Homemade Vanilla Bean Cashew Milk a.k.a. Creamy, Silky, Smooth & Delicious!

Homemade Vanilla Bean Cashew Milk a.k.a. Creamy, Silky, Smooth & Delicious!

If you don’t know, now you know: I prep a fresh batch of homemade seed or nut milk every week! I cut dairy milk a few years ago & now that I’ve been plant-based for a few months, I could never imagine going back!

I feel so much better drinking dairy-free milk alternatives, not to mention when they’re homemade, they’re so silky smooth, delicious & nutritious! I add it to smoothies, coffee, oats, chia pudding & baked recipes!

My fave nut milks are definitely almond & cashew & my go-to seed milk is hemp! Cashew milk is a bit easier & more time efficient than almond because the nuts require less soaking time & you don’t need to strain them to remove the pulp!

In the spirit of fall, I added my DIY pumpkin spice instead of just cinnamon & used a real pure vanilla bean because I find it makes the milk so rich & decadent in flavour! A touch of Himalayan pink salt adds the perfect kick to complement the vanilla!

BTW, you can also add in some raw cacao to make chocolate cashew milk (thank me later!).

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 3-4 cups filtered water (& more for soaking)
  • 1 pure vanilla bean, seeded or 1 tsp. pure organic vanilla extract (you can also add dates, manuka or raw honey, yacon syrup, maple syrup etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp. DIY pumpkin spice or ceylon cinnamon
  • Few pinches Himalayan salt
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 tbsp. raw cacao powder to make chocolate cashew milk!

TO MAKE:

  • Place the cashews in a bowl & cover them with water. Sprinkle 1 tsp. Himalayan salt. Soak for at least 4h or overnight. If you soak them overnight, place in the fridge.
  • Rinse & drain the cashews well.
  • Add them to your blender with 3 cups of water for a creamier milk & 4 cups for a thinner one & the add-ins of your choice.
  • Blend for 2 minutes. Pour into a mason jar & let stand for about 20 minutes so foam subsides & then refrigerate for freshness!
  • The milk should last 3-4 days!
  • Enjoy!

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