“The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with the average voter.”  Winston Churchill


Yesterday I was whining speaking about coffee with cream and lactose intolerance and why I’m always the one to clean the litter box (that was the blog free part of my conversations) and what is the difference between a duck.*

Astute research turned up a number of recipes for homemade coffee creamers that don’t contain multi-syllabic ingredients.  One uses cashews, and one uses canned coconut milk.  For sweetness, both recipes use dates.

Because I already had cashews in the dairy free ricotta I decided to go the coconut milk route.  It is way too yummy!


8 pitted dates – check on pittedness to make sure – I didn’t.  There was.

1/2 cup hot water

1 can coconut milk

1/2 T or 1 1/2 t vanilla


The original recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups coconut milk.  That’s slightly less than a can by about  an ounce.  I used the entire can.

The original recipe also called for lite coconut milk.  That’s actually coconut milk with water added.  Why pay for water.

dehy water

Yes, it’s a joke.  The can is empty.

Finally, on to the distructions.  Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend or process until smooth.  Stop now and then to scrap down the sides.

Store in a jar in the fridge.  The mixture will thicken as it sits, much like hips.


Yes, you can have a cookie with your coffee, and might be tempted to do so, unless you read all the great nutritional information about dates.

Dates have so much going for them that it’s a shame they’re not eaten at every meal.  And then, at the bottom of one of the Internet searches, it said that eating dates are a great way to gain weight!  Who is the marketing genius that thought it was a good idea to include that info?

* The difference between a duck.  It’s a pencil, because vests don’t have sleeves.

Loveya – The Grandma





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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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