Homemade Cashew Milk Recipe

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Creamy homemade cashew milk recipe! Luscious and dairy free, no strain, no nut milk bags required, quick and easy to make in no time. 100%  Vegan, gluten free and simply the best. 
Let’s talk about the ultimate milk ever:

Creamy Homemade Cashew Milk

Made with nothing but wholesome ingredients: raw cashews and water. For those of you with a sweet tooth you can add a couple of dates and have some fun with a drop of vanilla extract. 
Most importantly, you simply can’t get this in a carton at the grocery store. You will find everything from oat, rice, soy, almond to walnut milk but they are all thickened up with carrageenan and other preservatives you don’t want to put in your body. 
It gets better: this one is also waste free! You don’t need a nut milk bag, no need to strain it so there won’t be any pulp to throw away.
Just pure, frothy, creamy, flavorful nut milk!
Just like a smoothie, you also get to keep all the fiber and nutrients packed in cashews so a real nutritious, good for you whole food. Zinc, potassium, lutein, zeaxanthin, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin K, protein, I’m all about it!

To soak or not to soak the cashews ?

A quick 20 minute soak in hot water is all that the cashews need to yield the most luscious and frothy milk of all. If you have a powerful blender like the Vitamix you could even get away without soaking at all. 
Bottle of creamy homemade cashew milk  

Can cashew milk be frothed ?

Absolutely yes but it also naturally comes out incredibly frothy as pictured above.

Does it need to be refrigerated ?

Yes, please make sure to store in the refrigerator in a glass bottle or jug. 
Homemade cashew milk recipe 

Homemade Cashew Milk Recipe Uses:

coffee & hot chocolate
cultured yogurt
cereal or oatmeal bowl
cashew ice cream 
use it in baking.

how to make homemade cashew milk recipe

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Cashew Milk

Creamy, luscious and dairy free homemade cashew milk. No strain, no nut milk bags required, vegan and gluten free.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:2 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes
Soaking:20 minutes
Total Time:22 minutes


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 5-6 cups filtered water
  • 1 tsp vanila extract optional


  • Soak the cashews in hot water for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse then add them to a powerful blender like a Vitamix together with the filtered water.
  • Blend on the smoothie setting until frothy. Serve promptly or store in a glass bottle and refrigerate up to 4 days.

Cashew Cream

  • To make cashew cream use equal parts of raw cashew pieces and water. Blend 1 cup cashews + 1 cup water in the Vitamix until silky smooth.



  • If you prefer an even thicker consistency simply cut back the water by one or two cups to your desired consistency.
  • Cashew Cream - To make cashew cream use equal parts of raw cashew pieces and water. Blend 1 cup cashews + 1 cup water in the Vitamix until silky smooth.


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cashew cream, Cashew Milk
Servings: 7 cups
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Florentina
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  1. This milk is incredible, just like Magic tastes rich and creamy like cow’s milk but good for you. So happy to have found this recipe, I will forever be making this.

    1. It should, you might have to run it a couple of times to make it super smooth. Report back with the results!

  2. Hi! I can’t seem to find the Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream. So I want to make the cashew milk and use as a substitute to make the corn chowder. When you say filtered water is that the same as bottled spring water? Also would use suggest using cashew milk or silk half n half to replace the silk dairy free heavy whipping cream?


    1. Yes just pure water. If you want to use this in the corn chowder as a creamer, I suggest making it thicker 1 cup cashews + 1 cup water and dilute to your liking from here.

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