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Whole 30 Coffee Creamer (Vegan, Paleo, KETO)

One of the biggest challenges people start talking about when doing a Whole 30 is compliant Whole 30 Coffee Creamer. There’s no sugar coating a Whole 30 and there is no such thing as a sweet creamer either.

You will learn to adapt to food that is unsweetened. You even find that things like ripe fruit are so much sweeter than they once were to you!

I created this Whole 30 Coffee Creamer recipe because I love my morning coffee and this is a great way to enjoy it. On top of Whole 30 it is also KETO, Paleo, and Vegan!

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Whole 30 Coffee Creamer

Pouring Coffee Creamer into cup

What can I put in my coffee on Whole 30?

When you are doing a Whole 30 you can have several types of milk, coconut and almond are the easiest to find. They also need to be clean and free of sweeteners and fillers as well.

I typically buy cans of organic coconut milk in light and regular, and cans of coconut cream to have on hand. My milk of choice for this recipe is light coconut milk, but you could use any compliant nut milk you choose.

I posted this quick recipe on my Insta-stories because I created it on the whim of my day 1 on the Whole 30. I was very surprised with how many messages I received asking about it since the stories disappear after 24 hours.

I knew that this would have to be one of the first Whole 30 recipes I posted.

Whole 30 Coffee Creamer

Stirring coffee creamer into cup

On my last Whole 30 (that I failed BTW over 4 years ago) I did not have dates on hand. I bought a Costco bag and they are my sweetener when needed for recipes.

I have no problem drinking my coffee without any sweetener and if I am out of creamer with no time to make more I just pour straight coconut milk or almond milk into my coffee with a scoop of collagen.

What ingredients do I need to make this coconut creamer?

  • canned coconut milk
  • dates
  • cinnamon and nutmeg

Is coconut milk a good creamer? Is coconut milk vegan? Is coconut milk good for coffee?

Coconut milk is one of the best milks to use as creamer when you are paleo, whole 30, dairy free and vegan. It is super thick and creamy, so it provides that comforting consistency we love for our coffee. 

How do I make this Whole 30 Coffee Creamer?

Cup of Coffee on Table

It is as easy as adding all of the ingredients to your blender and blending until the dates are completely pureed into the mixture. I store it in a mason jar and one of these recipes lasts me about 5 days. I drink 2 cups a day and I don’t share.

How can I make my coffee creamer thicker?

If you want a super thick creamer then you can use coconut cream in place of the coconut milk. I have found that when I use coconut cream it hardens in the fridge, so you won’t be able to pour it into your coffee.

You will get a spoon full and stir it while it melts into your hot coffee. 

How do you sweeten coffee on whole 30?

Technically you are not supposed to use any type of sweeten on whole 30. Fruit is the only approved food that has natural sugar in them. In this recipe I opted to use dates to add some sweetness.

People might not think that is the whole30 thing to do, but it works and it makes people happy.

So, if you want to sweeten your coffee on whole 30 I would recommend blended dates into your creamer, or using date paste, or date syrup. 

What is the healthiest creamer for coffee?

A homemade creamer is going to be the healthiest because it does not contain gums (thickeners), natural flavors, or any other junk. Homemade is always the best. 

What is the vegan alternative to heavy cream?

Canned coconut cream is the closest you are going to get to a vegan alternative for heavy cream. It is thick, you can whip it and it works great. 

The difference between canned coconut milk and coconut cream…

Coconut cream is thick and there is no added water. When it is in cooler environments it becomes almost solid, like a shortening.

Canned coconut milk has water added to it, so it is not as thick and the light coconut milk typically stays liquid even when refrigerated. 

What coffee creamer is whole 30 compliant? What can I use for coffee creamer on paleo? Is Nutpods creamer paleo?

Yes, Nutpods is whole30 and paleo (except for the sweetened one) and it is my favorite creamer that is unsweetened. There are other creamers out now, but Nutpods tends to be the only one that checks all of these boxes. 

Not only is this a Whole 30 Coffee Creamer, but it is gluten free, paleo, and vegan, not to mention its super healthy! Whether or not you do a Whole 30 this is a great alternative to store bought creamers if you are trying to live a cleaner life.  Enjoy!

JenniferHolding a cup of coffee

Whole 30 Coffee



Whole 30 Coffee Creamer

This simple Whole 30 Compliant Coffee Creamer is creamy and delicious yet full of healthy, good for you ingredients. 
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paleo Coffee Creamer, Vegan Whole 30 Coffee Creamer Recipe, Whole 30 Coffee Creamer Recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 37kcal

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  • 1 Can Light Coconut Milk
  • 2 Dates
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until the dates are completely pureed into the milk mixture. Store in the fridge. Enjoy!


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 9mg | Calcium: 2mg
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  1. YUM Jennifer! I blend in dates all the time for my smoothies…don’t know why I never thought of using it as the sweetner with my coconut milk. Can’t wait to try it.

    1. livingfreelygf says:

      Thanks Nicole! I’ve been using dates for Chia pudding too.

  2. Hi! So excited to try this! I bought date syrup but was wondering how much I put with one can of coconut cream? Thank you!

    1. Start with 1 tbsp and taste it and see if you need more and add to your liking. Date syrup is smart, I’m going to try that!