Pouring a creamy chai-spiced coffee creamer into a jar

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 

Add this EASY, versatile creamer to black tea for a quick chai latte, to a cup of coffee for a dirty chai, or to roasted dandelion root tea for a cozy, caffeine-free option. Let’s do this!

Water, maple syrup, spices, cashew butter, salt, coconut milk, and vanilla extract

Origins of Chai

Masala chai is a creamy, spiced tea that’s most popular in India but is now enjoyed around the world. The spices used vary depending on the recipe, but common ones include cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger.

Our vegan chai-spiced coffee creamer takes inspiration from the undeniably delicious and spicy flavors of masala chai. For a more authentic chai recipe and to learn more about this delicious Indian tea, see this video from Bhavna’s Kitchen.

How to Make Homemade Coffee Creamer

The BEST (a.k.a. creamiest) dairy-free coffee creamer starts with a base of coconut milk, cashew butter, and water. We discovered that combo when developing our Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer and there’s no going back now. It’s too good!

Adding cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and salt to a blender

For this chai-spiced version, maple syrup adds sweetness while vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg add chai-spiced goodness. Blend everything up until smooth and dreamy, and that’s it!

Pouring dairy-free chai-spiced coffee creamer into a glass jar

The hardest step is deciding whether to add this creamer to hot coffee, iced coffee, or tea. When in doubt, grab three mugs and do it all! We won’t judge.

Pouring chai-spiced coffee creamer into coffee to make a dirty chai

We can’t wait for you to try this chai-spiced creamer! It’s:

Perfectly spiced
Naturally sweet
& SO cozy!

Enjoy it in black tea for a quick chai latte, add to a cup of coffee for a dirty chai, or add to roasted dandelion root tea for a caffeine-free, coffee-esque treat.

May we also suggest making a batch of our 1-Bowl Carrot Apple Muffins (Vegan + GF) or 1-Bowl Vegan Coffee Cake (GF, Oil-Free)? You won’t regret the combo.

More Chai-Spiced Favorites

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo @minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Holding the handle on a mug of a vegan dirty chai latte

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Servings 10 (~3 ½-Tbsp servings)

Course Beverage

Cuisine Gluten-Free, Indian-Inspired, Oil-Free, Vegan

Freezer Friendly 1 month

Does it keep? 4-5 Days

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup raw cashew butter (find our cashew butter review here)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 heaping tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Transfer to an airtight container or bottle. Shake before using to distribute the spices.
  • Perfect in hot or iced coffee or steeped black tea. We like ~3 ½ Tbsp creamer for an 8-oz. coffee. This creamer froths like a dream if you use a milk frother! Leftover creamer keeps for 4-5 days in the refrigerator, or can be frozen in an ice cube tray for easy chai-spiced iced coffee!

*Recipe as written makes ~2 ¼ cups.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 113 Carbohydrates: 13.6 g Protein: 1.4 g Fat: 6.2 g Saturated Fat: 3.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.9 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 9 mg Potassium: 100 mg Fiber: 0.6 g Sugar: 10.2 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 27 mg Iron: 0.5 mg

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