How to make Vegan Cashew Nut Milk

How to make Vegan Cashew Nut Milk

Making your own cashew nut milk could honestly not be any easier. Yeah it takes a little bit of time but at least you know exactly what has gone into it – just nuts and water no nasties or additives.

Using these simple ingredients of nuts, filtered water and time you will end up with a deliciously creamy milk.  Any type of nut can be used but I prefer cashews as I feel the milk is thicker and creamier.

A nut bag or muslin is needed to strain the milk, this is an essential step which if not done correctly will result in the milk ending up granular.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Rating:  

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 1)

  • 1 1 cup raw cashews (or almonds, hazelnuts, macadamias) soaked overnight in water
  • 3 3 cups filtered water
  • 1 1 muslin or nut bag
  • liquid sweetener to taste (optional)

Method

Method
  1. In a jar, soak the nuts overnight in water.
  2. Drain the soaked water and transfer the nuts to a high-speed blender.
  3. Add 3 cups of fresh filtered water and blitz for a good couple of minutes until thick and milky
  4. Place the muslin or nut bag in a sieve over a bowl and empty the milk into the muslin.
  5. Squeeze the milk through the muslin.
  6. Pour the milk into a clean jug and refrigerate.
Tip
  • Save the pulp after straining and add a touch of garlic, lemon juice and fresh herbs to make a delicious dairy-free creamy dip or sauce for serving over zoodles.
  • Add cacao powder, vanilla extract, pinch of salt and maple syrup to make chocolate milk!

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Written by

Donna Crous

Donna Crous

Donna lives in the English countryside with her husband and daughters. Her blog features a wide variety of recipes including breakfast ideas, main meals, desserts, snacks and drinks. Her focus is on healthy eating free from preservatives, unhealthy fats, grains and sugars with many dairy-free and grain-free recipes.

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