Homemade Cashew Milk

I’m so excited to share how to make your own homemade cashew milk! It’s so simple, creamy, and delicious! Plus you can really customize it with how much sweetener you want!

We’re almond milk junkies over here. We buy a few cartons of unsweetened vanilla almond milk regularly. I’ve dabbled with pecan milk (omg so good), hemp milk, and have even bought some non-dairy creamers from the store to test out. As much as I love milk, I’m a girl that likes options. 

Homemade Cashew Milk

I’ve made nut milks here and there, but I’ve honestly always dreaded it because it’s so messy. I used to use a cheese cloth to drain out the pulp. I knew that nut milk bags existed, but always thought they were a little too advanced for me (they’re not). 

GUYS! If you’re interested in dabbling in making your own nut milks, I STRONGLY suggest you just get the nut milk bag. I have THESE BABIES and am so obsessed that I’ve made two different nut milks in the past week. They’re so easy! 

Homemade Cashew Milk

Also, I don’t know why cashew milk isn’t more accessible! It’s SO creamy, milky white, and thick! I used it in my afternoon coffee and didn’t miss my half & half at all!! That’s saying a lot, people. 

So here I made unsweetened cashew milk, but I’m also giving you an option for making a lightly sweetened vanilla version, so keep your eyes peeled!

Homemade Cashew Milk

First, soak your raw cashews overnight. This is shockingly important, and a necessary step in making your own cashew milk. I just popped them in a mason jar filled with water and let them hang out in my fridge until the next day when I was ready to use them. 

When your cashews are ready, drain and discard the liquid that they were soaking in. Place the soaked cashews in your blender along with 6 cups of filtered water. 

Homemade Cashew Milk

If you’re making the sweetened vanilla version, add the maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt now. 

Blend until everything is completely liquid and combined. 

Homemade Cashew Milk

Place your nut milk bag inside a bowl. I really like using a bowl with a spout because then it’s easier to pour the liquid when it’s done draining. 

Hold the nut milk bag over the bowl and squeeze the liquid out into the bowl. The pulp will be left behind in the bag which you can either discard or save for another recipe. 

Homemade Cashew Milk

My nut milk bags are reusable and machine washable which I LOVE. Store your homemade cashew milk in an airtight container in your fridge until you’re ready to drink it. It may separate, just give it a shake when you’re ready to drink up!

Homemade Cashew Milk

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Homemade Cashew Milk

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 720
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 730

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I’m so excited to share how to make your own homemade cashew milk! It’s so simple, creamy, and delicious! Plus you can really customize it with how much sweetener you want!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 6 cups filtered water + more for soaking the cashews
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works and is optional)
  • splash of vanilla extract (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. First, place your cashews in a jar with a lid, fill it with water, and let them soak overnight in your fridge.
  2. When your cashews are ready, drain and discard the liquid that they were soaking in.
  3. Place the soaked cashews in your blender along with 6 cups of filtered water.
  4. If you’re making the sweetened vanilla version, add the agave (maple syrup or honey works too) and vanilla now.
  5. If you want unsweetened, just leave out the agave and sea salt.
  6. Blend until everything is completely liquid and combined.
  7. Place your nut milk bag inside a bowl. I really like using a bowl with a spout because then it’s easier to pour the liquid when it’s done draining.
  8. Hold the nut milk bag over the bowl and squeeze the liquid out into the bowl.
  9. The pulp will be left behind in the bag which you can either discard or save for another recipe.
  10. Store your homemade cashew milk in an airtight container in your fridge until you’re ready to drink it.
  11. The milk may separate, just give it a shake when you’re ready to drink up!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12

Enjoy!! xo

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