Save money with this 5-minute homemade vegan almond creamer! It’s delicious in coffee and easily turned into almond milk or flavored to your liking, too.
When moving away from dairy products, there are two things people tend to miss the most: a good coffee creamer and cheese.
Not only are there more and more delicious vegan alternatives at the store these days, but you can also make your own nut-based cheese, milk or creamer at home!
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We’ve already shared our favorite sugar-free vanilla almond latte but this vegan creamer is much more versatile and deserves its own post.
Especially if you’re on a budget or don’t have great vegan replacements at your local store, you need to try this fun 5-minute recipe that’s so versatile and creamy!
- Easy homemade vegan staple
- Can be flavored to your liking
- Fun to make with kids
- Delicious in coffee, tea & cooking
- 5-minute budget-friendly recipe
- Reduces waste from packaging
You’ll love the texture of this vegan almond creamer and all you need to make it is a blender and nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
How to make almond milk creamer
Soak your almonds
This ensures that your homemade creamer will be thick and smooth! It’s especially important to do this if you don’t have a high-quality blender.
Overnight is best but you can quick-soak them by placing the almonds in a large bowl and covering them with hot water for one hour.
Put everything in a blender
Drain your soaked almonds and place them alongside some salt, pitted dates and water in a blender.
If you like, you can add a splash of vanilla extract or a different sweetener than dates!
Blend & strain
Turn your blender on high for around 2 minutes, until you are left with a smooth and creamy liquid.
Place a nut milk bag or cheesecloth over a large bowl and pour the content of your blender jar into it. Gently squeeze to release all of the liquid.
Storage & serving
Transfer the almond creamer into an airtight glass bottle and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
It will keep well for 3-5 days in the fridge and apart from pouring it in your coffee or tea, you can also add it to homemade desserts if you want to make them a bit richer!
FAQs & adjustments
- Vanilla extract
- Almond extract
- Caramel sauce
- Cocoa powder
- Shredded coconut
If you have flavored stevia drops at home, you can use your favorite ones for this almond creamer, too!
How to make almond milk
We suggest a ratio of 1 cup almonds to 4 cups of water to make your own almond milk!
Try flavored almond milk and add cocoa powder, vanilla extract or frozen berries for strawberry almond milk to the mixture.
What about hazelnut or cashew milk?
We love making all kinds of different plant-based milk versions at home! Simply go for your favorite nut (or seed!), soak it and blend it with water and some flavorings.
Using almond butter
You can make your own almond milk or creamer with almond butter instead of whole almonds, too! This is especially helpful if you don’t have a high-speed blender — plus, it’s much quicker.
Try a ratio of 4 tablespoons of almond butter (or any kind of nut butter) with 3 cups of water and blend it for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed.
More easy vegan recipes
Here’s what else you can make for breakfast!
- Sugar-Free Flapjacks
- Almond Milk Crêpes
- Sugar-Free Apple Crumble
- Easy Vegan Parfait
- Mango Chocolate Smoothie
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- 2 cups blanched almonds* (280 g)
- 4 cups water (950 ml)
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- ¼ tsp salt
- Drain the almonds and rinse them with cold water.
- Transfer the almonds alongside the dates, salt and water to your blender. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes until a rich, creamy liquid is formed.
- Use a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag to strain the liquid into a large bowl or jar.
- Transfer the almond creamer into an airtight glass bottle and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Your almond creamer will keep well for 3-5 days. Shake well before use (separation is natural).
- *the almonds should be soaked overnight if possible.
- You can save the leftover almond pulp for other recipes!
- For homemade almond milk, simply use half the amount of almonds.
- Be sure to use a super clean or sterile glass bottle to store your creamer, otherwise, it can go bad quickly.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: ¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!