There are few things I love more than sitting around the table with a warm cup of coffee and splash of a dairy-free vanilla coffee creamer as my kids eat breakfast in the morning. It’s my favorite way to start the day. A few weeks ago, I shared some Instagram stories of me making a quick dairy-free vanilla coffee creamer while I was staying at my sister’s house in Denver. I got so many questions about it, and I promised everyone that I would post the recipe after the EWYL tour, so here it is!
I loosely went off of the recipe from my first cookbook, Against all Grain, but I wanted to use dates to sweeten it. We also didn’t have almond milk on hand, so I made a quick homemade cashew milk instead. Cashew milk also makes it so much creamier. I usually love the ease of cashew milk because you don’t have to strain it like you do with almond milk, but for coffee creamer, I do find the texture is better when you strain it through some cheesecloth. It also helps to keep it from congealing in your coffee.
Why I like Homemade Coffee Creamer
I like to make homemade coffee creamer because most of the ones at the grocery store have unnecessary additives. They use fillers, gums, and carrageenan, which are all hard on the gut. They can cause digestive discomfort, bloating and inflammation. I try to avoid the following ingredients, which are common in store-bought dairy-free creamers and nut-milks.
- Guar Gum
- Gellan Gum
- Acacia Gum
- Sunflower or Soy Lecithin
- Dipotassium Phosphate
- Cellulose Gel/ Cellulose Gum
- Locust Bean Gum
I may be partial, but I actually think my recipe is better than the ones on the market, and it is made from real ingredients! Let me know what you think when you try it!
Do you know how many cups of cashews are equal to 12 oz? Thank you!
there are 8 oz in a cup, 1-1/2 cups
Made this tonight and It.Is.Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!
I can’t use any nuts. What can I use in place of the cashews? I can’t use the store bought dairy free creamers because they make me sick so I would love to have an option that I can personalize!
Have you tried oats?
I would try with just the coconut milk full fat so just add more of that to it. Coconut does not last long in frig so cut batches in half to be sure you can use it all up once you see how you like it.
Is it normal for this to separate? Did I not blend it well enough?
This looks SO delicious! I’m very very excited to make this creamer for my daily lattes. Curious to see what it will taste like with my
matcha green tea lattes.
love this creamer! Can you please tell me where you found the darling pitcher you have in the photos?
Great coffee creamer! I ran out of nutpods and I think I may like this even better!
Yvonne M DeFrancesco
I kicked the coffee habit and substituted chicory root granules – they need to be granules to brew like coffee. Starwest sells them. I got the idea from Cafe DuMonde in New Orleans where they serve 1/2 coffee 1/2 chickory root. It’s delicious and my nervous system is much calmer!
Thanks for sharing! So glad you were able to find something helpful!
I did it today, it’s delicious. Many thanks.
Would I be able to freeze this? Even for an avid coffee lover, this is too large a recipe to consume in 5 days!
So delicious!!!! Has anyone tried freezing some in ice cube trays?