Organic Alternative to Coffee Mate

If you like a little cream in your coffee but cannot tolerate dairy products you may be using Coffee Mate, a non-dairy creamer that has been around since 1961. What is in this product and can you get an organic alternative to Coffee Mate? According to Organic Authority, Coffee Mate contains the following:

Corn syrup solids: this is mostly the sugar dextrose derived from corn starch

Partially hydrogenated soybean or cottonseed oil: hydrogen is added to these oils to make them solid and making them trans fats

Sodium caseinate: this is a milk protein but does not contain lactose so it is a dairy product that is digestible by those with lactose intolerance

Mono and diglycerides: these are emulsifying agents that extend shelf life typically used in foods that contain trans fats

Dipotassium phosphate: this is a water-soluble salt that prevents Coffee Mate from coagulating.

Carrageenan: a red seaweed extract gelatin

Is there a simpler and organic alternative to this product?

Organic Alternative to Coffee Mate and Other Coffee Creamers

If you would like to avoid putting cream in your coffee and avoid all of the junk that comes in non-dairy creamers here are three alternatives.

Coconut Milk

We wrote recently about organic coffee with coconut oil.

Food Dive writes about Café Whip, a coconut whipped cream!

Rich’s Products Corporation introduced the first whipped topping made with coconut milk, according to Perishable News. It contains coconut milk, coconut oil and sunflower oil.

The new topping, called Cafe Whip, is vegan and kosher pareve. It is made with sugar, has no hydrogenated oils, and is lower fat than sweetened and flavored heavy whipping cream.

This coconut milk topping could have many uses, but it was developed for coffee shops.

Look for organic and you have a healthy alternative to Coffee Mate.

Almond Milk

Almond milk is rich in vitamin B-12 as well as vitamins A and D. You can typically find this in the dairy aisle or buy organic almonds and make your own.

Soak the almonds overnight or up to 2 days

Drain and rinse the almonds

Combine the almonds and water in a blender

Blend at the highest speed for 2 minutes

Strain the almonds

Press all the almond milk from the almond meal

Sweeten to taste

Refrigerate almond milk

Lactose Free Milk

And if your problem with drinking milk is a lactose intolerance, like three fourths of the people on earth, you can get organic lactose free milk as an organic alternative to Coffee Mate. Also you can buy lactase tablets at the drug store and take one with your coffee with cream or milk, organic of course.

Organic Coffee

And if you are looking for an organic alternative to Coffee Mate make sure that your coffee is safe organic coffee.

Coffee used to be grown in the shade and commonly in forested areas. Historically the environment and spacing out the coffee plants took care of much of the problem of insects and plant diseases. However, new coffee strains were introduced which can grow in the full sun. With the use of synthetic fertilizers the grower produces more coffee. This also erodes the soil and leaves synthetic fertilizer residue in the coffee bean. Crowding of plants brings about more plant diseases and pests which growers commonly treat with fungicides and pesticides, which also end up on the coffee bean. Safe organic coffee, on the other hand is grown and certified to be grown without use of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers.

Buy organic coffee and an organic alternative to Coffee Mate.

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