Recipes and Cooking Low-Sugar Vanilla Coffee Creamer Be the first to rate & review! 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 Juliana Hale Juliana Hale is a senior culinary specialist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen with 20 years of experience in recipe testing and development. She works closely with AllRecipes, Forks Over Knives, Midwest Living, and Traditional Home overseeing testing in the test kitchen for those titles. Juli is an expert in all fields of cooking, but is particularly geeky about mixology and has taught her class, Fun with Sours, to internal staff and the AllRecipes Allstars. She holds an associate's degree in culinary arts and a bachelor's degree in food and beverage service management from the New England Culinary Institute. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 5, 2022 Print Rate It 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. Rate it 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.