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February 25, 2019

Cashew Coffee Creamer

Thick and creamy this Cashew Coffee Creamer is a health alternative to dairy milk or cream. Made with 4 whole food plant-based ingredients!

Cashew Coffee Creamer

How do you normally take your coffee? Personally, I'm a black coffee gal. Call me crazy but I don't drink coffee for the caffeine, I drink it because I like the taste. I love a warm mug of coffee on a cold morning or an iced cold brew in the heat of summer.

I know there's a lot of controversy about the benefits of coffee. Some say we shouldn't drink coffee at all. Others say that as long as we drink less than 4 cups a day, we're fine. Others say that we should drink it only before noon. Caffeine has been associated with weight loss but it can heighten symptoms of anxiety. If we add sugar or cream we could be unknowingly adding hundreds of calories a day. Let's not talk about some of the drinks at Starbucks.

With all the debate, I think there's only one thing we can do: listen to our bodies. I've found that I gain genuine enjoyment and pleasure from drinking coffee in the morning. But I also have anxiety. So I started drinking decaf. I still get my coffee taste and a bit of caffeine, but I don't feel the negative effects of caffeine on my body. I do what works for me and I encourage you to do what works for you!

But enough of this talk. Let's talk Cashew Coffee Creamer!

Healthy Creamer

I know I said I like my coffee black. But sometimes I like to change it up. So I make Cashew Coffee Creamer. This creamer is a healthy alternative to dairy products. It is thick and creamy just like dairy cream, but it's healthy.

Dairy products are filled with insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1). When humans ingest IGF1 we experience the same growth that causes baby cows to grow to become hundreds of pounds.  This is great for cows but not so great for us. IGF1 causes cancer. Not good!!

This Cashew Coffee Creamer is just as delicious (if not more delicious) than dairy cream but without all the negative side effects.

Cashew Coffee Creamer

How to make Cashew Coffee Creamer

Cashew Coffee Creamer is made with -- you guessed it -- cashews! When you soak cashews in water they become soft. You can then blend the cashews with some plant milk, vanilla, and date syrup for a creamy liquid with a hint of sweetness.

Use this Cashew Coffee Creamer in coffee, tea, Turmeric Lattes, Peppermint Mochas, or any time you want a sweet cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for giving us healthy alternatives to our favorite foods. Bless us with good health as we make the right choices for our bodies. Amen.

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Cashew Coffee Creamer

Thick and creamy this Cashew Coffee Creamer is a health alternative to dairy milk or cream. Made with 4 whole food plant-based ingredients!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

16

Prep:

60

min

cook:

0

min

total:

60

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Cashews
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Date Syrup (+/- to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cover the cashews in boiling water and soak until soft, around 50 minutes.
  2. Drain the cashews then place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend for a minute or two, until the mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness as necessary. Use in place of milk or cream in coffee or other beverages. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography