These are the BEST coffee creamers for the Holiday Season.
I love coffee creamer. My husband makes fun of me because he always asks, “Would you like some coffee with your creamer?” Listen darling, it isn’t about the coffee, it is about the delicious array of tastebud travels I get to embark on every morning. Will I go to Ireland with Bailey? Do I feel like a Snickerdoodle today?
Now because we have entered holiday season, International Delight goes into overdrive and throws at us the literal Candy Land of creamers with seasonal flavors. I am like a child when I see Sugar Cookie come out. And Suburbia rejoiced when Coffeemate partnered with Girl Scouts to introduce their cookie-flavored creamers.
I thought I was a loyal International Delight drinker with a little coffee on the side, but then something interesting happened. Someone mentioned a coffee creamer that tastes like Lucky Charms and I cheated on my lover, ID. I did. I am guilty. The culprit, Chobani Coffee Creamer in Vanilla. This is how loyal I am, ladies. I went to the market and headed for the creamer aisle. I eyed the shelf that held the new and still-to-be-tested invader of my normalcy and stared at it. I picked it up, placed it in my basket and immediately went and picked up my Sugar Cookie creamer. Hey, I needed to sooth my dirty cheating heart. I went home and made a cup of creamer with coffee and braced myself for what I sure to be a disaster. Oh. My. God. It was delicious!
You know how you call your husband in when you think something is truly a climactic moment? I shoved it in his face and said it was like Lucky Charms in a cup! I know my eyes did an anime star moment because he looked at me like I had three heads. He took a sip, made himself a cup, and walked away. I turned another loyal ID drinker into a Chobani drinker.
So, while on my little escapade, I decided to try more. I mean, where have I been? Silk coffee creamer was a hard-fought victory but a huge hit. Lately my husband has not been tolerating dairy very well, and creamer alternatives have become a staple in our home. It is hysterical because I bought regular Silk almond milk a few years ago in the unsweetened flavor, and I have never seen my husband’s face contort so horribly. Well, there was when he first started changing diapers 11 years ago – yeah something like that.
I was doubled over laughing so hard I hadn’t realized what he had done until he shoved his assailant into my face and screamed, “What is that and why is it in my house?!” It was for a recipe and not intended for solo consumption. I swear.
Getting my hubby to try this coffee creamer was amazing and entertaining. It was our baby step into the unknown world of almond milk and milk alternatives. I just put a little dab in his coffee and awaited the Miranda Priestly face. As long as I didn’t get pursed lips, I was good to go. A silent nod meant complete victory. I even tried batting my eyes over the rim of my cup while I took a sip and watched him. A raised eyebrow? Where is this man’s manual?!
My next stop was Califia Farms Almond Milk Creamer in pecan caramel. Holy smokes! Dairy, vegan, and Lactose free, this is a fabulous alternative to traditional creamers. It smells great and tastes great as well.
Now that we had taken a baby step, I figured, why not try something with some pizazz! My hubby isn’t completely into the caramel and jazz hands that are fun flavors for Coffeeville. He is a very “Vanilla” creamer guy. I am the sparkly unicorn that believes there is no mercy in the creamer game, and I have not let one flavor go untamed. Yes, I am proud. This product was absolutely delicious and didn’t taste too sweet or leave a chalky after taste.
I noticed in my many creamer travels that some cream alternatives have a dry or chalky aftertaste or finish. The only downside to this one is that the container can be a little harder to open if you find the carton container and not the plastic container.
Creamer with coffee is such a lovely beverage and I refuse to believe I am alone in my creamer loving ways. Whether it is real dairy product or an alternative, we challenge you to try something new and share with us your favorite creamers. After all, you can never have too much creamer with coffee!