Homemade Cashew Creamer Recipe [Healthy And Delicious]

Enjoy a dairy free cup of coffee at home with our easy homemade cashew creamer recipe.

With all natural ingredients, this vegan coffee creamer recipe is so simple to prepare and is the perfect way to reduce sugar and dairy in your diet without sacrificing taste.

If you want to make your own coffee creamer and are looking for healthy coffee creamer alternatives, this cashew coffee creamer is a great place to start.

Jug of homemade cashew creamer on table with cup of coffee

Dairy Free Coffee Creamer Recipes

There are quite a few ways to make plant based coffee creamer at home.

From coconut milk to almond and oat milks, there are loads of options and we share a few more in this article on homemade coffee creamer recipes.

But what I love about cashew milk creamer is the rich and creamy texture!

It has a lovely rich mouthfeel that many other non dairy coffee creamer recipes don’t have, which is why it is my favorite vegan creamer recipe.

If you don’t enjoy drinking black coffee but want healthier coffee creamer options, this vegan cashew coffee creamer recipe is for you!

Glass jug of vegan coffee creamer on table

Essential Equipment To Make A Cashew Milk Creamer

I have owned many blenders over the years and have come to realize a good quality and high powered blender is one of the most essential pieces of equipment in the kitchen.

Never is this more true than for this cashew coffee creamer recipe.

The challenge when making homemade nut milks is being able to blend them fine enough to become creamy and remove the pulpy or grainy texture.

It is possible to achieve creaminess by soaking and straining the cashews overnight.

But a high powered blender removes the need for this step for the ultimate quick and easy homemade cashew coffee creamer recipe.

A top of the range Vitamix blender is beyond the budget of most people, but the Ninja Blender with Auto-IQ is a great (more) affordable alternative.

Click here to check the price for the Ninja Blender with Auto-IQ

Vegan coffee creamer pouring into cup of coffee

How To Make Vegan Coffee Creamer

Step 1 – Soak the Cashews

This recipe does require a little planning, as you will need to soak the cashews ahead of time (unless you have a high powered blender, as mentioned above).

An hour will do if you have a good blender.

But if you don’t (or you want extra creamy homemade creamer), soak them overnight and your cashew milk coffee creamer will be super creamy and very easy to blitz in the blender.

Step 2 – Blend your ingredients

Once you have soaked the cashews, you simply add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

Strain if you need to (with a high powered blender you probably won’t need to).

Store your dairy free coffee creamer in a sealed jar or jug in the fridge and add to your hot or cold coffee drink and enjoy.

Homemade non dairy coffee creamer poured into coffee cup from glass jug

Flavored coffee creamer recipe

Our vanilla and maple coffee creamer has a subtle sweetness and flavor.

This easy creamer for coffee can be used as the base for a range of other flavored coffee creamers too.

Simply replace with your favorite flavor or sweeteners such as:

  • Caramel
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Peppermint
  • Coconut sugar
  • Brown sugar

Another idea is to try adding vegan coffee syrups instead of maple syrup and vanilla for endless flavor combinations!

Tips For Making Our Homemade Cashew Creamer Recipe

A high powered blender is the secret to all good smoothies and nut coffee creamer recipes. I use and love the Ninja 1500W blender. You can see it here.

One of my best tips is to blend for longer than you think to achieve a creamy texture without graininess.

This cashew creamer for coffee will last about 1 week in the fridge. Shake well before pouring.

More coffee recipes to try

See more great coffee recipes here. If you want to make great coffee at home, read about the best coffee beans here.

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Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Homemade cashew coffee creamer

Glass jug of vegan coffee creamer on table

This delicious homemade cashew creamer recipe is a healthy coffee creamer alternative to store bought creamers. Dairy free, this vegan coffee creamer with a hint of maple and vanilla is the perfect addition to your daily cup of coffee.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender and pulse until creamy and processed (around 6 minutes).
  2. Strain through a cheesecloth (if required - see note below) to remove any cashew pulp remaining.
  3. Pour into a jar or jug and store in the refrigerator.
  4. Shake well before use.


With a high powered blender, you can skip the step to soak the cashews as it will blend the cashews to a fine grind.

Swap out the maple syrup and vanilla for your favorite flavors and endless combinations year round.

Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Please note that nutrition information is a computer generated estimate and should not be interpreted as a dietitian's advice. Values can vary greatly among brands, amounts and ingredients used.

About Rachel Rodda

Founder of Creators of Coffee, Rachel is a passionate coffee lover, SCA member and former barista, who also loves to research and share practical tips on everything to do with coffee. Favorite way to make coffee: With an Espresso Machine

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