So, we are really digging almond milk, but the stuff is pricey at over $3 a half gallon. Also we have been buying kid 1 soymilk because she’s not a fan of the almond variety. Kid 2 is not a fan of any non-dairy milk yet so after reading Amanda’s post on almond milk, I decided to whiz up my own cashew milk in my Blendtec (have I mentioned I am in love with this amazing machine?). Here is my recipe, I wanted it to still be pretty creamy so that the kids would be into it- so my nut to water ratio is different to Amanda’s
1 C. Raw Cashews, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
6 C. Filtered Water
pinch of Sea Salt (to help it retain freshness)
I did this in half batches in the blendtec so it wouldn’t overflow (yeah, something I learned the hard way). The result was beautiful, creamy and deliciously tasty. I also didn’t need to strain it since the cashews dissolve completely during the blending process, so no waste or trying to figure out what to do with the de-fatted meal. I put it in quart jars and feel very happy about having reusable containers instead of the aseptic ones that I have been buying at the store and can’t recycle. Verdict: adults and kid 1 are in love, kid 2 gagged and wouldn’t eat it, even on his organic fake brand honey nut cheerios. Blast, it is going to be tricky to get him off dairy.