Strawberry Cashew Milk

Unlike the processed strawberry milk on the market, this creamy, delicious version of the strawberry drink includes real California strawberries. Strawberries have as much vitamin C as an orange and are packed with essential vitamins, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. Sweet. Now that is an after school snack everyone can feel good about!

Strawberry Cashew Milk

Prep Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 4 - 8 oz glasses
Calories: 229kcal
This homemade strawberry milk is a healthy twist on the classic childhood favorite. It makes a great afternoon snack for both kids and adults!

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  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups water plus more for soaking
  • 2 cups roughly chopped strawberries
  • ½ - 1 Tbsp maple syrup adjust for sweetness


  • Place the cashews in a large bowl and cover generously with water. Allow to soak overnight.
  • Drain and rinse the cashews, then place in a high speed blender with the 2 cups of water. Blend for 3-4 minutes, until completely smooth.
  • Add the strawberries and maple syrup to taste and blend for another 2 minutes, until completely smooth.
  • If necessary (depends how good your blender is), strain the milk through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Serve cold and enjoy! Seal any extra in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Shake if separation occurs.


Serving: 8  oz. | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 42mg

142 Comments on “Strawberry Cashew Milk

Michelle C
September 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm

My family #ThinkStrawberries for back to school by adding strawberries to our fruit salads and to our morning oatmeal!

September 15, 2015 at 1:08 am

Good one! Thanks for sharing!

Aileen Gormley
September 15, 2015 at 11:32 am

Strawberries are the perfect sweet-tart topping over crunchy, bland cereal and creamy milk. We grow Mara des Bois in our garden. #ThinkStrawberries

Darlene Wright
September 15, 2015 at 1:07 pm

My daughter loves to take strawberries to school for lunch. She loves them plain. Our problem is packing enough to share because all the other kids want some too!

Irene Menge
September 16, 2015 at 3:15 am

The kids love strawberries for an after school snack. If they’re doing homework, they can simply eat them out of the bowl with their fingers.

Anita L
September 16, 2015 at 7:15 am

My grand kids love me to serve them french toast or pancakes topped with strawberries from my garden!

Darla Peduzzi
September 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

My little grandson loves strawberries cut up in bite sizes. They’re one of his favorites. #ThinkStrawberries

kristy balser
September 17, 2015 at 3:39 pm

5 stars
We made a above ground bed and filled it with plant’s my kids love to go out and pick the berries and have them every morning with there toast and eggs they put a little power sugar on them and eat more of them then anything Strawberries are the perfect sweet-tart they add to there plain cottage cheese for after school snack’s too. #ThinkStrawberries

kim kihega
September 18, 2015 at 2:39 pm

We love to add strawberries into our breakfast menu! The kids really love them in oatmeal.

Jennifer Souveroff
September 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm

We like to add strawberries to our infusion water bottles for great tasting water on the go. My daughter loves to take her bottle to school and my husband takes his along with him to the office #ThinkStrawberries

Calshondra Williams
September 18, 2015 at 8:28 pm

5 stars
My kids loves strawberries in their oatmeal or granola for breakfast. Also, as a snack in their lunch. We all love strawberries in our household.

Calshondra Williams
September 18, 2015 at 8:35 pm

5 stars
Forgot to add thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Thanks for the opportunity and chance to win this awesome #contest #ThinkStrawberries

September 18, 2015 at 10:01 pm

My kids love Strawberries in their smoothies..yummy way to get a good treat

September 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

We just eat them as they are: washed, cut into halves, and they disappear!

Tabetha Vinzant
September 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

My kids would enjoy strawberry shortcake

paula s
September 20, 2015 at 4:12 am

My daughter loves straberries in her cereal, on her banana sandwich or just plain

September 21, 2015 at 3:20 am

We love to add strawberries to our protein smoothies! They make it great! Especially if we use bananna mix. Plus, they are really good in a fruit salad with pineapple.

Felina P
September 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm

5 stars
My children’s favorite way is for my to just add a cup of fresh strawberries all by themselves. Whole, sweet & easy to eat.

Tina W
September 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm

We buy TONS of California strawberries in season and freeze lots of them whole. That way we can have a yummy strawberry smoothie any time of year.

Mary W
September 21, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Fresh strawberries rarely make it into many recipes at our house. I have whole strawberries in a pretty bowl and in no time the berries disappear! Everyone loves to snack on fresh strawberries!

