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How to Make Creamy Cashew Milk at Home in 5 Simple Steps

If you're looking for a cashew milk recipe that's even creamier than what you'll find at the store, this one is a must-try.

how to make cashew milk
Written by
Stephanie Osmanski
If you love
plant-based milk
but miss the creamy texture of cow’s milk, you’re not alone. That's where this cashew milk recipe comes in. Aside from being good for you and the planet—as cashews milk requires less resources to produce—it also mimics
dairy milk
perfectly. Almost too perfectly.
Zehra Allibhai
, a kinesiologist and fitness trainer, shared her tips and tricks for making a cashew milk recipe that's incredibly creamy. Because the texture is similar to the real deal, you can use it in pretty much everything without noticing a major difference, from
dairy-free Alfredo
frothy lattes
. "It’s perfect for smoothies, chia seed pudding, coffee, over granola, and oats," Allibhai says. 
there's one main reason behind this cashew milk recipe's creaminess. Before blending it up, she soaks the cashews for 4 to 6 hours to soften them. And the key to the subtle sweetness? Dates!
Follow the instructions below to learn exactly how to make cashew milk yourself.

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Creamy Cashew Milk Recipe

how to make cashew milk
1 cup cashews soaked (4 to 6 hours and rinsed)
3 Medjool dates, pitted
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
4 cups of water
1. Soak 1 cup of cashews in water for 4 to 6 hours.
2. When finished soaking, drain the water and rinse the cashews.
3. Combine the dates, vanilla, sea salt, water, and the rinsed cashews in a blender.
4. Blend until smooth.
5. Store in an air-tight container for 3 to 5 days.
P.S. If you like to have a variety of plant-based milk options on hand, consider trying out this simple
oat milk recipe
, too!