Recipe | Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk

Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk
If I only knew how easy it was to make my own non-dairy milks, I would have started doing it years ago. Why did it take me so long to discover this?!

Okay, it’s still not as easy as picking up a carton of almond milk at the store. But it’s easier than I thought it would be. After learning about carrageenan, I decided that I wanted to avoid non-dairy milk made with it. This is not a lecture-y blog, so don’t take this as me telling you what you should or should not eat, but I decided that for me, I’d rather seek out products that don’t use carrageenan. There are plenty of carrageenan-free nut and soy milks out there, but I started to get curious about whether I could make my own.

Vanilla, Cashews & Cinnamon
I started with my friend Kelly’s tutorial on how to make your own coconut milk. It was easy and delicious and I wanted to make more. MOOOORE! So then I tried making the cashew milk recipe that came with my Vitamix. I love almond milk, but I think I love cashew milk even more. (Side note: why do they not sell cashew milk in grocery stores?)

Cashew milk is creamy and rich, without having to add carrageenan or any other thickeners. Unlike other nut milks, cashew milk is so smooth that you don’t have to strain it (although you can if you want to). Urban Remedy makes a cashew milk spiced with vanilla and cinnamon and although I haven’t tried it, it sounded so delicious that I thought I’d put those flavors in my own cashew milk.

If a hug could be turned into a drink and bottled, it would taste like this. It’s a hug for your tastebuds! Or something. The beverage equivalent of a warm fuzzy sweater, if you will. You know why? Because the secret ingredient is LOVE. (Oh, wait, no, it’s cinnamon.)

Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: about 4 cups

Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk

Homemade cashew milk spiced with cinnamon and vanilla.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 3 c. water
  • 2 tbsp. Grade B maple syrup (more if you want it sweeter)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut and scraped

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. With a high-powered blender, you should be able to get the cashew milk completely smooth, but if you don't have one, simply pour the milk through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer before serving.

Notes

To soak cashews, place them in a bowl and cover them with water. Let them sit for 4 hours, then drain and rinse. Cashew milk will keep in the refrigerator for about 2 days. Store it in a bottle and shake before serving.

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Comments

  1. says

    I still haven’t gotten around to making my own nut milk – I always end up picking up a carton of almond milk at the store before I think to try making it myself! I did try a latte made with fresh cashew milk from a cafe recently and I hated it – the cashew milk overpowered the drink and not in a good way! But I think if it was flavored with cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup then I would have enjoyed it much more!

  2. says

    I just read some how-to in a magazine the other day on how to make your own almond milk, and I was surprised at how easy it was, and that it involved water. I always assumed some special factory machine smushed the nuts and extracted precious liquid, something that couldn’t be replicated at home. And I didn’t know cashew milk existed!

  3. says

    Ooh, this sounds amazing! I have yet to try making my own nut milks since I don’t have a full sized blender :( So sad! I just want to try plain old almond milk homemade, but this looks really great!

  4. alex says

    OMGOOODNESS I TRIED THIS AT HOME AND I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GRATEFUL!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY YOU SAVED ME!?!?!
    I was buying a brand at wholefoods and each bottle was 9.00!! for about 16 oz!!! do you know how hard that is on a single mom budget!!? I kept thinking my lord there has to be another way!! And I found it!!
    THANKS!!! FOR THE RECIPIE NOW I WANT TO TRY OTHER RECIPIES!!!
    MUCH LOVE!!!

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