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A Pyrex measuring cup with soaked cashews.

easy nut milk recipe

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Milk
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup nuts (almonds, cashews, or whatever nut you like) 
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional sweetener) 
  • 2 dates (optional sweetener) 


  1. In a small bowl add your nuts and 1 cup of warm water. Soak for 30 minutes
  2. In a blender combine dates, salt, vanilla and water. Drain the nuts from the warm water and add to the blender. Blend for a few minutes or until all solids are broken up. 
  3. Strain your milk through a piece of double lined cheesecloth into a glass container. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Make sure to shake before using. 


Special tools you will need:

  • cheese cloth
  • a high power blender