Recipes and Cooking Low-Sugar Vanilla Coffee Creamer Adding creamer to your coffee may seem harmless, but store-bought flavored creamers are chock-full of added sugars and calories. This recipe utilizes dates for a low-sugar, naturally-sweet way to start your morning. By Juliana Hale Updated on May 5, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 36 Yield: 2 1/4 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup half-and-half, whole milk, milk, or nondairy milk 3 - 4 tablespoon Date Syrup (recipe below) or 2 to 3 Tbsp. honey 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions In a 1-qt. canning jar combine all of the ingredients; seal. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Shake or stir before serving. Date Syrup In a small bowl pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/2 cup dates. Let stand 10 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process 2 minutes or until smooth. Strain through a medium-mesh sieve; discard solids. Makes 1 cup. French Vanilla Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste for the vanilla. Eggnog Prepare as directed, except add 1 tsp. rum extract and 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg. Reduce vanilla to 1/2 tsp. Hazelnut Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 tsp. hazelnut extract for the vanilla. Spiced Pumpkin Prepare as directed, except add 1 1/2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin and 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Reduce vanilla to 1/2 tsp. Amaretto Prepare as directed, except add 1/2 tsp. almond extract and 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon. Omit vanilla. Chocolate Prepare as directed, except add 1 1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder. Reduce vanilla to 1/2 tsp. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 18 Calories 1g Fat 1g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 36 Calories 18 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 5mg 2% Sodium 8mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Total Sugars 1g Vitamin C 0.1mg 1% Calcium 15mg 1% Potassium 21mg 0% Folate, total 0.5mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.