Many raw food recipes call for cashew milk or another "nut milk" such as raw almond milk. Raw cashew milk is also delicious on its own, as a vegan milk substitute with a breakfast cereal or spiced with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. If you'd like to try cashew milk as a non-dairy milk substitute, here's how to make a raw cashew milk, suitable for vegans and also those on a raw food diet.
Of all the nut milks, cashew milk is by far my favorite. It's really absolutely delicious.
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- sweetener (raw maple syrup, agave nectar or honey), optional
- dash sea salt, to taste
Cover raw cashews with water and allow to soak for at least one hour (more is better, if you can wait a bit a longer!). Drain and rinse.
You can use more or less water to vary the thickness of your raw cashew milk, depending on your personal preference, but in general, you want a 1:4 ratio of cashews to water.
You may also choose to strain your raw cashew milk, depending on personal preference.