Cashew Almond Vegan Creamer - Dairy-Free

2 cups
8 hr

Do you love milky tea or your coffee light? My Cashew Almond Vegan Creamer is just what you need to make a homemade dairy-free version. It’s thick and creamy, but best of all it’s easy to make!

Can't have nuts? Try my Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Vegan Coffee Creamer instead, and you really need to try my Instant Pot chai concentrate - you can use the sweetener of your choice and use black, green, or rooibos tea.

This cuppa needs some vegan creamer love. And love’s about to pour!

A cup of perfectly brewed tea is my favorite way to take some time out just for me. I tend to over-schedule myself, but once I take even 10 minutes to sit down to drink a little tea I’m relaxed and recharged.

For me, a cuppa is not complete without some vegan creamer. I like my Earl Grey mine extra milky.

Do you take your tea with Vegan Creamer?

In my opinion, hot tea needs a thick, rich creamer to elevate it to the perfect drink. Today, I have a super-easy cashew almond vegan creamer recipe for you.

I made this vegan creamer kinda plain so it would let the flavors of your favorite tea shine through. My go-to tea is Earl Grey, but I love spiced tea too.

I want you to think of the recipe as a base. It’s a plain unsweetened creamer that can be hard to find at a store.

But you can sweeten it, add your favorite extract flavors, or even blend in some dates to make it fancier for plain coffee or tea.

What inspired me to make this Cashew Almond Vegan Creamer

We had a traditional hot tea drink with cinnamon and orange that I grew up on in Winston-Salem. I love that Bigelow‘s Constant Comment reminds me of that same childhood Christmas tea. It has a bright orange flavor that is perfect with its spice blend.

Many of you will be visiting friends and relatives for the holidays. One of the things I love about Bigelow Tea is you can find it everywhere. While I was traveling back from Charleston this weekend I was able to grab some at a Walmart in the middle of nowhere.

There’s no excuse to miss out on a relaxing cup of tea wherever you are. Plus while you are at the store you can pick up some nuts to make this creamer!

So it all started with these cashews and almonds.

How do you make vegan creamer?

I used half cashews and half almonds in my creamer, but you can use just one or the other. I love the richness that cashews add.

Be sure to always buy broken pieces of cashews or other expensive nuts whenever you can. They are so much cheaper.

Then you will soak the almonds and cashews overnight, blend, and strain.

Those cashews and almonds—now blended!

Do you strain homemade vegan creamer with a nut milk bag or a fine-mesh strainer?

Once the ingredients are blended you’ll strain them through a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer. I like to use a fine-mesh strainer, but you can use a nut milk bag.

There will be a ton of pulp leftover. Instead of throwing it away, I like to toss it in the batter when I’m making dog cookies.

You can also dry it in the dehydrator to use later or to grind into flour.

Now that’s a creamy-looking creamer!

What is the best time to eat almonds?

Eating almonds on an empty tummy may help you absorb its nutrients faster, so people believe it’s best to eat them during breakfast when you literally “break” your “fast.” But you can eat them any time (like I do).

How should almonds be eaten?

Not really a should, but you can eat almonds as a snack, whether raw or toasted, or you can add them to smoothies or desserts.

Almond nuts come in sliced, flaked, and slivered forms, so there are plenty of ways to use them in recipes. There’s also almond flour, almond oil, almond butter, and almond milk.

Some almonds I’d keep for later

Do soaked cashews go bad?

Yes, so use them right away. If you can’t, you can store your soaked cashews in the fridge so they’ll last for up to 2 days.

You can use your nose to see if they have gone off. Rancid nuts smell like oils that have turned.

What are the benefits of cashews?

Cashews are low in sugar and high in fiber, heart-healthy lipids, and protein. They also contain copper, magnesium, and manganese, all of which are necessary for energy production, brain function, immunity, and bone health.

Can you eat raw cashews?

Commercially “raw” cashews have actually been steamed or roasted once to remove toxic oil residue. So yep, I do take a bite of some of these “raw cashews” sometimes, just before I blend them in or use them in recipes.

Cashews that are “truly raw” are technically still enclosed in their shells, which you cannot eat.

These cashew pieces are so much cheaper than whole ones.

Can I add creamer to tea?

Well, yes, that’s basically what we’re doing here. Vegan creamers with all sorts of flavors and new textures can add more interest to your tea time. While not all teas blend well with coffee creamer, most black teas do.

What is the best creamer for tea?

When it comes to taste and texture, “best” would be subjective. I do love my cashew almond vegan creamer, but soy milk creamer is another popular non-dairy option. It has a creamy consistency but is not as sweet as almond milk.

Tea is a little on the acidic side, so cold soy milk creamer will curdle when added to hot tea; you need to warm the soy creamer first.

How long can creamer sit out?

If you’ve left your liquid creamer out for more than 3 hours, it’s likely spoiled already, so discard it.

To keep your homemade creamer for longer, store it in the fridge at 40°F.

That cloud bursts with nutty flavor!

What ingredients do I use to make Cashew Almond Vegan Creamer?

Now, this really is a short and straightforward list:

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Water

How to make Cashew Almond Vegan Creamer

First soak the almonds, cashews, and water in your blender for 8 to 12 hours. Then, blend until smooth and strain through a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag.

Now you have a base creamer for all your favorite drinks!

More vegan creamer recipes to try

Tea time is an essential part of the day for many of us, so having plenty of plant-based creamer options would come in handy.

Next time you sit down for chai or coffee, try pouring in some Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Cashew Creamer to make your drink more interesting (it doesn’t have pumpkin, just pumpkin spice).

You could also make a Coconut Oat Vanilla Nut Vegan Coffee Creamer beforehand, or a Vegan Slow Cooker Date-Sweetened Apple Spice Creamer if you enjoy cinnamon.

But you may love all sorts of Starbucks-like drinks, so I’ll leave these 5 Coffeehouse Slow Cooker Recipes to you, too. Enjoy!

Cashew Almond Vegan Creamer - Dairy-Free
Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 8 Hours Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 8 hr
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  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashew pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Soak the almonds, cashews, and water in your blender for 8 to 12 hours.
Blend until smooth and strain through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag. Now you have a base creamer for all your favorite drinks!
  • In. a pinch you can just use just cashews and if you have a powerful blender you can skip the soaking!
Kathy Hester
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  • Joanna Joanna on Nov 17, 2022

    I thought you were supposed to discard the soaking water. That's what I've always done but should I be using it?