Gluten- and Dairy-Free Vegan Coffee Whitener


A non-dairy, yet rich and flavorful, way to lighten coffee. The syrup gives this a creamy texture like the store-bought types, but without chemicals or additives. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
35 servings


  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Stir coconut milk, almond milk, sugar, coconut oil, brown rice syrup, and vanilla extract together in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar is completely dissolved, 3 to 5 minutes; remove from heat.

  2. Blend coconut milk mixture with an immersion blender or in a blender until smooth and creamy. Cool to room temperature.

  3. Transfer whitener to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute corn syrup or date syrup for the cane sugar.

The coconut oil gives this a rich texture but is optional. I prefer the creamier texture, but it will affect taste.

If gluten-free is not important to you, use a malted syrup instead of rice syrup as it will lend a nice flavor to the coffee.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

23 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 35
Calories 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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