Cashew Milk: Not quite milk.
Cashew Milk: Cashew milk is made from ground cashews and water. It is rich and creamy. It has a sweet, but subtle nutty flavor. I actually tried 3 different brands. I lined them all up and tasted them back to back after cleaning palate with water prior to the next taste. Cashew milk was not terrible. I personally found it be creamy and flavorful. The vanilla flavors were quite good as a replacement for creamer. I also found that was good in des
- Nutrition: One cup: 25-45 calories, 2 grams of fat, 1 gram or less of protein, and 1 gram of carbohydrates. It is fortified to provide 45% of the RDA for calcium and 25% of the Vitamin D.
- Advantages– Cashew milk is low in calories with one-third of the calories of cow’s milk. It is also a naturally low carbohydrate option and you can make it at home.
- Disadvantages: Low in protein.
The bottom line: This milk is not an ideal alternative to replaces milk. I found that flavor, taste, and texture an important consideration. Cashew milk is a decent lactose-free and vegan alternative to dairy, but it is not ideal. Make sure to read labels before you buy because many of them have additives. I personally suggest lower lactose alternatives over cashew milk, but if you choose to partake in cashew milk, choose the unsweetened versions.