September 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Children love strawberries in peanut butter sandwiches.

Susan P.
September 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

We used to make strawberry milk from Strawberry Nesquik and orange milk from Tang. This recipe is so much better!

Susan P.
September 21, 2015 at 10:55 pm

My kids love strawberries plain or on top of vanilla ice cream.

Pamela Rehm
September 22, 2015 at 12:30 am

5 stars
yummy! my kids and I love them!

Patricia Caradonna
September 22, 2015 at 1:02 am

My kids love fresh plain strawberries in their lunches daily. I clean the strawberries and we eat them just the way they are. We also add fresh strawberries to our yogurt and cereal in the morning.

Dana Rodriguez
September 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

5 stars
Great recipe! Thanks! We love strawberries added to cereal for breakfast and they are great for snack time! #ThinkStrawberries

Anne H
September 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

My kids love strawberries and granola on vanilla yogurt for breakfast and afterschool snacks. They’re sweet, healthy and delicious. Natures candy!

james doyle
September 22, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Strawberry short cake and also in their oatmeal in the morning <3

Stephanie F.
September 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

We could use California strawberries to make our own jam for peanut butter sandwiches, to spread on toast, bagels and such.

Shannon Weel
September 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Both of my children love to have fruit as their snack for school and also in their lunch. They love all fruit, but strawberries are their favorites. #ThinkStrawberries

Lisa Coles
September 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm

My daughter loves strawberries, so I think making after school snacks using strawberries… like fun kabobs or even strawberries with a yogurt dip, would be the perfect snack when she gets off the bus.

Kelly Nicholson
September 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm

i dont have children,but this is a lot healthier than soda..thanks

Kathleen Downes
September 22, 2015 at 4:59 pm

My son loves strawberries. He likes to eat them plain and mixed with other fruit.

David Fultner
September 22, 2015 at 5:51 pm

5 stars
My kid would love any thing with strawberries in it.

Angela Podgorny
September 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm

My grandkids love strawberries on their peanut butter sandwich.#ThinkStrawberries

Breanna Pollard
September 22, 2015 at 8:34 pm

They would love it in smoothies.

Debra S
September 22, 2015 at 8:37 pm

Are you kidding me, how do we love Strawberries? I can fill up this form… whole, just pop them into your mouth! We put them whole in a good container for the kid’s lunches. In smoothies.. Oh my goodness, strawberry and banana and blueberry yogurt smoothies are in demand here as after school snack. Or before bed snack, or anytime! We love sliced and sugared saucy strawberries on our yogurt and icecream. Or on our pancakes and waffles… Strawberry and rhubarb pie… YUM

September 22, 2015 at 11:08 pm

5 stars
My kids love strawberries with sour cream

Patricia Delgado
September 22, 2015 at 11:25 pm

My kids love strawberries in smoothies, in their lunch boxes and in their desserts!

September 22, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Since we gave up soda (and switched to seltzer), we halve strawberries, freeze them, and add them to glasses of the seltzer. Good replacement for ice , and you have a snack when you finish drinking :)

Tenley Erickson
September 22, 2015 at 11:33 pm

4 stars
We love fresh strawberries! ♥ We often eat them plain. Sometimes we like to add slices to our morning yogurt or cereal. After-school is a great time for strawberry smoothies! We are excited to try this strawberry milk recipe!

Matt R.
September 22, 2015 at 11:38 pm

What kid doesn’t love strawberries?

Sandra L Hying McFadden
September 22, 2015 at 11:41 pm

5 stars
My one granddaughter doesn’t like strawberries, but loves to pick them. My other granddaughter loves them dipped in chocolate for snacks.

Joan Leonard
September 23, 2015 at 12:09 am

strawberry milk in our home and waffles top with strawberrys

susan h.
September 23, 2015 at 12:17 am

Kids love fresh strawberries in their preserves, in sandwich, and on the side mixed with raisins and granola

Sara M
September 23, 2015 at 12:21 am

My kids love my “fruit & chocolate burritos”! Take a whole grain tortilla, add chocolate spread (or chocolate hazelnut spread), sliced bananas & strawberries, then roll it up like a burrito.

