I’ve been thinking of ‘solving’ the creamer issue for myself lately and then I saw Hoffman’s video. What do you swear by?

    • @qwetOP
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      211 months ago

      Same atm, but I’m feeling adventurous so I’ve decided to branch out. I’m thinking heavy whipping cream (thx Bioemerl) with a wee kick of honey to start. maybe see what vanilla extract will do…

      • @myusernameisokay
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        Maybe try with a bit of milk. If you enjoy black coffee why go for something unhealthy like creamer?

        • @qwetOP
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          creamer isn’t exactly unhealthy, its the full context of a persons diet that matters, really. indulgences are the spice of life. Maybe ill try both…

          • Talaraine
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            411 months ago

            heavy cream has very few carbs, making it a purposeful choice in many diets

            • @xts
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              it’s extremely fatty though so you really shouldn’t use it super often if you have it in coffee

              • Talaraine
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                There’s a number of recent diets that prefer fat over carbs.

                • @xts
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                  Eating high saturated fats like those found in heavy cream isn’t a great idea on the daily. It can raise your cholesterol decently which can lead to build up in your arteries.

                  Low carb diets like that are probably fine short term but it’s not something you want to be on continuously due to the fat.

          • starlinguk
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            210 months ago

            Most creamer is a bunch of crappy additives thrown together. Get a bunch of syrups and cream or barista oat milk instead.

  • bioemerl
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    Heavy whipping cream.

    Why?

    It lasts forever in the fridge and it isn’t hydrogenated oil that will clog your arteries with transfats.

    • @[email protected]
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      Heavy whipping cream in coffee is such an indulgent game-changer. I thought, how could it be that different from half-and-half? But it truly is something special.

    • mdwyer
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      Oh god yes. The heavier the better. I go to the restaurant supply stores so I can get the super-heavy-duty 40% cream. None of that weak-ass 36% water.

    • ivanafterall
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      This is what got me on my breve latte kick. I did keto and started drinking lattes with only heavy cream. SO HEAVY, but allowed on keto, and also keeps you full. Eventually switched to breve (half and half instead of straight cream/lard).

    • ma11en
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      Christmas treat.

  • °˖✧ ipha ✧˖°
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    I just like a bit of oat milk, though I usually drink lighter roasts black.

  • HidingCat
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    Been using oat milk for some coffees (Oatside is awesome), it’s really good.

    For local coffee I’m still using Coffeemate, but looking for alternatives that’s not condensed milk, which is the traditional choice. Trying to de-Nestle my life as much as possible.

  • XbSuper
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    1611 months ago

    None, ew.

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      • Zammy95
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        711 months ago

        I mean, you know milk/alternatives are an option too right lol

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  • @kinther
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    I just use oat milk. Most of those creamers have crazy amounts of sugar.

    • dandan
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      Is creamer used in countries that don’t regularly have milk in the fridge? I’ve never heard of anyone using it in Australia, but I’ve also never seen the need when everyone has milk and sugar readily on hand.

      • Dravin
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        The ‘advantages’ of creamer as opposed to actual dairy are generally being lactose free (though they do contain casein), longer shelf life, and coming in a variety of flavorings. If you also include the powdered kind then you have the advantage of not even needing refrigeration after opening. I’ve seen many a waiting area or office where they have a can (or tub) of the powdered stuff offered up next to the cheap drip coffee being provided.

        • 🦘min0nim🦘
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          I think you just described all the reasons why no one in Australia uses creamer.

          There’s plenty of lactose and dairy free milks if that floats your boat too, without adding flavours, sugar, and who knows what else!

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      • @[email protected]
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        I think it’s just how they drink filtered coffee. I mean, I’ve drunk my fair share of filtered coffee but with a dash of normal milk and no sugar. So I think adding creamer is a similar approach (although I’m not positive it has sugar in it).

  • @Pronell
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    I prefer simple half-and-half. To me it’s sweet enough on its own to cut down the bitterness, no other sugar needed.

    • @[email protected]
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      311 months ago

      Yep, this is my daily go-to as well. Rich enough to satisfy without anything else. I look forward to a splash of cream in my mug each day.

    • @lemmyshmemmy
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      It’s certainly healthier without creamer.

  • @acunasdaddy
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    Any of these with a bunch of flavor and sugar are garbage IMHO. Give me black coffee or something with heavy cream or steamed milk. The rest of that junk just covers up bad coffee flavors and is horribly unhealthy

  • @CJByrno
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    Is creamer used outside of the US? I’m from Ireland and I’ve never seen it this side of the Atlantic, although when I worked in the US it was fairly commonly used instead of milk.

    • @AnUnusualRelic
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      I don’t think I’ve seen any here in Europe either. In the US I’ve always been convinced it was chalk powder diluted in something unspeakable. But apparently it’s just fat and sugar, which makes it a very typical product I suppose.

    • ZytaZiouZ
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      411 months ago

      Ironically my favorite creamer is Irish, although not meant for everyday use.

      St. Brendan’s Irish Cream (liquor)

      • @CJByrno
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        111 months ago

        A Baileys/Irish coffee is great but I would be shocked if I saw one in my office!

    • @HereToLurk
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      111 months ago

      I saw it in Thailand because I kept thinking it was condensrd milk

    • fusio
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      111 months ago

      we have them in CH… I’m not a fan

  • rouxdoo
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    @qwet I came here looking for the freak who said “butter” so I could mash the downvote button but I can’t find him. Go ahead and downvote me in his stead because that idea simply deserves it.

    • @qwetOP
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      butter snd black pepper!

      • rouxdoo
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        @qwet
        Yea! There you are. But you missed the right spice - US Navy guys swear by salt not pepper (obviously, Naval coffee is dredged from the bilge). Thank you for showing your true colors so I can ridicule you ;)

    • @pepperonisalami
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      I tried it once, and never again. It was awful. Haven’t even told my SO because this is too shameful to admit

      • rouxdoo
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        @lildictator

        @qwet

        Ewww… I won’t downvote you because I’ve already placed myself on the block to take the hits by mentioning butter in the first place but I really want to.

  • @[email protected]
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    711 months ago

    The answer is Chobani sweet cream for anyone who enjoys creamy sweetness. I use only a tiny bit with milk and espresso for crazy good lattes.

    Other creamers, especially sweet ones, gross me out. I’ve never tried heavy cream, though… I’m kind of afraid that will awaken something in me, and make me quite round as a result.

    • @[email protected]
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      111 months ago

      I think you’d be surprised how few calories straight cream has compared to the stuff with a bunch of sugar dumped in.

    • @The_Jit
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      111 months ago

      I always thought Fat is satieting. In other’s uou may get the opposite effect of becoming round from consuming it.