Cashew Coconut Milk + Thermomix Nut Milk Weight Ratios

Cashews and coconut scattered around milk made in thermomix, in a jar laying on its side and a glass. Off to the top left is a bowl containing a nut milk bag and the pulp from making the milk

Making nut milks like this cashew coconut milk in the Thermomix is so quick and easy. The balance of ingredients in this recipe produces a creamy plant based milk that you can use anywhere you’d use ‘regular’ milk. Whether that be in your coffee or tea, baking, creamy sauces, or just drink on its own, it works well!

A couple of years ago, I decided I wanted to switch from cows milk to a plant-based milk. I knew that the Thermomix would make nut milk with ease!

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 works out very costly.

The combination of cashews and coconut in this Thermomix plant based milk recipe produces milk that is perfect for adding to hot drinks. 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 Thermomix almond milk. For some nuts, a longer soaking time is more beneficial. For example, it’s best to soak almonds overnight before turning them into milk.

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
  • A spoonful of vanilla powder
  • A teaspoon or so of cinnamon
  • A splash of honey
  • Some maple syrup

These things will both 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 in the fridge.

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!

Cashews and coconut scattered around milk made in thermomix, in a jar laying on its side and a glass. Off to the top left is a bowl containing a nut milk bag and the pulp from making the milk
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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 brand. 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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Selma
Selma
6 years ago

I was looking a replacement for cows milk and never really liked almond. This is a winner!! Making my second batch today

Eloise
Eloise
6 years ago

I tried this in looking for an alternative to dairy milk in my coffee, having tried a few different homemade nut milks before. This one is my favourite and my go-to. It is also amazing in smoothies 🙂

Shelly
Shelly
6 years ago

Never thought I could give up my coffee with cows milk first thing in the morning but unlike a lot of the store bought and home-made almond milks I have tried his milk still gives your coffee that creamy feel cows milk does.

Liz
Liz
6 years ago

Wow! Talk about creamy! Beautiful flavour and doesn’t split like almond milk 🙂 thanks Bec!

Lauren
6 years ago

I love this milk so much. Finally, a non-dairy milk for my coffee. I honestly prefer it to both milk and cream. With or without coconut. I look forward to breakfast more since finding this recipe. It makes the most delicious porridge. (I add a date to sweeten). Thank you!

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Erin Mitchell
6 years ago

Great recipe 🙂 made it as my first nut milk, and I actually prefer it to normal milk in my smoothies/protein shakes, so much lighter but still creamy.
I’m going to be trying an experiment with the pulp left over, involves freezing and trying to turn it into a frozen treat.. Will let you know.

Erin Mitchell
6 years ago
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So I blitzed the frozen pulp and some frozen avocado and some raw cacao powder, then added some cashew milk, and blitzed again, reminiscent of quirky jo’s chocolate avocado desert, but a bit lumpy. But not bad. Have re-frozen and will blitz again later. Kinda needs the sweetener but trying to avoid :p

Monika Bauer
Monika Bauer
6 years ago

I love the ratio of the cashews to water! Not too thick or thin…perfect.
I tried with the coconut but prefer it plain, or even better, non-whole 30 and add on date to sweeten.

Keren
Keren
6 years ago

I’ve never made any kind of milk before and was a bit nervous. Couldn’t believe how easy your instructions were to follow and how great the result was! Even took some in a container to a local cafe so they could use it to make my flat white….it was excellent! Thanks Bec xx

Lisa
Lisa
6 years ago

This is a great blend. I use 100g of cashews rather than 80g, and it’s great! Thanks 🙂

Hi, I'm Bec

I specialise in great tasting vegetarian Thermomix recipes and cater for a wide range of dietary needs. I love sharing here and in my cookbooks my healthy, delicious recipes (of course the odd treat too!) Whether you're looking to ignite your thermo mojo, or just after some new, really tasty family friendly recipes, there really is something here for everyone

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