Theresa Jenkins
September 23, 2015 at 12:46 am

I’m a grandma nanny to our 5 grandkids ….we have 2 shifts for breakfast and strawberries are a part of that; there is fruit in their lunch, daily>>sometimes, strawberries; after school snacks>>sometimes, strawberries

Mary Lynn Hayes
September 23, 2015 at 12:52 am

3 stars
My kids love strawberries just as they are.

September 23, 2015 at 1:00 am

Love the idea of making your own cashew milk. I probably won’t do it but it’s a great idea. My grandkids like strawberries in fruit salad.

September 23, 2015 at 1:21 am

The kids love strawberries in their oatmeal in the morning and as an afternoon snack with string cheese.

Cynthia Finan
September 23, 2015 at 1:34 am

My grandchildren love chocolate covered strawberries, and strawberry kabobs #ThinkStrawberries

Andrew Nenstiel
September 23, 2015 at 1:48 am

Because its healthy and good for them better than soda and sugary junk food.

September 23, 2015 at 1:51 am

5 stars
my kids always like whole strawberrys with little paks of sweetner with there lunch

Kristine Barrett
September 23, 2015 at 2:12 am

My kids love strawberries all by themselves. And I don’t mind them eating them since they’re healthy! :) They’re great on the side of waffles, pancakes, french toast or even a bowl of cereal! :)

Denise Shepherd
September 23, 2015 at 2:32 am

My grand~children love strawberries and cream cheese. on toasted, Thomas English muffins.

Chris D
September 23, 2015 at 3:18 am

Kids love california strawberries.

Cathy Philipps
September 23, 2015 at 4:16 am

My grandkids love plain clean washed strawberries in a bowl! They could eat them all day!

sue tardi
September 23, 2015 at 7:23 am

My kids love strawberries w/ whipped cream as desert

Linda Clineman
September 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

Who doesn’t love fresh strawberries? My granddkids enjoy them fresh picked from the farm and will eat them anyway they’re prepared…raw, on ice cream, on cereal, baked in pies and snack bars…if it’s strawberry, they’re there!!

Jeff Rothrock
September 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

on cereal

Debbie F
September 23, 2015 at 12:25 pm

I make kefir milk every day – I make it so that it comes out really thick and really carbonated – so if you added strawberries and blended it up you’d have a fizzy strawberry milk soda! :D

Stacey Verguldi
September 23, 2015 at 12:59 pm

My daughter loves to dip her strawberries in whip cream. YUM

September 23, 2015 at 3:22 pm

We love strawberries in cereal, on salads, and on their own.

Lisa Brown
September 23, 2015 at 3:32 pm

The kids enjoy strawberry jam in the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch

Elle P.
September 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Fresh strawberries are delicious as they are and a good snack that we like. #thinkstrawberries

Betsy Rubendall Barnes
September 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm

5 stars
My son loves strawberries on his oatmeal, yogurt and french toast. Always on our breakfast table! #ThinkStrawberries :)

September 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm

the kids love them in their cereal

Douglas Houston
September 23, 2015 at 8:07 pm

Strawberries and whipped cream on graham crackers. #ThinkStrawberries

vickie couturier
September 23, 2015 at 8:24 pm

5 stars
their fave is strawberry milkshakes

Jessica Padilla
September 23, 2015 at 9:59 pm

My son loves strawberries. I make him breakfast with strawberries in his oatmeal and pack a couple for his day snack.

Laura G
September 23, 2015 at 10:07 pm

5 stars
We add fresh strawberries to our oatmeal in the morning. #ThinkStrawberries

Debbie Warila
September 23, 2015 at 10:37 pm

4 stars
We love to add strawberries to breakfast cereals, sliced up with cream cheese on bagels or toast, and for a special dessert, I enjoy making strawberry shortcake the old-fashioned way that I learned at my grandmother’s knee.

September 23, 2015 at 10:48 pm

I think my daughter would enjoy strawberries for back to school, she takes fresh fruit sometimes as a snack for the afternoon.

Nicole Carter
September 24, 2015 at 12:34 am

5 stars
I think my daughter would love fresh strawberries and strawberry cream cheese bagels for lunch or breakfast. #ThinkStrawberries

Richard Brandt
September 24, 2015 at 7:18 am

3 stars
Strawberry smoothies…great for lunch, at home, or on the go!

Susan C
September 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

My son would enjoy strawberries in a fruit smoothie for breakfast or an after school snack! He cant get enough strawberries…they’re his favorite fruit! #ThinkStrawberries

Kelly VanAuken
September 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Washed and cut-up

Debra Guillen
September 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm

My son loves strawberries with yogurt dip.

