Non dairy creamers can be in liquid or granular form and are intended to be used as a milk or cream substitute. They can be added to coffee or other hot beverages. Much has been written about this product. So, to learn about the benefits of non dairy creamers, read the guide below.
Advantages over milk
Benefits of use
One of the benefits of using non dairy creamers as a replacement for milk or cream is its desirable cream like flavour as well as the colour it brings to a hot beverage or to food in which it is used.
Non dairy creamers such as coffee creamer or coffee whitener do not require refrigerating and have a much longer shelf life than dairy based products. This also results in an ease of handling and storing. Cost of production
The product has another advantage in that it is cheaper to produce than dairy products. Lactose free
The products are also lactose free making them suitable to anyone twho suffers from this allergy.
Ingredients of non dairy creamer.
This is used to give the product a creamy texture as well as provide it with its rich flavour. Sweeteners
A variety of sweeteners are used in the manufacturing process and include corn syrup, glucose syrup and maltodextrins. Sodium caseinate
This is a milk protein which helps to give opacity and solubility to non dairy creamer. It also provides heat stability, a dairy like flavour as well as a rich taste. Emulsifiers and stabilisers
The emulsifiers are the additives that give the product its sheen or emulsion. Lecithin is also used to aid in making the product soluble in warm beverages. Other uses for non dairy creamers
As well as the more traditional use as whitening additives to tea and coffee, it is now used in many other ways. Among these other roles, it is used in bakery products and ice cream. Many powdered drinks and soups use non dairy creamers as do some seasonings. Instant foods such as cereals and noodles are also areas of food production that use this product. Coffee mate
The very first and probably best known of the non dairy creamer products is Coffee mate. It was first produced in 1961 under the label of non dairy, primarily to attract those customers that were lactose intolerant or anyone unable to consume products containing milk and cream. Variations in flavour
Variations to the traditional flavour of non dairy creamer include French vanilla and caramel. Hazelnut or Irish creme are others which can give your coffee the impression or flavour of its being from an expensive coffee house. The only real benefit being in its taste.