Cashew Milk: All You Need to Know

What Is Cashew Milk?

Cashew milk is a creamy dairy alternative that can be used in place of dairy milk in all kinds of drinks & dishes.  

It’s made by soaking cashews in water overnight to make them soft and blend-able, and then blitzing them until they create a cashew pulp. The creamy white liquid is then drained from the mashed cashews, leaving behind a delicious, nutty drink. 

Because cashews have a high fat content, cashew drink is the creamiest of the dairy alternatives. Unlike cow’s milk, it has far fewer naturally occurring sugars, making it a great substitute for those mindful of their blood sugar levels. Cashew milk is delicious in coffees, porridge, and even in soups and baking.

What Does Cashew Milk Taste Like?

Creamy, nutty, light and subtle- cashew milk is one of our favourite dairy alternatives, and for good reason. We love its full texture, which is smooth and silky, like cows milk. Its brilliant white colour and subtle flavour means it is an easy sub into almost any recipe. 

If you are new to it, start with smoothies. A banana, peanut butter and berry smoothie comes to life with just a splash of cashew milk. If you are ready for the next level, use it in your latte, or swirl it into your pancake batter. For true dairy-free aficionados, go big with cocktails and curries, or be truly festive and use our Cashew Drink in a Vegan Christmas Eggnog. The options are endless.


Is Cashew Milk Healthy?

At Rude Health, we prefer not to label food and drinks as “healthy” or “unhealthy”, “good” or “bad”.  We pride ourselves on our natural ingredients to create the best possible dairy alternatives, without compromising on flavour. Rude Health Cashew Drink contains only 3 Organic ingredients, with no added sugars or thickeners. 

But what are cashew milk’s benefits? Well, it’s delicious to start with. A great alternative to milk, it is perfect for anyone who can’t drink milk for allergy or lifestyle reasons, or those who simply don’t enjoy dairy, or would like more variety in their life. 

Our Cashew Drink is Organic, meaning all the ingredients in it are farmed in a sustainable manner, without any pesticides. It is also Gluten Free, and has 28 kcal per 100ml. Is cashew milk nutritious? Well, that highly depends from brand to brand so please always check the packaging of your milk of choice. 

You will find full nutritional information for our Cashew Drink, and all our other alternative milks on the relevant product page on the website. We always recommend consulting with your doctor for any diet specific advice.


Did You Know?

Cashews are actually seeds. They grow out of cashew apples which are small in size and tropical in taste.


Can I Cook With Cashew Milk?

Yes, you can cook with Cashew milk. Its silky texture and neutral flavour makes it the perfect base for smoothies, curries, and porridge. Ease in by using it in breakfast smoothies, or as a neutral accompaniment to tea, coffee or hot chocolate. 

Ready to up your Dairy Free game? We are crazy for cashew curries. Try cooking with our cashew drink at your next curry night and have a try with this awesome Vegetable Curry. Your friends will be licking the bowl clean. Creamy, quick and comforting. 

Try this Silky porridge recipe using Cashew Drink for a decadent breakfast or try adding Cashew Drink to your Ramen Broth for a rich and creamy base to your meal.

We love to see what you create with our dairy-free drinks. Make sure you tag us in your recipes on social media – find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @rudehealth.


Can I Make Cashew Milk At Home?

Yes. Making cashew drink is a labour of love, but well worth the effort. 

The process is fairly simple, although it can take up an entire day to soak your cashews before blending. If this is something you’d like to try for yourself all you’ll need is cashews, water, and a blender. After soaking your cashews overnight and draining them, just tip them into a blender with some water and blend until smooth. Cashew milk tends to blend into a smooth consistency which means there’s no need to strain it. If you would like the smoothest homemade nut milk in town, though, pass it through a fine muslin cloth before chilling in the fridge, and enjoying.

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Rude Health Cashew Drink

Like all of our drinks, Rude Health Cashew Drink is Dairy Free & Organic.

Our cashew milk is pure pleasure. Soft and creamy Organic cashews are roasted lightly to bring out their full nutty flavour, then combined with natural spring water and a pinch of sea salt. Three, simple ingredients. That’s it.

Our mantra is and has always been to only use real, great tasting, kitchen cupboard ingredients in our products. This drink is no exception. Our Cashew Drink is perfect for the pure at heart foodies who want nonsense free, flavour packed products. 

Like things a little on the sweeter side? Our Almond Drink is the one for you. Naturally sweetened with rice, it is a nutty treat that will satisfy and surprise nut lovers everywhere. 

Can’t do nuts? Try our nut free Coconut Drink or Gluten Free Oat Drink. Whatever your diet


Why Do You Call It Cashew Drink And Not Cashew Milk?

Anything from a grain or nut can’t be called milk. If it’s from an animal or a coconut, it can be called milk. Those are the rules, and that’s fine by us.

Other people call their drinks “m*lk” or “mylk”, but at Rude Health we are happy with “drink”- because that’s exactly what it is. A deliciously tasty and creamy drink made from organic cashews and little else.