Michelle Spayde
September 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm

We love to add strawberries to fruit cups.

Erica Saldivar
September 24, 2015 at 5:27 pm

For a school snack, I pack the kids sliced strawberry, grapes and sliced bananas in a container mixed all together.

Nicole Huckins
September 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm

All of this looks so good! We love snacking on strawberries!

Julie Lamb
September 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm

my kids love strawberries as snacks … they would eat them every day !

Wendy Sebastian
September 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

I pair strawberries with cheese after school for a healthy snack. I also serve them to my daughter as a side dish if she doesn’t like the veggie I am serving with meals.

Craig W
September 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm

My daughter loves fresh strawberries with whipped cream as a snack!

September 24, 2015 at 11:42 pm

My kids would enjoy strawberries for back to school — adding fresh strawberries to sandwiches, homemade snacks or even for breakfast-if they were still young enough to go back to school!

Marnie G (Derrick Todd)
September 25, 2015 at 1:32 am

We like strawberries in so many different ways. Plain, on pancakes or waffles, in a smoothie, on top of cereal or oatmeal and especially in Strawberry Shortcake.

Sylvana B
September 25, 2015 at 1:56 am

My children would probably enjoy fresh strawberries in their cereal or oatmeal, or even as a snack.

September 25, 2015 at 2:38 am

#Thinkstrawberry – We nutella with strawberries for snacks!

Raquel Perez
September 25, 2015 at 3:10 am

Sliced strawberries wiyh cheerios or corn flakes in the mornings

Anita Duvall
September 25, 2015 at 3:26 am

3 stars
The kids love to have sliced strawberries and cream cheese on their waffles in the morning!!

September 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm

I babysit a 17 month old girl. I put strawberries in her yogurt, and she loves it! #ThinkStrawberries

amy tolley
September 25, 2015 at 12:27 pm

5 stars
my family loves strawberries any way they can get them

Selene M.
September 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm

My kids always loved having whole fresh strawberries in their lunches as well as having them available to snack on.

terri s
September 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Kids love strawberries on pancakes!

Sue Morris
September 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm

My grandchildren love fresh sliced strawberries covered with vanilla yogurt in the mornings.

Cynthia Teer
September 25, 2015 at 5:59 pm

My rugrats luv strawberries plain or with whip cream & angel food cake yum!

Shauntea Crutcher
September 25, 2015 at 9:54 pm

My children enjoy plain strawberries with their breakfast and as an afternoon snack after school.

September 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm

I use chopped strawberries and shaved chocolate and pack in a container with a spoon she loves it!

September 25, 2015 at 11:41 pm

One of my favorite indulgences is fresh strawberries dipped in sour cream and a tiny bit of brown sugar!

Ellie Wright
September 26, 2015 at 12:01 am

My boys like strawberry jam on their toast in the morning and strawberry smoothies after school.

Sarah Cool
September 26, 2015 at 7:26 am

We love pancakes with macerated strawberries yum!!!

Rita Corey
September 26, 2015 at 7:58 am

We all love strawberries any way you use them, but especially is just to eat them plain.

Terry Story
September 26, 2015 at 8:56 am

When I was a kid we were taken to the country to help aunt Ruthless pick strawberries upon which an affair with the fruit that continues to this day, what kid wouldn’t love shortcake

Neha Kaul
September 26, 2015 at 9:07 am

The kids are nutty about strawberry and cottage cheese crepes (as am I, to be entirely honest)!

Kathy Scott
September 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm

My family #ThinkStrawberries for back to school by making smoothies

Tony N
September 26, 2015 at 12:47 pm

We are a big strawberry shortcake household. Everyone loves it! We go through a ton of strawberries throughout the entire year. #ThinkStrawberries

Christina B.
September 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

5 stars
My daughter loves strawberries no matter when or where she eats them :) For school lunches though I usually cut off the tops and cut them in half. Sometimes I add a dollop of whipped topping if it’s a special occasion but not often.

Scott Poston
September 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm

I think my niece would love CA strawberries on a sandwich. She’s a great little eater and loves fruit & veggies more than most kids her age.

whitley gray
September 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

5 stars
This looks lovely!

