I've thought about putting my Homemade Cashew Milk on the blog for a while now, but I almost wondered if it was too simple to share on here. I mean can you call it a recipe when there's only 4 ingredients and all you have to do is blend it!? Then I realized, yes, yes you can, and who doesn't love an easy peasy 1-step recipe, especially when it tastes this delicious!? I'm a huge fan of making nut milk at home because 1, it tastes way better (I swear this is like a healthy milkshake!), and 2, you don't have to worry about any weird thickeners or additives in it like you do with so many store-bought options. Of all the nut milks, cashew is my favorite, not just from a taste perspective, but also because you don't have to soak or strain the nuts, so it literally comes together within 2 minutes! Let's make it shall we!?
Really, all you need is 2 ingredients - raw cashews & water. But to give it a little extra flavor, I like to add a splash of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon. If you like it a little sweeter, you could also add a pitted date. Pour the ingredients into a blender, and then blend away for about two minutes until totally smooth!
If you're using a high-powered blender, you shouldn't need to strain the milk, but if you're noticing some graininess, then go ahead and strain through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth. Soaking the nuts beforehand can also help with that as it softens them, so you could soak for 4 hours or more, then drain and rinse the cashews and run them through the blender with the other ingredients. Using a blender like a Vitamix does the trick though! Once blended, store in a jar or pitcher in the fridge for up to 4 days (this is my favorite pitcher).
1 cup raw cashews
4 cups filtered water
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Splash of vanilla
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.