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How to Make Cashew Milk? | L’Orenta Nuts

Recipes Posted on June 3, 2022

How to Make Cashew Milk? | L’Orenta Nuts

Making cashew milk is very easy! It has an earthy flavor, and it is delicious! After buying cashew milk, have you ever wondered how to make cashew milk at home? To know how to make cashew milk by yourself at home, keep reading!

The homemade version of it is much more concentrated and contains more nutrients than commercial varieties. By making it at your home, you can control the level of sugar and other ingredients added to it. This milk can be made in unsweetened or sweetened varieties. It is also a very good replacement for milk. It can be used as a substitute for milk in almost all recipes. So grab your bag of L’Orenta cashews, and let’s get started! 

Here is the process of making cashew milk given below.

Ingredients

To make the milk, you will need:

  1. 130 grams of raw cashew 
  2. Hot water 
  3. A blender
  4. Dates, honey, or maple syrup
  5. A container

Instructions

  1. First, soak one cup (130 grams) of cashews in a bowl with very hot water for about 15 minutes. You can also use room temperature water, but in that case, you need to soak the cashews for one to two hours.
  2. Then drain and rinse.
  3. Blend the cashews in the blender with three to four cups(720-960 ml) of water. Blend it on high for 30 seconds to one minute or until it is smooth and frothy.
  4. Dates, honey, or maple syrup can be added as a sweetener (optional).
  5. Or sea salt, cocoa powder, or vanilla extract can also be added if desired.
  6. You do not have to strain cashew milk through a thin towel or cheesecloth but can simply store it in a jar directly.
  7. You can enjoy your cashew milk for up to three to four days if you keep it nicely in a jar or a container in the fridge.
  8. If you see any separation, do not worry; simply shake it before use.

Cashew milk can be used in many different ways! It can be used to make soups, ice creams, sauces, hot coffee, lattes, hot chocolate, and many more.

Is Cashew Milk Good For Your Health?

Cashew milk is creamy, has a rich consistency, and is loaded with

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vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and other beneficial plant compounds. Cashew milk is lactose-free and is filled with heart-healthy unsaturated fats, protein, and several vitamins. Drinking this type of milk might boost heart health, improve blood sugar control, and promote eye health. They have been linked to benefits like losing weight, improving blood sugar control, and a healthier heart. 

Cashew milk contains copper, magnesium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, iron, selenium, thiamine, vitamin k, and vitamin B6. These are essential for energy production, healthy brain development, a strong immune system, and healthy bones. Cashews are also low in sugar, a source of fiber, and contain almost the same amount of protein as an equivalent quantity of cooked meat. 

Cashew milk contains antioxidants that keep your body healthy by neutralizing damage-causing molecules known as free radicals. This helps reduce inflammation and increase your body’s ability to stay healthy and free from disease. This milk has much lower calories than dairy milk.

How Much Water Does It Take To Make Cashew Milk?

To make great cashew milk, you need to get fresh and good quality cashews in order to get the best experience! So you can buy great quality cashews from L’Orenta.

Before making it, you might think to yourself, how much water does it take to make this milk? You might be worried about the amount of water added because too much water might make the consistency thin, and too little water might make the consistency too thick for you to enjoy. The perfect water ratio is four to one, the ratio of water to cashews. So for a cup of cashews, you will need four cups of water. This ratio will give you a perfectly smooth and creamy texture. 

Depending on the amount of cashew milk you are going to make, make sure to keep the ratio in mind. So if you want to make a larger amount of this milk then you may use the double amount. Which is eight to two. So for eight cups of water, you are going to add two cups of cashew. Then blend it together with sweeteners like honey, dates or maple syrup, etc. Or you can choose to add salt or vanilla extract if you do not like something sweet.

In conclusion, now you know how to make a perfect glass of cashew milk! Great, this milk comes from good quality cashews. So if you are looking for gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and cashews with no preservatives, then check out L’Orenta to get your hands on fresh bags of cashews!

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