I LOVE nut milk... but I don't love how most nut milks sold in stores have added sweeteners, preservatives, and emulsifiers. Plus, they can be expensive! It's SO easy to make your own nut milk at home. I like to make some on the weekends and store in mason jars to have throughout the week. My favorite is cashew milk - since cashews are sweet and creamy. You can swap out cashews for any other nut to make this recipe!
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Cashews
- 4 Tbsp Date Syrup***
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
If you have a high speed blender (e.g., Vitamix or Blendech), just drop all of the ingredients into the blender and mix until combined. If you don't have a high speed blender, soak nuts in water for 3+ hours to soften first, then combine all ingredients into a blender.
Other important notes:
Most nut milk recipes suggest that you strain your nut milk through acheese cloth or thin towel to separate the pulp. I prefer not to do that because: 1) I like my nut milk thicker, 2) don't want to waste the yummy nutrients in pulp!, and 3) it takes too long!.... so I skip this step. But if you prefer it this way - first mix the Water + Nuts, strain, and then add all the other ingredients.