Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

I’m so excited to share this very easy, very delicious vegan coffee creamer recipe with you! But first, I have to tell you that three months ago, I was not a coffee drinkerβ€”at all. Coffee-flavored desserts? YES. But never coffee in the morning, not even caffeinated tea. Mint tea or dandy blend were always my beverages of choice, in part because I loved them (still do), and also because I disliked the idea of getting hooked on coffee and needing it to start my day.

Aaron, well, he’s totally hooked. We’ve had many an argument over how many cups he’s drinking (“Amanda, I only had two mugs today!” …that were the size of soup bowls.) and I always pester him about drinking enough water (“You have to drink two cups of water for every one cup of coffee just to net zero on the dehydration scale…blah blah blah” β€”every day, like a broken record).

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

Twelve weeks into a road trip with this guy and I’m now drinking coffee in the mornings. Of course, I’m still giving him flack about drinking enough water and lovingly rolling my eyes at any coffee consumption after the first mug. I’m also picky about the beans (organic, fair-trade) and the coffee creamer (dairy-free) that we use. He likes his coffee black a lot of the time, while I’m all about the milky, lightly sweetened creamer.

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

I don’t love the overly long, processed ingredient lists in many of the dairy-free coffee creamer options, which is why I’ve taken to making my own vegan coffee creamer. It’s simple, almost ridiculously so, economical, and only four ingredients including the water and pinch of salt. Most importantly, the texture is perfectly smooth and extra creamy. Blend, pour, and sip, no straining required!

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

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Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: about 1 cup creamer


Prep Time: 5 mins

This vegan coffee creamer recipe is perfectly smooth and extra creamy. All you need are a few readily available ingredients and a blender!

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe (only 4 ingredients!) | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #coffee #creamer #recipe #drink #beverage

Easiest Vegan Coffee Creamer

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews, soaked 2-4 hours (or overnight)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 soft, pitted medjool date (adjust to your desired sweetness)
  • generous pinch fine grain sea salt

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: about 1 cup creamer

Prep Time: 5 mins

This vegan coffee creamer recipe is perfectly smooth and extra creamy. All you need are a few readily available ingredients and a blender!

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Add all of the ingredients to the blender and process on high speed for 30-60 seconds, until very smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the sweetness with an additional date or two if you prefer a sweeter coffee creamer.
  • Transfer the creamer to a jar or airtight container and store it in the fridge. Give it a quick shake before you use it. It should keep for 3-5 days.

Notes [1]

You can keep your coffee creamer plain, or make it flavored. Here are a few add-in ideas to get you started:

a splash of vanilla, almond, or peppermint extracts
a few generous pinches of pumpkin pie spice (for fall!)
one to two tablespoons of raw cacao powder
fresh vanilla bean scrapings, or a couple small pinches of vanilla bean powder (vanilla bean flecks!)

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  1. Welcome to the coffee life πŸ™‚ its the best! Hehe. And this creamer, my goodness, its so simple and has seriously the best ingredients. You are a magician. I need to make this! I don’t have a high speed blender though, do you think a stick blender or food processor would work okay?

    1. Rachel R. says

      Wondering the same thing!

      1. Amanda says

        I think a stick blender should work! See my response to Jessie. πŸ™‚

    2. Amanda says

      Your comments always make my day, Jessie. <3 I think I'm probably more essentialist than magician, but I will take the compliment! πŸ˜‰ As far as stick blender versus food processor, I'd say the stick blender is probably a better bet. You could even use cashew pieces and chop up the (soft) medjool date to help move the process along. If you give it a try, let me know how it works out!

  2. Margaret says

    Wow! You sound like me and Aaron sounds like my husband. He drinks 2-3 mugs a day and I’ve been nagging him for several years about the importance of water and how caffeine is dehydrating. I’m not sure he believes it.

    I’m really enjoying your travels and beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Amanda says

      I’m glad I’m not the only one nagging my husband to drink water! haha It really does make such a difference though when we’re properly hydrated in terms of feeling energized, balanced, and not getting a pounding headache in the afternoon when all that caffeine starts to wear off. I think it’s one of those habits that’s hard to convince someone to do until they feel the difference it makes.

  3. Oh, I miss coffee! I’m definitely going to try this creamer, but sticking to my chickory drink, though I have nothing against coffee in moderation I adore it, but it’s bad for my joints. My partner too is a big coffee drinker, he has to have his morning coffee pot, and these day’s I just use it as body scrub and inhale deeply! Lovely post, I love your simple beautiful style πŸ™‚

    1. Amanda says

      The creamer will be so good in your chicory drink! I love that you’re using your partner’s coffee grinds as a body scrub–that is so smart! I bet you could even mix it with a little unrefined coconut oil…dreamy.

  4. im reading this post as i sip my coffee..i am team Aaron on this one..i never thought of homemade creamer, this is pretty smart.

    1. Amanda says

      I had a feeling most people would be team Aaron on the coffee front. I’m just late to the coffee-drinking game. πŸ˜‰

  5. Cris says

    What an interesting idea! I have my lovely cup of coffee after the early morning run, however, I”‘ve never thought of making my own homemade creamer. I gotta try this … πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    1. Amanda says

      I hope you love the recipe, Cris! Let me know what you think of it. πŸ™‚

  6. I love it! I’ve tried to make a few myself but was never super impressed. I take a little coffee with my creamer, as it were. I can’t wait to try this recipe though! Where did you get your glass tea pot?!?!

