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If you prefer soy milk, then this clean eating soy coffee creamer could be the perfect way to make your morning cup of coffee much, much creamier.

It’s funny how many folks are dependent on their coffee creamer. Personally, I never liked them because they were too sweet and I could taste all the artificial ingredients. Plus, I don’t like my coffee sweet. I’m strictly a “milk or cream in my coffee” kinda girl.

Clean Eating Soy Coffee Creamer

Now that I’ve tried this recipe, I have to say that sweet is a good thing. I wouldn’t want this in my coffee without a little sweetness to it. And the fun part is, you can totally play around with the flavors by choosing the extract you prefer!

Just be aware that soy is one of the biggest GMO crops on the planet. So buy the stuff that is certified by the Non-GMO Project if that matters to you.

NOTE: If you can’t get any xanthan gum or don’t enjoy the texture it provides, try this recipe for Clean Eating Condensed Milk. It’s sweet and it makes a fabulous creamer!

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Clean Eating Soy Coffee Creamer

Soy Coffee Creamer

If you prefer soy milk, here’s a delicious way to flavor your morning coffee.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 51kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 ΒΌ cup soy milk (organic, unsweetened and plain at room temperature)
  • 3 tsp. pure vanilla extract (I used bourbon vanilla)
  • Β½ tsp. extract (optional – this is where you can play with the flavors I used almond extract.)
  • 2 tbsp. honey (or stevia to taste)
  • 1/16 tsp. xanthan gum (optional – for texture/thickness)


  • In a blender, blend together the soy milk and xanthan gum until well combined.
  • Blend in the extracts and honey.
  • Pour into a glass storage container and store in the fridge.
  • POSSIBLE EXTRACTS: raspberry extract, almond extract, orange extract, rum extract or extra vanilla extract.
  • Note: I’m partial to strong flavors. So you may want to start with a smaller amount of extracts and add to taste.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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  1. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Lovely combos for coffee lovers. Would love to try out the soy milk recipe.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sanjeeta – I love the almond best! Hope you enjoy it!

  2. Where do you find xanthan gum? I’ve seen it in the ingredient list of foods, but I’ve never seen it sold by itself.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Linda – Most health food stores will carry it. You get a small amount for a rather high price, but keep in mind that when you use Xanthan gum, you are using VERY small amounts. (1/8 – 1/4 tsp. in many cases.) That one small package will last you a very long time.

  3. Tara Ryba says:

    This may be a crazy question but I thought soy milk wasn’t “clean”???

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tara – It depends on the brand you buy. I purchase a brand that is organic and unsweetened. It’s clean, but many are not. So be sure to read labels.

  4. I have to say “No thanks” to this one. The only thing I like in my coffee is . . . . . coffee. No milk, no creamer, absolutely no sweetener and definitely no flavorings.
    Back in the day when I used to dunk donuts in coffee I had to have a separate cup to drink, can’t force myself to swallow sweet coffee.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jodi – Wow! I can’t even imagine drinking coffee black. It’s just to acidic for me. But to each his own I suppose!

  5. I don’t drink coffee (I’m all about tea, herbal tisanes and chai!), but I know my local Kroger grocery store has xanthin gum (powdered) in the natural/health food area with the baking products. I’ve also seen it (sometimes) on the baking aisle of Albertson’s grocery store. It’s especially helpful in gluten-free and vegan (as in, no eggs, milk or honey) baking.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Charlena – Great to know you can get it in mainstream stores! Thanks! (This recipe could also be good in tea if it was the right flavor combo…)

  6. Tami@nutmegnotebook says:

    What a great idea! I tend to not like flavored creamer, just plain creamer or vanilla for a dessert coffee. You are right most of them have high fructose corn syrup in them and are too sweet!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tami – Thanks! You could certainly make this with just vanilla. Yum!

  7. I’m with Jodi — black coffee or nothing for me! But I think I’ll try this for my husband.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Molly – I think black coffee has a small but very dedicated following. Personally, I could never do it. My poor tummy would just be ripped to shreds. I need something to tame the acid. But congrats for being able to drink it black! I’m impressed!

  8. I am a creamer junkie! I’ve been looking for a clean alternative! This is great, can’t wait to try it!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Chantel – Fabulous! Glad I could help out!

