Creamy Cashew Milk

Cashew Milk

Step aside almond milk. There’s a new non-dairy sheriff in town and it’s name is cashew milk. Y’all be cool.

OK, all movie jokes aside I’m in love with cashew milk. It’s sweet, it’s creamy and the cashews break completely down in the blender so there is virtually no waste to strain out. It’s great in coffee, tea, cereal, you name it.

Health bennies:

  • Excellent dairy substitute for those who are lactose intolerant.
  • Good source of protein, iron, magnesium and vitamin K.

Creamy Cashew Milk

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.


  • 1/2 cup Raw cashews
  • 3 cups Filtered water
  • Combine cashews and water in a 1 quart glass jar and let sit on the counter for 6 hours. Drain & rinse.
  • 2 cups Filtered water
  • 1/2 cup Soaked cashews
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sea salt


  1. Place 2 cups water, soaked cashews, vanilla extract and sea salt in a blender and blend for one minute.
  2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.

Sarah Burchard is the author of The Healthy Locavore, a natural foods chef and certified health coach whose writing centers around holistic health, supporting community and eating locally grown and made food.

  • Jayne Sams

    I’ll have to give this a try. I have gradually added in a little plain Greek yogurt to my diet, but other than butter, which I consider an oil, and a tiny bit of Parmesan on pasta, I am cow milk free. I have been using almond milk, but this just sounds good. So it will be next on my shopping trip. Elemenating things was not as hard as I had initially thought because I explored lots of different fruit and vegetables I hadn’t really ever eaten before. Now that my gut is a happier place I am also able to eat radishes, cucumbers and onion raw which I had been unable to do before. It is amazing the change in my whole body after only four months!

    • Sarahburchard2015

      That is so amazing! Yes, I have heard that people with dairy sensitivities tend to do fine with Greek yogurt. I think the probiotics in it have a lot to do with it. It makes it more easily digestible. Let me know what you think of the cashew milk. I am loving it!