How-to Make French Vanilla Coffee Creamer (Dairy and Non-Dairy)
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Serves: 1 pint (16 oz)
 
gluten-free, egg-free options for: keto, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, Whole30, low FODMAP, AIP
Ingredients
Base:
Dairy:
  • 1 cup raw or grass-fed heavy cream
  • 1 cup raw or grass-fed full fat milk
OR
Non-Dairy:
  • 1 cup almond or cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk, for nut-free hemp milk is great)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I like this brand, the light or the regular)
Additional Ingredients:
  • 2 vanilla beans scraped (or vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract)
  • pinch of sea salt
Optional:
  • Sweetener: 2 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, 1 date, a little stevia, monk fruit extract, etc (use more or less of each, depending on your preference)
  • Thickener: ¼ teaspoon Vital Proteins grass fed gelatin (with the green lid)
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat add the milk and cream or non-dairy milks, the vanilla bean seeds and a pinch of sea salt. Add your sweetener now, if you are using.
  2. Whisk well to combine and continue to whisk as it heats. Bring to a barely bubbling simmer, turn the heat down to low and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the gelatin, if using. Whisk really well to incorporate and remove any lumps. Let cool.
  3. If not adding the gelatin, there is no need to heat. Simply add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour into a glass serving container or mason jar, cover tightly and place into the fridge, it will thicken as it cools. Keeps up to a week.
Notes
If using Dairy:
You can also just use 2 cups of plain half and half (high quality, organic and grass-fed is recommend, of course)

For Nut-free:
You can use all coconut milk if you prefer, but I find the coconut flavor can be a tad overpowering

Hemp milk is also a really great option in place of the nut milk

For AIP:
use hemp milk or all coconut milk and skip on sweetener

If using vanilla extract (or other flavor extracts), add at the end, after you have taken the creamer off the heat.
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at https://tasty-yummies.com/how-to-make-french-vanilla-coffee-creamer/