Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk.



I’ve been making almond milk for about a year now.  I’ve recently been branching out and making some nut combo milks and they are so good.  I will be posting recipes on that in the future.  But one, easy peasy great starter milk is this… cashew milk!  It’s heavenly.  Why do I think it’s the best starter milk – because it whips up in your high powered blender (I used my Vitamix) and there is no pulp removal etc. involved.  You can whip this up in a matter of minutes.  You just need to soak the raw cashews.  That’s key!  Totally vegan.  Protein packed.  A hint of sweetness that makes it undeniably addictive.  Kids and adults will love.  Promise!


1 cup of raw, unsalted cashews
Purified water to soak the cashews in overnight
3 cups of purified water for blending
2 pitted Medjool dates
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of vanilla paste (you can use extract or 1 vanilla bean pod opened with the interior scraped out)


Place your cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water.  Soak overnight.  The next morning or when you’re ready to use, rinse good and drain.

Into your Vitamix or blender, add the nuts, 3 cups of cold water, dates, cinnamon and vanilla (if using the pod just add the interior pod seeds that you scraped out).  Blend on high for about 1 minute or until completely blended.  It will resemble a milk consistency.  Pour into a jar or container and refrigerate immediately – it gets quite warm blending on a high speed.  Enjoy on your cereal, oatmeal, baking, coffee, tea or drinking straight up.  Warm it before bed and enjoy too!

The nuts will puff up a bit after soaking and become quite fragile and break down easily.


My favorite vanilla bean paste to use in recipes.




Blends up perfectly . You can also add maple syrup in lieu of the pitted dates or omit the cinnamon if you prefer.  

— Knead to Cook

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  1. This sounds so wonderful and easy! In the list of ingredients you have pistachios? It’s cashews though right? Thanks for breaking it down and all the pictures.