If you haven’t noticed I love coffee. I even have mini Starbucks barista espresso machine at home, and it is awesome. Yet I still make frequent visits to the Starbucks near my home. So when we started doing the Whole30 I struggled with the thought of giving up my morning cup of Joe. I  already had to cut out putting chocolate milk into my coffee and I definalty wasn’t willing to give up coffee all together. By the way, it looks like someone vomited Christmas at Starbucks. But I’m absolutely loving it! Only 21 more days till I can enjoy a ginderbread americano misto!

As far, it seems that the biggest struggle (other than brooze) people have had was a dependence on their milk,cream or coffee-creamer…and, they’ve discovered that canned, full-fat coconut is just not the same.

I’ve found that if I heat my coconut milk using my espresso machince it makes it nice and frothy. But it you dont have an essporso machine handy here are a few opitions. Number 2 you will find hilairous! Well at least I did.

  1.  1. Heat up the 1 coconut milk and add it to a blender, top with black coffee, whip until frothy, and top with cinnamon.
  2.  2. Put your coconut milk in a protein shakes cup with a little metal blender ball and shake the crap out of it! This was a great morning coffee tip from Jay….I deleted the profanity 😉

But if you’re looking for something a little extra sweet this might do the trick. It’s almost like a latte!


Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer (makes 6-8 servings)

1 Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk
4 Medjol Dates (pit removed)
1 Vanilla Bean*, scraped (you’re using the seeds from inside the pod)

Optional Add-Ins:
-Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

  1. Add the dates, vanilla bean seeds/scrapings plus 1T. hot water to a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Heat up coconut milk.. till it’s hot.
  3. Add 1 of the can of coconut milk and blend until smooth .
  4. Transfer mixture to a container and transfer to the fridge until ready to use.

Once refrigerated, the mixture will set to a whip cream-like consistency.


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