  9. I just bought conventional coffee creamer for my husband last night and cringe at the idea of what all is in it. Thanks so much for this! How long do you suppose it would last in the fridge? As long as the expiration date on the milk maybe?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dakota – I would imagine so. To be honest, it didn’t last long enough around here for me to figure that out. I would say 1-2 weeks. At that point, smell before using…

  10. A Taste of Tangy says:

    It sounds good! I’ve started using coconut milk in my coffee. It is so nice and creamy and, along with the cocoa and stevia I put in it, it reminds me of a Mounds Bar πŸ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tangy – Wow! Sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing the idea. I’m sure many here will use it!

  11. Tiffany- I know you’re a loyal TJ’s fan, they have low acid French Roast coffee if you’re interested. I switched to black coffee years ago to cut hidden calories out of my diet and have really learned to appreciate the subtleties of darker roasts. It’s almost like enjoying a very dark chocolate. Still might try this recipe though, it looks great!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Brent – Thanks for the suggestion! The real reason I’ve cut coffee out of my diet is that the caffeine is brutal on my blood sugar. But for the occasional treat, I’ll give it a try. Thanks!

  12. This is ah-ma-zing! I love the strong flavors as well so I followed the recipe as posted and I wouldn’t change a thing! The almond is my favorite, as well. This might be a stupid question (I am new to clean eating), but is organic half n half not clean? Could you do the same with it? And btw, you have been a great inspiration to me as I (gradually) change my family to a clean eating lifestyle – thank you so much for making it 100 times easier!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      McCaa – Wonderful! So happy you enjoyed it!

      To answer your questions, half n half is too high in fat to be a part of a clean eating diet.

      So happy you’re enjoying my site! Take care.

  13. Thank you is really not strong enough! I have been trying everything. This is really great! Xanthan Gum! Genius.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kat – I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Cheers!

  14. What can I use instead of Xanthan Gum? Can I leave it out?

    I just started the eat clean diet.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Colleen – The Xanthan Gum is simply a thickener. You can leave it out completely, or you can try a little cornstarch or tapioca starch. But you may have to adjust the measurement on that as Xanthan gum is about 10 times as strong in the thickening department.

  15. OMG so I just made this with unsweetened almond milk and vanilla…it taste like coffee-mate’s sweet cream flavor. I also left out the Xanthan gum and used my whip attachment on my bullet and it thickened it. I can’t wait to try this tomorrow morning!

    Can I post this on my blog (with your web site attached of course)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Colleen – I replied via email. Thanks.

  16. Once you blend this and then store it in the fridge, does it stay ‘blended’ and thick? Or do you have to shake it up or reblend it every time you use it?
    Thanks so much for this! My one ‘un-clean’ must have is my coffee with Half & Half & Splenda every morning. I’ve tried alternatives and just don’t like anything out there. I’ve been looking for something to replace the half & half – I’m going to try this and see if it will work for me.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kimber – Shaking it might be a good idea, but you don’t have to re blend it.

  17. wow! I am so excited to try this! I have just started clean eating also and can drink black coffee with agave nectar but just can’t do it completely black! I am going to try this! how exciting! someone put that there is powdered Xanthum? would you suggest that or the one from the whole food store? wow…I think I’m gonna follow your blog! I am also a full time mom, but a part time student going for nursing. nice to know I’m not alone! lol! have a wonderful day!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Denita – Welcome! Yes, the recipe calls for Xanthan gum. You can also use guar gum. But stay tuned because I have a recipe for Clean Eating Condensed Milk coming up tomorrow that can also be used as creamer (minus the xanthan gum). Enjoy!

  18. I’m curious about trying this with coconut milk. There’s a coconut creamer (not clean) out there that I have enjoyed in the past. Lately, I have been trying to drink my coffee black since creamers are so full of chemicals. It’s not going so well. This just could be the answer! I plan to make this today and have high hopes for tomorrow morning’s cup o’ joe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tami – I bet it would work just fine. Only, I would leave out the xanthan gum because the coconut milk is creamy enough. Enjoy!

  19. ChellBellz says:

    I had no idea that xanthan gum was clean, what exactly does it do to the creamer?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Chell – It’s a thickener. But if you use too much, it also provides a very slimy/slippery texture. A little goes a looooong way!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Angela – It IS delicious and easy! Promise!

