If you’ve ever browsed the natural or organic section of the grocery store, you’ve most likely noticed shelves lined with boxes of non-dairy milk. Soy, rice, hemp, cashew and various nut milks serve as alternatives to cow’s milk, and are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Whether you are lactose intolerant, have issues digesting dairy, or are simply looking to add nutritional variety to your diet, these nut milks are worth trying. My personal favorite nut milk is cashew milk and I will be sharing a recipe for homemade cashew milk with you today.
When I go grocery shopping, I try to make sure I am purchasing foods that are natural and unprocessed. This is where buying non-dairy milk can be tricky. Many of these milks contain carrageenan, which is widely thought to be harmful to one’s health. As with any food that I am unsure of, I often look for ways to make it at home so that I know exactly what is going into it. After much experimenting in my kitchen, I fell in love with cashew milk. Made with just a few ingredients, cashew milk is great in smoothies, over cereal or oatmeal, or straight up in a glass. Best of all, homemade cashew milk is so easy to make!
Easy To Make Homemade Cashew Milk Recipe
Here is my recipe for homemade cashew milk. Enjoy!
Cashew Milk Ingredients
- ½ cup raw cashews, soaked in water overnight
- 4 cups filtered water
- pinch of salt
- optional: ground flax seeds or hemp seeds
How To Make Homemade Cashew Milk:
Blend the cashews and water together in a blender or food processor.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to your liking (just a few sprinkles of each), then blend until completely smooth.
Pour your cashew milk into a glass and enjoy.
Pour the extra into a large glass jar and keep refrigerated for up to 3-5 days. Nut milk, without preservatives, can spoil quickly, so make sure to enjoy it while is is fresh.
Since cashews are a soft nut, it is not necessary to strain the milk after blending. If you prefer to use other nuts, you may need to strain the milk through cheesecloth to achieve the desired result.
Cashews in particular make for a deliciously creamy milk!
Printable Homemade Cashew Milk Recipe:
Have you tried nut milks before? Do you think you will try making your own homemade cashew milk now that you know how easy it is and you have a simple cashew milk recipe?