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Easy Homemade Cashew Milk

cashew milk

I’m not sure why it took me so long to make this, but I’m so glad I finally did. Even my extremely picky toddler happily drank some of this delicious milk before taking his nap today! I actually think he didn’t even notice it was different!! Or if he did, he didn’t let on. This easy homemade cashew milk didn’t get its name for nothing. It truly is SO easy to make!

I really don’t know why I was so intimidated? It only requires TWO ingredients, plus an optional third. Just soak the cashews overnight. Then, the next day, throw the ingredients into your blender and give it a whirl. The result is beautifully creamy dairy free milk.

If you forget to soak the cashews, no worries! Just use the quick soak method. Boil some water and pour the boiling water over your cashews. Let it soak for about an hour and then drain and make your milk.

I make this cashew milk multiple times per week!

So I’ve REALLY played with this recipe quite a bit. As a result, I’ve found truly the BEST method for creamy milk without any cashew residue. Plus, no need to drain your milk once blended, as long as you follow my instructions. Blend your cashews at first, using only one of the four cups of water for about one full minute. I know it will be tempting to just throw all of the water in and blend, but please don’t! When the mixture is completely pureed, you will have a very thick and creamy result. Only then add the remaining water to thin out the mixture into a milk consistency. What this does is ensure you don’t have pieces of cashews floating in your milk that require draining. It really saves you a step later. Plus, there’s no waste!

cashew milk ingredients

Look at this beautifully silky smooth EASY homemade cashew milk. What are you waiting for to try this? It’s healthy, tastes AMAZING, and is SO easy to make! I’d love to hear your thoughts, so as usual, please drop me a line in the comments below.

cashew milk

Want some ideas on how to use this EASY homemade cashew milk?

Well, I’ve got plenty! I use this unsweetened cashew milk in main dishes such as this Dairy Free Rice Mac & Cheese and my Chickpea Meatloaf with Smoked Maple Glaze.

I also use this dairy free milk in breakfast recipes, such as these delicious Gluten Free Peanut Butter Pancakes and my Easy Chia Pudding.

Of course, let’s not forget about dessert! Oh, all the dessert options. Some of my favourites include these gluten free Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes and my deliciously moist Vegan Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips.

cashew milk

Easy Homemade Cashew Milk

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: Not Specified
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 5 Cups
Easy peasy, homemade cashew milk is the perfect alternative to a dairy free milk option. Use at a one to ratio in replacement to dairy milk.
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  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked in boiling hot water for 30 minutes
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup optional


  • Drain cashews and add them to your blender with 1 cup of the water and puree until smooth and creamy. Then add remaining 3 cups of water and maple syrup if using and blend to combine.
  • Using your Bigger & Better Nut Milk Bag, (or equivalent) strain the milk into a jug to remove any loose pieces and pulp so that you're left with smooth and creamy, perfect cashew milk.


Store in your refrigerator in a covered container or lidded jug. Consume within 5 days.
Blend with only 1 cup of the water first for smoother blending. By adding all the water at once, you'll be left with loose cashew chunks.
Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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