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Vegan Creamer Recipe & 5 Tasty Variations

Vegan creamer recipe & two tasty variations.
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Making your own vegan creamer at home is simple and requires just four ingredients. You'll love the creamy and nutty taste of this vegan coffee creamer.

You can easily make your own vegan creamer at home, so you don’t need to miss out on delicious milky coffee, matcha, frappuccino, or chai. This recipe uses soaked almonds for the body of the creamer, with a dash of vanilla and a Medjool date for added sweetness. After soaking the almonds overnight, it only takes fifteen minutes to make. 

It is also a lot cheaper to make your own vegan creamer, rather than buying processed versions which are costly and produce packaging waste. Using organic ingredients grown in the country is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint– ingredients like almonds and Medjool dates are commonly grown across the Southwest, so look for items grown in the U.S. Keep reading to find out how to make your own delicious vegan coffee creamer.

Delicious Vegan Coffee Creamer Recipe

Use soaked almonds to make this vegan creamer.
Use soaked almonds to make this vegan creamer.
(Foto: CC0 Public Domain / Unsplash / Alberto Bogo)

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 cup raw almonds or cashews
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of water


  1. Soften the nuts by soaking them overnight — this assists in making them creamy and digestible. If you are short on time, soak for one hour in very hot water.
  2. Drain and rinse, then put the nuts in a blender with the date, vanilla extract, and water. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Cover a large mixing bowl with a cheesecloth or cheesecloth alternative and strain the nut mixture through it. Squeeze the liquid through until dry – repurpose the nut pulp into baked goods instead of throwing it away. 
  4. Pour the creamer into an airtight container or bottle, refrigerate and use it within five days, or freeze for up to a month.

    Full Fat Sweetened Vegan Creamer Recipe

    Use soy milk to make this full fat creamer.
    Use soy milk to make this full fat creamer.
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    Yield: 8 servings


    • 1 cup soy milk
    • 2 tbsp. organic cane sugar
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • ½ tsp lecithin
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil
    • ½ tsp tapioca flour


    1. Pour the cold soy milk into a medium-sized saucepan and add the sugar, vanilla extract, lecithin, and coconut oil. Stir well to combine the lecithin and coconut oil.
    2. Gradually add the tapioca flour and mix well. 
    3. Warm on medium heat and stir continuously until it starts to boil.
    4. Keep the mixture on the heat for a few seconds while stirring, then remove it from the heat.
    5. Store in an airtight container or bottle while still warm and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

    Vegan Creamer Flavor Alternatives

    Hazelnut flavoring makes a delicious creamer.
    Hazelnut flavoring makes a delicious creamer.
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    There are various natural flavorings that you can add to your vegan creamer including: 

    Simply add a teaspoon of the extract or spice at the end of step four for the almond-based creamer, or during step one for the soy-milk-based creamer, plus two tablespoons of a sweetener for extra sweetness: 

    • Agave syrup
    • Maple syrup
    • Stevia
    • Coconut sugar

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