    1. Amanda says

      I take a little coffee with my creamer too. <3 The glass tea pot was in the back of a cabinet at our AirBnB, along with the little creamer pitcher (yay for props!). I'm way too clumsy to own a glass tea pot, but it sure is pretty.

  7. I love how simple but yummy this is!! I also really don’t like the ingredients in a lot of dairy-free creamers… most of the time I’ll just use almond milk in my coffee. But this looks so creamy and delicious I’ll have to give it a try!! Plus my mom looves coffee creamer so I bet she’d love this too πŸ™‚

  8. Sanne says

    Your pictures are amazing! Especially the one with the coffeecan, where you pour the milk in. Wow.
    I love this recipe, I definitely have to try it. I love coffee too, and also with dairy-free milk, like soymilk. And I like it sweet, but I also don’t like the bad ingredients. So I feel like this is perfect for me!

    1. Amanda says

      I hope you love the coffee creamer, Sanne! And thank you for the compliments on the photography. Aaron will be so happy to hear you like them.

  9. Shana says

    I love homemade coffee creamer! Surprisingly, coconut milk, cocoa powder and maple syrup also make a great creamer. So does vegan ice cream, but that’s a different story πŸ™‚

    1. Amanda says

      I bet vegan ice cream makes a good coffee creamer! haha Coconut milk, cocoa, and maple syrup sounds pretty amazing too.

  10. Hi Amanda! This looks so easy and delicious, I’m definitely going to try making it for my fiancΓ©! We both love a morning cuppa but I’ve always enjoyed it black. Giving up cream in his coffee was one of the hardest obstacles for him going vegan, and I know he’s missed it!

    Also, I just wanted to say that your photographs are absolutely stunning.

    Thanks for the enjoyable read and welcome to the coffee-drinking clan πŸ™‚

    Elizabeth

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you for the very sweet comment, Elizabeth! And congrats on your engagement! I hope your fiancΓ© loves the coffee creamer. <3

  11. earthl says

    Im having such a great coffee right now because of this. Thank you so much. Are you still with us on the coffee wagon I wonder πŸ˜›

    1. I’m so glad you’re loving the coffee creamer! Yes, I’m still on the coffee wagon. πŸ™‚

  12. Laura says

    I just made this and it’s great! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much. I love easy recipes that make eating healthier simple.

    I also absolutely hate all store-bought vegan coffee creamers for some reason. They all are either really really sweet or they have a strange artificial taste to them.

    This one is right on the money!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you loved the coffee creamer recipe! I’m the exact same way with nearly all store-bought creamers. Thankfully, it really is ridiculously simple to make an awesome version at home. πŸ™‚

  13. Krista Lee says

    Your picture of the white china and blue/purple flowers are my FAVORITE! They are like my great-great grandmothers china called Chelsea or Grandmother’s Ware. I have a few precious pieces and to see more is exciting. The blue/purple flowers usually have a copper luster on them, but most of the time it is worn off. I just LOVE it and am always scavenging antique stores, flea markets and auctions for more pieces! OH! I am also excited to try this creamer as I am a coffee addict and the stuff in the store is so stinkin expensive!

    1. Thank you, Krista! The china was actually at an AirBnB rental we were visiting. πŸ™‚ I hope you love the coffee creamer!

  14. Anne Wallace says

    I’m not sure if this will make it worse for you, but the body adapts to the diuretic effect of coffee. So, the more regularly you drink it, the less dehydrating it is. I cannot wait to try this recipe!!

  15. Elizabeth says

    I am a coffee fanatic and this creamer is the best vegan recipes I’ve ever made! It’s my new favorite! Thanks so much

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth!! What a huge compliment coming from a coffee fanatic. πŸ™‚

  16. B says

    I know this is old to comment on now, but you have been misinformed about the dehydrating effects of coffee. The water it is made with already makes up for the small diuretic effect of the caffeine. It’s obviously important to stay hydrated with a variety of fluids – not *just* coffee – but two cups of water for each cup of coffee – or to balance out specifically coffee / caffeinated beverages at all – is not necessary or scientifically valid.

    Consider all of the foods that are natural diuretics – like caffeine is a natural diuretic: they nearly always tend to have a high water content, as well – like coffee does – and nobody is pleading with others to drink two cups of water for every cup of cucumber or watermelon they eat because they have been convinced that those foods will dehydrate people. (We’re just pleading with people to eat more fruits and veggies, period.)

  17. Jerry Bradshaw says

    Hi! I was wondering if the cashew granules dissolve in the coffee? I recently tried a sour cream recipe with cashews and it is fabulous! But it does have a slightly grainy texture. I love the idea of not having to strain the creamer πŸ™‚ – and I totally don’t mind the way Nutpods has little bits of nut floaties since they end up dissolving eventually. I’m excited to try this! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Jerry! The cashew granules do settle a bit at the bottom of the mug if you don’t drink your coffee right away. It doesn’t really bother me, just something to keep in mind. πŸ™‚ (you can always stir periodically, if you’d like)

      1. Jerry Bradshaw says

        I just made the creamer. Oh my lord. This recipe is PHENOMENAL! I’m not a fan of cashews at all but the recipes I’ve tried for dairy replacements mostly have soaked raw cashews as a base. I can’t even tell it’s cashews. The texture is so creamy and the flavour is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!!

      2. Thank you so much for the positive feedback!! I’m so happy you love the creamer!

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