Cashew Coconut Milk + Thermomix Nut Milk Weight Ratios

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Thermomix nut milk is so quick and easy to make. The balance of ingredients in this recipe make a creamy milk that you can use in your coffee or tea, baking, creamy sauces, or just drink on its own!

A couple of years ago, I decided I wanted to switch from cows milk to a plant-based milk.

After much experimenting with various types of nuts and different ratios of nuts to water, I came to a ratio that is perfect for my family.

The Ultimate Thermomix Nut Milk Ingredient Weight Ratio

Using 1.2L of water and 140g of nuts and/or coconut gives creamy milk perfect to use in any way you’d normally use regular milk.

Many recipes for Nut Milks use a much higher weight of nuts to water, which yields milk too rich for our tastes and also work out very costly.

The combination of cashews and coconut in this particular Thermomix plant based milk recipe produces milk that is perfect for adding to hot drinks, as it doesn’t split like most plant based milks do when used in this way.

Tips and Tricks for making Thermomix Nut Milk

What can I use Cashew Coconut Milk for?

This Thermomix plant based milk can be used for anything you’d normally use regular milk for.

I don’t really like the taste of coconut, can I leave it out?

Yes, you can leave the coconut out but be sure to replace with the same weight of cashews (or other nuts).

I want milk now and don’t have time to soak the nuts, what can I do?

It’s not essential to soak the nuts. Doing so removes the phytic acid and this aids digestion. If you have the time, give them a soak but if you don’t, it’s ok to skip.

Can I use this recipe to make almond milk?

Yes, you can use this recipe to make any type of nut milk – simply replace the cashews and coconut with 140g nuts of your choice, ie. almonds, to make almond milk. For some nuts, a longer soaking time is more beneficial.

I only have roasted cashews, can I use them in this recipe?

I wouldn’t recommend using roasted nuts of any kind in any nut milk. Raw nuts are best.

Can I sweeten Cashew Coconut Milk?

For sure! You can add things like a couple of medjool dates, half a vanilla bean or a spoonful of vanilla powder or cinnamon, a splash of honey or maple syrup to sweeten and add a hint of different flavour.

How do I store Cashew Coconut Milk and how long can I keep it for?

The best way to store any home made milk is in a glass bottle or jar. It will keep for 4-5 days.

Can I halve this recipe?

Yes, this recipe is fine to halve. To do so, halve all ingredients and follow the method as it is written.

The How-To

All you need is three ingredients:

80g raw cashews

60g coconut flakes, or shredded

1.2 L water (plus more for soaking)

After soaking the nuts in water for a couple of hours, strain them. All that’s needed then is to add the nuts and fresh water to you thermal cooker and blitz! Strain the solids with a nut milk bag. Voila!

Don’t throw away the pulp, instead you can use it my Nut Milk Pulp Banana Bread!

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5 from 1 vote

Cashew Coconut Milk

This simple recipe makes the best plant based milk if you're looking for something versatile, that won't split in your coffee or tea.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Soaking time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Drinks, Staples
Cuisine: Australian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Thermomix cashew milk, Thermomix nut milk, Thermomix plant based milk
Servings: 5 cups

Equipment

  • Nut milk bag

Ingredients

  • 80 g cashews raw
  • 60 g coconut flakes or shredded (replace with 60g more cashews if preferred)
  • 1.2 L water + more for soaking

Instructions

  • Place cashews and coconut in a bowl and cover generously with water. Leave to soak for 2-3 hours, then drain (this step is optional, I skip it if I am rushed).
  • Place nuts, coconut and 1.2L water in mixer bowl. Blend 2 minutes/speed 9/MC on.
  • Line a large bowl with a nut milk bag. Pour milk into the bag and squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible, being sure to catch it in the bowl.
  • Store milk in a glass bottle or jar in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Notes

  • Milk can be sweetened or flavoured by adding other ingredients, such as: a couple of medjool dates, half a vanilla bean or a teaspoonful of vanilla powder or cinnamon, a splash of honey or maple syrup.
 
  • 140g nuts + 1.2L is the perfect ratio to use when making any type of nut milk, so experiment by replacing the cashews and coconut with almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts or straight cashews or coconut.
 
  • After trying a few brands of nut milk bags, I discovered the best there is – Living Synergy. A little more expensive than some but overall much better value. You can find them at health food stores or online.
 

Please note, nutrition information is calculated via an online recipe nutrition calculator and is a guide only. It is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed 100% accurate. I am not a nutritionist or trained health professional.

Tried this recipe?Please rate it and leave feedback in the comments section below, or mention @Thermobexta or tag #Thermobexta on Instagram.
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Claire Kenny
Claire Kenny
7 months ago

5 stars
So creamy!

Apj
Apj
3 years ago

It’s our favourite milk now before we were only having coconut milk. This is the best nut milk tasty and creamy so far I’ve had with my hot chocolate, porridge and smoothies. Can’t wait to make your banana cake. Thanks

Julie Jules
Julie Jules
3 years ago

In excited to try this! Where do you buy coconut flakes please? I’ve only seen them in small snack packs with added sugar.

Mel
Mel
4 years ago

This milk is fantastic. I love it with my coffee. Thanks Bec!

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Bek
Bek
5 years ago

I’m in love with the taste of this milk, and it’s SO EASY to make!

I didn’t have a nut milk bag so I just squeezed it through some clean muslin.

As someone who is vegan, but not a fan of nut milks at all, I was skeptical. I only made it because I haven’t yet liked, let alone loved, a recipe that Bec has created. This is the first nut milk I like! It’s so creamy as sweet and thick! The whole 1.6 litres may be in danger of me drinking it up all in one go!

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Jacqui
Jacqui
5 years ago

I love love love this milk and this is now what I use to make my cappuccino/latte every morning instead of soy and almond. Love looking at it all white and milky in my old school milk bottles too – a novelty for someone who’s never been able to have dairy! Even my dairy-loving sister and my farm-girl friend likes it! As in, “oh, if you’re using that cashew coconut milk, then I’ll have a coffee…” lol. Glad you said you sometimes forget to soak the cashews Bec coz that’s me too! Now for more ways to use the pulp…

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