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I am one of those so-called lightweights who really needs to have some cream in her coffee... I blame my grandmother who loves cream in her tea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
However, I am trying to get away from pasturized dairy and the only organic creams available to me at the moment are ultrapasturized. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I mentioned in another thread that I've been reading the new Fallon/Enig book of Nourishing Trad fame. They suggest coconut milk as a sub for cream. I tried it this morning (can of organic coconut milk siphened into a glass bottle with a cork top and placed in the fridge) and it was wonderful! Even better than cow cream IMO. Cheaper too, as a can of organic coconut milk was $2 for 14.5 oz versus $4-5 for 12 oz of cream.
 

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I am currently drinking a cuppa tea with 2 tbsp of organic virgin coconut oil and a few spoons of coconut milk.<br><br>
Enig and Fallon reccomend this before meals. It is good!<br><br>
We are die hard coconut milk drinkers here.
 

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Me too. I've always called my coffe/tea "milk and sugar water." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:<br><br>
I'll have to try coconut milk! I bet that's yummy. I often have some leftover. Thanks for the tip!<br><br>
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Hmmm, I will have to try this. I am die-hard about cream in my coffee and am a bit of a snob about it (I will only drink coffee if it has real half-and-half or real coffee cream in it - not milk, not powdered crap, not non-dairy creamer). I was doing well to quit taking it with sugar a few months ago; I'm not sure I could ever make a habit of drinking it black. I'll definitely try the coconut milk. Thanks for the tip! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Interesting idea, I never considered it. I'll have to try that sometime. I imagine I would like it more with coffee than with tea, and I only drink coffee occasionally. I am a real traditionalist, though, taking my tea with milk, never cream!
 

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We are trying to be dairy free in our family and this is the hardest thing to give up for us--we <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> cream in our coffee and we definately will not use the nondairy creamer--yuck!! We did just try the Silk soy cream and it was pretty good. I do love coconut milk though and will have to try it--sounds yummy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I really like coconut milk in tea too! Just this morning I was telling my sister who's trying to give up dairy. The milk in her tea was one of her sticking points. She looked at me funny when I suggested it :LOL I hope she gives it a try <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am currently drinking a cuppa tea with 2 tbsp of organic virgin coconut oil and a few spoons of coconut milk.<br><br>
Enig and Fallon reccomend this before meals. It is good!<br><br>
We are die hard coconut milk drinkers here.</div>
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why before meals? just curious! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I usually have my coffee or tea with Silk soy creamer (YUM!) but I hadn't thought of trying coconut milk. I have a can in my cupboard and will certainly try it because I love coconut milk.
 

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OP, I have the same problem as you - can't often get raw cream or milk but looooove cream w/ my coffee. I usually settle for plain SILK soymilk, but I am definitely going to try the coconut milk tomorrow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> Thanks for the tip!
 

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I love cream in my coffee.<br>
I am currently trying So Nice soymilk-vanilla flavor---it's okay--I'll have to try coconut milk though.<br><br>
I'm so embarrased--I am ADDICTED to non-dairy vanilla creamer--it's horrible stuff--but OH SO YUMMY <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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FYI on the coconut milk in coffee, it does not seem to lighten coffee as much as cream but it's just as yummy. I am thinking the coconut milk is opaque cold but becomes more clear (like the fat) as it is heated.
 

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I tried it today - noticed that it didn't lighten my coffee as much. I think I added a bit too much to try to compensate. It's nice to have a substitute for cream, though.
 
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