Dairy-Free Creamers

If you don’t do dairy but love the silky mouthfeel of creamer in your coffee, check out these six dairy-free options.
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If you don’t do dairy but love the silky mouthfeel of creamer in your coffee, you have options. The first thing to note, though, is that some nondairy creamers actually do have caseins (milk protein) in them, so if you’re vegan, look out for this. Here’s a roundup of six truly dairy-free creamers. Some of them come in several flavors, but for nutrition comparison, we stuck to the originals.

Silk’s new almond creamers come in two flavors: Vanilla and Caramel. Fans love the nutty vanilla flavor, but some find it too sweet (it delivers a full teaspoon of sugar per tablespoon).

Per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 15; Fat 0.5 g (Saturated 0 g); Sugars 4 g

Price per pint: $2.69

Some tasters find that coconut creamers have an acidic aftertaste and don’t fully “cream” coffee. You can also find this creamer in French Vanilla and Hazelnut.

Per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 10; Fat 0 g, (Saturated 0 g); Sugars 1 g

Price per pint: $2.69

Also available in Vanilla and Hazelnut, the original has a neutral flavor, although some have complained that it’s too thick.

Per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 20; Fat 1.5 g (Saturated 0.5 g); Sugars 1 g

Price per pint: $2.49

TJ’s creamers are the best value around — selling for a full dollar less than their brand-name counterparts. Plus, this soy creamer gets fat from heart-healthy canola oil.

Per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 15; Fat 1.5 g, (Saturated 0 g); Sugars 1 g

Price: $1.49 per pint

How they manage to get a creamy-tasting creamer with only 5 calories and no fat is beyond us (although we think it might have something to do with the xanthan gum), but fans of the stuff are happy! Plus, TJ’s boasts that this creamer is milky-white and doesn’t curdle in coffee.

Per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 5; Fat 0 g (Saturated 0 g); Sugars 1 g

Price per pint: $1.49
Organic Valley Soy Creamer (comes in original and French Vanilla)

Soybean oil provides the fat in this creamer, while inulin — a type of fiber — gives it body. It has a slightly nutty taste, according to reviews on the Web.

Per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 15; Fat 1 g (Saturated 0 g); Sugars 1 g

Price per pint: $2.49

Kerri-Ann is a registered dietitian who writes on food and health trends. Find more of her work at kerriannjennings.com or follow her on Twitter @kerriannrd or Facebook.

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