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Make Your Own Organic Cashew Milk

Homemade Cashew Milk Recipe
Ingredients and Supplies


  • 1 1/2 cups raw organic cashews
  • 3 1/2 cups water, plus extra for soaking
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • blender
  • metal strainer
  • cheese cloth
  • large bowl
  • glass jug or pitcher to store your cashew milk
  • colander


  • Soak cashews for 4-5 hours in enough water to cover, then drain them in a colander.
  • Transfer cashews to the blender with half of the water.
  • Blend your cashews and water until the texture becomes pretty smooth, then add the maple syrup and the rest of the water. Blend for a few minutes until things are nice and smooth.
  • Grab your strainer and line it with a couple of layers of cheesecloth. Slowly strain the cashew milk into the bowl. When the milk stops dripping through the cloth, gather up your cheesecloth over the strainer and give it a good squeeze to get out as much milk as you can.
  • Transfer the cashew milk from the bowl into your jug or pitcher, and don’t forget to label and date the bottle!

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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her lifes mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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12:03AM PST on Feb 13, 2015

Aren't there little bits of nut, and don't they get caught in your throat?

7:05AM PST on Feb 12, 2015

I prefer to eat cashews. :-)

9:04PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

Thank you, Sandra L, I was wondering that myself.

1:37PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

thanks for sharing

1:19AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013


9:55AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013


9:03PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Melinda, I make mine with coconut added so I just spread the left over nut-coconut meat onto a parchment lined baking sheet and dry it out in the oven, either on very low heat or overnight in a recently cooled oven. Then just use a blender or food processor to grind it fine and use it in your baking. Hope this helps.

5:41PM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Great, like to see a follow up on how to use the cashew meat left over.

6:13AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012


6:12AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012


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