocolate Coconut Creamer Whole30?

Eesh, I don’t want to poke that bucket of bees with a 10-foot pole. There is a Whole30 approved coffee creamer you can purchase called Nut Pods (snicker). Nut Pods has a seasonal chocolate orange flavor that is Whole30 compliant.

If you compare my recipe with the ingredients in the Nut Pods, mine has fewer ingredients and all are compliant. So, proceed as you see fit. But don’t send the Whole30 rule follower haters my way.

It does, however, satisfy the needs for anyone looking for a keto coffee creamer recipe. If you need a true Whole30 coffee recipe, check out my Blended Iced Coffee.

a mug of coffee with coconut coffee creamer and an orange on a white board

What Is In Coconut Coffee Creamer?

  • Light coconut milk
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao if you’d like)
  • Orange zest (optional but ohhhhhh so good)

What Is the Best Coconut Milk to Use?

I used light (lite) canned coconut milk for this recipe to keep it liquid while still creamy. In my initial attempt, I used full-fat canned coconut milk and 24 hours later it was a hard and disgusting mess in the fridge.

If you want to use full-fat coconut milk for the ultimate creamy texture, you’ll likely need to heat your creamer slightly each time before adding to your coffee. Heating the mixture will recombine all the ingredients.

How Long Will Coconut Coffee Creamer Last?

You can store your homemade coconut coffee creamer in the fridge for 10-14 days.

How to Make Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer

* Detailed and printable recipe card is available at the bottom of the post.

Combine cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of coconut milk in a small saucepan. Whisk well to make a paste. Pro tip: if your cocoa powder contains some clumps, sift it through a fine mesh strainer for the smoothest texture.two images showing the process for making cococnut coffee creamer

Add the remainder of the coconut milk and orange zest (if using) and heat over medium heat for five minutes. Don’t let it boil. Add maple syrup or honey if using.

ingredients for making coconut coffee creamer in a pan

If you’re using orange zest and want a super-smooth texture, you can either blend the mixture in a blender, food processor or use an immersion blender. You can also strain the mixture before storing.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If you’d like your creamer sweeter and are not following Whole30 guidelines, add 2-3 tbsp of pure maple syrup or honey while the milk is heating on the stove. Please note, use maple syrup if you need to keep it vegan.
  • If you use any full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream, your creamer will have some solid bits in it. Strain or heat prior to adding to your coffee to remove any clumps.

a glass bottle in a hand with coconut coffee creamer and a mug of coffee

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Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer {Paleo, Dairy-Free, Keto, Vegan}

Homemade Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer that is so good you'll never buy storebought again. Paleo, dairy-free, vegan, and free of refined sugars.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Coffee Creamers, Dairy-free coffee creamer, keto coffee creamer, Paleo coffee creamer
Servings: 28
Calories: 12 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine cocoa powder and 1/4 cup of coconut milk in a small saucepan. Whisk well to make a paste.

  2. Slowly add the remainder of the coconut milk and orange zest (if using) whisking vigorously, and heat over medium heat for five minutes. Don't let it boil. Add maple syrup or honey if using.

  3. If you're using orange zest and want a super-smooth texture, you can either blend the mixture in a blender, food processor or use an immersion blender. You can also strain the mixture before stirring.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer {Paleo, Dairy-Free, Keto, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 comments on “Chocolate Coconut Coffee Creamer {Paleo, Dairy-Free, Keto, Vegan}”

  1. Can we talk about being self employed with two kids? I keep trying to figure out some sort of childcare situation, but daytime care options don’t seem all that flexible, and I’m too noncommittal to go full pop with a day care or nanny option. So here I am, pretending I can take care of a 2 year old and a 4 year old, while also working from home. And, I’m still on the caffeine-makes-me-jittery train, so it’s all water with 5 scoops of stress over here for me. Thanks for listening. 🙂 Also, this creamer looks amazing! I’ll need to try some in my next cup of decaf.

    • Thankfully my oldest is in school full-time. I worked outside of the house until he was in first grade so full-time daycare was our only option.

      As soon as my two year old qualified for the little preschool/daycare near our house I put him in there. It is two days a week for two hours each day. After a few months, I added another day because it was amazing what I could get done in four hours a week. It is not enough but it is something.

      Slowly start adding regular coffee to your decaf until you don’t feel like you’re on a meth binge.

  2. I think I will always wonder who’s acting as the hand model in your photos now 🙂
    This sounds delicious, but I need to stick with my black coffee. I’m worried something like this would be a gateway to adding more stuff to my coffee than I need. I find if I buy decent coffee, I like it just fine black.

    • They’re always going to be Jack’s from now on because Troy and I have horrible hands! The impressive part is he is pouring with his non-dominate hand because I didn’t want his cast in the photo. I’m so nice.

      I hear you on the gateway to more sugar thing. I have a lot of things that will totally lead me down the path of overconsumption.

  3. Hi Sarah, reading with interest. How come there is no fat listed in the nutritional panel?

    • I honestly have no idea Pauline but I was curious about that as well. I use an external nutrition calculator and while they’re not always spot on they usually don’t miss categories like this! I looked at the can of coconut milk just now and it looks like it is 4 grams of fat per 1/4 cup. There are 4 tbsp in 1/4 cup, so I would assume it is 1 gram per serving?

  4. This recipe turned me into a liar. It had me hiding the coffee creamer in my refrigerator, telling everyone else it was terrible and they shouldn’t try it. Why? Because it was delicious. Was it worth the lies, and all the trouble it is to wash my zester? Absolutely! It’s easy to make and made my coffee taste fancy. And who doesn’t want to start the day feeling fancy?

  5. I’m stuck on “nut pods”. 🤣🤣. But when I get over my juvenile humor break I will he making this. Your recipes have never failed.