If you’ve been watching my Instagram Stories, then you know I make homemade cashew milk about once a week. Or some variation of nut milk at least!
I rotate nut milks since I like to switch it up. Some weeks its cashew, some weeks its hazelnut or hazelnut pecan if I’m feeling fancy. This recipe would work for hazelnuts, pecans, almond, and even pistachios.
Homemade cashew milk is so easy to do. But I know some of you feel like you don’t have time to make your own. So, in an upcoming post, I’ll list my favorite store bought nut milks. I know a few of you are interested in that list.
Cashews tend to be pretty soft so you don’t need a super high powered blender to make cashew milk. That’s one of my favorite things about cashews. So you if you don’t have a Vitamix or Blendtec, don’t worry! Give cashew milk a shot.
How to make Homemade Cashew Milk
This isn’t really a recipe per se, but I’ll give you some guidelines and you can get creative depending on what you like!
Here are the ingredients I use:
- raw cashews, cover with filtered water and soak overnight or for 8-12 hours
- filtered water
- 1 date, softened (optional)
- dash of cinnamon (optional)
Crunchy Kat’s Preferences
I prefer to use 1 cup of raw cashews and 3 cups of filtered water in my final product. If I’m making this to use in my coffee, I’ll throw in one softened date and a dash of cinnamon. If I’m making this for cereal, I’ll leave it plain. You can get creative depending on what you like. Maybe you like your cashew milk on the thinner side. If so, add another 1/2 cup or 1 cup of water.
I put everything in my Vitamix and blend for about two minutes. Once it’s mixed up, I strain the cashew milk through a nut milk bag. This is the one I use and I love it. (Bonus, you can use the code “crunchykat” for 10% off!)
Stay tuned for a recipe coming later this week that uses the left over pulp from the cashew milk!
Would you try to make your own cashew milk? Have you already tried it? I’d love to hear!
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