11 Simple Ways to Use Cashew Milk

Cashews strike us a happy little nut, unassuming and forever smiling. But don’t underestimate them, these nuts are versatile little powerhouses.

Best of all, they make a creamy Plant Milk that is as versatile as the nut itself. Our Cashew Milk tastes amazing in your morning coffee, is a beautiful dairy-free alternative for pouring over your cereal, and can be used in an array of incredible recipes.

And to give you even more choice and ways to use it, we have an Unsweetened Cashew Milk, too!

Elmhurst® Cashew Milk:

  • Made with 5 simple ingredients
  • Contains up to 5x more nuts per serving compared to other leading brands
  • Shelf stable, so you don’t need to put it in the fridge until you open it!
  • Once open, it’s good in your fridge for 7 - 10 days
  • Free of added gums or emulsifiers
  • Vegan and dairy-free
  • Carrageenan-free, gluten-free, and artificial flavor free
  • Non-GMO Project verified
  • Certified OU Kosher
  • Crafted with Elmhurst’s unique HydroRelease™ method

Our Unsweetened Elmhurst Cashew Milk™ is made exactly the same, except instead of 5 simple ingredients there are just 2 – cashews and water!

cartons of barista cashew milk and unsweetened cashew milk

Why Choose Elmhurst Cashew Milk?

Here are 3 amazing reasons why people choose Cashew Milk, and why you should give it a try yourself!:

  • Versatile. Cashew Milk is incredibly versatile. The 11 simple ways to use Cashew Milk that we’re going to highlight below are just the start of how you can use this incredible dairy free milk! From soups to sauces, smoothies to coffee, or even simply as a refreshing Plant Based Milk drink, the options for using it are endless.
  • Plant-based. For those who have chosen a plant-based or dairy-free lifestyle, Cashew Milk is a great alternative to dairy milk. In fact, Cashew Milk has a very similar mouth feel to that of dairy milk and a mild, neutral flavor making it a great option for those who are testing the waters of moving towards a plant-based lifestyle.
  • Taste. It should come as no surprise that Elmhurst Cashew Milk tastes like cashews. This is because our ingredients are simple, and the star of this milk is the cashews. If you like cashews, you’re bound to like Elmhurst Cashew Milk!


Ready to try Cashew Milk for yourself? Here are 11 simple ways you can use it.


11 Simple Ways to Use Cashew Milk

1. Soups

Swap in cashew milk for vegetable or chicken stock in your soup recipes for a richer, creamier texture. Try using your Elmhurst Cashew Milk in our tasty Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Apple Soup recipe

2. Ice Cream

Use it as the base for homemade “Nice Cream.”

3. Sauces

A sauce filled with rich cream can easily be replaced by adding in Cashew Milk instead. Check out our amazing Classic Vegan Mac and Cheese, Veggie Thai Red Curry, Vegan Spinach Cauliflower Alfredo and Creamy Vegan Avocade Lime Salad Dressing recipes.

4. Easy Entrees

Or sides like these Garlic Mashed Potatoes

vegan and dairy-free garlic mashed potatoes

5. By the Glass

 The simplest way to enjoy Cashew Milk and truly appreciate it’s taste, texture and similarity to dairy milk is on its own. Because of its pure, simple ingredients, the number one way many people prefer to consume this Plant-Based Milk is by drinking it by the glassful.

6. Hot Coffee

Elmhurst Cashew Milk is a coffee-enhancing wonder. Pour it into a cup of hot coffee and watch as the coffee instantly transforms into a beautiful, mixed blend. Why not use our Barista Edition Cashew Milk to bring all the flavors of the coffee shop into your kitchen - at a fraction of the cost! 

7. Iced Coffee

Prefer your coffee cold? Our Cashew Milk works just as well in iced coffee drinks whether you mix it up yourself or prefer to throw your ingredients in the blender to get your cool, refreshing coffee fix.


a man pouring barista cashew milk into a cup of coffee

a man pouring barista cashew milk into a cup of coffee

  • 8. Lattes

  • Elmhurst’s Barista Edition Cashew Milk is exceptional in all coffees, but it particularly stands out in the way it steams and foams perfectly to make next-level lattes. Try it in this Golden Milk Latte.

  • 9. In and Over Cereals

  • Cook your oatmeal with Cashew Milk instead of water for a more satisfying meal or pour a cup of Cashew Milk over cold cereal for a light and nutty boost in flavor. For an alternative tasty breakfast or energy boosting snack, try using Cashew Milk in these Oatmeal Cookie Protein Bites.

    10. Desserts

    You don’t need to wait for the holidays to try our amazing Gluten-Free Red Velvet Pancakes recipe!

    11. Smoothies

    Give yourself a refreshing, immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory treat with our Orange Turmeric Ginger Smoothie, or simply use Elmhurst Cashew Milk as the base for your own favorite smoothie creations! These are our recipes for using our Barista Edition and Unsweetened Cashew Milks, but we’re always interested in getting extra inspo from you!

    How do you use your Elmhurst Cashew Milk to come up with your own tasty creations? Find us on social media and let us know!