5 Best Low Carb Coffee Creamers – 2017 Reviews and Top Picks

Coffee is a delicacy on its own. For us who can’t tolerate the bitterness, we enhance the flavor by adding sugar, milk, or creamer.

But in doing so, we also boost our calorie intake; the sweeter and creamier the coffee is, the more carbs we put into our system. Hence, in this review, we sifted some of the best low carb coffee creamers to look for that most outstanding one.

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Product Summary

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The creaminess that you add to your coffee with Nestle Coffeemate Liquid Coffee Creamer is richer and allergic-friendly. Labeled with Kosher dairy, it is definitely free of lactose and gluten.

Made from almonds and coconuts, the Nutpods French Vanilla Coffee Creamer creams up a bitter coffee without the synthetic ingredients. It is unsweetened and suitable for a paleo diet.

With Omega PowerCreamer, you’re not only making your coffee smooth and creamier, you also get the healthy benefits from ghee, organic coconut oil, MCT oil and sunflower lecithin.

The Coffee Booster is the equivalent of coffee creamer for crossfitters, gamers, paleo and ketogenic dieters. It contains only 1% carbohydrate from a total of 120 calories per serving.

The Land Lakes Mini Moos Coffee Creamer is a half and half liquid dairy creamer. It may not be good for those intolerant to lactose, but it certainly is for those who like to have low carb but real cream on their coffee.

**Below, you'll find our more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.

1. Nestle Coffeemate Liquid Creamer

For the lactose allergic who’s looking for low-carb and low-fat coffee creamers, the Nestle Coffeemate liquid creamer is one alternative. This low-carb coffee creamer can be easily found in grocery racks.

Of all the flavors that Coffeemate offers, we choose the original and plain flavor because it contains less calories and zero carbohydrate. One container has 50 serving and each serving is equivalent to 1 tub or 11mL of creamer.

The Coffeemate liquid creamer with the original flavor has 10 calories per serving, and all of these calories are derived from fat only, which is purely 1 gram of saturated fat. All the rest such as cholesterol, sodium and protein are zero.

It can last for nine months at room temperature. In fact, it’s nondairy so there’s no need for refrigeration. The Kosher dairy label on its container simply means that it is lactose and gluten-free.

Its ingredients are water, coconut oil, sugar, sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), dipotassioum phosphate, mono and diglycerides, artificial flavor and beta carotene color.

Things We Liked: 

  • Low-carb and low-fat at the same time
  • Gluten-free and lactose-free
  • Longer shelf life

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Contains artificial flavors and color
  • Monoglyceride and diglyceride content

2. Nutpods French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

The “Whole30-approved” label on the Nutpods container means that it passed the standards of Whole30, a diet program which aims to maintain chemical balance and improves your relationship with food.

Nutpods passed the standards of this program because this creamer is free of carrageenan, gluten, dairy, soy, high-fructose corn syrup, refined sugars and sugar alcohols. Its ingredients also follow the vegan diet.

The coffee creamers from Nutpods are available in four flavors, and we choose the French vanilla as the best. It is a good choice because unlike other flavors such as chocolate, it is nonfattening due to its lesser calorie content.

French vanilla supplements your coffee with sweet smell and smoother taste. The other benefit from this flavor is that it curbs your food craving with the richness of its scent, thus, making you feel full.

It is available in 3-pack, 4-pack and 12-pack sizes. Each serving is equivalent to 1 tablespoon or 15g of liquid creamer, and it has a total of 10 calories only.

Things We Liked: 

  • Dairy-free
  • Both low-carb and low-fat
  • Almonds and coconut cream-based
  • Sunflower lecithin content

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Contains other unnecessary ingredients such as sea salt.

3. Omega Power Creamer

You can easily make that infamous butter coffee with the Omega PowerCreamer. One container has 20 servings, and each serving is equivalent to one tablespoon or 14gm of liquid creamer, which is just enough to make butter coffee.

The total calorie count per serving is 118. Of its 14-gram fat content, 56% is saturated fat, while carbohydrate is absolutely zero.

Its active ingredients are all natural, organic and unique, making this creamer a nutritious alternative to both dairy and synthetic nondairy creamers. It is also free of casein, gluten, lactose and sugar.

The MCT oil contains healthier fats which are easier to digest than long-chain LCTs, and that might help boost brain power and prevent obesity. The lecithin supplement derived from sunflower lecithin is chemical-free and unprocessed; hence, you can get the benefit of choline and essential fatty acids that are good for the brain and nervous system.