September 27, 2015 at 2:45 am

4 stars
Strawberries with whip cream

Michelle S
September 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm

4 stars
My little one loves strawberry milk, or in smoothies, or just as a snack. It’s not hard to get her to eat them any way I use them.

Allyson Bossie
September 27, 2015 at 9:55 pm

We make smoothies with strawberries, we eat them as is, my kids love them in pancakes, in a fruit compote. Just lots of ways to enjoy strawberries during the school year!

stacey grantham
September 27, 2015 at 11:32 pm

5 stars
My son takes whole strawberries in his lunch, and just eats them like that. Nothing else needed.

Louise Hagen
September 28, 2015 at 1:48 am

4 stars
Strawberry smoothies are so refreshing and filling ,much healthier than a bag of chips.

Steve Konrad
September 28, 2015 at 1:58 am

4 stars
My kids expect fresh strawberries in their packed lunch every school day.

kristi m
September 28, 2015 at 3:07 am

5 stars
me and my daughter love strawberries we love doing smoothies and shakes… for lunch she would love strawberries with a little bit of raw sugar to dig it in

Kimberly M.
September 28, 2015 at 3:29 am

5 stars
He loves strawberries on his cereal of strawberry milk shakes.

Anna Evans
September 28, 2015 at 5:15 am

My kids and I enjoy strawberries for breakfast on top of crepes. Yummy! #thinkstrawberries

Nichole Smith
September 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

My kids love to bring strawberries to school for snack time.

September 28, 2015 at 3:19 pm

they prefer them plain, with sugar, or with whipped cream as a snack or with a meal

Christine Herrera
September 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm

My kids already love to have strawberries packed in their lunches. It is their favorite fruit. Sometimes I also make them strawberry/banana smoothies too

Brandi Goolsby
September 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

We eat strawberries all the time (and this milk sounds delicious, by the way. A must-try). In fact, just this morning I slicked up some of the red berries for a healthy addition to their breakfast. I also like to pack them in their lunches. For a treat, we pair them with angel food cake slices and light vanilla ice cream.

Dina Lindquist
September 28, 2015 at 8:58 pm

We love fresh strawberries with our spinach salad. We add walnuts, cucumbers, peppers and I make a delicious strawberry vinaigrette dressing. We also add strawberries to cereal, oatmeal and yogurt. Yum!

Stefanie Gladden
September 28, 2015 at 11:08 pm

I love adding strawberries to their weekly fruit bowls, we put grapes, apples, pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries!

Carly D.
September 28, 2015 at 11:37 pm

I would add them on top of a bagel with cream cheese for a nice change!

September 29, 2015 at 1:38 am

We love strawberry juice, strawberry milkshake and fresh strawberries.

Ashley Busse
September 29, 2015 at 3:46 am

My kids love strawberries on their waffles!

September 29, 2015 at 4:11 am

5 stars
I think my daughter would like strawberries in a salad in her lunch

Leah Shumack
September 29, 2015 at 5:43 am

My daughter loves adding strawberries on top of her pancakes for breakfast!

Debbie B
September 29, 2015 at 12:51 pm

there are so many ways to enjoy fresh strawberries but the best way is to eat them plain!

Lynn R
September 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

we like strawberries on cereal and just to snack on. they are also great on a salad with walnuts and balsamic vinegrette dressing.

CR Williams
September 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm

I know my daughter would love it in a smoothie!

September 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm

My kids love strawberries in yogurt for a snack!

Michelle Bartley
September 29, 2015 at 11:55 pm

5 stars
Strawberries are a great after school snack!!

Denise Malia
September 30, 2015 at 12:05 am

Strawberry smoothies are a hit in our house!

September 30, 2015 at 12:53 am

5 stars
The kids would love strawberries in salads and in their drinks.

Jerry Marquardt
September 30, 2015 at 1:08 am

5 stars
Me and my family love strawberries to make shakes, and to top a great bowl of cereal.

Shawn H
September 30, 2015 at 2:04 am

Fresh strawberries added for lunch but esp. for an ice cream day topping!

Sandra Gray
September 30, 2015 at 4:10 am

Straight strawberries are the best way to eat them but they taste good in cereal too.

Thomas Murphy
September 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm

My son likes strawberries on cereal.

Jennifer Essad
September 30, 2015 at 6:32 pm

5 stars
I know our kids would really enjoy whole strawberries and even better if I send along a fluffly dip for them


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