Want to add a nutty and creamy twist to your coffee or tea? Try Almond Milk Creamer! Made with real almonds and carefully crafted to perfection, this dairy-free creamer adds a deliciously smooth and nutty flavor to your favorite hot or cold beverages.
Whether you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional creamers or simply craving a change in flavor, Almond Creamer is a perfect choice. With its rich and creamy texture and a hint of natural sweetness, this non-dairy creamer is a delicious way to elevate your daily cup of joe.
So go ahead, indulge in the nutty goodness of Almond Creamer, and take your morning routine to the next level!
Make your almond creamer! This dairy-free creamer adds the perfect amount of creaminess, doesn’t curdle, and works great for coffee, matcha, and iced coffee as well! If you’re missing a splash of cream in your morning coffee, I have something for you.
This 2-ingredient almond creamer, or half and half if you prefer, is rich, silky smooth, and super easy to make! Ready?
What is a Creamer?
A creamer, sometimes called coffee whitener, is a liquid that is stirred into coffee, tea, or matcha, to add creaminess and enhance the taste.
Unlike this sweet condensed milk, this creamer is unsweetened. I have also written an article on Almond Chicken a Nutty Twist on a Classic Dish.
How to Make Almond Milk Creamer?
Here is what you will need to make a delicious dairy-free creamer at home:
Raw almonds – You can use regular raw almonds or blanched almonds, it doesn’t matter.
Coconut cream – The hard part on top of a chilled can of full-fat coconut milk. Coconut cream brings the fat and creaminess.
Optional: Maple syrup, sugar, or agave syrup, to sweeten.
The base of this creamer is homemade almond milk, combined with some coconut cream for a creamier and thicker texture. I used to stir coconut cream in my coffee but the downside is that it tastes too much like coconut and the cream becomes very hard if stored in the fridge.
By using a mix of almond milk and coconut cream, this creamer has a more subtle flavor and stays liquid in the fridge. Plus it’s lower in calories and fat.
You probably know by now how to make your almond milk, just soak some almonds overnight, blend them with water, and strain. The recommended ratio is usually 1:3, but I went with a ratio of one part almonds for two parts water to get richer milk.
Once your almond milk is ready, all you need to do is stir in the coconut cream and mix well. At this point, you can add your favorite flavorings: vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, almond extract, etc.
I usually prefer to keep mine unflavored so it doesn’t cover the taste of coffee, but it’s up to you. While traditional creamers are usually sweetened, I decided to keep this creamer sugar-free, so you can adjust the sweetness to your liking.
Place the almonds in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Soak the almonds overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
Rinse the almonds and drain. Place them into a blender with 2 cups of water. Blend on high speed for about 1 minute.
Place a nut milk bag over a large bowl. Pour the almond milk into the bag and gently squeeze to release the almond milk. Discard the almond pulp, or keep it for other uses.
Transfer the almond milk to a saucepan, and set aside. Open a refrigerated can of full-fat coconut milk and scoop out ½ cup of solid coconut cream, leaving out the coconut water. Add it to the saucepan. At this point, you can add a pinch of salt, some maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, or your favorite spices.
Heat over low-medium heat, whisking constantly until the coconut cream has melted. Do not heat too much or bring it to a boil, you just want the coconut cream to melt.
Transfer to a clean glass bottle, or small bowl and refrigerate. Stir into coffee, tea, or even cold brew. The creamer will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Where to Use This Almond Milk Creamer?
Coffee: It works for both, hot and iced coffee! I go with 2 tablespoons of creamer per ½ cup of coffee. Feel free to adjust if you want a creamier and less strong coffee. You can then sweeten it to taste.
Matcha: Add about ¼ cup of almond milk creamer to your matcha for a decadent treat! You can read more about Smooth Almond Cream The Perfect Topping For Your Desserts.
Almond Milk Creamer Health Benefits
Almond Milk Creamer Improves Bone Health
It is a rich source of calcium, which our body needs to grow and develop bones. Furthermore, calcium deficiency can lead to osteoporosis and the risk of fractures.
It is a condition in which your bones become weak and brittle. In addition, mild stresses like coughing increase the risk of fractures in osteoporosis.
However, the calcium content in some packaged almond milk can be lesser than in dairy milk. Therefore, check the nutrition label while buying almond milk. Opt for fortified almond milk with vitamins A and D.
Almond Milk Creamer Improves Brain Health
Almond milk is a rich source of vitamin E that acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage to cells. Free radical injury can cause multiple disorders like cancer.
In addition, almond milk is beneficial for Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s diseases. It also inhibits the progression of diseases. Studies suggest that vitamin E may reduce memory decline and delay symptoms such as memory loss and confusion.
Almond milk contains a reasonable amount of antioxidants. Therefore, it has anti-cancer properties. The antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress caused due to free radicals. Studies show that antioxidants can help reduce the risk of cancer.
Almond Milk Creamer Strengthens Muscles
Almond milk contains vitamins and minerals, calcium, potassium, and riboflavin essential for the growth of muscles. In addition, almond milk also has a good amount of protein.
Therefore, it contributes to the development and repair of muscle tissues. You can get more from this video.
Almond Milk Creamer Improves Skin Texture
Almond milk has vitamin E and healthy fats vital for skin health. These antioxidants protect the skin from free radical cell injury, which causes inflammatory diseases and skin infections, causing acne and other issues.
They also protect the skin from sun damage. Furthermore, they also delay skin aging.
Almond milk is full of vitamin A, which helps improve eye health in various ways. It helps in improving vision and maintaining a healthy cornea.
Any disorders in the cornea may result in blurred or opaque vision. Furthermore, vitamin A is essential for forming rhodopsin, which helps enhance your vision during dim light.
Almond Milk Creamer Strengthens Immunity
Almond milk has multiple antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Therefore, it helps strengthen your body’s immune system and protects you from diseases.
In addition, vitamin E in almond milk is a powerful antioxidant protecting the body from various infections.
Helps With Weight Management
Almond milk contains fewer calories than dairy milk. It has almost 50% fewer calories than cow’s milk. In addition, it contains fair amounts of protein and low fat. That makes it ideal for weight management.
Take your morning coffee to the next level by stirring in a couple of tablespoons of this creamer! It has the perfect texture: incredibly smooth, thick but pourable, and it mixes very well in coffee. I love to stir it in iced coffee or cold brew.
This almond milk creamer will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
I found it doesn’t separate a lot, if using the bottle a couple of times per day, you probably won’t notice any separation. However, if you let it sit for 1-2 days, some separation might appear, just give it a good shake.
While I haven’t tried it, I believe this recipe will work with raw cashews as well.