Pop quiz – why is coffee’s favorite time of year NOW? Because all the stylish creamers come out, ready to give coffee a major flavor makeover. I’ve been craving a sweet and tasty creamer that doesn’t have the typical junk of ingredients. So that’s why this coffee lover created a paleo & vegan Snickers coffee creamer.
I be roaming through Target like a boss, giving rows and rows of processed creamers the ‘WHATEVER’ hand gesture (yes, Clueless was my guilty vice in 7th grade). ‘Cause momma created something better, something simple, something so decadently delicious without the impossible-to-pronounce stuff. And although all the holiday flavors kind of give me those giddy heart palipiations in anticipation for my favorite time of year, Snickers is year-round. So you can enjoy this treat 365 days. BOOM.
You might have to buy 365 cans of coconut milk because if you’re like me, you’ll plow through the entire 16 ounces in one sitting. I mean, who really NEEDS coffee anyway – just chug this creamer without the Joe! And at roughly $2 per can of coconut milk, that’s a good $730 a year that you should probably set aside when you become addicted to the paleo & vegan Snickers coffee creamer. Now close that other tab you have open – I know you’re shopping online for shoes…
Creamer can be a HARD thing to give up if you’re trying to go dairy-free or follow a paleo lifestyle. Black coffee is great and all, but flavored creamer makes every morning rainbows and butterflies. This paleo & vegan Snickers coffee creamer even makes Monday mornings great. Like jump-out-of-bed-Christmas-morning style because you are soooooo excited.
WHAT’S EVEN MORE AMAZING (making me type in all caps) is making this creamer in less than 5 minutes, with a few simple ingredients. That is snick-tactic if you ask me. Then store in the refrigerator 7-10 days. You’ll never ever ever have to go without a nummy coffee booster again! It kinda makes me want to bust out my inner Alicia Silverstone and give black coffee a big ‘whatever’ hand gesture too.
All you need to make this paleo & vegan Snickers coffee creamer are medjool dates, cocoa powder, almond extract, and coconut milk. I know what you’re thinking, “crazy woman, Snickers is made is caramel and peanuts.” I knoooooow silly, but we are improvising a bit. The dates act as a sweetener and make up a paleo version of caramel, while the almond extract adds a touch of nuttiness, in lieu of non-paleo compliant peanut. The coconut milk makes this creamer extra extra creamy – because no one wants thin, runny creamer. No bueno.
Do yourself a favor and ditch that store-bought junk and try this paleo & vegan Snickers coffee creamer asap! Serve it in your morning coffee alongside this paleo apple bread with caramel maple glaze or this caramelized onion and butternut squash crustless quiche!
- 1 - 16oz can full fat coconut milk
- 5 medjool dates
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
- Pour the water in a small pot and bring to a boil
- Remove the pits from the dates and place them into the water. Let boil one minute, just enough for the dates to soften. Remove the dates from the water
- Add the softened dates to a food processor or blender, then add the coconut milk, cocoa powder, and almond extract
- Blend until smooth and creamy
- Pour into a glass jar or creamer server and store in the refrigerator for 7-10 days