Have you had cashew milk yet? This cashew milk recipe is so easy and creamy that I no longer buy the store brand anymore. This delicious and creamy cashew milk recipe is easy to make and doesn’t have any unecessary ingredients. Cashew milk is a healthy milk alternative that is dairy free and packed with healthy fats.
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Creamy Dairy Free Cashew Milk Recipe
What You Will Need (Full Printable Recipe Available Below)
Along with eating clean and trying to keep my family eating healthy I also see a nutritionist. To make a long story short he runs a full blood panel and can see where my body is lacking things or has an abundance etc. Then we take this info and use food as a sort of medicine to address any issues. For example, my thyroid is a mess, my glutamine is extremely low, and my hormones are a mess. To keep it simple, my current diet now includes more cashews and less almonds. More pork, and less chicken. No wheat, gluten, dairy, soy or refined sugars. By doing this, I am able to keep myself off of medications and fuel my body properly with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Clean Eating Basic
I like to mention that this is a clean eating recipe because I am all about eating healthy and clean eating. If you are new to a clean eating way of life then you need to check out Everything You Need to Know about a Clean Eating Diet. You can also see how I lost 50 lbs and am keeping it off by following a clean eating diet here: How I Lost 50 Lbs Clean Eating. I tend to try different things and mix different flavors to keep meals healthy and tasty.
How to Make the Easiest Creamiest Cashew Milk
When it comes to making cashew milk all you really need is cashews and water. Anything extra is just that – extra. I prefer to use raw cashews and I get them online here: cashews. Try to stay away from roasted and salted when you make homemade cashew milk. I keep my cashews on the counter in an air tight container. This allows the kids to see them and grab them when they are looking for a snack.
In fact, I recently reorganized my pantry items with these clear containers. I notice the kids grabbing nuts and dried fruit more now that they are visible and available. These are the containers I have: Pantry containers.
To start, you will need to place your cashews in a bowl or container. Next, add water to your cashews. This is an unmeasured amount and is simply for soaking purposes. Make sure to add enough water to cover all of the cashews. Let the cashews sit in water for at least 3-4 hours, but preferably overnight. Soaking your cashews allows them to soften nicely.
Once your cashews have soaked and softened you will want to drain the water and add the cashews to a high speed blender. If you have one of those fancy shmancy blenders I am 100% jealous. I have a blender, food processor, spiralizer all in one and it works just fine. Add fresh water to the blender as well.
If you prefer a little flavor you can add vanilla extract. I only add one teaspoon to my homemade cashew milk recipe.
Blend on high until your cashews have fully incorporated with the water. This can take up to 2 minutes, or more depending on your blender. The great thing and main difference between cashew milk and almond milk is that you do not need to strain the cashew milk the way you would need to with homemade almond milk. The cashews are soft enough that they blend into a delicious creamy dairy free milk.
Easy Homemade Cashew Milk Recipe
Store your homemade cashew milk in an air tight container in the refrigerator. I tend to make this cashew milk recipe in small batches because it tends to only last a few days. You can use this dairy free milk alternative in any recipe that would call for traditional milk or almond milk. I love it in my tea every day. If you prefer it less creamy you can play around with the amount of water. More water will make the cashew milk less creamy. Also, make sure to shake the milk before use as the cashews may settle in the container.
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Soak cashews in water 3-4 hours or overnight to soften
- Drain water
- Place cashews in a high speed blender with 2.5 cups water
- add 1 tsp vanilla extract
- blend on high until fully incorporated
- store in an air tight container and enjoy
use within 3 days
* Makes 3 cups of cashew milk
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 6.4gSaturated Fat: 1.1gSodium: .1mgCarbohydrates: 4.9gFiber: .5gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 2.6g
Nutrition values will vary slightly based on products used and measurements.