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How to Make Cashew Milk

Learn how to make Cashew Milk with this quick and easy-to-follow recipe. It requires just 5 simple ingredients and takes just minutes to make. You'll never buy store-bought again!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 103kcal


  • 1 cup raw cashews , soaked in water for 4-6 hours or overnight
  • 3.5 cups filtered water , more as needed
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or any liquid sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt (or preferred salt)


  • Drain and rinse the soaked cashews. Discard soaking water.
  • Place cashews in a high-powered blender along with the water, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Blend on high until completely smooth for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Taste and add more sweetener or a pinch of salt if needed. If it's too thick for your taste, add ¼-1/2 cup of water to thin it out.
  • No need to strain, just pour into a clean jar/bottle with an airtight lid. Store in the fridge for 3-4 days.


* If you don't have time to soak the cashews, you can soften them in very hot water. To soften, boil water in a small pot and remove from heat. Add cashews and cover for 20-30 minutes.
* If you don't have a high-speed blender, the cashews might not completely break down and this could result in a gritty texture. You can try soaking the cashews longer for 12 hours or more. Also, you can strain the milk through a fine-mesh strainer or nutmilk bag for smoother results. 
* Yields about 4 cups of milk. 
*Prep time doesn't include soaking time.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg