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Creamy Cashew Milk

posted by Melissa Huggins August 27, 2016 0 comments

Looking for a non-dairy milk alternative? Well, you’ve landed in the right place. After you try this Creamy Cashew Milk, you will never buy dairy milk again.

These days, there are many alternatives to dairy and the stores are packed with different varieties and flavors. It’s just pointless to drink dairy now, because it’s bad for our bodies, the planet and cruel to animals. Cow’s milk is for baby cows and nobody else (same for goats & all other species).

I do buy store-bought “milk” on occasion, but I really love making my own. It’s inexpensive, easy to make and nutrient-packed. Plus, I’m in control of the ingredients and consistency. Non-dairy milk can be made from various grains, seeds, nuts and more. Who knew!

Creamy Cashew Milk

Homemade cashew milk is by far my favorite nut milk out there. It’s super creamy, delicious and so easy to make. You just have to soak the cashews for 4 hours and blend to creamy perfection. There’s no need to strain, so you’ll keep all the fiber and there’s no waste. With a little love, these magical cashews will make your non-dairy milk a sweet & dreamy beverage. It’s thick, rich and delicious! Sounds pretty good, right?

Besides their deliciousness, cashews are a great source of protein, potassium, maganese, copper, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc. They also contain heart healthy fats. These little gems are just good for you!

Creamy Cashew Milk

Cashew milk can be used as a creamer, for making ice cream, baking, smoothies, breakfast bowls and more. It can be used in savory dishes too…just make sure to eliminate the sweetness in the recipe. The options are endless because it’s so rich and creamy and it has a neutral flavor.

Creamy Cashew Milk

So, if you have 10 minutes, this Creamy Cashew Milk can be yours in no time.


Creamy Cashew Milk
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This cashew milk is rich, creamy and delicious. It's loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, heart-healthy fats and protein, too.
Course: Drinks
Recipe Type: Gluten-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Melissa Huggins - Vegan Huggs
  • 1 cup raw cashews , soaked in water for 4-6 hours at room temperature, or overnight. (*See note)
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 5 medjool dates , pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Himalayan salt (or preferred salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  1. Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. (discard water)
  2. Blend together all ingredients for 1-2 minutes, until creamy & smooth.
  3. No need to strain, but If you want super smooth milk, you can run it through a mesh strainer or nut milk bag
  4. Can be enjoyed right away or stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. Place in airtight container.
Recipe Notes

* If you soak cashews longer than 4-6 hours, place them in the refrigerator until they are needed. They will keep for a few days.


*If the dates aren't soft & somewhat moist, soak them in water for 15 minutes, before using. Drain well and pat dry before use.


*If you don't have dates, you can use maple syrup instead. About 2 tablespoons (more if needed).


*Prep time doesn't include soaking time.





Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cashew Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Potassium 141mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Creamy Cashew Milk

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