Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk

hand cupping a glass of Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk with cashews in the background

This Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk is made with only 5 simple ingredients! It’s ultra creamy, made with real vanilla extract and cinnamon. I promise you won’t buy store-bought cashew milk after you make this!

Y’allllll. This Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk is SO luscious. It’s super creamy, loaded with cinnamon, vanilla and slightly sweetened thanks to a little bit of maple syrup. It’s pure, delicious and my new go-to drink.

I can’t believe this is the first time I have ever made my own nut milk. I’ve been drinking nut milk for about 3 years now – I started with almond (unsweetened vanilla always). But then, I started with cashew milk. I found it to be much more flavorful and a million times creamier. I never went back! However, it’s no secret that it’s EXPENSIVE.

So, when Ellie’s Best contacted me to send me their nut milk bag – I jumped at the opportunity! Guys, this nut milk bag is the BEST selling one on Amazon. It’s ridiculously easy to use and for the budget conscious folks like me, it’s very affordable!

ellie's best nut milk bag

Disclaimer: Y’all know that I only work with brands that I really love, right? And that I think y’all will love to? Okay just checking. I would never use a brand that I didn’t fully believe in and I will always post my honest opinion. Okay, back to the post!

Many recipes that you see will tell you that simply a high powered blender will do the trick for your own homemade nut milk. I tried it out without the nut milk bag and y’all, it just didn’t do the trick. There were so many cashew pieces still left – and I own a Vitamix! That’s pretty much one of the most high powered blenders you can get. BY THE WAY, we won the Vitamix in a giveaway and I’m forever grateful for it haha!

The nut milk bag WORKED. Don’t believe me? Let’s go through the process of making it!

Ingredients You’ll Need for Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk:

  • soaked raw cashews
  • maple syrup
  • water
  • pure vanilla extract
  • cinnamon

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk:

Great news! It’s super simple. Soak your cashews from at least 12 hours. After the cashews are soaked, rinse them thoroughly. Place the ingredients listed above in your blender.

raw soaked cashews in the vitamix blender

raw soaked cashews, cinnamon, water and vanilla extract in the blender

Blend on high for about 1 minute. It will get super frothy.

Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk freshly blended and frothy in the vitamix

Once it’s frothy and blended well, place your Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bag in a large bowl. Pour the milk directly into the bag.

straining the Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk through the ellie's best nut milk bag

Pick up the bag and begin kneading and squeezing the remaining milk from the bag. Believe me, you’ll want to save every drop of this stuff!

kneading and squeezing the ellie's best nut milk bag

This is when I said that you need a nut milk bag to really get the creamy milk – Here’s what was still in the nut milk bag post-squeeze. That’s a LOT of remnants!

remnants of cashew milk in the nut milk bag

And after that, you’re all done! Pour your cashew milk from the bowl into a mason jar and drink away!

pour shot of the Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk into a glass

Why Soak the Cashews?

It’s best to soak your cashews overnight in water for at least 12 hours. This will soften them and make them easier to blend! Not to mention it’s better for your digestion.

What can I make with Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk? 

If you want to use it in a recipe, I recommend using it for the following:

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Chai Spice Apple Oatmeal

Dip a Soft Chai Snickerdoodle in it

Or, if you’re like me, you can drink it directly from the cup because it’s THAT delicious.

extreme close up of Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk with extra cinnamon on top

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Disclaimer: This recipe was not sponsored by Ellie’s Best. They sent me the nut milk bag. All opinions are my own.

Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk

This Homemade Vanilla Cashew Milk is made with only 5 simple ingredients! It’s ultra creamy, made with real vanilla extract and cinnamon. I promise you won’t buy store-bought cashew milk after you make this!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon cashew milk, easy homemade cashew milk, homemade cashew milk, homemade vanilla cashew milk
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cashew Soaking Time 12 hours
Servings 1 person
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soaked raw cashews
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Soak your cashews for at least 12 hours. Once soaked, rinse them thoroughly. 

  2. Place the rinsed cashews, water, maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon in a high powered blender. Blend the cashew milk on high for 1 minute.

  3. Put the nut milk bag in a large bowl. Pour the cashew milk into the nut milk bag and strain it. Knead and squeeze until every drop is out! 

  4. Once it's strained, pour it into a mason jar. Drink up and enjoy!

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