Homemade Cashew Creamer Recipe [Healthy And Delicious]



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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.

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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!

If you enjoy dairy free coffee you might like to try this almondmilk shaken espresso, this delicious coffee granita or one of these oat milk coffee recipes.

cashew creamer in carafe.

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.

How To Make Flavored Dairy Free Coffee Creamer

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

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

Simply replace the maple syrup 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!

Homemade Cashew Creamer Recipe Tips For Success

  • 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 but you will need to shake well before pouring as the ingredients will separate when stored.

More Coffee Recipes To Try

See more great coffee creamer recipes here or browse all my coffee recipes.

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Homemade Cashew Coffee Creamer

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.
4.41 from 15 votes
Servings: 1 pint
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 cup cashews, raw soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt


  • Add all the ingredients to your blender and pulse until creamy and processed (around 6 minutes).
    1 cup cashews, raw, 1 1/4 cup water, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, Pinch salt
  • Strain through a cheesecloth (if required – see note 1 below) to remove any remaining cashew pulp.
  • Pour into a jar or jug and store in the refrigerator.
  • Shake well before use.


  1. With a high powered blender, you can skip the step to strain the cashews as it will blend the cashews to a fine grind.
  2. Swap out the maple syrup and vanilla for your favorite flavors and endless combinations year round.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to a week.


Serving: 1pint | Calories: 887kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 992mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Rachel Rodda
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!

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