Who doesn’t love milk?
Milk takes part in our lives from the time we are born to our adult lives.
As vegans, we do not consume dairy products.
Our solution to this is a healthy and vegan milk substitute like cashew milk or almond milk.
In this article, we are going to find out how to make homemade cashew milk.
It’s known for healthy nutrients such as magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, and unsaturated fat.
And its only needs two ingredients which are cashew and water, you only to whip it in a short period of time.
It can be used in any recipes including dessert or other savory food because is popular creamiest.
In this article, I will share the non – dairy milk recipe which is heavier and creamier than any other milk alternatives.
Is Cashew Milk good for our body?
Cashew milk is heavier than other plant-based milk alternatives, which means cashew milk also contains a great source of healthy fat which makes it creamier.
But don’t worry, although it contains more fats and calories than any types of plant-based milk, it presents a great amount of good for our health. I mean, it is not bad to consume more calories with more nutrients and a creamier taste.
The fats are all about plentiful of nutritional value including good protein, vitamins, and minerals which is good for the body especially the heart.
Milk has been a big lifestyle diet for most people and many scientists have proven that drinking milk is good for health.
However, like the fact that 65% of the worlds’ population has lactose intolerant, plant-based alternatives can be the best option as people still get high nutrients intake.
Some popular types of vegan milk are coconut milk, banana milk, oat milk, hemp milk, almond milk, or the most popular and creamiest one is cashew milk.
Cashew Milk Recipe
Just like making other nut milk, the process of making cashew milk is super simple.
After knowing how easy and quick to make the cashew milk is, I believe you will put it in your daily diet lifestyle.
If you are quite adventurous, feel free to add a bit of sweetness or other taste such as dark chocolate, Medjool dates, vanilla extract, maple syrup or simply put stevia on it.
However, consume it just as it is, it will taste similar to regular creamy milk. If you want to make it, here is the recipe for making 4 cups of cashew milk.
- a cup of raw cashew
- 4 cups of filtered water
- Always remember to soak your cashew overnight or at least for 8 to 10 hours. If you can’t wait for that long, soak it in warm water for 4 hours
- Drain the excess water the next day and rinse with the clean one
- Add the cashew to your high powered blender and add 4 cups of filtered water
- Blend it for 1 to 2 minutes till it appears smooth and milky
- Add flavor or sweetener if you want to
- Put in the airtight storage and refrigerate it without strained
The most important thing to remember is to soak it and the ratio for water and cashews is 4 to 1 to make a just right as it is. However, you may use less water for an extra creamier result.
You are ready to drink your fresh cashew milk now. It is best to drink it fresh or store it in the refrigerator first.
Read the full article to know depth information about “The Health benefits of cashew milk”.
In 1 cup of cashew milk, you will get the estimated nutrition as follows:
- 219 Kcal
- 4gr Carbohydrates
- 5gr Protein
- 5gr Fats
- 2gr Saturated fat
- 6gr Polyunsaturated fat
- 46mg Sodium
- 3gr Fiber
- 7gr Sugar
- 2% calcium
- 13% iron
- 19% zinc
- 25% magnesium
- 17% phosphorus
- 5% potassium
- 15% vitamin K
- 9% vitamin B6
- 2% vitamin E
It doesn’t need Strainer
Cashew milk is known as vegan milk which not only rich in nutrients and creamier but also has a milder flavor than other plant-based milk. It also supports the zero waste movement.
If you haven’t known about it, cashew milk doesn’t have pulp left if you blend it on a high and powerful blender.
However, if you don’t have one, you may use the regular blender and strain the pulp using a fine strainer or cheesecloth into various recipes and usages such as a base to make your sauce creamier, top of your morning cereal breakfast or yogurt, including it into your homemade raw energy bars, and homemade granola.
Isn’t it the perfect option for a vegan who loves less waste and less hassle like you?
You can make a full batch of cashew milk and use it as the base for any cooking of your choice.
Get the idea on “recipes with cashew milk”
For how long does it last?
You may wonder, how long does it last.
You may directly drink it or put it in the fridge in an airtight bottle for about 3 to 4 days. However, it is best consumed for 2 to 3 days.
How to store and how to freeze?
The best way to keep it is to turn it into an ice cube tray. Put it in a silicon ice cube maker and put it in the freezer.
As well as There are many uses for cashew milk.
It can be used for cooking ingredients, smoothies or just thawing it for a glass of iced coffee for the future.
Imagine how great it would taste and super refreshing on a summer day.
I also had used it as a base for so many vegan alternative recipes such as cheesecake, vegan spaghetti carbonara, cookies, or other recipes that need milk.
Have you decided to try to make one?
Please comment down below to let me know how it turned out for you or tag me on Instagram.
If you liked this recipe do not forget to check out these recipes as well –
– Homemade Vegan Butter Recipe.
– How To Make Vegan Pasta Carbonara.