Did you know homemade cashew milk is creamy, delicious and better than store bought?
There’s not much we can say about this simple recipe other than “yum”.
It’s creamy, it’s frothy, it’s dairy free!
Cashews and water are all you really need to make the perfect cashew milk. And even though the store-bought stuff is great, this homemade version is even better.
No filtration, from the Vitamix to the glass
We absolutely love making almond milk in our Vitamix. The only nuisance is straining it after blending (and then finding a way to use the pulp after).
With this cashew milk recipe, you still get the nutty goodness of almond milk but with one less step. And if there’s anything we like around here, it’s easiness.
The entire process takes 1 minute and the only thing you have to clean is the Vitamix container (which is so easy, watch).
We’re planning to use this cashew milk as creamer for our coffee and as a base for some of our more luscious smoothies (that is if Lenny doesn’t drink it all straight from the 20 oz. container first…)
Let us know how you plan to use your new favorite nut milk 🙂
Homemade Cashew Milk
Frothy and creamy dairy-free nut milk.
- raw cashews - 2/3 cup
- filtered water - 2 cups
- Add cashews and water to 20 oz Vitamix container
- Ramp from variable speed 1 to 10
- Blend for 40 seconds (or use the preset “smoothie” function)
- Cap with 20 oz lid and keep refrigerated for up to 4 days
Useful tips for Homemade Cashew Milk
There’s plenty of people that swear by soaking nuts before using them. We don’t disagree, we just don’t always have time. Know that this recipe works just as well without soaking first, but that there’s likely additional nutrition gleaned from pre-soaking (and rinsing).
If you plan to soak: 2 hours in a glass jar covered with something breathable (like cheesecloth, a filtration bag, a kitchen towel) + a little salt should do the trick. Just make sure to rinse when ready to use.
The ratio here is 3 cups filtered water to 1 cup raw cashews. We’re using the 20 oz. Vitamix container, for anything larger, double or triple the recipe.
This is the most basic cashew milk recipe there is. If you’d like to sweeten, add vanilla or dates. If you’d like to flavor, add cinnamon or berries. The sky’s the limit here 🙂
After reading your notes about soaking, I thought I’d soak for a little while…I, too, wanted instant milk…so I poured boiling water over nuts and let them sit around 15 min tops…rinsed and made a lushious 20 oz of milk I can use for my cereal and cooking and whatever! You’re so right….it beats store bought milk and I love that it’s totally unadulterated. Jazzed up with spices and dates it would make a great NOEGG Eggnog!
Shalva Gale -
Would be an excellent base for a nog!
Ingrid Williams -
Oh my goodness. I’m never buying store bought milk again. Frothy, creamy and versatile. I just made my second batch, this time I made chocolate cashew milk by adding Organic Cacao Nibs.
I drink as is or use for my smoothies, I will be using for everything that uses milk. I used to buy, but my version is tastier and more economical.
Side note: I’m loving my Vitamix that I purchased earlier this year.
Shalva Gale -
Chocolate cashew milk sounds outrageously good!
Jean Sampson -
💕Love! Tired of DF milk prices going up—coconut creamer up to $20/gallon! I use almond milk for tea/cereal, but looking for a creamier alternative to almond for coffee/tea. The 20 oz. container is a great way for me to take to work/convenient to make/store/pour! Small batches is great to keep fresh. Glad to not have to store commercial containers in pantry and refrigerator! Tested in Magic Bullet & you’d have to strain, but Vitamix eliminates that step with cashews!
Shalva Gale -
Yes! We absolutely love using the Vitamix to make our cashew milk for coffee creamer. The no straining is such a bonus!