How to Make Cashew Milk

I’ve wanted to learn how to make cashew milk for awhile now. I keep seeing recipes on Pinterest then I seem to put it off. No more putting it off!

If you are looking for a dairy-free, vegan nut milk option then the cashew is a great option.

Cashews have been a favorite of mine since the days of high school when my Mom would give me a bowl of unsalted mixed nuts as an after-school snack. They alos made delicious road trip snacks.

How to Make Cashew Milk
How To Make Cashew Milk

I love a sweet hazelnut. But the cashews were more rare – rationed like white gold!

Cashew milk is so rich and delicious and refreshing. And healthy. And so easy to make!


Common How to Make Cashew Milk Questions

Why Make Cashew Milk?

Well, it’s hella delicious! It’s non-dairy so is perfect for the lactose intolerant. It’s simple and easy to make cashew milk. And it’s all natural and easy to digest.

It’s the perfect milk-like drink without all the processing and chemicals.

Do You Have To Soak Cashews To Make Cashew Milk?

Yes. You’ll want to soak your cashews in water for at least 4 hours. Soak the cashews in water at least 4 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator.

Is Cashew Milk Healthy?

I am not a health professional. And I don’t play one on TV.

So, I’ll just drop this link to an article on Healthline that has many authoritative citations: 10 Nutrition and Health Benefits of Cashew Milk.


Cashew Milk Recipe

Cashew milk is simple and easy to make in just 5 minutes. With a decent blender there should be no straining necessary.

You should get around 5 cups of cashew milk with this simple cashew milk recipe.

  • 1 cup cashews (raw)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey or agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt

Cashew Milk Step-by-Step: Soak cashews overnight. Drain and rinse. Add cashews and half the water to blender. Increase speed until fully blended. Then throw in the rest of the water and the sweeter, vanilla and salt. Blend again until totally smooth. Reduce or increase water for creaminess control.

This video from Downshiftology makes it pretty clear how to make simple and easy cashew milk.



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