The Irish Creamer (Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Low Carb, Dairy free, No Alcohol)

Coconut dairy free Irish creamer shot and coconut whip cream. Dairy free Irish cream

This dairy free Irish creamer is full of flavor without the additives.  Paleo, Keto, low carb, vegetarian and dairy free.  You can use this for coffee, on cheesecake or straight up over ice!

Well, this recipe is totally in my wheelhouse!   I have some Irish deep in my gene pool, not that it matters and everyone is Irish on St.Paddys day.  Everyone in North America, anyways.  This also speaks to my inner bartender.  I used to love St. Patrick's day!  The pub would be full and we would be pouring pints of thick creamy Guinness, Irish car bombs and Irish coffees.  I couldn't pull off a paleo/ keto/low carb beer but this dairy free Irish cream is a big old win!

Our house has a lot going on: Raj is doing a Keto challenge, I am eating paleo to try to manage a recent Hashimoto's flare, and Shalyn has been eating gluten-free, has a milk sensitivity and doesn't drink.  When I sat down to brainstorm a good March 17th recipe it was hard to find something that checked all the boxes.  We have made a killer Irish cream nice cream, and now you could make it more paleo friendly if you make this dairy free Irish cream recipe 1st!!

The best part of this recipe is it is so adaptable!  Looking for a great dairy free Irish creamer for your coffee?  Done!  Looking for a keto or paleo-friendly treat?  Bingo!  Looking for an adult sipper?  Yeah!  Not just for St. Paddy's, but all year long!  Towards the holidays this will be in heavy rotation, I think it would also make a great gift!  Have you ever made your own Irish cream?  Do you have big Paddy's day plans?

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The Irish Creamer (Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Low Carb, Dairy free, No Alcohol)


  • Author: Holley
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oz
  • Category: drink
  • Method: stovetop

Description

This Irish creamer is full of flavor without the additives.  Paleo, Keto, low carb and dairy free.  You can use this for coffee, on cheesecake or straight up over ice!


Ingredients

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (400mL)
  • 1/3 cup Swerve
  • 1 Tbsp espresso (I made 1 shot, drank the rest)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder

(optional)

  • 1 cup Irish whiskey (or see next)
  • 1 cup nut milk of your choice (heavy cream if you are keto) (or see previous)

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut milk, Swerve, espresso, almond extract, vanilla extract and cocoa powder.  Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 10-15 minutes depending on how thick you would like it.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Add Irish whiskey and whisk in, if you are keeping it as non-alcoholic add the milk or milk substitute.  If you want it less strong you can adjust the recipe, however you would like, less, more or none.
  4. If you want to keep it really thick you can leave it just as it is (this is great on a cheesecake or drizzled on top of whipped cream).
  5. Put into a jar and refrigerate. Shake well before using.

Notes

Not sure how long this will last 2 days- 2 weeks, but it likely won't last that long!

Coconut dairy-free Irish creamer shot and coconut whip cream.
2018-06-02T00:40:09+00:00

About the Author:

Real food fan. My first love is baking, and it keeps me sane. I am new to the Paleo lifestyle, but already infatuated. Recovering sugar Junkie. Love awkward situations, drunk people and ridiculously high heeled shoes, especially when they coincide. Always looking for my next great story.

20 Comments

  1. Jean March 12, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    This sounds amazing! I’m always on board when there’s espesso involved.

    • Holley March 15, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Right? Love a good espresso!

  2. tessadomesticdiva March 12, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    such a great idea! I am am always ho-hum about the ingredients I see in other creamers…so this is wonderful to see!

    • Holley March 15, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      So many preservatives and chemicals!

  3. Katja March 13, 2018 at 10:14 am - Reply

    OMG! This looks SOOOOO good! Can’t wait to try it.

    • Holley March 15, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      Please do! 🙂

  4. Irena Macri March 15, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Fantastic recipe!! There’s nothing like a good Irish cream coffee. The craving does call me this time of year. Love the ingredients and simplicity of this recipe.

    • Holley March 15, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks! I like the alcohol free version! 🙂

    • Holley March 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      I agree! Thanks Irena.

  5. RealNutritiousLiving March 15, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Dreams come true! YUM!

    • Holley March 16, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Drinking some in my coffee right now! TGIF!

  6. Kari Peters March 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Wow this looks delicious, and really you just can’t beat espresso flavors! 🙂

    • Holley March 18, 2018 at 8:16 am

      espresso is like a warm hug!

  7. STACEY CRAWFORD March 17, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    That is the perfect creamer for Saint Patrick’s Day! Wishing I had this in my coffee right now!

    • Holley March 18, 2018 at 8:17 am

      Thanks Stacey!

  8. ChihYu March 17, 2018 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    That looks absolutely gorgeous and yummy !

    • Holley March 18, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Thanks ChihYu!

  9. cristina March 18, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! Love that it’s low carb too!

  10. Andrea De Lima June 7, 2018 at 8:32 am - Reply

    Could you substitute Swerve for Truvia?

    • Holley June 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      I am sure that you could! Or if you aren’t looking for low carb, maple syrup would be great as well!

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