Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer

July 30, 2022   10 Comments

This healthy homemade coffee creamer recipe is for those of you trying to cut back on the heavy stuff in your coffee.

Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer

Personally, I like black coffee so this recipe isn’t for me but I have been looking out for those of you who love to doctor your coffee. I researched for this post: What is the healthiest coffee creamer?.

I find that this recipe is ridiculously easy and I think that you will save money if you make your own coffee creamer.

The key to many of the healthier coffee creamer was to use a form of nut milk. Cashews are an obvious choice for making a creamy cow’s milk like substance because they are pretty tasteless and will blend easily after they are soaked.

I used their soft, tasteless properties in my cashew freezer pie.

You should start with either raw cashews (if you can find them) or roasted cashews with no salt added. I found this huge jar at Target and you can see in the upper right corner - no salt added. Most of the time, you need to look at the ingredients list on cashews because “roasted” implies “salted”. It is a pain!

I soaked my cashews in my refrigerator overnight but you can soak them for 2 hours. You pour out the water, get new fresh water, and blend them at a high setting.

Doesn’t it look like milk? I will say that it does not taste like cow’s milk but it is quite good. It is slightly nutty and I find it is creamy as well.

You can add a form of sugar and vanilla if you want to make it more like the commercial coffee creamers. The best part is that you can control what is in your creamer and it doesn’t go bad!! Cashew milk keeps for 10 days.

Have you tried healthy homemade coffee creamer? What did you put in it?

Healthy Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipe

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Makes 1 1/2 cups

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1/2 cup raw or roasted cashews, no salt added
1 cup water


For Flavor and Sweetened Coffee Creamer
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey or agave syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cover cashews with water and soak for 2 hours or overnight. Discard the soaking liquid. Put softened cashews in blender with 1 cup of water (filtered if you have it) and blend until smooth about 2 minutes.

Add maple syrup and/or vanilla if desired. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will keep up to 10 days.

Nutrition Facts

For two tablespoons plain = 33 calories, 2.7 g fat, 1.9 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 1 g protein, 0 g fiber, 0 mg sodium, 1 Freestyle SmartPts

For two tablespoons with sugar and vanilla = 38 calories, 2.7 g fat, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g sugar, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 0 mg sodium, 1 Freesyle SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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I make this all the time, but add ground cardamom and nutmeg. Easy and good. Extract flavors of choice (coconut, hazelnut, etc.)is also good.

Wow! This is creamy and delicious! I added vanilla and next time will try some pumpkin pie spice! Thanks!

I will try cashews with vanilla and see what else I want to add. This sounds really healthy and delicious. Thank you!

Wow, this looks amazing. I use almond milk, but this seems like a creamy alternative for my coffee or tea. I really like that you can control what goes in. Thanks, I will try it!

Thank you! This sounds great! I would add cinnamon. I also like the idea of adding pumpkin spice. Thank you everyone for your suggestions.


I eat full fat everything and have lost weight. I have lost weight because I leave out carbs. Many of the veg I eat have no carbs or few carbs. Carbs cause fat. I intermittent fast and eat pretty much what I want. I eat one meal a day for several days in a row and 2 meals a day occasionally. I recently bought some flour tortillas with a net 6 gms of carbs each. I eat about 30 gms per day. This recipe is great, however, heavy whipping cream is best for me. I even have a bowlful of berries with cream and stevia. Best dessert ever.


This is an amazingly simple introduction to making your own nut milk and what a great way to change up one's coffee habits! Thank you, Lisa.

Thank you!

Out of curiosity (and because I use cook water often for nutrients in other things) what is the reason for discarding the soak water? Can it be used for something else? Thanks!


I use almond milk mixed with coconut cream (Aroy-D has no preservatives) but will try your cashew. The coconut cream can be mixed with the cashew milk for a creamier, more full-fat version for those doing keto.


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