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How Do You Use Cashew Milk Powder? | Vegan, Dairy-free

5 min read time Nov 23, 2021

Description

Cashew milk powder is a highly nutritious, non-dairy beverage made from cashew nuts. 

Cashew milk powder has a creamy texture and is available in sweetened and unsweetened forms. Because it is gluten and lactose-free, cashew milk powder is an ideal substitute for dairy milk in many recipes and for many diet preferences.

There are many uses for Cashew Milk Powder. Cashew milk powder is made from cashew nuts and when mixed with water, you get a dairy-free, mild, creamy and nutrition-rich drink. Cashew milk powder is often used as a coffee creamer, as a refreshing, mild, and creamy beverage, or in smoothies, cereal, and in recipes as a dairy-free alternative.

Here is an overview of cashew milk’s health benefits and different ways to use cashew milk powder in recipes.

What is Cashew Milk Powder?

Cashew milk powder is a natural extract obtained from crushed cashew nuts. 

The powder is highly rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, and zinc. It is also a rich source of essential vitamins (A, C, D, and K) and omega fatty acids. 

Researchers at the University of Florida found that cashew milk makes healthy, tasty, dairy-free milk suitable for vegetarian and vegan lifestyles too.

What Can I Use Cashew Milk for? (7 delicious recipes)

Cashew milk powder blends well with a glass of hot or cold water. You can use it for making smoothies, cereals, and creamy beverages.

Take a look at simple ways to use cashew milk powder in your daily diet:

1. Breakfast Staple

Cashew powder makes an ideal breakfast staple. Mix it in your oatmeal, granola, or cereal, and blend with water to make a creamy breakfast meal. It forms a yummy, mouthwatering staple that will uniquely kick-start your day.

2. Homemade Cashew Butter

You can make cashew butter at home by mixing cashew powder, coconut oil, and a little water. It is ideal for cooking and spreading on apple slices like dairy butter. Cashew can also make an alternative dairy spread for bread and scones.

You can make super creamy cashew butter using only two ingredients within 10 minutes. And it doesn’t taste any different from what you can buy from a local store.

Overview

Cuisine: Vegan

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Servings: 24 (1 1/2 cups of butter)

Calorie content: 117 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 3 cups of roasted, salted cashew nuts

Procedure

  1. First, make cashew milk by adding cashew nuts into the food processor (or use our Organic Cashew Milk Powder) . It forms crumbles and then sticks to the sides of the processor.
  2. Stop your processor, scrape off the sticky sides and start it again. Repeat the process for a smoother cashew grating.
  3. Pour coconut oil while the processor runs. If you don’t have coconut oil, use any edible oil.
  4. Process the mixture until you have a smooth paste with a creamy consistency
  5. Store your butter in an airtight glass container and keep it refrigerated to preserve freshness. You can also freeze some butter for later use.

3. Creamy Soup

Are you thinking of some creamy, rich soup? Cashew powder is an ideal substitute for dairy products in making a cream-based soup. You’ll have unlimited possibilities in adding cashew nut powder to mushroom soup, potato leek soup, butternut soup, and many more.

4. Cashew Cheese

Besides your usual dairy cheese, why not try cashew cheese? And making some delicious cashew cheese is simple. Make cashew milk but add a little water to achieve the consistency required for cheese. To enable a sour taste found in dairy cheese, you may add some yeast.

5. Cashew Ice Cream and Pudding

Cashew powder mixed in some water is a popular frozen treat. It tastes like dairy ice cream, thus ideal for unwinding during midday summer.

Additionally, you can make cashew-chia pudding. Mix some chia seeds with cashew powder, cocoa powder, and water. Refrigerate the thick paste to form a pudding snack.

Here is a simple recipe for cashew ice cream

Homemade Cashew Ice Cream

The homemade cashew ice cream is a delicious, satisfying cream with fantastic texture and cashew flavor. Spice it up with some cocoa butter for an enhanced taste.

Overview

Cuisine: Vegan

Servings: 10

Preparation time: 1 hour

Calorie content: 437 kcal

Ingredients

For Cashew Milk

  • 1 cup (270 ml) of water
  • 1 cup (150 g) of soaked, raw cashews

For Cashew Ice Cream

  • 2 cups of cashew milk (480 ml)
  • 1 cup of granulated white sugar (200 g)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut cream
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil (55 g)
  • ¾ cup of finely chopped cacao butter (100 g)
  • ½ a cup of cashew butter (120 g)
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 a cup of coconut sugar

Procedure

  1. First, make your cashew milk. Add a cup of raw cashews, pour boiling water, and let the mixture stand for an hour.
  2. Pour your soaked cashews into the blender jug and blend entirely in cold water. Do not drain the cashew milk, but use it to make the paste smooth.
  3. Add the cashew milk and coconut cream to a separate bowl and leave for some time
  4. Add sugar and a quarter cup of water in a saucepan, and stir continuously. When thoroughly stirred, you will not hear a scratching sound at the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add coconut oil, cacao butter, cashew butter, salt, and sugar to the saucepan until everything melts.
  6. Pour the whole mixture in the bowl containing coconut cream and cashew milk
  7. Transfer everything to a blender and blend well before pouring into a bowl
  8. Put the bowl in a freezer for at least 15 minutes to chill
  9. Transfer the mixture into an ice cream machine and churn for 25-45 minutes
  10. Pour it into a loaf pan, smoothen the surface, and set for freezing
  11. Scoop into bowls when ready and enjoy

6. Smoothies

Cashew milk is a delicious drink and makes a creamy smoothie with frozen fruit. If you want some colors, spice it up with strawberries or blueberries. If you wish, you can also add chia seeds and flax.

7. Curries

Cashew milk powder is a critical ingredient in most dishes around cashew nut-growing areas. It adds a rich creaminess combined with some coconut milk. You can make a curry sauce using cashew milk powder and coconut to spice up your chicken and fish dishes.

Ready to try Cashew Milk Powder?

Our organic cashew milk powder is rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Made of whole cashew and water, it is ideal for vegans and those with allergies related to dairy products.

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