Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jen's Gone Paleo: Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer

I gave up coffee for our 30 day paleo challenge- It's about over and I haven't decided if I want it again or not (I'm leaning towards no more than yes) but I found this paleo coffee creamer for all you coffee feens

Jen's Gone Paleo: Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer

Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer (makes 6-8 servings)
1 Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk
3-4 Medjol Dates (pit removed)
1 Vanilla Bean*, scraped (you're using the seeds from inside the pod)

*Use 1T. Vanilla Extract (free of sugar, glycerin, or other junk), if you're using alcohol

Optional Add-Ins:
-Pumkin Pie Spice
-Orange Zest
-Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  1. Add the dates, vanilla bean seeds/scrapings plus 1T. hot water to a blender and puree until smooth(ish).
  2. Add 1/4 of the can of coconut milk and blend until smooth (it's near impossible to create a completely smooth puree, so just be ok with the speckles of date).
  3. Add the remaining 3/4 can of coconut milk and blend. 
  4. Transfer mixture to a container and transfer to the fridge until ready to use.
Once refrigerated, the mixture will set to a whip cream-like consistency. Use as creamer or a topping for sliced berries.