  20. Ok this is officially my new favorite site! I am a part time clean eater! My biggest setbacks are finding clean alternatives to things I love and feeding my family old favorites cleaned up! I cannot wait to try this creamer and the condensed milk. Thanks for all your hard work on here!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Leanna – Wonderful!!! I hope you enjoy it!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Jlgarske – Sadly, no. It’s too high in fat. Light coconut milk is a wonderful substitute though!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Jdavid – Ya, it’s one of those hate it or love it recipes. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it! Have you tried my condensed milk recipe? Very sweet and perfect for coffee creamer as well.

    1. Tasha Paul-Cloutier says:

      Why not perhaps just use regular cream and a flavoured stevia, such as french vanilla? That might work just as well and, although not low in fat necessarily, not ‘dirty’ either. LOL

      1. graciouspantry says:

        True, but I try to watch the fat intake. And I don’t believe the powdered stevia is clean. Do they have the flavored stevia in liquids?

        1. Karen Shearer says:

          I have a powdered stevia by New Roots and the ingredient listed is simply stevia rebaudiana extract. Unfortunately I don’t think there are any flavored versions of this.

  23. Janbaker95 says:

    I made this creamer for the first time and I”m afraid I did something wrong. It is very thick…almost like condensed milk. It floats on top of my coffee and is very frothy when mixed in. What do you think?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Jan – It’s possible you got too much xanthan gum in. That’s the only thing it could be. Try mixing in more of the other ingredients until you get a texture you like.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Nicole – Yes you can! Enjoy!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Mireille – It could be the brand of milk. Some of them do curdle in milk. There’s nothing wrong with it, you can still drink it. It’s just not as visually appetizing.

  26. graciouspantry says:

    Jaime – Hahaha!!! That’s funny. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. That xanthan gum is very sensitive stuff.

  27. Behnkefamily says:

    Trader Joes is out of xanthun gum till this weekend. Would arrowroot work?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Behnke – I might, but it will give it a somewhat bitter taste.

  28. graciouspantry says:

    Behnkefamily – I’m not sure as I haven’t worked with it much. I would think you could just blend it it. Try a small amount to test it first.

  29. graciouspantry says:

    IGICB – Happy to help!

  30. HorseCrazy832 says:

    YUM!! I’m totally dependent on coffee creamer. I love flavored coffee. This looks fantastic!!!! THANK YOU!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      HorseCrazy – My pleasure! And if this one doesn’t suite your needs, try my recipe for condensed milk. I actually use that more than I use this one.

  31. graciouspantry says:

    Guest – Pure extracts are all alcohol based. But they are used in such small amounts, that I don’t bother to worry about it.

  32. graciouspantry says:

    It won’t keep long. Maybe a week or so. Also, experiment with the xanthan gum. It’s not for everyone.

  33. Pinterest brought me here, and in the hopes some people are still reading the comments who previously had trouble, xantham gum will thicken skim milk to the consistency of creamy salad dressings with as little as 1/4 tsp per GALLON. The ratio here is so small, you may want to try tripling the rest of the recipe to match the power of the xantham gum. Just a thought!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Awesome, thanks!

  34. Tonya Morgan says:

    can almond milk be used instead of soy? and what would you recommend to try to mock the ‘sweet cream’ coffee flavor…it is my favorite! thank you.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I think almond milk would work okay. Some brands will separate in hot coffee though. Doesn’t mean it’s bad, just separated. Almost looks like curdled milk. I’ve never had a sweet cream flavor before, so I can’t advise you there. Can you describe it?

  35. Hi Tiffany,

    I want to thank you again for all the work you put into eating clean. The recipes, blogs, FB posts etc.. It seems that for every thing I Google regarding Clean this, that or whatever, leads me to your site. You rock and you are making my Clean Eating transition so much easier.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Becky – Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  36. I followed your recipe exactly and it was very frothy. I bottled it and placed in fridge, assuming the froth would settle down overnight. But it didn’t! It was just like pouring froth in my coffee – not the creamy deliciousness I was hoping for. Any suggestions?
    Thanks so much!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cara – That’s very odd. Did you follow the recipe exactly? What type of milk did you use? Any changes at all?

  37. I used Earth Balance unsweetened organic soy milk. I used Agave instead of honey but I can’t imagine that would make a difference…?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cara – No, I don’t think the agave would have done that. I’m completely stumped! Perhaps try a different brand of soy milk? That would be my first guess. Also, double check how much xanthan gum you use. A tiny bit goes a long way. Beyond that, I’m absolutely stumped. I can’t think what would have done something like that. Definitely blend less next time. Once the xanthan gum in mixed in and there are no lumps, definitely stop blending. Let me know how it goes.

