Published by PETA.

When it comes to coffee and tea creamers, you may have to try a few before you find the perfect one for you. Some are creamier, some are sweeter, but there’s something that all the best ones have in common: They don’t harm cows by using their milk. Even if creamers tout a “dairy-free” label, you may find milk derivatives such as casein in the ingredients. Thankfully, there are so many delicious vegan coffee creamers to choose from, and they’re widely available in most grocery stores.

Here are some of our favorite vegan coffee creamers:

Starbucks

The major coffee chain’s creamer line features three vegan creamers made with almond and oat milks: Non-Dairy Pumpkin Spice, Non-Dairy Caramel, and Non-Dairy Hazelnut. All three flavors were inspired by popular Starbucks drinks, and they’re great for making your own specialty coffees at home. Unlike the vegan milks that Starbucks offers in its stores, these creamers don’t come with an extra charge—they’re available for the same price as the company’s cow’s milk creamers. Urge the chain to do the same thing in its stores by ending its unfair upcharge for non-dairy milks.

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Honest to Goodness

These almond milk–based creamers are available in three flavors: Madagascan Vanilla Bean, Unsweetened Madagascan Vanilla Bean, and Himalayan Salted Caramel.

Elmhurst 

Plant-based milk company Elmhurst has launched a handy and delicious single-serve oat milk option for on-the-go needs. This portable version of its delicious 32-ounce Milked Oats is perfect for those of us who refuse to pay extra for plant-based milk at coffee shops—cough Starbucks cough—and have decided to take matters into our own hands.

Silk

Silk has vegan coffee creamers in several flavors made from soy, almond, or oat milk, so there’s something for everyone. Find Silk’s Heavy Whipping Cream and Half & Half at select Target and Walmart stores. These classics are perfect for recipes and deliciously creamy in coffee.

So Delicious

Coconut milk flavors include French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Original, Barista Style French Vanilla, and Barista Style Original. If you prefer almonds, the brand has you covered with Caramel, French Vanilla, and Hazelnut varieties.

Califia Farms

The brand’s creamer is called Better Half, and that makes sense—this dairy-free option blends almond milk with coconut cream and is gluten-free, carrageenan-free, and non-GMO.

Ripple Foods Half & Half

Ripple Foods is tapping into the power of peas with vegan creamers that have less saturated fat and cholesterol than dairy creamers plus added omega-6s and omega-3s from plant sources. This is perfect for those who don’t have a sweet tooth.

Forager Project

Forager’s Half & Half, made from coconut cream and cashew milk, is all creaminess and no sugar. These two halves make a whole lot of goodness to add to your coffee.

New Barn Organics

This company uses organic almond milk and coconut cream to create four luscious flavors: mocha, caramel, vanilla, and unsweetened.

Laird Superfood

This health-conscious company (and PETA Business Friend) has thought of an ingenious way to start your day: with superfoods in your coffee. Its delicious vegan and gluten-free coffee creamers are packed with superfoods like coconut milk, Aquamin (calcium from marine algae), organic extra-virgin coconut oil, turmeric, and others. Plus, the creamers don’t need to be refrigerated, so you can take them with you on camping trips and other adventures.

Coconut Cloud

This brand’s powdered creamer is sold in 6-ounce canisters and single-serving packets. The hazelnut and vanilla varieties are low in sugar and don’t have the refined sugar often found in other flavored creamers.

nut pods

This brand uses coconut cream and almonds to create a perfect texture. It offers seasonal flavors like Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Lemon, and you can choose Hazelnut, Original, and French Vanilla year-round.

Trader Joe’s

Choose between two kinds of delicious vegan coffee creamer: coconut-based or soy-based. Both are equally delicious.

Simple Truth Coconutmilk Creamer

The organic Kroger brand offers both canisters and single-serve packets of Vanilla or Original vegan coffee creamer.

Walden Farms

This “accidentally vegan” creamer comes in Caramel, Original Cream, Sweet Cream, French Vanilla, Mocha, and Hazelnut flavors.


Don’t brew your own coffee at home? Almost all places that serve it offer soy, almond, coconut, and other vegan milks, so don’t be afraid to ask for them.

Ask Starbucks to Stop Upcharging for Vegan Milks