Homemade Cashew Milk is unbeatable in taste and texture. Especially when you know exactly what went into it. This easy super creamy milk is not only dairy-free but grain-free and preservative free!
“Cashew-The Sound of a Nut Sneezing”
Our super easy recipe requires only 3 steps and 3 ingredients – cashews, dates, and water are all it takes to make this. All you have to do is soak the cashews, strain and add to a blender, blend and then add into a bottle. That’s it! No straining needed!
What are cashews?
Cashews have a low sugar content and are high in fiber, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They’re also high in copper, magnesium, and manganese, which are essential nutrients for energy output, brain function, immunity, and bone health. Cashews are high in carotenoids and polyphenols, two types of antioxidants that can help suppress inflammation and provide disease defense. The amazing part is, we are still learning about the health benefits of this amazing nut!
Tip: Copper in Cashews helps create proteins that are known to improve skin health.
Why Cashew Milk?
Cashew milk contains a lot of nutrients, such as unsaturated fats, calcium, vitamins, and minerals. This plant-based beverage has a high concentration of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids. Consuming these fats in place of less healthy ones have shown in studies to decrease your risk of heart disease.(1)
What to Make With Cashews?
Things to make with Cashew Milk
Curry sauce – Combine cashew milk with curry paste or powder for an excellent easy base which can be served with rice, quinoa or just with veggies.
Pasta Sauce – Looking for a cream substitute in your sauces? Add in some cashew milk to help with a creamy alfredo.
Smoothies – Great for green and berry smoothies, especially pre- and post-workout.
Salad Dressing – Mix this together with your favorite herbs & spices for a creamy dressing with a kick.
Oatmeal & Chia – Great for overnight oats or even chia pudding.
Soups – Add to a butternut squash, tomato or veggie soup for a creamy taste
Ingredients You Will Need Or More Pictures
For this recipe you will only need 3 ingredients – Cashews, Water & Dates. Optionally you can add vanilla or even cinnamon but this is dependent on what you would like!
Cashew Milk Step By Step
- Soak Cashews for 4-5 hours in clean water
- Add in Cashews, Dates, Vanilla to Blender with Water
- Blend till creamy or about 2 minutes(depending on the power of your blender).
- Bottle, Chill & Enjoy!
Add more water for a less creamy Cashew Milk!
How To Make Cashew Milk
Servings: 2-3 36 oz. Bottles | Course: Drinks | Cuisine: American
- 2 Cups Cashews
- 4 Cups Water
- 2 Pitted Dates
Prep: 3-4 Hours | Blend Time: 2 minutes
Soak Cashews for 4-5 hours in clean water. Drain Cashews and add to the blender along with water & dates. Blend till creamy or about 2 minutes(depending on the power of your blender). Bottle, Chill & Enjoy!
- I use a 1:2 ratio for my milk but feel free to use a 1:3 ratio for a less creamy milk!
- I love my Breville Pro Blender and can not explain how easy it is to make milk, nut butter, flour & so much more!