  38. Maybe I need to blend less next time!

  39. Could you use almond milk instead of the soy milk. I am trying to find a clean alternative to the sweet creamer I buy. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything that I like and keep going back to my regular non clean creamer.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mallie – Not for this one. But I have a pumpkin creamer that you might be able to adjust if you don’t want the pumpkin flavor.

  40. How long will this keep in the refrigerator?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ashley – I’d say maybe a week or two at most.

  41. Love the idea. I used to drink my coffee black, but I’ve slacked and gotten hooked to a little flavored creamer in the morning. I’ve found a few similar recipes that fit other components of what I want from a creamer, so a question for you: to add dark cocoa, other recipes (using milk and condensed milk, not soy milk) say to simmer the creamer base with the cocoa until it’s dissolved. Do you think this would work in this creamer base as well?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sarah – The reason they do that is because it’s much harder to get cocoa powder to dissolve in cold liquid than it is warm. So yes, you may want to warm this a bit and whisk in the cocoa powder. I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  42. So, I’m not the only one looking for an alternative creamer. I am so happy to find your recipe and can’t wait to try it! Due to thyroid issues, I’ll be using unsweetened almond milk in place of soy and start with 1 tbl honey since I don’t care for sweet coffee. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Brenda – My pleasure! I hope you enjoy it! πŸ˜€

  43. Tbanks for this. I just happened to have a little pack of xantham gum laying around, almond milk, vanilla–and I eat low carb/high fat so I added butter–and stevia instead of honey. Once you blend it (with butter and/or coconut milk), it get’s all frothy like a latte. Blend it a second time with the coffee to make sure that the fat doesn’t rise…I know it sounds awful, but it’s amazing.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Deirdre – I’m sure it is! Sounds like bullet proof coffee (or blender coffee). Amazing stuff!

  44. Could almond milk be used instead of the soy? I love French vanilla creamer and it’s been the only thing I have struggled to give up! I’m hoping this will seal the deal with me and store bought creamer so I can kick it to the curb and never look back!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lisa – You could try it, but it will be less thick. Also, almond milk tends to “separate” when heated. So you’ll need to watch that. Worth a shot though!

  45. 4redpenney says:

    I love your idea of replacing the more traditional soy creamer recipe’s use of oil by using xanthan gum. I made my first batch of homemade soy milk this morning and used some of it for your creamer recipe. A success all around! Thanks so much…

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      4redpenney – Fantastic!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I just recently made soy milk for the first time in a cooking class about a week ago. I had no idea it was so easy! I don’t really do soy myself anymore, but it was fascinating to be able to make it. πŸ™‚

  46. Hello, I think your recipe is great, but I have a question/concern. Doesn’t Soy milk produces estrogens on men, which makes hormones go haywire. Is this recipe just for females only. Thank you for great recipes.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ruben – There is so much varying information on this that I honestly don’t have an answer for you. I would think in the small amounts that you would use this in, it would probably be fine, but if you are asking due to a medical condition, then follow your doctors advice. That being said, I do have plans for making an almond milk version. So stay tuned for that! πŸ™‚

  47. 5 stars
    I doubled the recipe using what little I had left in the fridge of unsweetened soy, almond, rice, and coconut “non-dairy beverages” with 1/8 tsp. xanthan gum. It was the perfect creamy thickness as a half-and-half alternative that my coffee has been needing! Bookmarked and sharing with other clean-eating loved ones, thank you so much for posting.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dana – That’s wonderful!! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! It’s funny, the more I make this recipe, the more I enjoy it with a combination of milks as well. It really seems to add something. So glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  48. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
    I used plain Organic Valley Soy Creamer until they recently discontinued it
    I was soooo bummed!
    This was the 3rd recipe I’ve tried to find a way to continue to love my coffee.
    It works! I look forward to individualizing it further on my next try.
    I appreciate you posting an excellent base recipe upon which to build.
    Thanks so much!! <3

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nan – My pleasure! So happy it’s something you can use! πŸ™‚

  49. paula rudd says:

    I use TJ plain soy coffee creamer, but they are out until Jan 2021. I don’t like any flavoring or sweetener added. How could I make this as such? Thanks

  50. Thanks for the recipe, but I’m too picky about my coffee/creamer. I tried this and it ruined a perfectly good cup of coffee.. Not for me.

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