DIY: Vanilla Date Cashew Milk

A healthy alternative.

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:

5 minutes

Total Time:

15 minutes

Recipe Type:



3 cups


  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • 3 small dates
  • 1-inch length of vanilla bean
  • 3 cups of filtered water
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • instructions

  • 1. Soak the cashews in water for at least 5 hours (or overnight).
  • 2. Strain, rinse and place in a blender.
  • 3. Add the dates, vanilla bean, sea salt and cinnamon (if using), and cover with 3 cups of filtered water.
  • 4. Blend on high until frothy and smooth. Give it a taste and add another date if you’d like it a touch sweeter or another bit of cinnamon for flavor.
  • 5. Place a nut milk bag or a super fine mesh strainer over a wide-mouth bowl and pour in the contents of the blender.
  • 6. Strain until the liquid is strained out and only a bit of cashew solids remain.
  • 7. Transfer the nut milk to a jar, and store in the fridge. It will last for 3-4 days.
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