Things We Liked: 

  • Dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and casein free
  • Healthier alternative to nondairy coffee creamers
  • Organic source of energy
  • Convenient for making butter coffee

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Expensive

4. Coffee Booster

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Via:Amazon.com

Coffee booster is a fat-based liquid creamer that you can add to any hot drink such as coffee or tea. Unlike the other type of low-carb coffee creamers, this one includes an amount of healthy fats.

If you are following a strictly low-carb diet, a fat-based coffee creamer can be your additional source of energy. It may also help prevent food cravings and sugar crash at the end of the day.

There are 28 servings and each serving is equivalent to one tablespoon or 14 fluid ounces. Each serving contains a total of 120 calories and 12 grams of fat, 15% of which is saturated fat.

The cocoa content in Coffee Booster supplements your coffee with mocha flavor. Plus, cocoa contains the antioxidant cacao flavonoids which enhance the functioning of blood vessels and improve insulin sensitivity.

It adds that creamy texture to coffee with the following active ingredients: virgin coconut oil, grass-fed ghee, and raw cacao powder. It also contains milk, so it may not be advisable for consumption by those who are lactose intolerant.

Things We Liked: 

  • Favorable for paleo and ketogenic dieters
  • Organic ingredients
  • Cocoa flavor
  • No synthetic ingredients

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Too much fat for regular coffee creamer consumers
  • Expensive

5. Land Lakes Mini Moos Coffee Creamer

International Delight is a well-known maker of coffee creamers and beverages that existed since 1987. Of all the 11 flavors that it offers, we choose the Land Lakes as the best.

Land Lakes Mini Moos coffee creamer is a half and half liquid creamer contained in conveniently shaped mini cups. It is available in 192 or 24 counts, and each count or serving contains 9mL of creamer.

Each serving contains 10 calories. It has zero carbs. There is only 1 gram of fat and 5mg of sodium.

The ingredients include half and half cream, sodium citrate, DATEM, tetra sodium pyrophosphate and carrageenan. It also contains milk.

It is real cream but there is no need to refrigerate because it is ultra pasteurized. The maximum shell life is 3 months.

Things We Liked: 

  • Made of real cream
  • Fat-free and sugarless creamer
  • Conveniently stored in single-serve containers
  • Inexpensive

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Synthetic ingredients

How To Choose The Best Low Carb Coffee Creamer

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  • Choose the original or plain-flavored coffee creamers over the flavored ones because they are likely to contain less calories, less sugar, and other unnecessary creamer ingredients
  • Check the expiration date
  • Have an estimate of the amount of coffee creamer that you or your family can consume in weeks or months while taking account of the product’s expiration date or shelf life
  • Though low carb dairy coffee creamers have shorter storage life, they are better than nondairy coffee creamers because the latter type merely use synthesized ingredients to mimic the effect of creaminess
  • Nondairy creamers, however, are preferred by people with lactose intolerance
  • Choose the low carb coffee creamers that add no other ingredients such as sugar, sugar and corn syrup

Powdered Creamer Vs. Liquid Creamer

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Powdered creamer is better than creamer in terms of the following:

  • Creams up your coffee more than the liquid form, while you have to double the amount of liquid creamer to achieve the same creaminess that one serving of powdered creamer can provide
  • Longer shelf life, which means it lets you save money and avoid waste

On the other hand, the advantages of liquid creamer are:

  • Fewer calories per serving
  • Easy to pour
  • Can be used to add creaminess into food recipes

Ingredients To Avoid In Low Carb Coffee Creamers

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The American Heart Association recommends consuming not more than 2mg of trans fats a day, because fats increases the risk of diabetes 2, heart disease and stroke. The naturally-occurring type of trans fats are found in the gut of some animals, that’s why small amounts can be found in milk and meat products.

The other type is the artificial trans fatty acids which are found in processed foods. This type is present in the following ingredients:

  • Partially hydrogenated oils – primary sources of trans fat
  • Monoglycerides and Diglycerides – considered as emulsifiers

Conclusion

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It would have been easy to pick the best low carb coffee creamer from our top choices if not for the fact that almost all the products mentioned above contain no carbohydrates at all – absolutely.

But then, we have to give consideration for other factors such as taste, budget and plethora of health conditions that afflict other consumers. If that creamer saves you money, its rank goes up, but if it contains allergens such as gluten or dairy, it goes down.

Yes, you guess it right – the Nutpods French vanilla coffee creamer is our top choice. It’s a healthier alternative to dairy creamers and nondairy (synthetic) creamers, and when compared to other alternatives, it’s the most inexpensive.

Luke Cafferty
 

Luke Cafferty is a fitness junkie, personal trainer and blogger. He's passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a strong and well rounded physique, while inspiring you to do the same.

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