This coconut cashew milk is one of my favorite dairy-free milks to make at home. It’s smooth, creamy, and oh-so delicious. It’s amazing in overnight oats, smoothies, homemade ice cream, and tons of other stuff!
My favorite use for this coconut cashew milk is as a coffee creamer. Unlike other dairy-free milks, this milk is amazing in coffee! Just like adding heavy cream or half and half, it only takes a tablespoon or two to get that creamy, delicious coffee you crave. No more watered down coffee like you get with store-bought dairy-free milks. Nobody needs that kind of disappointment in the morning.
This coconut cashew milk is also awesome because you don’t have to strain the milk like you do with almond or other nut milks. The cashews blend up so smoothly and result in a creamy, delicious milk in only about 3 minutes!
Have you ever made your own dairy-free milk at home? With just a few ingredients and a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix or Blendtec) is super easy to do. The results are also much tastier and healthier than store-bought versions. And did I mention that it’s cheaper to make your own? I think we can all get behind that.
It is best to use raw cashews in this recipe. I would not recommend trying it with roasted ones. I recommend soaking the cashews overnight or for at least 10 hours. I often soak them for up to 20 hours.
Most dairy-free milks have added sugar either in the form of refined cane sugar, dates, maple syrup, or other sugary substances. I don’t follow a low carb diet per se, but I do watch the quantity of high glycemic foods I eat. For this reason, I decided to sweeten this recipe with liquid stevia. The combination of liquid stevia, sea salt, and vanilla extract really brings out the flavors in this milk.
- 1 cup whole raw cashews
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- 4 cups cold water
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- 20 drops liquid stevia
- Soak cashews overnight (or for at least 10 hours) in a sealed jar on the countertop.
- Drain the cashews and discard the water.
- Place the cashews and the remaining ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend for 1-2 minutes on high, until the milk is smooth.
- Chill before serving.
How did it turn out for you? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section of this post!
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