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 🙂
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 🙂
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