Cauliflower Milk

April 13, 2022
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Yes, you can make delicious, creamy milk from cauliflower!

Cauliflower Milk

Here is everything you need to know to make delicious, frothy plant-based cauliflower milk! This healthy vegan milk requires no soaking and is great for lattes, baking, and cooking. 

Glass of Cauliflower Milk

It might sound surprising, but it's true: cauliflower milk is the next plant-based milk that you need to try. It's amazingly easy to make at home with very little equipment. Plus, the ingredients are inexpensive and easily available. So go ahead and make yourself a big jug of milk to enjoy all week long in coffee, oatmeal, baked goods, and much more.

Wooden bowl of chopped cauliflower

Ingredients for Cauliflower Milk

The ingredients for this recipe couldn't be easier to find. Here's what you need:

  • Cauliflower. Choose a nice large head of organic cauliflower.
  • Medjool dates. These add natural sweetness. They're softer and sweeter than deglet dates.
  • Maple syrup. Use the pure stuff for the best flavor.
  • Vanilla extract. If you want a more savory flavor for your milk, you can omit the vanilla.

Cauliflower Milk is Considered to Be Sustainable

If you’re into keeping our environment healthy and sustainable, then using cauliflower milk as an alternative allows you to achieve this at best! As long as there aren't any pesticides used and your cauliflower is Non-GMO/organic, then you're in the clear.

Cauliflower Milk in a blender

How to Make Cauliflower Milk

Unlike some more complicated vegan milk recipes, you don't need to soak anything to make this recipe. You'll start by cooking the cauliflower until it's super soft. Then blend it in a high-speed blender until smooth and frothy. To remove the pulp, strain the milk through a cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer.

There you go: you have freshly made milk ready to enjoy!


In recent years, we have seen a remarkable evolution in the accessibility and flavor of these products. Whether you have an allergy, are lactose-intolerant, are looking to try a vegan lifestyle, or just simply try making the switch to dairy-free, there are a ton of different milk alternatives, including Almond milk!

Glass jar of Cauliflower Milk with a white top

How to Use Cauliflower Milk

There are a few options that include cauliflower milk being used to it’s fullest potential. You can definitely fun experimenting on these options and of course, switching things slightly by adding new flavors to your homemade cauliflower milk. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use it:

Two glass jars of Cauliflower Milk, the smaller of which is in the foreground

How Long Can I Store Vegan Milk?

Store your cauliflower milk in the fridge in an airtight container or bottle for up to one week.

Recipes to Try with Cauliflower Milk

You might be surprised by how many ways you can use your homemade cauliflower milk:

Hand pouring a glass jar of cauliflower milk into a glass

More Plant-Based Milk

I love experimenting with various kinds of dairy-free milks, including many nut-free options. Here are some of my most popular vegan milk recipes:

Closeup of a glass of Cauliflower Milk


If you make your own cauliflower milk, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!

Two glass jars of Cauliflower Milk

Cauliflower Milk

April 13, 2022
5 from 7 votes
Yes, you can make delicious, creamy milk from cauliflower!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8 servings


  • 1 head Cauliflower, chopped in medium chunks (About 3-4 cups of florets!)
  • 8 cups filtered water
  • 2-3 pitted Medjool dates, soaked (See Notes!)
  • 2 Tbsps pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • In a medium dutch oven pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil and add the cauliflower florets with a pinch salt. Cook until cauliflower has softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and let cauliflower cool completely.
  • Next, add all ingredients (including cooled cauliflower florets) to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed for about 30-45 SECONDS. **NOTE: Do not over-blend; Adjust sweetness as needed.**
  • Once done, slowly strain (using a cheesecloth) milk into a pitcher, squeezing the cauliflower pulp to ensure that all milk is extracted. NOTE: You may have to repeat this process until all cauliflower milk has been fully strained by re-pouring milk on top of pulp to extract more milk, if needed.
  • Refrigerate milk (best if tightly sealed/covered) for up to 1 week. Stir before serving.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: When properly stored in the refrigerator, cauliflower milk lasts for up to 1 week, at best. Usually, I like to consume my batch within the first 2-3 days.
  • SERVING: To make less milk, cut ingredient measurements in half (mostly the amount of cauliflower + water). To make more, simply double or triple the measurement of ingredients, depending on your desired amount. 
  • SWEETENER: If dates aren't desired, you can use additional Agave, pure maple syrup, or date syrup, instead if preferred.
  • SOAKED DATES: To soften dates and make them plump (which blends well), simply cover them with boiling water in a measuring cup or boil and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the begin to "swell". Drain and rinse. 
  • USES: Cauliflower milk's creamy consistency makes it perfect in lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, creamy soups, and baked goods. Can also be used as regular milk for cereal, etc.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.4mg


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Cauliflower Milk.

Script text: Xx, Shanika

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    • Hi Juliane! Yes, it's SO easy! Definitely hope that you get a chance to try it! 🙂

  1. Oh wow! I never would have thought that cauliflower milk was even possible! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  2. I have to admit, I was shocked to see you could make cauliflower milk. I have a lots of different milks out there, but never this. Thank you for making this recipe easy and accessible for everyone.

  3. I had no idea you could do this! What a great recipe. Can't wait to try it out. The dates sounds like the perfect way to sweeten this up!