Vegan Recipe - Fresh Cashew Milk
- Prep Time : 1-2 hours
- Cook Time : 0 minutes
- Servings : 4 cups
For a quick smoothie variation, try this: Soak 1/2 cup of cashews for 1-2 hours. Drain. Put the soaked cashews in the Vita-Mix with 1 cup of filtered water, 1 banana and a few raw cacao beans. Mix on the smoothie setting. And enjoy a rich and satisfying raw treat!
Chef’s note: We used a Vita-Mix to prepare the cashew milk. You can also use a food processor, or a blender. You may need to adjust the water slightly if using these other options, and you also may need to strain the liquid using a nut milk bag or a fine sieve.
Note: You can also make a nut “cream” by using 1 part nuts to 1 part water, or even less water for a thicker “cream.” Nut cream is a delicious option for veganizing your favorite creamy mixed drinks. You can also substitute vegetable stock for water and use nut cream as a thickener for soups or sauces.
1 cup of raw cashews
4 cups of filtered water
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Optional: Dash of nutmeg
1. Soak the cashews for 1-2 hours.
3. You will most likely find that there are still small pieces of cashew nut remaining. Run on the "Smoothies" setting one more time. You should now have a perfectly smooth and frothy cashew nut milk.
4. Transfer to a glass container and enjoy!