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Homemade Cashew Milk

Cashew milk can be a great addition to many of your regular recipes.  Throw it in with some homemade granola for a bowl of cereal or toss it in as the liquid base to a nutritious smoothie when you are on the go.


IMG_0345All you need to make the milk is a cup of unsalted cashews and seven cups of water.  Soak your cashews in about four cups of water for at least 3-4 hours.  After a few hours, dispose of the water the cashews were soaking in.  Toss the cashews into a blender and blend them up with another three cups of water.  Position a bowl under a cheesecloth or mesh strainer to catch the milk and pour the milk into the strainer.  If you’re looking to sweeten up your milk, throw in a bit of vanilla extract for extra flavor that will go perfectly with that bowl of crunchy granola.

IMG_0346You can make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.  Enjoy throughout the week in many different recipes.  How do you like the sound of making your own cashew milk? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Homemade Cashew Milk
  • 1 cup of raw unsalted cashews
  • 7 cups of water
  1. Soak cashews for 3-4 hours in 4 cups of water
  2. Dispose of the water, and in a blender, blend cashews with 3 cups of fresh water
  3. Position a bowl to collect the milk. Pour the liquid through a cheese cloth or a mesh strainer into the bowl
  4. Optional: flavor with vanilla extract
Recipe Notes

Store in the refrigerator up to 7 days



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6 Comments on Homemade Cashew Milk

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    Sarah B
    January 9, 2016 at 9:03 pm (5 years ago)

    What type of container do you use to store your milk in the fridge?

    • Wendy
      January 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm (5 years ago)

      I use an airtight glass jar.

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    April 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Any suggestions for what to do with the leftover cashew pulp?

    • Wendy
      April 17, 2016 at 10:45 pm (5 years ago)

      you can add it for more fiber to smoothies!

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    October 19, 2017 at 3:06 am (3 years ago)

    I love love love making cashew milk! I add in a pitted medjool date or two (depending on batch size) and vanilla in mine to naturally sweeten it up a bit. Adding it to coffee in the morning is delish!

    • Wendy
      October 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes! Me too! I find it creamier than other plant-based milks, and it’s so easy to do


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