Vanilla Cashew Yogurt


This healthy yogurt is quick and easy to make without waiting on a culture.  Creamy and delicious with that bit of sweet and tang that pleases the palate when dolloped on fruit, overnight oats or anywhere you love to use yogurt.  This recipe uses half the cashews that most vegan yogurt recipes do, which keeps it light and not pasty.  This is also achieved by the addition of the agar.






When mayonnaise, yogurt, sour cream etc. are made with raw cashews, don’t ever judge the taste until it has been chilled, because it will be very different from when it is warm.




Vanilla Cashew Yogurt

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time – 8-10 minutes
Chill Time: 2-3 hours


1/2 cup raw cashews

1  3/4 level tsp tapioca flour

1 tsp vanilla — Cook’s white vanilla powder is my preference

1/8 tsp salt


1 cup almond milk

1/4 tsp agar powder


1 tbsp + 2 tsp maple syrup*

2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp lemon juice, or to taste

  1. Put the cashews, tapioca flour, vanilla and salt (also date sugar, if using), in your blender cup.
  2. For microwave: pour the almond milk and agar into a large glass measuring cup (so it won’t boil over), stir well and heat to boiling, stir again and bring to a boil a second time  — be sure and watch carefully as it can  boil over in an instant.
  3. For stove top: stir agar into milk to dissolve and bring to a full boil —  start with a lid so it boils quickly and won’t evaporate the milk away.
  4. Stir again and pour the boiling milk and agar over the ingredients in the blender cup and blend smooth as cream, being careful not to burn yourself.
  5. Add the maple syrup and lemon juice, blending again on lower speed just to mix.
  6. Before chilling it you can adjust the sweet and sour, if needed, according to your personal taste.
  7. Pour into a glass container, cover and chill. — it will chill the quickest in the back bottom shelf of your fridge.


*We use part date sugar and part syrup in ours, but our sweet tooth is not real strong.  If you choose to use it, be mindful that date sugar may need an extra teaspoon or two of milk.  You will know after you have made it the first time.  For a good flavor and color, be sure and use a lovely light-colored, good tasting brand such as D’Vash which can easily be found on the internet.