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3 Dairy-free coffee creamers you can easily make at home

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Use nuts to make decadent flavored creamers that sweeten up your morning cup the dairy-free way

If you're a coffee drinker like me, creamer is the icing on the cake when it comes to your morning cup of joe. Most store-bought versions are loaded with chemicals and lots of unhealthy ingredients that can barely even be pronounced. But you can use nuts to make dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan creamers at home. And it's easy too.

Who would have ever guessed that nuts could yield such a thick, creamy substitute to those bottled versions?

Indulge in one of these three decadent flavors (or all of them!): Pecan pie is perfect for fall and is sweetened with pure maple syrup; cinnamon-hazelnut is comforting with a hint of spice; and mint-chocolate chip uses pure peppermint extract and dark cocoa powder, perfect for chocolate lovers.

Use nuts to make decadent flavored creamers that sweeten up your morning cup the dairy-free way

Dairy-free mint-dark chocolate creamer recipe

Infused with peppermint extract and dark cocoa powder, this cashew-based creamer is perfect for the chocolate-loving coffee drinker.

Yields 1-1/4 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes | Inactive time: 4 hours | Total time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2-4 tablespoons agave
  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

  1. Place the raw cashews and warm water in a bowl. Let the cashews soak for 4 hours or until very soft.
  2. Drain the cashews, and place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until the mixture is very smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer the creamer to a jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator, using as desired.
Use nuts to make decadent flavored creamers that sweeten up your morning cup the dairy-free way

Dairy-free cinnamon-hazelnut creamer recipe

Slightly sweet with hints of spice from ground cinnamon, this hazelnut creamer not only works great in coffee but also as a milk substitute in hot chocolate.

Yields 1-1/4 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes | Bake time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 10 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. On a baking sheet, spread the hazelnuts in a single layer, and toast the nuts for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven, and allow the nuts to cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the toasted hazelnuts and remaining ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor.
  4. Blend on high for 1 minute or until the mixture is very smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour the creamer into a jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, using as desired.
Use nuts to make decadent flavored creamers that sweeten up your morning cup the dairy-free way

Dairy-free pecan pie creamer recipe

Made from pecans and sweetened with pure maple syrup, this creamer is rich and creamy and makes any cup of coffee taste amazing.

Yields 1-1/4 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes | Bake time: 15 minutes | Inactive time: 10 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups pecans
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F, and spread the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  2. Toast the pecans for 15 minutes, until fragrant, and remove from the oven. Let the pecans cool for about 10 minutes.
  3. In a high-speed blender or food processor, place all the ingredients.
  4. Blend the mixture on high for 1 to 2 minutes, until the creamer is velvety smooth and creamy.
  5. Transfer to a jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, using the creamer as desired.

More dairy-free recipes

Dairy-free hemp pancakes
Dairy-free creamy vegan cheesecake
Dairy-free hot chocolate

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