I am a bigtime coffee lover but cannot drink black coffee. I can do without the sugar, but i do need some form of creaminess in there. I have been using a plain coconut milk that I found, but it leaves a film on my coffee which is kind of gross. I also found a coconut milk coffee creamer, but one of the ingredients is evaporated cane juice(which sounds like a code word for sugar). Does anyone have any suggestions? Or should I just bite the bullet and give up coffee altogether?
BUTTER!!! Go Bulletproof. I carry a "first aid kit" in my bag when I visit the local coffee shop. Kerrygold and Dagoba 100% Dark Chocolate. I melt in my espresso and them have them froth it. At home I just mix it. I use 1 tablespoon of butter for a double espresso.
I use heavy whipping cream. It has very little in the way of lactose or casein. I've also heard that a bit of unsalted pasture butter tastes delicious melted in coffee, but I haven't tried it myself.
These are the ones I've tried:
I'm not too big a fan of coconut milk here because I find it doesn't add a complimentary flavor to the coffee (you might disagree). I'm actually quite fond of the bulletproof coffee method, but I don't do it often because I don't have a blender handy at work. Coconut oil works better than coconut milk, IMO, but as with the butter, it requires a blender to keep from separating.
http://followingmynose.blogspot.com/2010/10/primal-non-dairy-coffee-creamer.html This one leaves a little bit of a film, but I like it better than straight coconut milk.
I thought I was going to have to give coffee up too untill I found the Aroy-D brand coconut milk in the tetra pack. It's not supposed to have any gaur gum or any other thickening agents and I think that is why it never separates when I put it in my coffee. Any sort of canned coconut milk always separates, urg!
On fasting days, I go with a bulging tbsp of heavy cream only; otherwise, I add about a tsp of honey to the cream per mug.
I've tried and tried but just can't acclimate to black coffee. The cream didn't do it at first either, but I did acclimate and I like it now.