Smooth, creamy and naturally sweet, this dairy-free Cashew Milk recipe is a fantastic milk substitute. It’s also super easy to make. Unlike my almond milk recipe, and other nut milk recipes, it does not require a nut milk bag. To make it, you simply whip it up in the blender. There is no need to strain out the pulp. Because it’s so easy to make, this dairy-free milk is one of my all-time favorites!
I keep a quart of this cashew milk on hand in the fridge for the boys. We love using it in my smoothie recipes or pouring it over a bowl of my homemade Paleo Granola.
- 1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
- 3-4 cups water
- 1 pinch celtic sea salt
- Discard soaking water and rinse cashews thoroughly until water runs clear
- Place cashews, water, and salt in a vitamix
- Process on high speed 30 seconds
This cashew milk has the viscosity of regular whole milk. If you want to make milk with the consistency of 2% cow milk, add another cup of water. To make this into half and half (perfect in my Dandelion Coffee recipe), use only 2 cups water. Cashew milk can be very foamy when first removed from the Vitamix. It will settle nicely after sitting in the fridge overnight.
Dairy-free Cashew Milk is amazing served with any of these healthy paleo drink recipes:
Greetings Elana, I do cashew milk like this, 1 rounded cup cashews, 6 cups water, 1/2 tsp Celtic sea salt, dash of vanilla extract, a dropper full of Stevia liquid drops, a dash of cinnamon. I soak the cashews (they are pasteurized) for 20-30 minutes, I usually rinse the cashews but if in a hurry I might add everything all together & soak in the Vitamix container and then process it twice from low speed to highest speed and back down. I’ve never noticed a problem but I am so glad you can educate us in the right way to do things.
I find the info on making the 2% and the half-and half versions just fascinating. Thank you so much.
Laura, thanks for another great comment! Love hearing about all the different ways the EP Tribe makes cashew milk :-)
Christine Bradley says
Why blend the mix for only 30seconds. Is it because it will go slimy like oats do if blended longer than that.
Christine, that’s all the time it takes in vitamix to make the milk :-)
How long can you keep this milk before it spoils?
A, I keep it for around 48 hours in the fridge :-)
If one wanted to make a single serving how much water to how much cashew?
Shelli, I haven’t tried that so not sure, feel free to experiment and let me know how it goes :-)
Ok and thanks.
You’re welcome Shelli!
Maybe I accidentally skipped over this, but I didn’t see any mention of how long to soak the nuts. Do you leave them overnight?
Barbara, that info is provided in the ingredients portion of the recipe :-)