Cashew milk is so easy to make with your Thermomix. I make it fresh every few days because I like it in my tea and coffee. Deliciously rich and creamy, homemade cashew milk adds a lovely flavour to both hot and cold drinks and can also be used as a replacement for dairy milk in recipes. I also like to pour it over fruit compôtes or porridge.
Cashew milk is a firm favourite of mine because it doesn’t need to be sieved like other nut milks. This recipe saves me so much time and effort – the cashew solids become so fine that I am happy to leave them in.
Soaking the nuts beforehand in slightly salty water is important as it makes them more digestible. The soaking water can be diluted and used to water your garden plants if you wish, however it should not be drunk by humans or pets.
This recipe is suitable for Thermomix TM5 and TM31.
- Place a bowl on TM lid, weigh into it cashews and 500 g filtered water, stir in pink salt, then cover bowl (I use a plate) and set aside to soak for 6 hours.
- Pour cashews and soaking water through TM simmering basket to discard soaking water, then rinse cashews and drain.
- Blend drained cashews and remaining 750 g filtered water 2½ min/speed 10. Transfer cashew milk to a sterilised glass bottle, close bottle with a sterilised lid, then chill in fridge. Swirl to mix evenly before each use.