Cashew milk is lactose-free so it is a great alternative for those who are lactose intolerant. Nutrients contained in cashew milk vary from brand to brand as usually the milk is fortified with vitamins and minerals.
You can also make cashew milk at home with just cashews and water. For a little added flavor you can also add flavorings such as cinnamon or vanilla.
Homemade cashew milk contains a much higher fat and carbohydrate content but keep in mind that it also has less additives. You can make it with just cashews and water so you know exactly what you are ingesting. If you want to know what is in commercial brands you have to read each label as the ingredients will vary from brand to brand.
Can You Freeze Cashew Milk?
Freezing cashew milk is simple and you can freeze commercial brands or homemade versions. If you are freezing a commercial brand, it may separate when thawed and you will have to mix it well before you use it as the flavor and texture may be slightly altered.
How to Freeze Cashew Milk
You can pop unopened containers of cashew milk into the freezer and when you are ready to use it just thaw it and throw it through the blender.
If you have open cashew milk that you want to freeze you can freeze smoothie size portions in an ice cube tray. Once the cubes are frozen pop them into a freezer bag or an airtight container.
Cashew milk is a very creamy non-dairy milk and can be used in a variety of ways.
- Add it to coffee or tea
- Use it in place of milk or cream in mashed potatoes
- Use it in cooked soups
- Use it over cereal
- Make a salad dressing
- Use it in smoothies