This cashew milk is my absolute favorite. It’s sweetened from dates, and it doesn’t need to be strained! If you’ve ever made almond milk (or read a recipe about almond milk and decided NO), then you know how not fun straining milk is. I’m SOOOO all about whatever’s easiest, and cashew milk is soooo easy! Plus, it’s forgiving and customizable. So let’s do this.
When I first went vegan, I’d been eating WFPB for health, so I hadn’t had milk in a while. Before that, I drank tons of milk. Like a gallon every 3-4 days. Between cereal, hot chocolate every morning, baking, and just drinking it, it was ridiculous. Thinking back on it now, I shudder. But we can still eat cereal, make hot chocolate, and bake with milk. And we can drink it if we want – when it’s made from plants!
You can add extra ingredients to make flavored milk too! Try cocoa powder and more dates for a chocolate milk (see below). Or throw in some berries for a fruity milk! Even banana would be a good addition for a banana-flavored milk. Let me know in the comments below if you flavor this milk another way. 🙂
I love using this milk for cereal and granola, but I also love it for baking or even making my favorite golden milk latte! Anything I make that uses nondairy milk can use this milk. So try making smoothies and any of my delicious baked oatmeals with it! The fudgy chocolate brownie and French toast baked oatmeals would be particularly delicious. And have a glass of this milk with those almond butter brownie cookies we made on Monday!
Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!
A creamy, homemade cashew milk in a matter of minutes. Throw ingredients into blender, blend, and enjoy! NO straining needed and no sugar added! Different flavor options (like chocolate!) included.
- 1/3 cup raw cashews (soaking is optional if you have a high-speed blender)
- 2-3 medjool dates, pitted (if they're not sticky, soak in warm water for 10-15 minutes first and drain)
- 2 cups water
- (optional) splash of vanilla
- (optional) tiny pinch of salt
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth! No straining needed, but you can for an extra smooth milk or if you don't have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix. Store in airtight container up to 4 days. Separation is natural - just shake before using.
For chocolate, add 1-2 tbsp cacao powder + 1-2 more dates for added sweetness. Then blend until smooth.
For berry, add 1/3 - 1/2 cup berries of choice. Then blend until smooth.
For banana, add 1 small ripe banana. Then blend until smooth.