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Sweetener for coffee

Discussion in 'Food' started by amberfunk, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. amberfunk

    amberfunk Active Member

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    I'm trying to get away from store bought creamers (except the rare hazelnut cause it's awesome) and I'm looking for a sweetener that's not cane sugar or stevia. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please also let me know how the taste compares to cane sugar. Thanks!
     
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    Coconut sugar can be used pretty much exactly like cane sugar, it just seems to have a milder sweetness. You could use blackstrap molasses, but that's going to add a definite taste to your coffee that you may or may not be fond of.

    I don't see why you couldn't use maple syrup, and yet I can also see how that might get expensive.
     
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    I've been wanting to try coconut sugar. I'll have to look up nutrition info for it. Not really fond of maple syrup honestly so I wouldn't use that.
     
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    Date sugar is supposed to be the best (for you)... Though I've never seen it anywhere in a store. Perhaps you could make some date paste/syrup?
     
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    I've experimented with agave syrup and vanilla extract dissolved in a minimum of soy milk. I prefer black but it's worth a shot if you have the stuff on hand.
     
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    I do have agave and vanilla in my cabinets at all times. I'll give it a shot. Not sure that my bullet blender is strong enough for dates.
     
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    Dates need to be pitted and then softened before putting in a blender. Check for pits then soften by adding to hot water for a while. Then it can be safely pureed and either siphoned further through cheesecloth or used as is how you wish.
     

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